Modern and Traditional Music

traditional musicEditor's Choice Best of the Month March 2009 Sammy Award for Best Silver Age Film Score CD of 2009 TIME AFTER TIME (1979) 27 tracks (Playing Time = 54:07) Music Composed by Miklos Rozsa Album Produced by Lukas Kendall. Executive Producer for Screen Archives Entertainment: Craig Spaulding.

Analog-to-Digital Transfer by John Davis.

Music Score Remix by Mike Matessino.

Digital Mastering by Doug Schwartz.


scotland musicThe unique music of Scotland is easily recognized around the world and has remained a vibrant force to this day while many forms of traditional music worldwide have experienced a loss of popularity to pop music. {mosimage}A Look At The Music Of Scotland By Gregg Hall The unique music of Scotland is easily recognized around the world and has remained a vibrant force to this day while many forms of traditional music worldwide have experienced a loss of popularity to pop music.

Even with emigration and the influx of music imported from the rest of Europe and the United States, the music of Scotland has been able to keep the majority of its traditional structure and has even influenced many other forms of music.

Traditional Scottish music even while influential to and being influenced by both Irish and English traditional music is still an art form unto itself and in spite of the increasing popularity of varied international pop music styles it remains a vital and everlasting Scottish tradition.


music softwareSibelius 5 is used by thousands of music educators and professionalmusicians world wide, and it's rise in popularity in the United Statesover the years can be traced directly to the hard work the Sibeliusdesign teams have put in to improving the interface, adding requestedfeatures, and expanding their pull on savvy computer users as a wholewith the introduction of the Sibelius Scorch plug in which allows musiccreated in Sibelius to be viewed on web sites, complete with theability to transpose, play, print, and save all without the need for alicense for the full Sibelius product. One note of warning, filescreated for Scorch using Sibelius 5 will require the viewer to downloadand install the newest version of the Scorch browser plug-in beforethey will be able to view it.


jazz musicTeaneck Jazz Vocalist Lauren Hooker and Trio Perform Standards and Originals at the Puffin Cultural Forum Teaneck, NJ, Saturday, November 17 – While often compared to Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan or Dinah Washington, Lauren Hooker’s style remains uniquely her own. A jazz vocalist, pianist and educator, Lauren has performed and/or recorded with some of the best in the business including Rufus Reid, Allen Farnham, Bucky Pizzarelli, Reggie Workman and Billy Holiday’s former pianist, Mal Waldron.

Her arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions highlight her three-octave vocal range and include lyrics set to instrumentals by Thelonius Monk, Fats Waller, Charles Mingus, Mal Waldron, Wayne Shorter and Vic Juris.


She will be joined in her Puffin performance by in-demand guitarist John Hart, award-winning Martin Wind on cello, electric and acoustic bass and US Cultural Ambassador Tim Horner on drums and percussion.

$10 suggested donation.


rock pop hailThese young purveyors of rock/pop hail from the Windy City. In the past decade or so, Chicago has been a pretty good scene for this style of music and The Audition comes from that melting pot. With a claim of reinventing pop/rock/punk, Audition has set the goal very high.

They get a good start with songs like “Don’t Be So Hard” (from Controversy Loves Company Victory Records). The group shows its expertise in high-energy rock featuring drums, “fuzz” guitar and quickly sung vocals. Beyond the great title, “Approach The Bench” is a pretty good rock song.


performance newsDon’t confuse this performance with bands such as The Spill Canvas and Canvas. Brett Driscoll is referring to painting a story on the soul.

“Why Did You Do It?” (2008) is soothing, quality music of the acoustic variety, as is “Had Enough” (2007). Key to the success of this easy-listening, night-drive type of music: clean guitar. This music hits me as uncluttered. I’m not sure there is another word that fits better. This listener does like the unpretentious solo in “Had Enough.” I also enjoy the way the harmony blends, as the vocals drift in.

“Still the Same” (2008) has a bit different feel, from the start. The guitar is obviously using effects, which are still under control. Try out “Change” (2007) for the addition of keyboard to The Canvas Within.


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