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Music for the people
Posted on 18 Aug 2011

Whenever I’ve managed to drag along a non-classical music junkie friend to a classical music concert, their first frantic whispered remark after taking our seats usually go something like this: “There’s a lot of old people here” or “We  must be the youngest people in the audience” or “Are you sure we came to the right place?” And …Read More

Improvisation
Posted on 27 Apr 2011

I have to confess, if someone were to ask me the names of the musicians I thought were amazing at improvising, I probably wouldn’t think of classical musicians. Not straight away, at least. Louis Armstrong, perhaps. Or maybe Carlos Santana or AC/DC guitarist Angus Young. They’re probably the musicians who would immediately come to mind. …Read More