Nardis 2021

By Stanley Sagov / February 20, 2021

Brilliant original musicians (Miles Davis and Bill Evans ) serve as a today’s daily refuge and inspiration for this musician playing by himself during the pandemic.     Stanley SagovStanley Sagov leads an intense dual life as a physician (Family Practice Group, The Sagov Center for Family Medicine) and jazz pianist/composer. He is the leader…

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Minority Rules Could Sound Like This

By Stanley Sagov / February 9, 2021

The blues is about acknowledging challenges and hardship and also expresses the momentum to complain and go on keeping on….Even to have fierce propulsive joy as we deal with the confluence of turbulence in our world.     Copyright © 2021 Stanley Sagov   Stanley SagovStanley Sagov leads an intense dual life as a physician…

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It Never Entered My Mind

By Stanley Sagov / February 6, 2021

Sometimes I love to express the nostalgia and mixed feelings about being surprised and unaware. And these times certainly are filled with elements of surprise and opportunities for nostalgia.     Copyright © 2021 Stanley Sagov Stanley SagovStanley Sagov leads an intense dual life as a physician (Family Practice Group, The Sagov Center for Family…

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Release

By Ellen Bennett / February 2, 2021

Release. Allow escape from confinement; set free. To quote Indian novelist Arundhati Roy in her article “The Pandemic is a Portal”:   “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew…We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data…

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Drive-In Concerts

By John Shapter / January 5, 2021

Concerts and gigs during the Covid-19 pandemic? Well, for most of us small-time musicians, life sort of came to a halt in the spring of 2020. Studio production could continue, online concerts could take place, and it has been a time for exploring our direction and compositional skills. However, the live music landscape had changed…

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Reverence

By Ellen Bennett / December 29, 2020

I wrote “Reverence” several years ago to commemorate the aftermath of a fire that gutted the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Given our current tragic loss and a longing for what was, the piece has just as much significance for me today. Our lives have been ravaged by a viral fire, one that…

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Avinu Avinu Avinu #2

By Stanley Sagov / December 26, 2020

I find myself playing familiar music. This  putting old wine in newish bottles is expressing something important for me as we weather the turbulence of the transition. Makes me wonder, what is it that remains true while we respond to so much evidence of challenge and division in our society? I rest in the music while…

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Acoustic Slinky Jazz Funk

By Stanley Sagov / December 19, 2020

I need a little jazz funk every now and then to weather the heavy weather. This piece is my response to what’s going on. And on and on out there. Seems to fit the bill.   Copyright © 2020 Stanley Sagov Stanley SagovStanley Sagov leads an intense dual life as a physician (Family Practice Group,…

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Nightwalk

By Ellen Bennett / December 15, 2020

During this extended time of COVID we find ways to quiet our mind, settle our heart, leave the day behind. Like snow falling in the woods, a gentle hiss as flakes land on pines, trickle down through branches, set underfoot. We do what we can. Take a moment to breathe deep the solace of the…

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Alternative Mode 2 .2020

By Stanley Sagov / December 6, 2020

Since I’m not playing with other musicians in public during the pandemic, I find myself curating my own music. I’ve always liked this piece, which I wrote for my recital at the New England Conservatory—in 1973. We were getting excited back then by fusing jazz and rock! Stanley Sagov · Alternative Mode 2 .2020  …

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