Des Reid's work "Prelude" is a kaleidoscopic, picturesque view of a starry night portrayed through a classic-rock-like chord progression, a deep indebtedness to jazz, and a developed sense of musical spaciousness.
Celebrating self-expression in Hip Hop culture, "Skeme Goes All City" takes us to the roots of modern American music while bringing us a to-date account of the state of creativity. Enjoy.
The fusion of jazz saxophone with electronics and synthetic percussion is the driving force behind Axel Rigaud's tune "New Land".
UN.a's work "Industria" is a mesmerizing amalgam of sound sources, drawing from diverse pools of jazz, classical, contemporary avant-garde electronic music, spoken word, and dance music.
Max DeVincenzo's new release "In My Dreams" is a lush, verdant landscape that is very carefully balanced in the mix, and very tight rhythmically.
I encourage you to check out "Bench" by Conner Simmons, from the album Guymon, Oklahoma.
A framework for further study on chord families.
The up-and-coming jazz-fusion-funk-soul-indie band Snarky Puppy has a lot of great tracks. #listentothis
I am listening to a lot of music by the rock trio Animals as Leaders. #listentothis
Smooth, jazz-inspired, funk/soul-like, emotional but relaxed, thoughtful, but rhythmic and colorful. Great guitar playing. Letting Go by Eternity Forever #listentothis
I recently discovered the music of The Reign of Kindo, a rock/jazz/indie band my brother recommended.
We will be taking a brief detour from edgy music by exploring the world of modality, jazz, and levity.
(Written on 11/18/16, for next-day publication.) Metallica released their newest album, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct today. I listened to it while doing solitary work at the office. I also resumed my listening to my partially started indulgence in another band's recent release: Thank You Scientist's 2016 release Stranger Heads Prevail. It is my goal to review …
Firstly, why should one write melodies? Even if one doesn't use melody in the "conventional" sense in one's pieces, the ability to write melodies is a good asset to have because: A sense of line helps the listener understand a piece and make connections or distinctions between musical events. Melodies are often the result of …