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Groove Duke Nailin’ It From Jump Street

For those not fluent in the Lingua Franca da Cornu, or, the way horn players talk, the term Jump Street means from the top, at the beginning, right off the bat, from the left, immediately. For example, if a jazz trumpeter were to say “I knew the skirt made change from jump street.” his friends Continue reading →

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Who The Hell Are You Anyway?

Establishing an instantly recognizable identity can be the most elusive ingredient in building a career as a young musical artist. We see the difficulty every time we tune in to American Idol. Young artists competing for public recognition struggle every week to be whatever it is they think will keep them on the show another Continue reading →

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My Long Day’s Night in Holland With The Traveling Girl

I made the switch from gym rat to studio rat when I realized that breaking fingers on the basketball court didn’t add much to a bass track. So I hung up the old sneakers, grabbed my bass with both hands and took my gym rat mentality with me into any studio with a good espresso Continue reading →

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Lille, Sophisticated Rock From Holland

One of my favorite projects within the Sellaband community is The Collaboration Project, a group of like-minded musicians, writers, producers and performers who…ah but I’ve already written that article so I won’t repeat myself more than to say how much I admire what this project is about and to state that it is grossly underfunded. Continue reading →

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Classic Kiwi Country, Sellaband's Katie Thompson

When I was in my twenties I worshiped at the altar of funk. James Brown, Tower Of Power, Ohio Players…you get the picture. If they marketed action figures of funk musicians my toy box would have looked like the line-up at an Oakland barbeque and funk fest. From my perspective, country music was completely of, Continue reading →

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The Carmina Burana With The Pasadena Master Chorale

Carl Orff’s lusty Carmina Burana holds a special place in the hearts and ears of many non music lovers. Most who have never enjoyed a full performance of the piece may refer to sections of Orff’s work as “that music from Excalibur” or “the theme from Glory.” Indeed, the emotional impact of the cantata, based Continue reading →

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