At last count Adrian Holovaty had right around 30 thousand subscribers to his youtube channel. I think it’s mostly because of how he’s helped revive Aerosmith’s flagging career:
Formerly Chicagoans, Adrian and his family have been living for over a year now in Amsterdam where he gigs regularly. Here’s some audio from one such gig with our old friend Jan Brower on rhythm. If you don’t already know this tune, you should: J’attendrai.
His day job is “building Soundslice, trying to make the best possible product for online music learning.” Wondering just how cool this product is? Here’s a link to his Soundslice version of Ben Givan & Jack Soref’s transcription of Django’s 1947 solo on “Anniversary Song.” Note just two cool features among many: you can play this back at any speed you want; select any section to loop playback.
Since we are going to give special attention to the waltz tradition this year, let’s let Adrian take us out on “Valse a Wasso.”