My Favorite Things

Former user wrote on 12/22/2014, 12:40 AM
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Season's Greetings To One And All!

"My Favorite Things" is a popular show tune, originally from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "The Sound of Music".

Trish Marshall and I decided to collaborate on this song for several reasons.  First, the chord and melody are relatively simple to do when two diverse piano styles are incorporated.  Second, we felt that with my mainly Jazz background and Trish's Classical and Popular music backgrounds, this particular song would be best suited for our first (hopefully one of many) joint sessions.  Third, the song is fairly well-known, and because of the Christmas season, is timely.

We decided not to use bass or drums with this arrangement...

Hopefully, those who listen will find our partnership enjoyable.

Trish Marshall: Piano (Melody)
NYC Griff: Piano (Chords), Flute, Oboe, Strings

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Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens

Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles

Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses, with blue satin sashes
Snow flakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes

Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad

I simply remember my favorite things
Like silver white winters that melt into springs

And then I don't feel so bad...

Comments

MuggeMaker wrote on 12/22/2014, 1:02 AM

Hi you both!

I love this song. Great idea to make a collaboration!

Two piano-pro's .. perfect! :-) I hope there will come more from you both soon!

But, it could be a bit longer, the end is not perfect, but still good. Like it.

Best regards and a merry Xmas to ya both,

Mugge

 

 

Spartano wrote on 12/22/2014, 1:44 AM

Sehr schönes Klavierspiel , sehr schön Relax,

IIch Wünsche dir Herzlich Frohe Weihnachtstage,

Lg, von Spartano!

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Mein Künstler name ist Spartano 301, meine Freunde nennen mich Joachim, meine Jahrelange Erfahrung in der Musik ist das abmischen ( Mastern ) der Musik.

Mein Musikstill ist sehr breit gefächert, Trance, Dance, Pop, und Rock.

Musik ist für mich ein wichtige Teil meines Lebens, und es macht Spaß immer neue Musiker kennen zu lernen,

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TheDJGrandfatherKoeddi wrote on 12/22/2014, 9:10 AM

Hi you both!
I love this song.

Ich Wünsche dir schöne Frohe Weihnachtstage und einen Guten Rutch ins neue Jahr

LG:Dirk

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Former user wrote on 12/22/2014, 11:05 AM

that collaboration, all-American; great !!!!!!!
I would say that you can clearly hear the musical diversity of style among you, but you have managed to blend it all with great quality and musical knowledge.
who knows how to make music and knows it well as tea and Trish, has some problems to adapt.
I drei that the result is definitely upscale.
song musically very full-bodied and complex, so great to you both
I take this opportunity to wish you all a great wishes for happy holidays

franco

tgfmusica wrote on 12/22/2014, 11:15 AM

Ottima traccia  eseguita da due persone che mi piace ascoltare, tanti auguri di buone feste da tgfmusica, Gianfranco 5* ciao

Cruiseflash wrote on 12/22/2014, 11:49 AM

Hi Griff & Trish, this is a wonderful collaboration that I hear. beautifully interpreted, eventually recorded great. I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Always happy to hear from both of you. Many greetings from Germany by Ralf

Nickillus wrote on 12/22/2014, 11:57 AM

Trish and Griff - Griff and Trish.  What's not to love?  Two great keyboard players melding their minds and hands together to superb effect'  Love it.  Doesn't miss the bass and drum sections.  All the stronger for it.  Luuuuurve the background use of the other instruments chosen.

You have a fantastic Chrissymas - both of you.

