Monsters of Talk, Margaret Cho and Jim Short have another lively conversation with singer-songwriter-activist, Billy Bragg. This time is a discussion about tattoos, skiffle, record shops, Margaret Thatcher, and pearl snap cowboy shirts.
Herbie Hancock & LA Philharmonic Orchestra (with Gustavo Dudamel dir.)
Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”
There are moments when you can see Gustavo shaking his head and almost laughing as Herbie teases his way through this Gershwin classic. As the crescendo builds, Hancock keeps you hanging on, waiting for the next note. It’s breathtaking. It’s almost tantric.