Sunday, March 16, 2008

New Discovery: Paul Dateh

As I was browsing through some of my friends' pages on Facebook, I saw this YouTube video showing a violinist and a DJ (on the turntables) playing some great music.  The violinist intrigued me because I don't hear a lot of violins played with the "DJ-type" music.  I am not one to go for RnB or hiphop (I apologize if I'm equating the two genres -- they're pretty much in the same plane in my book) but the music in this particular video was great.  The violinist is Paul Dateh, a musician based in California.  According to his website, he has 14 years of classical violin training under his belt (started at age 4) but decided to study Jazz at USC's Thornton School of Music, to the surprise of his colleagues.  He has 2 songs available for download free on his site plus the YouTube video I was talking about earlier.  There are a few more songs on his mySpace page.  He has yet to release his own album.

For your listening pleasure, I embedded his 2 songs via  "Celtic Blues" is a guitar and violin duet.  In "Get Up" (a cover of Arnel Larrieux's song), we hear Paul on vocals accompanied by some guy on guitar.  Enjoy!


Dancer in the Dark said...

Recommended viewing: Ladies in Violet - all about violin music, coming of age, and lost youth. Stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smih, and Natasha McElhone. It came out in 2004/5 here.

karlmd said...

really? that must be some movie -- google doesn't seem to know about it. haha. i hope the DVD specialists over at metrowalk would know where I could get a copy.

Dancer in the Dark said...

HAHAHAHA. That's because it's actually Ladies in Lavender. Duh. (Violet - or shades of it- never was my favorite color).

It' a period film and a tear-jerker - the music alone moves you. Other movies of interest (compare and contrast the exquisite acting/versatility of Judi Dench and Maggie Smith): The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Maggie's first Oscar), and Mrs. Henderson Presents - a WWII movie.