Often dubbed a minimalist, Glass has never been too fond of the term, instead preferring the mantle of a composer of "music with repetitive structures."
If you like virtuosic piano players and jazz standards, then you'll like what you hear on tonight's Music Club. If you aren't into either of those things, this interpretation just might change your mind.
For tonight's music club, we've got Estbjorn Svensson Trio, a Swedish jazz ensemble with a progressive spirit.
Here's one from the late Austin Peralta, a great jazz pianist who passed away last year.
Tonight's music club comes to you from the man who claimed to be the inventor of jazz, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton. Whether or not there is any truth to that claim is debatable, as it's pretty audacious to claim that you invented a genre, but you can't deny the man's skill as a pianist.
While a great artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was not very well known for his contributions to music, even though he had was an adept maker of instruments and a talented composer.
Erik Satie was known for his virtuosic piano skill, but what made him unique was his penchant for composing sardonic pieces.
Electric Light Orchestra is best known as the band that Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne started to sound like The Beatles. Seriously, look it up, their original intention was to pick up where "The Beatles had left off". However, that doesn't disqualify all the great material that the band would put out during its career.
J.J. Cale, a quietly influential singer-songwriter who stayed in the background while better-known musicians had hits with his songs, including “After Midnight,” “Cocaine” and “Call Me the Breeze,”passed away July 26th at a hospital in La Jolla, California. He was 74.
New alt-classical piano by Ludovico Einaudi. The CD will be released in the US later this month.