Long Tail Sessions, Vol. III–September 27, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of the Long Tail Sessions. Today’s mix includes some of my favorite pieces, including First Impressions, which I performed with my sister a few years ago. Also included is a piece by Colin Hay from Men At Work who is one of my favorite singer-songwriters alive today. Finally, for some reason, I was in a Ravel mood this week so I included two of my favorite movements of his: The second movement of his Piano Concerto in G and the last movement of Mother Goose Suite, which is one of my all time favorite pieces of music. If you want to hear beauty, listen to 1:24 to the end of the movement (Don’t forget to turn it up to 11).

What music should be added to next week’s mix? Please share your artists in the comment section below.

…Happy Listening!

About The Long Tail Sessions: Last winter, I traveled from LA to NYC on a Virgin America flight and loved that the in-flight entertainment featured musicians in alphabetical order. At first, I found it jarring to see Beethoven next to the Beatles, but then I thought “Of course they’re featured side-by-side, that’s how we enjoy music these days.”

With this in mind, I’m pleased to present a weekly series of playlists dedicated to those of us who are not genre specific in our listening habits. Just as your listening habits have changed dramatically over the past 20 years, so have the ways musicians get paid for their original work. My primary goal for this project is to introduce you to music you might not have heard before. Many of the artists featured on each playlist are trying to make it as performing artists. Help them by sharing the videos you love, following the artist and committing to attend one of their performances the next time they’re in town.

Thanks so much to all! I’d love to feature a song by an artist of your choosing. Please send me along a song by your favorite artist and I’ll do my best to get it on an upcoming playlist.

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Nate Zeisler is the Dean for Community Initiatives at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. He envisions a world where students majoring in the arts have a clear path to a sustainable career, where creative minds are empowered and inspired to rule the workforce, and where access to the arts is not just for the privileged few, but for all.

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