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High Scores: Kristofer Maddigan’s Big Band Soundtrack for “Cuphead” « Bandcamp Daily
"What would video game music sound like if Duke Ellington or Benny Goodman were writing for that medium and not for the concert stage?" And from there, what happens is delightful. Lovely stuff from Kristofer Maddigan.
music  ragtime  jazz  bigband  videogames  cuphead 
4 weeks ago by infovore
Not only but also … remembering Dudley Moore the jazz pianist | Music | The Guardian
Lovely article on Dudley Moore's jazz playing; I'd always enjoyed what I'd heard of it, but this gives a broader overview. That take on 'My Blue Heaven' is just great.
jazz  dudleymoore  music  writing 
april 2015 by infovore
Donald Fagen Concepts For Jazz/Rock Piano - YouTube
75 minutes of Donald Fagen talks to Warren Bernhardt about composition, voicing, and runs through some Steely Dan and solo stuff. The explanation of the voicing on Peg is worth your time alone. So much in here - and nice filming of _hands_ for once.
piano  jazz  rock  donaldfagen  steelydan  video  instructional 
july 2014 by infovore
Serious Jazz, Celtic Punk on RBN | Plastic Axe
"I saw these two videos of Rock Band Network tracks over at RBDLC and couldn’t resist sharing them. The first is a serious jazz tune: “Footloose and Fancy Free” by Bill Bruford’s Earthworks. The thing that’s interesting about this is that the “guitar” track is actually piano — something Guitar Hero has done in the past but Rock Band has generally shied away from. But what’s even neater is that the “vocal” track is actually a sax line, intended (one would assume) to be played with a sax or other horn; the “lyrics” are simply the notes being played." There's no question that building tunes for RBN is hard wokr, but god, this Bill Bruford video is stonking, and the sax-as-vocal idea is cracking.
jazz  rockband  rhythmaction  music  games  rockbandnetwork 
january 2010 by infovore
A Different Kind of Blue — The Bygone Bureau
"Kevin Nguyen talks to the minds behind Kind of Bloop, a chiptune cover album of cool jazz masterpiece Kind of Blue." A good interview with some of the Kind of Bloop gang; Shnabubula's "All Blues" is utterly marvellous, so it's nice to hear more from the artist.
kindofbloop  music  chiptunes  interview  jazz 
august 2009 by infovore
Michal Levy » Giant Steps
"When I listen to music I see colors and shapes and when I watch visual art I hear sounds. I wanted to express my sensing of shapes, colors and music in this short animation." Delightful animatino from Michal Levy. Made me grin a lot.
animation  graphics  motion  design  johncoltrane  jazz  music  grid 
july 2008 by infovore

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