Tag: Ragtime

1974, Music

Good Old Boys (1974) by Randy Newman

I have long struggled to “get” Randy Newman, often finding the contrasts in tone within a single record, and the excessive arrangements, to be far more of a problem than his voice. (I assume his voice is the thing that keeps most people from enjoying him.) But I was listening to an episode of the …

1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1897, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1987, Music

Satie Piano Works (1987, 2003, 2012) performed by Aldo Ciccolini

Erik Satie’s piano music changed the way many people thought about music. It’s hard to imagine John Cage, cool jazz, ambient, post rock and a bunch of other things without this. It’s also really cool to hear the ragtime stuff.   Allegro (8/10) Publishing a 20 second long “allegro” in 1884 takes all kinds of …