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Posts from the ‘Blogs’ Category

24
May

It’s A Small World After All: Lyle Mays and Spectrasonics

Last week, my old high school music buddy Jon Shapiro sent me a video clip of Lyle Mays and Alex Acuna playing together live in the studio using new synth technology from a Los Angeles based company called Spectrasonics. This session was not news to me because Lyle had told me about it when I interviewed him for a podcast series a while back. Read moreRead more

17
May

Conversations with Christian McBride: Hank Jones

Over the past year I have had the great pleasure of producing an ongoing series of audio and video podcasts for Christian McBride’s project titled Conversations with Christian. The series was the inspiration for Christian’s new and popular Sirius XM radio show called The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian where he talks to a great artist and then performs a duet. Read moreRead more

10
May

Pat Metheny: Orchestrion

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see what Pat Metheny has been up to with his new project Orchestrion, you must check out the video below. It is quite an amazing feat on many levels. Read moreRead more

25
Apr

Randall Kennedy: How about some new music?

I want to hear new music. Am I alone? Yes, what goes around comes around and given that in all of music the basic notes are the same, it all comes down to the actual implementation. Do we rip off Horace Silver or Funkadelic or Bob James? Read moreRead more