Sunday morning music

I’m not a big fan of jazz music.  I’ll listen to a little, and tolerate a little more, but it soon palls on me, and I’ll go looking for something more tuneful and melodious.

Nevertheless, I had to do a double-take when my wife sent me a link to jazz artist Gunhild Carling performing live, with bagpipes.  Bagpipes as a jazz instrument?  This I had to hear!

She’s also noted for playing up to three trumpets simultaneously.

For those who enjoy jazz more than I do, here’s a complete performance with her own band and the Harlem Hotshots.

Hope you enjoyed it, jazz fans!



  1. I had two thoughts about her. Others did too. From the youtube comments to the second video:

    "There's good-crazy and bad-crazy. This woman is good-crazy. :-)"

    "My sentiment exactly, you stole the words right out my mind 🙂 She must be so much fun at parties…Love her!!!"

  2. My dad (a very long-time trumpet player) was the photographer for a gig she did in Tucson, AZ, and noted that she was playing in Austin two days later. After a very hurried phone call to make sure he wasn't disrupting plans, he got us tickets.

    We were amazed. Even our young kids were very well-behaved even late into the night.

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