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September 13, 2016 6:51 PM   Subscribe

Gunhild Carling is a Swedish jazz musician.
Gunhild Carling plays bagpipe swing.
Gunhild Carling plays three trumpets simultaneously.
Gunhild Carling taps to an SM58 on the floor.
Gunhild Carling will never hurt you.
posted by cortex (10 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
 
(Thankful nods to madamjujujive and Specklet for putting her on my radar tonight.)
posted by cortex at 6:55 PM on September 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


Love her madly. Clearly the counterindicative for Rickrolling.
posted by tspae at 6:55 PM on September 13, 2016


Now I see how the universe balanced itself out to account for my lack of talent.
posted by vorpal bunny at 7:09 PM on September 13, 2016 [9 favorites]


kewllll
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:08 PM on September 13, 2016


The bagpipe video is interesting. At first I thought the timing and sound were out of sync. But I'm so accustomed to seeing the breathing more connected with the playing. When I saw the fingering lining up and processed it was bagpipes, it made more sense.
posted by ericales at 11:49 PM on September 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gunhild Carling grew up in a musical family. Here she is at nine years old playing the trombone and her father Hans is on trumpet, her brother Max on clarinet, her sister Gerd on piano and mother Aina on banjo. In case you're wondering, the family is still jamming together.
posted by Kattullus at 12:29 AM on September 14, 2016 [3 favorites]


Gunhild Carling: Improv/Trombone/and Tap! at TedxArendal a few days ago. (Links to uncut youtube of the whole evening- Fast forward to the last entry at 4:32:00) Stunning talent/ energy. Wonderful stuff.
posted by iiniisfree at 1:54 AM on September 14, 2016


Thank for this, cortex, madamjujujive & Specklet: what a musician.

Now I see how the universe balanced itself out to account for my lack of talent
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Yeah, you & me both, vorpal bunny!
posted by On the Corner at 3:37 AM on September 14, 2016 [2 favorites]


The Swedish bagpipe (sometimes called säckpipa in English to distinguish it from other variations like the Spanish gaita or the Great Highland bagpipe) has a single-reed chanter. This means that with the drone(s) turned off, it's basically a primitive clarinet attached to a bladder. As such, it's not nearly as odd a fit for jazz as it might initially seem.
posted by Slothrup at 5:17 AM on September 14, 2016 [3 favorites]


That woman is a musical beast.
posted by Chocomog at 5:52 AM on September 14, 2016


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