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Beginning on February 19th, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will begin releasing a special series of A & B side digital releases. These lo-fi unmastered tracks capture a raw, distilled, and reconstructed version of The Race Riot Suite material. The A Side will be a solo piano version of a song from The Race Riot Suite as interpreted by Brian Haas. The B Side will have a remixed version of the A Side as produced by The Race Riot Suite producer, Costa Stasinopoulos. This video previews the first A/B Side release, "Cover Up", available Feb. 19, 2012 via JFJO.COM and BrianRoyHaas.com.
The good folks at the Funk It Blog are quickly becoming an indispensable part of the online music community with their archiving of live audio and video. This time they’ve personally brought us the Lionel Loueke Trio recently performing Seven Teens at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. You can pull up the entire set via the site proper, so show some love with some page views.
Music education is about more than theory and rigor in practice. TILLERY, a collaboration between three accomplished vocal musicians and songwriters-- Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens, and Rebecca Martin-- seem to want to incorporate this idea into a two day songwriting workshop this Summer at the Jazz Gallery in New York City.
The Line-Up in all its newness and splendor has returned to normal. The smooth jazz may return, but not for a long while. This week has new music (fringe, hip-hop inspired, and everything else you'd expect from me), previews to album streams, and some jammy jams. And peace was restored to the land.
The Line-Up for 10 February 2012