25. feb. 2011

Check out my submission in the Amanda Palmer - Map Of Tasmania Remix Opportunity on Indaba Music

Amanda F**king Palmer, the undisputed champion artist of the emerging music business scene, has found her way to Indaba to source remixes of her new collaboration with The Young Punx...and she's willing to pay the winner $1,000!

"Map of Tasmania" - the devilishly clever, euphemistic single from her forthcoming album "Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under" (out January 21st) - has some amazing sounds to play with, so do what you do best. Strip it down or flesh it out, and create a track so compelling, it'll transport us all to Tasmania and back. I'm sure our judges, AFP and Hal Ritson (aka The Young Punx), will appreciate the journey.

For those in the Twitterverse, use the hash tag #AFPrmx to promote the mixes and check out other favorites!

This was a fun one to tackle.
I used all the stems at some point. Then I added electric bass, guitars and drums (Strike). Mixed and mastered.. of course ;)
... Hope you like and looking forward to reading your comments!



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Joni/Jaco/Herbie/Williams/Alias - The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines (live)

Joni Mitchell - vocals, Jaco Pastorius - bass, Herbie Hancock - piano, Tony Williams - drums, Don Alias - percussion. Very nice recording from Berkeley Jazz Festival, on May the 27th in 1979. Joni introduces the band after the initial applause.

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20. feb. 2011

The Cuong Vu Trio - Vina's Lullaby

Pat Metheny & Jaco Pastorius - All The Things You Are

Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius & Bob Moses live in 1974. Jaco was 22 and a half years old at the time of this performance.

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Jaco Pastorius Big Band "Quietude"

I've not heard this one before. Seems like he's wearing Ingrid's (?) dress :)

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Thierry Eliez solo piano performance of "Three views of a secret" by Jaco Pastorius

14. feb. 2011

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding: Tiny Desk Concert : NPR

Set List

"Little Fly"

"Midnight Sun"

"Apple Blossom"


Esperanza Spalding (bass and vocals)

Ricardo Vogt (guitar)

Sara Caswell (violin)

Lois Martin (viola)

Jody Redhage (cello)

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February 14, 2011

Esperanza Spalding has phenomenal hair. If you meet her in her street clothes, you may not notice it; she keeps it tucked inconspicuously away, miraculously to be honest, under a knit cap. But right before she took the "stage" at NPR Music's Tiny Desk, she doffed her piece to unveil a massive, overflowing 'fro. More than one of us wondered from which secret hiding place it all emanated.

Spalding stows a lot of talent in small packages. She's not a very tall person — diminutive, really — but has made a career of playing the imposing double bass with jazz giants. She sings, too, with a high-pitched but husky flavor, making it easy to wonder how she generates the lung capacity for her acrobatic, high-wire feats. For reference, spend time with the middle tune here, the standard "Midnight Sun." She goes at it solo, just bass and voice, and generates plenty of horsepower.

But it's not sheer musical talent that makes her a winning (and bread-winning) performer — after all, there are plenty of chops to go around in jazz. Spalding has a certain poise, a way of engaging a crowd, of controlling a room. It's usually seen as a large-scale projection, a friendly demeanor greeting a festival or performing arts center crowd of thousands. In this most awkwardly cramped of stages, her deep conviction was a dominant force.

For her Tiny Desk Concert, she mostly called original tunes from Chamber Music Society, her new album pairing a jazz rhythm section with a three-piece string trio. The two tunes bookending her set alternated the gossamer with the rich and darkly hued: the album opener "Little Fly," her setting of a William Blake poem, and "Apple Blossom," featuring her regular guitarist, Ricardo Vogt.

Spalding conceived of Chamber Music Society as an intimate experience, a close musical exchange between a small group of friends. If it was intimacy she wanted, she got her wish: The constraints of Bob Boilen's workspace ensured that all the players were nice and cozy. We liked what she had in mind.

This story originally ran on Oct. 3, 2010.

It doesn't get more acoustic than this... now does it? :)

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5. feb. 2011

Matthew Garrison: Core Matter

What's next? That's the beauty. Forget classification, which doesn't mean shit anymore. It's about: where are we going? What can we do? How can we make this happen?

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Bass player, father, husband, band member, musician, son, brother, hobby photographer, friend, coffee drinker,
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