Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Variation on a Variation by Benny Goodman

Dear Benny Goodman,

So you liked this caprice by Paganini also! It is so interesting and appropriate to the jazz takeoff, because jazz is about life, gutsy life, and this piece as far as I can think is about life, a high-pitched, rough and tumble, well experienced life. That is the conclusion I'm coming to as I listen to the tune and to the variations that it has inspired.

I like your interpretation, but even moreso, and I think you, too, would be delighted, I like this snappy encore, a variation on your variation performed by Gregor Pierce.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone
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Nice Work!