‘Desire’ - A work in progress. Recorded in my home studio today. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear me singing. It’s been a while.
Source: SoundCloud / Russ Sargeant
Wonderfully creative, original, unpredictable… Portico Quartet - ‘Ruins’
Miles Davis - So What
The epitome of cool.
Kind of Blue is acclaimed for it’s lack of structure and the introduction to modality in Jazz, which before, was known for it’s “sophisticated chord changes and various harmonies,” as David Amram notes. The scale set a very simple premise for the pieces in the album and allowed the seven musicians in Kind of Blue to be creative–to experiment with their instruments and discover new methods of developing harmony without planning it out. The whole concept is very spontaneous and in-the-moment which is courageous in that way.
Yes… Herbie Hancock - Dolphin Dance.
An amazingly frank blog post. I find myself agreeing with pretty much all of this. I’d only add that for the feeling and the life and the groove to exist, you have to have musicians who have a certain level of experience and ability playing this stuff. These musicians in turn, are going to talk about the science of their art and enthuse about it’s technicalities. This is only right. But it is definitely refreshing to hear someone talking this way. I love jazz, and as a musician, I want my music to convey the emotion and passion it was meant to, without getting hung up on technique.
Lars Danielsson - cello, Leszek Mozdzer - piano, Zohar Fresco - percussion.