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Bill Evans - ‘Midnight Mood’

The archetypal solo Bill Evans recording. Beautiful rich harmonies, in a unique interpretation of Joe Zawinul’s classic tune.

An impromptu attempt at Thelonious Monk’s ‘Straight, No Chaser’, featuring me on the guitar, my music teacher at the keys and Ben on the drums.

Recorded, live in performance, on my phone (hence the poor quality).


Monet’s Nymphéas in Musée de l’Orangerie from Midnight in Paris (2011)

I wish it had been this empty when I visited it… But it was wonderful never the less…

Monet’s Nymphéas in Musée de l’Orangerie from Midnight in Paris (2011)

I wish it had been this empty when I visited it… But it was wonderful never the less…

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Oxford

ftchocoholic:

I got reassigned to St Hugh’s College (my 2nd college at interview, rather than my 1st choice, Hertford), but I really like what I’ve seen of it. More importantly, if I get the grades I am going to one of the best universities in the world to study Maths, the subject I love most! image

That gif describes my feels nicely atm! Although I also have a massive amount of shock and disbelief too.
Chemistry at Corpus Christi, by the way.

Charlie Parker plays White Christmas

Charlie Parker (as) Kenny Dorham (tp) Al Haig (p) 
Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (ds)

Merry Christmas everyone!

mjnairne:

Bill Evans - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Christmas has nearly arrived, so here is an exceptional 1960s recording of Haven Gillespie’s 1934 Christmas classic. Evans takes a simple tune, one that everybody knows, and makes it into art. His ability to play the richest possible chord voicings on any tune he recorded was unparalleled.

"Bill Evans has rare originality and taste and the even rarer ability to make his conception of a number seem the definitive way to play it"
Cannonball Adderley

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A shot I took in France a few months ago.

Eric Dolphy - God Bless the Child 

Another kind of beauty, perhaps not a traditional type, but beauty it is.

I spent yesterday and some of today at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, for my interviews. It has a simple, unpreened beauty!