A few days ago, Lauren Desberg tweeted, "I do my best singing within 3 feet of christmas decor..." It just had to be a sign that something was coming soon, and such an assessment was certainly correct. Vocalist Desberg and keyboardist Kris Bowers just dropped a medley of Christmas songs that'll definitely get this December going. Check out the video and stream of their arrangement after the jump.
Somehwehere over the course of this last week, while watching the latest video of The Seasons, that I realized Ben Wendel is most certainly my favorite saxophonist this year. It's work like his monthly video series shot by Alex Chaloff wherein Wendel performs duets composed specifically with 12 different musicians inspired by Tchiakovsky's 1876 series of compositions of the same name that is so utterly captivating and attention grabbing. It's an idea true to artistry and with friends like this past month's entry, pianist Aaron Parks, the execution is a mesmerizing cinch. Watch the new video after the jump.
Comedian H. Jon Benjamin is releasing a jazz album this week on Sub Pop Records. The album features Scott Kreitzer on saxophone, David Finck on bass, Jonathan Peretz on drums, and Benjamin on piano. H. Jon Benjamin does not know how to play the piano.
There's something easy to connect to with this band, something pure and simple and engrossing, something universal. Invisible Astro Healing Rhythm Quartet, the Bakersfield, California, quartet of Jordan Aguirre on electric guitar & organ, Andrew Koeth on electric bass & organ, Brenndan Morlan on electric guitar & electric bass, and Alex Sarad on drums & percussion, have been working together for five years now, syncing up and making sweet vibes. Yet their new album, 2, produced by Chris Schlarb, a man who certainly knows how to put out a spiritual groove, is a complete and utter delight that cannot be denied.