I grew up in the late 60's/early 70's. When the 50's revival hit in the early 70's, I checked out, having heard that before and not liking it -- Orange County had KWIZ, all 50's/early-60's (as if there were any difference), so KRLA, AKA "Karla", was our beloved darling, playing modern rock (and one late night my first exposure to "Alice's Restaurant") as well as "The Credibility Gap", was referred to as "Radio Free Orange County". A friend turned me on to then-Walter (now Wendy) Carlos' Switched-on Bach and it was all "classical" for the next three decades (actually, classical is just a few decades, Haydn to early Beethovan, out of what "classical" stations offer) and there I remained until Lindy circa 2004, whereupon I learned of swing music, 1930's to 1940's -- it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!
I once heard a "classical" radio station announcer describe the processional march from Aïda that he was about to play as "when the end of the world comes, I can only hope that the music will be half this good!" And when I married my ex, this one piece from Händel's Water Music was running through my head. In the four centuries of music to pick from, there are far too many candidates to pick from.
And yet, as a guilty pleasure, there is one song. The words really fail it, ... and yet the chorus does not fail to send a chill down the spine:
Let's do the Time Warp again!
Of course, since it's on vinyl, it's been nearly four decades since I've heard the drum solo from In a Gadda-la-Vida. Every year for a couple/few years, the Smothers Brothers would show a film that displayed images from the previous year set to that drum solo.
And also used effectively in The Royal Tennenbaums.
Though your clip reminded me of another powerful performance, Dolores Del Río's acapella Llorando, a Spanish version of Roy Orbison's "Crying". Mulholland Drive was a very strange, very disturbing film.
Though it doesn't compare to then-Walter Carlos' Moog rendition of Purcell's Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, which opened the film, A Clockwork Orange.
Not necessarily moving but still interesting and a lot of fun, is Carlos' Pompous Circumstances, which lets Elgar's theme collapse under its own ponderous weight, then develops it in several variations and styles (eg, a Scott Joplin rag, a Scottish march, and Hail to the Chief morphing into Yellow Submarine). I've got to pull that one off of vinyl and into my iPod.
At the Great Park in Orange County (formerly the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station), Branford Marsalis will be performing this Saturday night.
Please recommend him or not. Accessible jazz? More abstract? The clip sounded more abstract. Both me and my friend have Lindy and that jazz era in common. Besides the late-60's/very early-70's (pre-50's revival), I feel most connected to the swing era from the late 30's into the early 40's. I'll have to discuss it with her. Please provide me with something to discuss.
Unfortunately, the only knowledge I have of groups in the circa-1970 eras was through KRLA (oh how I miss her!). Of the Grateful Dead, all I know is "Trucking" or whatever it was called. I have never heard one of their albums (apparently the only way you could ever hear them outside of their concert performances), so to say that Marsalis had played with them tells me absolutely nothing.