Sessions Music Series...
The idea behind my music series 'Sessions' came from an outgrowth of the many jam sessions I’ve participated in NYC over the past few years. The fun aspect of creating music on the fly is you never know what will happen! Some wonderful musical ideas come out of nowhere, while others fall flat. But that’s the excitement of collaborating with musicians you’ve never worked with before. Everyone has something unique to say musically, while at the same time everyone is vulnerable trying to express it. And foremost, it is an educational process for those playing the jam.
Each episode of 'Sessions' features a group of musicians, many of whom never performed together or even met one another, put together an arrangement of a song on the fly in about an hour and then record the song, with the hope that something musically meaningful comes out at the end.
"It's the group sound that's important, even when you're playing a solo. You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That's jazz." - Oscar Peterson
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written by Thelonius Monk
lyrics by Jon Hendricks
Sam Blakelock - guitar
written by Frankie Valli
Aleksi Glick - guitar
Matt Carroll - piano
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