On the Road with the Sedalia Ragtime Orchestra- Part 2: The J. W. Truxel Cymbal

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During my orchestra’s recent tour to play at two Missouri ragtime festivals, our drummer, Sandy Harr, made a fascinating acquisition. We had been invited to an after-concert pizza party at the home of our violinist Mary Ann Marx’s brother, who … Continued

SONGSTUFF by Cary Ginell: Tippecanoe & Tyler, Too! (The History of Political Campaign Songs in America, Part 3)

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The modern era of the American political campaign really began with the presidential election of 1840. It was during that campaign that current philosophies and tactics took hold for the first time. The race pitted the incumbent president, Martin Van … Continued

Megatrax Teams with Virtuoso Pianist Mikhail Korzhev on “Piano Classics”

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Megatrax Teams with Virtuoso Pianist Mikhail Korzhev on “Piano Classics” Virtuoso pianist brings authenticity to double album. June 12, 2012 – North Hollywood – Megatrax has raised the bar for classical piano in production music with their first foray into … Continued