Not This Not That 2021

By Stanley Sagov / April 19, 2021

At this stage of the pandemic we need to accept and be graceful and kind as we are living  with vagueness, ambiguity and hope for resolution. This piece is responsive to that plight.   Copyright © 2021 Stanley Sagov Stanley SagovStanley Sagov leads an intense dual life as a physician (Family Practice Group, The Sagov…

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2 Chord Too Bad

By Stanley Sagov / March 31, 2021

Here’s my reflections on experiences during this pandemic. They include memories of the piece I wrote and recorded as a teenager in South Africa. Today, in my 78th year, I was moved to recreate that music. I’m still searching and finding….     Copyright © 2021 Stanley Sagov Stanley SagovStanley Sagov leads an intense dual…

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Friday Night @ the Cadillac, Fresh Version

By Stanley Sagov / March 19, 2021

So today I am sending myself and any listeners an optimistic expression of optimism as we’re poised to enter a post vaccine pandemic phase. Can spring be  far away???   Copyright © 2021 Stanley Sagov Stanley SagovStanley Sagov leads an intense dual life as a physician (Family Practice Group, The Sagov Center for Family Medicine)…

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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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