Have you ever missed out on something great, because it didn't fit your limited understanding of what was great? How many people miss out on the greatest treasure of all? I've been creating some electronic music, which will be released on my own Canvas Concertos label, probably some time in March. When I played as … Continue reading FROM SEQUENCING TO SALVATION
My introduction to jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove a year ago was bittersweet. I saw him play a great gig with his talented band at "Jazz Alley" in Seattle, on the same day my first son went off to University to study music performance as a trumpet player.... I know little about the man, but something … Continue reading ‘BYE FOR NOW, ROY HARGROVE
Researchers at the University of Greater Heybridge in Essex, United Kingdom, have been working on a project which could be set to turn the music world upside down... Professor Scat “the cool cat” Higginbottom has been at the center of an advanced study, picking up from where the late and great Vivian Stanshall left off. … Continue reading CONTEMPORARY JAZZ HAMSTERS*
Bring on AI and the super-comedians-I don't see how they can be any worse than the real ones... Being originally British and a beneficiary of the fine and outstanding tradition of British comedy, I was conducting a little search for "British Comedy" last night on Youtube for something fresh or fairly recent to have a … Continue reading BRITISH COMEDY: DEAD AND BURIED
I once wrote a post titled "What should Church Music Sound Like?" The natural sequel to such a discussion, to my mind, has to be concerned with what worship should look like... This may seem like an odd question to some, but it's pretty straightforward really. When we all sit or stand in our churches those of … Continue reading WHAT SHOULD CHURCH MUSIC LOOK LIKE?