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Lanatur – A time lapse nature music video

Below is a time-lapse nature music video highlighting the MP3 “Age of Innocence” using my amateur photography of Los Angeles: The extremely talented Ian Maksin is featured on this track, which is available for download here.

Seun Kuti is going on tour

( Music andvirtuosos )

(Warning: Loud) Seun Kuti is going on tour and coming to the House of Blues in Chicago June 30. You can bet I will be there. I have been a Fela Kuti fan for a long time, and saw a Femi Kuti concert a couple years ago which was one of the best concerts I’ve […]

Great Jazz Pianists that moan when they play

( audio andJazz andMusic andvirtuosos )

I’m compiling a list of great jazz pianists that moan when they play. I wonder if it’s a stylistic choice, or some artistic savant thing that trips when you hit a certain level of genius. Anyway so far I have: Erroll Garner Keith Jarrett Oscar Peterson Bud Powell

New Favorite Current Band – The Flashbulb

I just found the band The Flashbulb, which is the answer to my posted previous question, is there anything these days that can rival 90’s Squarepusher? This stuff is mindblowing. Really good IDM and well composed music, and best of all, he’s based in Chicago! I had no idea that scene even existed here. Radiohead’s […]

Raul Pineda is my all-time favorite drummer

( drumming andJazz andMusic andvirtuosos )

Call me a Raul Pineda fan. I’ve been obsessed with Chucho Valdes’s track Ponle La Clave from Live at the Village Vanguard ever since I first heard an MP3 of it in college (mislabeled as ‘ponte la clave’). I later bought the album Live at the Village Vanguard, which is great, and so is Valdes’s […]