For Bill Watrous, 1939-2018

Chick Corea, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Billy Cobham, drums; Bill Watrous, trombone. The song is “Nancy with the Laughing Face” by Jimmy Van Heusen and Phil Silvers. Watrous was a huge hero of mine in my trombone-playing teens and early 20s. His technical prowess was beyond words.

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Paul Bowles on Music

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For Oliver Knussen, 1952-2018

A Chabrier playlist

A Chabrier playlist. Pacific Symphony Blog, June 30, 2018.

Pacific Overtures: July

My monthly newsletter, with July concert listings, an interview with Anne Akiko Meyers, news about the orchestra, a playlist, a video and more …

Pacific Overtures. July, 2018.

Interview: Anne Akiko Meyers

Anne Akiko Meyers brings old (expensive) violin and modern attitude to Pacific Symphony. Pacific Symphony Blog, June 11, 2018.

Video: ‘Junco Partner’

Tuba Skinny plays “Junco Partner.” Just because.

Stravinsky conducts ‘Pulcinella’

With the Toronto Symphony in 1967.

Pacific Overtures: June

Pacific Overtures. June, 2018.

Martha Argerich plays Liszt

The Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6. Recorded 1966.

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