Tigran Hamasyan Trio – Mockroot Concert

If you’re into Jazz/Nu Jazz, you have to listen to/watch this concert by the Tigran Hamasyan Trio. Tigran plays some of his material from his new album Mockroot.

It gets pretty intense sometimes and I just love the bass line and the sound that the bass puts out, especially turned up loud with some really nice over-ear headphones.

You can hear what I mean really clearly in Drip at 58:58.

Tigran is an awesome musician and he always has top class musicians accompanying him.

His trio at one stage included the drummer Mark Giuliana, who has also played with Avishai Cohen and Dhafer Youssef.

You can also hear Tigran’s touch on the piano with Dhafer Youssef on his Abu Nawas Rhapsody album.

There’s another guy you want to get to know, by the way – check out this concert by Dhafer in Turkey from 2013.

The section from 10:30 is freakin’ awesome!

I get to chill to these tunes while I do my work – so cool!

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▶More amazing music from Josh Garrels – his new album “Home”

Home – Another great album from Josh Garrels

I love track 5 – “The Arrow”

Have a listen below, he hits some pretty high notes which make the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. Very cool!

Tigran Hamasyan – The Court Jester

One commenter to this video says it just as succinctly as the most erudite music critic ever could – “Holy Smokes!”

Just listen.

Areni Agbabian

Tigran Hamasyan “Shadow Theater” – The Court Jester Official – YouTube.

Hear more from his latest album Shadow Theater here on YouTube:

The Poet

Road Song

Alternative Universe – Holy Smokes again! Impressive stuff!

 

Hiromi The Trio Project performing “Alive”

Another nice piece of Progressive Jazz from the Trio Project with Hiromi Uehara, bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips.

Anthony Jackson has played with Paul Simon, The O’Jays, Steely Dan and Chick Corea amongst others.

Simon Phillips has played with Toto, The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce as well as the heart thumping double bass drums of Mike Oldfield’s “Crises” (skip to about 17:00 into the Crises video to hear Simon go mental).

Lovely.

▶ Hiromi The Trio Project performing “Alive” live in the studio – YouTube.

 

Read more about Hiromi at her website: http://www.hiromimusic.com/ .

Pinoy Ako by UchuSentai:Noiz

“I am Philippino” which is apparently what Pinoy Ako means, is the title to this song by Japanese rock band UchuSentai:Noiz.

I reckon on some days, if you were to open my skull and look for my brain, this video is what you might find there instead.

 

 

Quite disturbing.

 

 

“White Owl” by Josh Garrels

For the second morning in a row, I’ve heard this song on the local Christian radio station on my way to work.

It’s by the Christian musician Josh Garrels whose musical style is described as ” a genre-blending mix of folk and hip hop” with “a voice that is sometimes beatific, sometimes brazen. Garrels’ songs explore themes of compassion, hope, longing, and liberation.”

My musical taste is somewhat esoteric, I guess, so to my ears a lot of contemporary Christian music is very bland and samey, merely imitating secular music, rather than rising above it.

For me, though, Josh Garrels’ music soars above a lot of both the secular and Christian music I come across.

Josh has made a new fan in me.

Have listen to White Owl below and form your own opinion.

I also love Slip Away below: