The music world lost some of its most talented and accomplished musicians this year. Here is a short list of several artists whose works can be found and enjoyed here at the library.
Alex Chilton (Big Star)
Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)
Ari Up (The Slits)
Pete Quaife (The Kinks)
Doug Fieger (The Knack)
Keep an eye on the sky
I've listened to Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Chet Baker and others associated with cool jazz for some time now but I've only recently taken to the lyric warmth and catchy melodies of Stan Getz, aka The Sound. Getz was a prominent tenor saxophonist during the fifties and sixties. In addition to his accomplished recordings, he is credited, along with his one-time collaborater Joao Gilberto, for helping to turn American audiences on to Brazillian bossa nova in the early sixties. The library owns several of Getz's albums. Check him out.
Getz/Gilberto [sound recording] : featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
Now that we are firmly grounded within the download era, many music lovers choose to bypass the purchasing of a full length album and elect instead to add individual songs or hit singles to their digital libraries. Here are a few songs released during 2010 that struck a chord with my ears. How about you? Let us know which tracks resonated with you throughout the year.
Zebra by Beach House
Revenge by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse
Slow by Twin Shadow
Dark Fantasy by Kanye West
Heaven and Earth by Blittzen Trapper
Does Not Suffice by Joanna Newsom
Sex Karma by Of Montreal
Blue as Your Blood by The Walkmen
Carolina by Girls
Heart in Your Heartbreak by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Our Deal by Best Coast
Animal by Jenny and Johnny
Have One On Me