Kim Kuzma Lecture References

Were you inspired by my Bossa Nova, Kim Kuzma and Other Musical Musings” music appreciation lecture? Here is a complete list of all the musical samples featured in the lecture. Whenever possible, I have included the names of the original albums and the year in which they were released (in parenthesis).

Kim Kuzma’s CD Acústico is available through iTunes. It is also available in Puerto Vallarta at her live performances at The Red Room.

Here is the creative staff behind the album. Look for these talented musicians online and in other musical ventures around Banderas Bay!

  • Eduardo Leon – Lead Guitar
  • Brian Macedo – Rhythm Guitar
  • Roberto Falcon – Bass
  • Enrique Jiménez – Percussion/Drums
  • Bob Tansen – Flute

Did you love the lecture? Did you hate it? Your comments are so very important to me, and it would mean the world to me if you would drop me a line to share your thoughts.

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Mindful Music Appreciation

  • Patrick Groneman’s suggestions for mindful music appreciation practice can be found here.

Cover Versions

  • I Will Always Love You, by Dolly Parton (Jolene, 1974)
  • I Will Always Love You, by Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard, Original Soundtrack Album, 1992)
  • Sound of Silence, by Masters of Chant (Chant, 2000)
  • Another One Bites the Dust, by Mariachillout (Mariachillout Does the Beatles, 2007)
  • Sing, by Electrobossa, featuring Isabella Ortega (The Electrobossa Songbook of Carpenters, 2008)
  • Fragilidad, by Sting & Buena Vista Social Club (Rhythms del Mundo, 2005)
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, by William Shatner (The Transformed Man, 1968)
  • Cabaret, by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (Cabaret/Slick, 1968)
  • Mas Que Nada, by Jorge Ben (Samba Esquema Novo, 1963)
  • Mas Que Nada, by Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66 (Herb Alpert Presents, 1966)

Melodic Embellishment

  • Fernando, by Abba (Arrival, 1976)
  • Time After Time, by Cindy Lauper (She’s So Unusual, 1984)

History of Vocal Expression in Western Music

  • Alleluia, Beatus Vir Qui Suffert (Modo I), by The Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos (Chant, 1994)
  • Alleluya Pascha Nostrum, by Leonin (Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music Vol. 1, 1996)
  • Come nave in mezzo all’onde, by Nicola Porpora (from Act II of Siface, performed by Cecilia Bartoli, Sacrificium, 2009)
  • Lascia ch’io pianga, by Handel (from Rinaldo, 1711, performed by Ewa Malas-Godlewska for the soundtrack of the 1994 film, Farinelli)
  • Lascia ch’io pianga, by Handel (performed by Renée Fleming, from her album Handel, 2004)
  • Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman,” by Mozart (performed by Clara Haskil, included in several Deutsche Grammophon releases, and frequently bundled with her recording of Mozart’s Piano Concertos 13 & 20)
  • One Note Samba, by John Pizzarelli (Bossa Nova, 2004)
  • One Note Samba, by Ella Fitzgerald (Live at Montreux 1969, a beautiful DVD release, by the way!)

Setting the Stage for Dramatic Production

  • Jolene, by Dolly Parton (Jolene, 1974)
  • Popcorn, by Hot Butter (Hot Butter, 1972)
  • Besame Mucho (versions by Carmen McRae, Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall, Lila Downs and Luis Miguel)

Medleys and Other Combination Formats

  • Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band, by Meco (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk, 1977)
  • Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In, by The 5th Dimension (The Age of Aquarius, 1969)

Bossa Nova and the Affair with Latin Music

  • Chica Chica Boom Chic, by Carmen Miranda (from the 1942 film, One Night In Rio)
  • Malambo #1, by Yma Sumac (Mambo!, 1954)
  • Begin The Beguine, by Juan García Esquivel (Other Worlds Other Sounds, 1958)
  • I Could Have Danced All Night, by Peggy Lee (Latin ala Lee!, 1960)
  • The Girl From Ipanema, by Stan Getz and João Gilberto (Getz/Gilberto, 1964)
  • Conga, by Miami Sound Machine (Primitive Love, 1985)
  • Livin’ La Vida Loca, by Ricky Martin (Ricky Martin, 1999)
  • On The Floor, by Jennifer López (Love?, 2011)

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