29 January 2009

29th January: LP love

Have you ever wondered if you were born in the wrong time? In some ways it might be more obvious than in others. But when it comes to my taste in music it is definitely so that I love the old.

Jazz doesn't sound right on Cd. Now maybe that sounds foolish coming from someone who does not own a record player (yet), but most of the best jazz recordings I have listened-to/bought are copied off LP anyways.
It was through a growing interest of getting into jazz on piano that I had the wonderful desire to get my own record player.
-I've decided to take these coming music exams, and then start trying jazz. (Yet my teacher says that some classical players find it hard to get that 'jazz' feel. You either have it or you don't; boy I hope I have it!)-

Back to records. I've started my own collection, sadly I have not found any jazz yet, but I'm sure I will find it.
I was so thrilled to pick up an ELO (Electric light orchestra) LP today. They are wonderful. This made the desire to get a player that much stronger.

My other records so far are 'Love Story', this song is in a locket-music box that belongs to my Mother. When I was little I loved to hold and listen to this locket, it was a special treasure, my Mam's special treasure. It was a song I insisted on learning to play for myself on piano, (I have haunted the house with that tune for the past ten years, and still now I'll play it as a warm up for my fingers!)

And lastly I've got a copy of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. He is one of my favourite composers.

So the hunt is on, for a player and jazz LP's. Let the game begin!

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