“Switched-on SRS” stem kit series inspired by Wendy Carlos

I put together this video documenting the creation of Sample Replay Society’s new stem kit series, “Switched-on SRS,” curated by G Koop & O-man and inspired by the legendary Wendy Carlos.

We deconstructed and painstakingly (and respectfully) re-constructed 3 Bach preludes and one Fugue at G Koop’s incredible studio “Fuzz Deluxxe” in Oakland, CA, utilizing his impressive collection of vintage gear and synthesizers.  The multi-track recording sessions are made available, royalty-free, to producers in need of samples for music-making.

Here are the four beats Koop made to demonstrate the versatility of Bach’s mastery in a hip-hop context (all from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1):

F#minor Prelude
Cminor Prelude
Fminor Prelude
C#minor Fugue

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Thought my students would enjoy this note-reading app demo

Notefighter is an app-in-progress that lets you ninja-kick your way to note-identification.  It is in its demo stages right now, but go take a look at http://www.notefighter.net

Bird Is The Worm reviews “Indian Summer”

Thank you to http://www.BirdIsTheWord.com for a glowing review of “Indian Summer.”

You can see the review here, and please follow @BirdIsTheWorm on Twitter.

PJCE Records Showcase for the PDX Jazz Festival

Much obliged to PJCE who helped me release my debut album with Dan Duval, then they featured me at the Portland Jazz Festival with some amazing musicians. I love having new friends in Portland.

“Indian Summer” by Andrew Boxill

My student and friend Andrew Boxill wrote a beautiful tune that I will be recording later this year for my upcoming album.  I wanted to capture his performance of his composition, so I grabbed a camera.

Please forgive the shaky audio quality and the rough camera-work.  I love this piece, and I love Andrew’s performance.  Enjoy!

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