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Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth

Alongside Booker and Martha Argerich, Bernie (“The Wizard of Woo”) is my favourite keyboard genius. I’ve been wanting to see this documentary for some time and am pleased that someone has made it available — at least for the time being. Like Booker, an absolutely authentic character and the most synesthesiac musician I can think of.…

Rory Gallagher

What Martha Argerich is to piano, Rory is to guitar. Below is another documentary about him. Hendrix on Gallagher from a previous post.         bluesguitarHendrixMartha ArgerichmusicRory Gallagher

Martha Argerich and friends: Live from Lugano 2010

At last I’ve worked my way through this 3CD set. Here are a couple of short reviews – The Financial Times – The Observer and a more in depth one by Oleg Ledeniov. Alfred SCHNITTKEBéla BARTÓKClassical musicEnrique GRANADOSErich KORNGOLDFranz LISZTFrédéric CHOPINIgor STRAVINSKYJohannes BRAHMSMartha ArgerichmusicPercy GRAINGERRobert SCHUMANN