Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sweet Jazz at Mentor Public Library

No 1,000-word monologues today. Just some music.
The Four Clarinets performed Monday night at the Mentor Public Library Main Branch. They played jazz standards like "Girl from Ipanema," "I'll Take Romance," "Jitterbug Waltz" and "Try a Little Tenderness."

(Yeah, "Try a Little Tenderness" was a jazz standard before Otis Redding funked it up.)

The Four Clarinets also talked about the history or jazz and basics of jazz improvisation. If you missed the show, I've embedded a video of them breaking down the blues. It gives you a taste -- but I'll be honest -- it's not a substitute for being there.

If you love jazz, feel free to drop by Mentor Public Library and check out some of our hundreds of CDs. You can also use your library card to download a lot of great jazz music on Freegal or stream it on Hoopla.

We have a lot of books on jazz too, if you're a reader. (And if you're reading a library blog, then we bet you are.)

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