Sunday Serendipity

A big change in the weather the last couple of days and this morning the frost was on the pumpkin. So fall is here.

I hope you enjoy the musical selection for today, Jack

L’autunno (Autumn). by Antonio Vivalde

From Le quattro stagioni ( The Four Seasons ) a group of four violin concerti by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. They were written around 1716–1717

All 4 can be listened to here

More information from Wikipedia

Each concerti was accompanied with a sonnet that described the music. Here is the translation for Autumn.

Celebrates the peasant, with songs and dances,
The pleasure of a bountiful harvest.
And fired up by Bacchus’ liquor,
many end their revelry in sleep.

Adagio molto
Everyone is made to forget their cares and to sing and dance
By the air which is tempered with pleasure
And (by) the season that invites so many, many
Out of their sweetest slumber to fine enjoyment

The hunters emerge at the new dawn,
And with horns and dogs and guns depart upon their hunting
The beast flees and they follow its trail;
Terrified and tired of the great noise
Of guns and dogs, the beast, wounded, threatens
Languidly to flee, but harried, dies.

Sunday Jazz

Todays selection is Autumn Leaves,

Performed by

Cannonball Adderley – Alto Sax, Miles Davis -Trumpet, Hank Jones – Piano, Sam Jones – Bass, Art Blakey – Drums

From the Cannonball Adderley, album: “Somethin’ Else”, 1958, Blue Note

Enjoy, Jack

From wiki

Somethin’ Else is a jazz album by saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, released on Blue Note Records in 1958. Also on the session is trumpeter Miles Davis in one of his handful of recording dates for Blue Note. Adderley was a member of Davis’ group at the time this album was recorded. The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested “Core Collection.”

Sunday Jazz

Mary Lou Williams, why do we never hear about the women? A Jazz great that worked along side, playing , composing and arranging music for men whose names roll off of our tongues. Names like Benny Goodman , Duke Ellington, Charley Parker . Maybe she was known to those who are jazz enthusiast but to the ordinary person………?

Any way good for a quiet Sunday morning, enjoy


NPR has done series of articles in the last few weeks, just google – Mary Lou Williams, NPR and they will pop up. at least they did for me.

Her wiki page