pinodisola wrote on 12/22/2014, 12:06 PM

Bravi bravi bravi Pino

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PINO D'ISOLA Pino d'Isola (al secolo Pino Maiolo) nasce artisticamente negli anni '60 ad Isola Capo Rizzuto (KR), suo paese natio. E' il cantante e il batterista del suo primo gruppo "THE LOVERS"con la sua chitarra già scrive e compone le sue prime canzoni come "Sabrina", "Ritorna l'estate", "Non lasciarmi" ed altre. Trasferitosi a Milano, nel '66 entra a far parte del gruppo "I MAD BOYS"
Nel '82 esce il suo primo LP dal titolo"UNA SERATA SERENA" Edizioni LA PALMIERAMA di Milano
Pino incontra Giuliano Taddei (autorevolissimo autore di testi per Sanremo, Castrocaro, Zecchino D'Oro) con il quale nasce un sodalizio musicale eterno e molto produttivo: dal singolo DONNA AMORE
"DONNA AMORE" del 1983 (che riceve il premio da "La lega delle casalinghe"), passando per la produzione di diversi successi, fino ad arrivare alla scrittura di numerose canzoni per bambini. In questi anni sono frequenti le sue apparizioni come ospite su radio e TV locali. La sua popolarità cresce così come il suo impegno come cantante in giro con I FOLK 2000. "SENTIMENTO D'AMORE"
Nel 1987 esce l'album " LA MIA MUSICA con un pò di bon...gusto" Edizioni CARAMBA di Milano Come hanno riportato giornali e settimanali del settore, Fred Bongusto così come Bruno Martino sono sempre stati per Pino D'Isola dei punti di riferimento poiché molto vicini al suo modo di cantare "confidenziale". Da questo momento in poi sono sempre più frequenti le apparizioni di Rino accanto a Pino: la presenza del figlio nei suoi spettacoli gli permette, infatti, di interpretare al meglio i suoi brani fondendoli con le nuove tendenze musicali.
La grande occasione arriva per Pino nel 1990 quando ha l'opportunità di pubblicare un suo disco con la prestigiosa Casa Discografica "Fonit Cetra". Il titolo del disco è "CIAO":
PINO D'ISOLA & RINO Il 21 Aprile 1990 può essere considerata la data di nascita del duo musicale, riceve un significativo premio dall'Assessorato al Turismo e Cultura del comune di Isola di Capo Rizzuto. Il premio, intitolato "OMAGGIO A UN CALABRESE ILLUSTRE"
cita: " A CHI CON IMPEGNO E PROFESSIONALITA???HA RAGGIUNTO AMBITI RISULTATI, PORTANDO OLTRE I CONFINI DELLA CALABRIA, IL MESSAGGIO E LA CULTURA DELLA NOSTRA TERRA ???. Nel 1997 Pino riceve dal comune di Milano una medaglia per la sua canzone "TRAMMINANDO PER MILAN", originale dedica alla città che lo ha adottato.
Come autore Pino continua a scrivere canzoni incontrando nuovi personaggi in particolare: uno a livello internazionale, Carlo Alberto Rossi,
E....la musica va..................grazie a tutti Pino

Former user wrote on 12/22/2014, 12:33 PM

Hi! nycgriff / NYC Griff, Trish Marshall. Tja ... wie soll ich sagen. Die schönen Zeiten waren einmal, wo man sich auf das winterliche Weihnachten gefreut hatte. Weihnachten ohne Schnee geht nicht. So blieb nur eines: Dinge so hinnehmen wie sie sind. Gut gemacht. "Merry X-Mas"

LG / aces-e37

Leomax wrote on 12/22/2014, 12:37 PM

Hi,Trish and Griff

great work

i like it 5*****

beautiful Christmas and a happy new year wishes

Leomax

Piazzini wrote on 12/22/2014, 2:16 PM

Hello you two

it presents us a beautiful piece. The pefect played keys of trish and arranged very clean bkgrnd of griff.

a wonderful piece.

en liebe gruess vom

sandro

gerrycix wrote on 12/22/2014, 6:59 PM

Hello Trish and Griff,

Very nice song ....great collaboration !

Merry Christmas ,

David

smartsmurf wrote on 12/22/2014, 7:07 PM

Love this one... 

 

 

Dirtzilla wrote on 12/22/2014, 8:32 PM

Hi Griff and Trish,

 I wish there were more stars to give because five isn't enough to rate your track. You two did a wonderful job on a classic Christmas song and I hope that you guys will grace us with more of your collaborations in the near future. I give this track a 10 star rating and a great big Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all.

 

Dirtzilla

Former user wrote on 12/22/2014, 9:12 PM

Hi Trish, hi Griff!

