Friday, January 22, 2010

Forgotten Music

"Do you like this stuff?" She said.

"Yes. A lot, actually."

"Jazz?"

"Lars Gullin. A sax player, one of Swedwn's best Jazz musicians ever. He died much too young." --An exchange between Jazz loving Lindman and Linda Wallander from Henning Mankell's BEFORE THE FROST



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15 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, David. And for finding the reference in a novel.

dMix said...

What a nice way of tying together music and a book. The pieces played in the video are wonderful. Wish I could understand the narrator.

Richard Robinson said...

That's some pretty sweet sax playing. Thanks a lot. If I'd thought of it (now that you've led the way, it's easy) I'd have done something with a song from one of John Harvey's Charlie Resnick novels.

So thanks for the sax, and the idea. Great post!

Scott Parker said...

Boy, that is some sweet bari sax playing. As a sax player myself, the bari doesn't get enough love. Mulligan was the best but James Carter plays it and the bass sax on his CDs. Thanks for the music today. Tres cool and smooth.

David Cranmer said...

Patti, Not a problem. I'm glad to be involved with Fridays again. Though, what am I going to do for next week?

d, Yes, I wish I could have understood it too. I would like to see more of Lars Gullin but there was very little footage of him out there.

Richard, The idea just popped in because I just finished reading the terrific BEFORE THE FROST and it was fresh in the memory. I've added your site to my blogroll. Thanks to Patti, once again, for linking to your site.

Scott, I am going to have to throw some Lars into the Amazon cart. It is very fine playing. Sax player you say. Why not video yourself playing?

Scott Parker said...

My sax playing now is all in church. Not sure how many people would want to hear that.

Although, now that you mention it, I had this wild notion that a few of us blogger who (a) play instruments; (b) blog, and (c) plan to attend a future Bouchercon could form a band and play. Like the band Stephen King, Amy Tan, etc. were in.

David Cranmer said...

Up front, I have no musical ability whatsoever. But I love to listen (obviously) and would A) like to see that church playing you mentioned and B) I'd bet you could get a Bouchercon band together. That would be cool.

Richard Prosch said...

I love the sax, and this is a great piece.

I recommend a terrific old LP called "The Hollywood Saxaphone Quartet." It's rare, but worth the hunt.

Evan Lewis said...

Cool stuff!

Reb said...

Very nice, I do like a bari sax, but they are hard to play. Makes me miss my clarinet & my trumpet though - even if I couldn't play them in the apartment ;)

David Cranmer said...

Richard, "The Hollywood Saxaphone Quartet." Got it and will add to a very long Amazon list. Thanks.

Evan, I'm glad I'm not the only one to think so.

Reb, So many talented musicians here in BloggerLand!

Charles Gramlich said...

I don't think I ever knew this one.

Corey Wilde said...

Thanks for the reference and vid. I don't know much about jazz, so I need the education.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Yes, NICE!

David Cranmer said...

Charles, Before Mankell's reference, neither did I. Terrific book by the way.

Corey, I would recommend KIND OF BLUE by Miles and GIANT STEPS by Coltrane. Essential listening.

Paul, Jenn-koo-yeh. (please tell me I spelled that right:)