In his hopeful assessment of the future (As We See It), Jon Iverson celebrates downloading as a route to finding new music. No argument from me, but there is another route that I find more fun - the used vinyl rack at my local indie record shop. Picking through the jazz the other day I happened upon a misfiled record (understandably misfiled - the cover picture was Wynton Marsalis).
The recording, which set me back the vast sum of $3 was in mint condition and featured Marsalis and the Philharmonia Orchestra performing concerti for trumpet by Tomasi and Jolivet. In all my years of collecting, I've never encountered any of Andre Jolivet's music. The two works featured were his Concerto #2 for trumpet and his Concertino for trumpet, string orchestra and piano. Very interesting stuff and beautifully performed.
Now I'm looking for more of his work. Anyone got a recommendation?
Don't bother suggesting downloads. They may be the wave of the future, but I'd rather do business while I can with the last record shop in my town.