Songs of the Month: Feb 2017

While I'm working on my next album review (something I refer to as a"byrdcall") I thought it would be a good idea to start creating monthly playlists of songs I've been listening to. Most of the tracks this month are recent releases, but they won't always be. Enjoy and let me know if you hear something… Continue reading Songs of the Month: Feb 2017

BadBadNotGood- IV

Something BADBADNOTGOOD (BBNG) fans will say about this group is that their approach to the fusion of jazz with other genres is undeniably fresh and unique. Artists like Robert Glasper, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, The Internet, and (arguably) BBNG have helped usher us into an era where jazz music is becoming more relevant to the younger generation again. Their success… Continue reading BadBadNotGood- IV

Let’s get personal.

A lot has happened in our world since my last post back in February: the death of two unforgettable icons, Muhammad Ali and the artist formerly known as Prince; the controversial performance of Beyonce's "Formation" at the Super Bowl Halftime Show; the conversation surrounding the Stanford rape case; the *personally disappointing* selection of America's 2016 presidential candidates; and the continuation of… Continue reading Let’s get personal.

uptown, downtown, and all around

Yesterday I arrived back home from my short trip to New York and, although I had a wonderful visit, I'm glad to be back where the pace is a bit slower (and everything is a lot cheaper). I got to check out the Guggenheim Museum, see some high school friends play at the Jazz Gallery,… Continue reading uptown, downtown, and all around

AMP Trio- m(y)our world

  This week's byrdcall is that of a group very near and dear to my heart: AMP Trio. At first glance it might be easy to notice that their names Addison Frei (piano), Matt Young (drums), and Perrin Grace (bass) generate the acronym "AMP", but at first listen one realizes that their union of names… Continue reading AMP Trio- m(y)our world