Your Band Is Boring

Your Band Is Boring

I’m writing today from a couch that I didn’t choose or buy but that I agreed to host in my living room temporarily, temporarily now being forever, it seems. It has since hosted many guests of house concerts featuring musicians from all over the country. I was supposed to be writing from a bus that was going to take me from Des Moines to Omaha for a solo performance tonight. The show is still on but damn that bus was leaving early and I made the executive decision to find a different way to the show. It’s going to be fine.

The Other Side Of The Glass: Good Studio Practices

The Other Side Of The Glass: Good Studio Practices

Jeremy Bartelt began his musical life as a small child studying piano, brass, and vocal music. Through middle school and high school he won numerous awards and was a member of prestigious ensembles. In college, as a bass trombone major, he was invited to the Aspen Summer Music Festival and toured Eastern Europe playing with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Symphony Orchestra. Right around the time of this tour, Jeremy had decided his new music love, studio recording, was what he wanted to concentrate on. After completing the recording arts program at FullSail University, he “switched to the other side of the glass” and became a studio engineer...

S.Carey on Bill Evans Trio - "Waltz For Debby"

S.Carey on Bill Evans Trio - "Waltz For Debby"

I discovered Bill Evans in college. I mean, I had heard him many times before, on Miles Davis recordings (Kind of Blue most prominently). In fact, up at Shell Lake Jazz camp when I was 16, I transcribed part of Miles' solo on "So What" for vibraphone. How nerdy of me. Anyways, I had been listening to Bill Evans for a while, but the first time I heard his trio, I knew it was something different.