David King and Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus are circulating a musician questionnaire whose results are being posted on their blog. If you’re curious, go here and start scrolling down to see the replies, which are pouring in.
Needless to say, I’m strictly a recovering musician, but I found the questions (and answers) so fascinating that I decided to play as well.
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Give us an example or two of an especially good or interesting:
Movie score. Chinatown, Election, Sunset Boulevard.
TV theme. The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Equalizer, Miami Vice. (I also love “Woke Up This Morning,” the A3 song used as the theme to The Sopranos.)
Melody. Standards: “Autumn in New York,” “The Bad and the Beautiful,” “Lucky to Be Me,” “One for My Baby.” Classical: Bach’s chorale prelude on “Schm