Do you know where your music comes from? Or how it should sound? Here is the situation in my iTunes library: The same song, but different times and bpm. So it must be three different versions, right? Wrong. It is the same version. If I process the files to have the … [Read more...] about Do you know where your music comes from?
Calling All Jazz Music Collectors! Have you got a smokin' collection of music you love and want to share it with the world? Well, why not consider being a DJ for your local swing dance scene? It is way more fun and sociable than uploading your stuff to YouTube and a chance … [Read more...] about Have Music, Will DJ – Thoughts from a Swing DJ Newbie
In this Jazz Casual episode with the Earl Hines Trio, Ralph Gleason interviews Earl starting at the 2:30 mark. At the 8:10 mark Earl begins explaining jazz piano technique and history from ragtime to be-bop with the aid of his drummer, Earl Watkins, and bass player, John … [Read more...] about YouTube Findings: Jazz Casual – Earl Fatha Hines Trio
The Battle of the Bands has become a popular event on Sunday evenings at All Balboa Weekend in Cleveland, OH. Three DJs choose an artist and each of them play an one-hour set with the music just from that artist. The audience then decides who is the winner. Of course, there … [Read more...] about The Insights from The Battle of the Bands at ABW 14 – with Playlists
Does equipment matter? I think it does, but I'm not talking about DJ equipment. I'm talking about the band. First, a note of explanation. Christian has generously invited me to contribute something to this page. I do DJ, but I do not consider myself to be any sort of expert … [Read more...] about Modern vs. Vintage Sound: Instruments And Recording