performs 3 covers:
feat. Postmodern Jukebox - Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass
at New York Humane Society - Katy Perry's Roar
and three years ago on the Lennon Bus - Imagine [more inside]
GRiZ - Mad Liberation.
Take a 21 year old bedroom producer from Michigan, raise them on the the internet with a near complete access to the history of modern music with a focus on electronic/dance and apparently you get this incredibly humanistic and cross-cultural album that's both homage, monument and appropriation of hundreds of influences in modern music in an incredibly dubby dubstep framework. (Free album download here.
We've had a post on bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding previously
, but perhaps we could do with an update. Last year she played at the White House for Stevie Wonder's Gershwin Prize concert
and again for the Evening of Poetry, Music
, and the Spoken Word (previously
). In December she performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
, and, according to wikipedia
, her February 6 performance on Austin Cty Limits (PBS
[US only?], with Madeleine Peyroux
) made her the most-searched person, and the second-most-searched item on Google the next day. [more inside]
Herbie Hancock delivers a TED Talk.
Not much talking, plenty of jamming. Marcus Miller and Harvey Mason accompany Hancock. Check out the monster Watermelon Man that starts around fourteen minutes in.
Wayman Tisdale is dead at age 44.
The 2nd pick in the 1985 NBA draft, he played for the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, and the Phoenix Suns
. His first love was always music, retiring in 1997 to focus on a successful career as a jazz bassist. He released eight albums
and was well sought out as a studio musician. [more inside]
first picked up the bass at fifteen.
In the few years since, she has proven herself a master
. She is now the youngest faculty member ever at Berklee and a rising star in the jazz scene
. She is currently touring with another young and talented jazz gem
, Gretchen Parlato