Highland Square Film Festival

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Interview: Brian O’Donnell

The 2022 Highland Square Film Festival takes place on Saturday, May 14th. And you want to be sure to get your tickets and be there bright and early because this year’s keynote speaker is Brian O’Donnell.

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The Piano Jazz Project

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the marian mcpartland piano jazz project

Right at the end of 2021 I was thinking about the Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio show that aired on NPR and how much I enjoyed it whenever I listened to it. Then I got this notion that I would enjoy listening to every episode. And… what if I wrote about each one? That would be fun!

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Piano jazz: Ray charles

Here we are at the first episode of my quest to listen to every episode of “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.” And that first episode is with Ray Charles.

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Piano Jazz: Jack DeJohnette

When I first saw this episode of “Piano Jazz,” Jack DeJohnette’s name didn’t ring a bell right away. I looked him up and almost immediately said, “Oh! He played on Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew.”

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Mixtapes

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Solipsism

There’s no real underlying theme to this mix. This is just a collection of songs that I really enjoy. Some are from artists that I have been following their careers for a long time, some I only know this one song and I think it’s really good.

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Love To the World

In this mix I explore the world of love through some pretty deep disco tracks. Many different types of love are represented here in what I hope is a very uplifting mix.

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Remembering Those Days

For me this one sounded like a guy looking back over a period of his life. Fond memories and painful ones emerge. Lessons were learned. And in the end, life moved on.
Enjoy.

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