“Real Thing” from “Mind Transplant” (bonus track) — Tommy Bolin and Alphinse Mouzon (1974)

Fusion from 1974.  Composed by Alphonse Mouzon. Mouzon on drums, vocal, etc. Tommy Bolin on guitar.

A Girl and Her Guitar — “8 Years of Practising Guitar” — Tina S

You know I’m a fan of young Tina’s covers. This is an interesting look at the trajectory of a relentlessly developing player.  Among other sterling qualities (including a deep musical sense that more people are recognizing with more exposure to Tina), she has great and impressive fortitude.  As I said a long time ago, Tina S is no weak flower!

(Thanks, frkol.)

Partita GWV 133 — Christoph Graupner // Fernando De Luca, Harpsichord

You might have surmised by now that I love the harpsichord.  In fact, I can’t think of a better way to start out my day.

This partita is by Christoph Graupner.  He was a contemporary of Bach; and, like Bach, he was a very prolific composer.  For a number of reasons his music was neglected, but it wasn’t because of the quality.  It is of a consistently high level and in the midst of a revival, it appears.