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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:41 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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When I attended grammar school, a good friend in my class was Tony Coe who became a renouned jazz clarinetist playing with all the top bands of the fifties and sixties. I still see him occasionally and I last heard he was Professor of Music at Kent University. Knowing Tony introduced me to jazz that I enjoy to this day.

After I moved from grammar school to technical college one of the teachers, probably in current affairs or the like, introduced us to classical music. I remember our attempts to analyse some of the works of Dvorak, Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. I liked this big bold orchestral music and as my wife shared this with me we went to many concerts in the early years of our marriage.

Today my choice of music is very wide and the current BBC Proms from The Royal Albert Hall contain music to please any taste. Last evening we watched the program devoted to the film music of John Williams played by the BBC Concert Orchestra and conducted by Keith Lockhart, a personal friend of Williams.
A most enjoyable concert which reminded me of the power and beauty of big musical works played to perfection by one of the most accomplished orchestras of the world. So I guess classical is back at the top of my list of music preferences.

What's your personal taste???

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I love to listen to the soundtracks of Broadway shows ;) "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease etc etc etc."

If I'm not listening to those I like a broad range of music and soft rock. What I do not like is any sort of heavy metal, country western and I just have never been able to appreciate jazz.

I also like random evenings of, for example, American Big Band, Japanese drumming, Tassa drumming & Soca (from Trinidad), Scottish bagpipes and other ethnic type music. Couldn't/can't take a steady diet of them but I do enjoy individual evenings of different music types.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:31 am  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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I like most music except progressive jazz. My favourite though, is the Ladysmith Black Mambaso Band followed by anything by Queen and Chris Rea. :up

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Mad Dilys wrote:
I like most music. My favourite though, is the Ladysmith Black Mambaso Band followed by anything by Queen and Chris Rea. :up

'Driving Home for Christmas' Isn't that one of the nicest Christmas songs ever?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:09 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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Driving Home for Christmas isn't one of my favourites though it's OK. For several reasons Christmas was never all that wonderful in my family.

I used the M25 on a daily basis for a few years so Motorway to Hell still has a special attachment. I must admit I do like all guitar music, classical rock and jazz.

Oooh, drums! My 14 year old Grandson has been playing drums since he was 8 yrs old and is really good. He's a natural teacher and on my last trip was teaching me how to read drum music - really fascinating.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:32 am  |  Posted from: Canada
  

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The Trans syberian orchestra all the way re: Christmas music is ME big time! :) :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:23 am  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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When we are chatting on here I too easily and frequently reminisce on earlier times.....an age thing I suppose.
In the fifties and sixties, the days of the big bands, we would have on tour bands such as Ted Heath, Ken Mackintosh, Humphrey Littleton, Johnny Dankworth and others. MD mentions her grandsons drumming and at those events a highlight would be a drum solo whenn the drummer would show off all his skill for 5 minutes or more. Great stuff.
I had a very varied record collection from military bands to jazz quitets like George Shering. This was and still is a favourite
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