Cyril Scott ~ Courante from Pastoral Suite

From the Top did a most pleasurable Pacific Northwest sweep this week, with great kids from the area and beyond, first at Tacoma’s Tivoli Theater, then at the Cornish College for the Arts (got my honoris causa there last year) in Seattle. Gunther Schuller, my mentor of many years, on hearing my Radiohead et alia …

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Reid Anderson ~ People Like You 2014.04.08 @New World Center, Miami Beach

From the Top taped at the home of Michael Tilson Thomas‘ New World Symphony, the New World Center in beautiful Miami Beach, FL. With South Florida’s finest Steinway in the sumptuous acoustic of the hall, it was high time (The Bad Plus‘ recent release of their Rite of Spring, nearly to the day) to revisit …

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Beach House ~ Lazuli@FTT, Cincinnati, OH_2014.04.02

the idea to do this great Beach House song came to me suddenly. had a first draft in a day, performed it first a week later. recorded a take of it for your enjoyment on the day of our From the Top live taping at Corbett Auditorium in Cincinnati, OH on 2014.04.02

Beethoven ~ ‘Waldstein’ Sonata, 1st mvt. on a ~1815 Anton Martin Thym fortepiano @ National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD_2013.09.15

From the Top did a live taping to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the National Music Museum in Vermillion, SD this past Sunday. The kids played a Gamelan orchestra together, our young guitarist got to sample some of Gibson’s earliest guitars, and I got to play on two beautiful fortepianos, one Schantz reproduction, for a …

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Stravinsky ~ Petrouchka, l’histoire du Soldat, Apollo re-released digitally on Nonesuch

Very pleased to announce, just about in time for Igor Stravinsky’s birthday, the digital re-release (also available as lossless FLACs) of my album of Stravinsky arrangements: Trois mouvements de Petrouchka, three movements from l’histoire du soldat (mostly my arranging work) and my favorite Stravinsky work of all, Apollon musagete (a collaboquy of my arrangement work …

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Alan Glynn ~ Bloodland

just finished reading Alan Glynn‘s third novel (i’ve read them all, starting with the brilliant THE DARK FIELDS, retitled LIMITLESS starring Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro in the film version, WINTERLAND about city politics and vast corruption) BLOODLAND, in which the death of an actress and others in a helicopter crash off Donegal is the …

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