Yessssss, that´s is! :-) A wonderful piece of music! My special congratulations for this exceptional and beautiful arrangement! You are two exceptional artists and belongs here purely because without you what would missing. Fantastic work from both, I love it so much! Thank you for sharing and I wish you a great christmastime and a happy new year and for your families. 5 big christmasstars and the FAV! Thank you!!

 

Best wishes ever

regards Bernd

GBTraveller wrote on 12/23/2014, 3:09 AM

Hi musician,
really impressive presentation of two thoroughbred musicians ! Tonal and technically this is a correct house number !
Your strong understanding of chord offset is always very impressive to me ! This goes far beyond the classic textbook Gentle music also .
I wish you and Trish a beautiful peaceful Christmas !

Greeting Freddy

Former user wrote on 12/23/2014, 4:11 AM

This is a wonderful song, performed in a professional manner
Good and happy holidays
by Giovanni

Former user wrote on 12/23/2014, 8:26 AM

Hi Griffffff

First let me say that it was indeed a pleasure to work with an accomplished musician such as yourself.

As I said before, your chord changes where you substituted the maj7  chords in the second round really added a neat alternative to the minor chords ordinarily used in most of the other arrangements I have heard.  They didn't affect the melody, just added some pizzazzzzz ! This was a learning experience for me as well as a real pleasure to work with you in our first (but not last) musical endeavor.  

The hardest part was picking a song that would suit both of our styles and you did a fine job, my good friend.

If we don't talk before the 25th, I sincerely hope that you and your family of musicians have a great Christmas and make some beautiful music together and how the heck did it get to be almost 2015 already?????????? Boggles my mind!

Thanks so much

Trish

emacor wrote on 12/23/2014, 8:57 AM

Hi to you both:

Well finishing this year, hearing such an amazing tune like this one, in this comunnitty, is an hell of a way to finish it... like we say in my country (i don't know if it is an international expression) "closing the year with a golden key".

Don't have much more to say about it that haven't already been said, except maybe that is for me a previlege to hear your music, and to be a part of your "familly in this comunitty"... you both are defenetelly some of my favourite things!

Merry Christmas to you both 

Emanuel

Former user wrote on 12/23/2014, 10:41 AM

Hi Folks:

Just want to say that it was more than a terrific experience working with Trish Marshall.  She embodies the very highest attributes of musicianship, professionalism and personality that made our partnership fun, as well as satisfying.  Personally, I consider it a real privilege to have been able to participate with her in this effort.  Hopefully, we will do something else in the near future.  I will absolutely leap at the opportunity in a heart beat.

Thanks to those who have listened and commented.

All the best to each and everyone of you guys!

Griff

Former user wrote on 12/23/2014, 11:36 AM

Hello Griff, Trish,
it was important that two talented musicians like you, began to collaborate, to give us listeners musical gems like this song.
Soft music, refined and classy.
A big applause to you both on my part.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas.

Rino

DEPO57 wrote on 12/23/2014, 2:42 PM

SCUSATE AMICI MIEI SE SCRIVO IN ITALIANO, SPERO CHE LA TRADUZIONE POSSA POI RENDERE BENE IL MIO PENSIERO.Ad un primo ascolto credo che l'impatto emotivo sia grande, capisco quanto sia stato difficile poter sincronizzare gli strumenti a distanza. La melodia è fantastica, ma mi sembra ( scusate , forse è solo una mia impressione) sia sovrastata dall'accompagnamento, che detta il ritmo e la tonalità. Forse  nadrebbero aggiustati o migliorati i volumi per meglio evidenziare la melodia senza però togliere l'importante accompagnamento. Il tutto però è davvero ben fatto. Gli accordi rendono bene l'atmosfera e danno un'mpronta jazz molto calda.

Vi abbraccio e mi alzo in piedi per un grandissimo applauso.

Bravi

Paolo

TetleyAnderton wrote on 12/23/2014, 3:47 PM

You guy's did a great job with this song.  Have a great Christmas !!

Maboe wrote on 12/23/2014, 4:31 PM

My biggest respect and a loud applause for you, I love this performance very much. You both are great musicians and I´m looking forward to your further collaboration works.

Merry Christmas and all the best for the year 2015!

Mathias