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So Joe has tagged me with the following meme:

The rules (please pass on) are:List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

Seems like fun, plus I can’t buck a trend, so here it goes:

Song #1: Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval – Wheatleigh Hall. A great piece from a lesser known album called To a Finland Station. In my opinion, this song, and the cd it is on marks one of the greatest trumpet duet moments of all time!

Song #2: McCoy Tyner – Enlightenment Suite – Crazy crazy jazz that awakens the soul. Pretty phenomenal stuff.

Song #3: Uri Cane Ensemble – Goldberg Variations – If you think that Bach is cool, you MUST check out this great collection of variations from one of NYC’s greatest avant garde musicians.

Song #4: Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma – pretty simple, but catchy poppy goodness.

Song #5: MGMT – Kids – I like the retro-80’s synth sound with a modern edge.

Song #6: Rachmaninov – Elegy – a little known piece, but stunningly beautiful. One my all-time favourites.

Song #7: Martha Argerich playing the Bourree from Bach’s English Suite no. 2 on her Live from the Concergebouw cd – no one plays Bach like this.

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  1. Joe
    May 25, 2008

    thanks for being a sport – I am not a fan of getting these…love theMcCoy Tyner, Rachmaninov, don’t know the others, will check them out on iTunes. Cheers!

  2. Edward
    May 25, 2008


    I’ve a soft spot for the Goldberg variations, will have to try to locate your suggestion.

  3. Joe
    May 26, 2008

    Hey Shea – why is the Aussie recommending the legendary Canuck pianist while you pick some NYC newbies? Show some patriotism! Just kidding, liked the Vampire Weekend by the way. Cheers!

  4. Joe
    June 12, 2008

    finally bought the MGMT on iTunes, thx for flagging it…

  5. Shea
    June 12, 2008

    Of course – great stuff.

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