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Rickie Lee Jones – Hi-Lili Hi-lo

“I wake up each morning and watch the rainhi-lili hi-lili hi-loTomorrow I’ll probably love againhi-lili hi-lili hi-lo…” This very sensitively done rendition of Hi-Lili Hi-Lo is my favorite. It breaks my heart every time, but in a good way. I play this a lot in my solo piano gigs, and I try very hard to …

Stravinsky: The Rite of spring

There are times when I can’t stand Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’. Perhaps it’s a love/hate relationship… all that disonance when I crave listening to a Mozart Piano Concerto. But no one can doubt the orgiastic swirl of orchestral instruments, the pounding primal rhythms and the sharp stabbing disonance of The Rite of Spring. Yes, it …