Well, the results of the highly acclaimed “Orchestra” poll are in, and here are the scores:
Lenny: 4 votes
Larry David: 2 votes
Charlie Rose: 2 votes
Nelson Riddle: 1 vote
Aaron Copland: 1 vote
Loren Maazel: 1 vote
These tallies are rather liberal, in that I assigned a vote to any mention of a participant”s name in a response.
So, kudos to Leonard Bernstein on this posthumous honor.Â I must say I was a bit surprised… I thought Loren Maazel was a shoe-in.Â But how can you go wrong with LB?Â What”s my opinion, you ask?Â Well, some of you thought that I had in fact cast the first vote, but the initial comment, authored by a putative “will” was not me, but my friend Benjamin “William” SlocÃ²mbÃ©.Â I personally agree 100% with my other good friend Eric “El BensÃ²n” L. Benson, who prefers the particularly mellifluous yet syllablically daring rendering of Aaron Copland.Â He also notes, quite correctly, that Larry David”s rendition bares a striking resemblance to the Copland.Â So, I would say that Eric is also a winner in this contest.
Speaking of El BensÃ²n, you should totally check out his new blog: Inverted Garden.
In other news, Vincent Turner, aka. FrankMusik”s album “Complete Me” is now available this side of the pond.
Also, if you like FrankMusik, there is a slight chance you might like Tayisha Busay. (Although I”d recommend skipping the first track on their myspace player.)
As for me, I spent this past week hunkered down in a pit playing cembalo for IU”s production of “L”Italiana in Algeri”.Â Playing cembalo so damn fun, every night offering new opportunities for improvised audacity.Â This Sunday, I play my “3 Waltz Scenes” at a small student concert, a very thrown together affair.Â We”ll see how it stands up…