Monday, November 24, 2003

As a family we've been watching the first tape in the Marsalis on Music video series. I don't know who's enjoying it more, us or the kids. In the first tape, I have particularly enjoyed Marsalis' jazz band playing Duke Ellington's adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Well, I've been holding out for a few Christmases now, but I think I'm going to have to break down and buy a copy of Harlem Nutcracker on CD.

If you've never heard it, you've got to give it a listen. If you're an iTunes user, look up "Dance of the Floreadores" to get a sampling of what you get when you mix Duke with Tchaikovsky.

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