Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi talks about ostinato basslines, the similarities between language and musical improvisation, and how the basslines used in Radiohead and My Funny Valentine are a lot older than we think.
More useful links:
*Correction (23:37): Charlie Parker saxophone solo
The Early Music Movement in Classical music
Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas
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Buy Francesco’s album based on 17th-century music: https://diatriberecords.bandcamp.com/album/si-dolce-il-tormento
Buy Francesco’s solo piano album: https://francescoturrisi.bandcamp.com/album/northern-migrations
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