Tag Archives: Jazz

#andscene: ep. 1.4.27

mood: romantic naturalism, #savagebeauty.

ring: there was a boy, a very strange enchanted boy… they say he wandered very far, very far, over land and sea… a little shy, and sad of eyes, but very wise was he… and then one day, one #magic day, he passed my way… and while we spoke of many things, fools and #kings, this he said to me: ‘the greatest thing, you’ll ever learn, is just to #love… and be loved in return…’

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#andscene: ep. 12.23.27

mood: “Mom was an #import. Dad was a 40.” … #face of a decade.

ring: summertime and the livin’ is easy… your daddy’s rich and your mama’s good-looking, so hush little baby, don’t you cry… one of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing, you’re gonna spread your #wings and you’ll take to the sky. but until that morning, there ain’t nothing gonna harm you, with your mama and daddy standing by…

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Vinyl Cut Prose: “Cheek to Cheek” – Lady GaGa, Tony Bennett

Cheek to Cheek is an aural alloy of the most masterful. Elements converge in a record album of jazz standards and one-take suzies, tears and tempos, fine-tuned fibres of the greatest art form to emerge from this American soil… classical and contemporary pillars found a musical canon of the most necessary, that which maintains the known order between high art and popular culture by collaboration and hybrid creation… in its pairing of Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa, the immense everything of said reality (think about it, think harder) Cheek to Cheek is ARTPOP, Vol. II.

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If, IF I were to blinkk this I’d probably say… don’t rush it, let it linger and waft along those invisible currents only the audible architects can manage to manipulate with their coursing lyrics and lifted crescendos…

For a girl who doesn’t wear pants, who dons only the holiest of stockings… and for a gentleman who watches an industry of beat-backed four-letter woes, where he once wailed infinite rhythms of legendary prose – anything goes. What’s old is new, and what’s new is never lost, just hidden beneath the aura of pop culture:

[Tony Bennett:]
The world has gone mad today
And good’s bad today

[Lady Gaga:]
And day’s night today
And black’s white today

[Tony Bennett:]
When most guys today that women prize today

[Lady Gaga:]
Are just silly gigolos

Heaven… I’m in Heaven… rocket number nine blast off to the planet: Heaven. Upon the melodious manifesto of eponymous nomination, one must step back from the phonograph and ask themselves: “What is an artRAVE, really and truly, beyond a neon-flashed, adrenaline-fueled speakeasy of the cheekiest nature? Boy…” When is the last time you saw divinely choreographed dialogues between musically-driven facades and figures… dancing and bad romancing in the elevated state of sonic sublime…

It was at this point in time when I pressed pause and decided, this is not a blinkk… I cannot contain the breadth of this “beat.” So, I tried something new… I riffed for a few… fifteen to be generally exact… because, well, this is The Fame... part forever and always.

 

FIFTEEN MINUTE TRANSCRIPTION

I riffed about Cheek to Cheek for fourteen minutes and fifteen seconds into a recording device. This is the verbatim transcription:

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My-Fi: Wes Montgomery

Mr. Wes is in the building…

Don’t worry about reading… enjoy the sounds, and focus your mind on nothing more than the natural exchange of simply breathing… just settle down, calm your nerves, and fall into the rhythmic splendor that is Wes Montgomery’s swelteringly smooth mood… A day in the life of the sonic summertime Cyrano, right around midnight…

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The Reel: “Reminiscent Twilight” – Ace Fillmore, Miles Davis

A cinematic parallel capturing the aesthetics of Miles Davis’ psychedelic fusion jazz masterpiece.

 

“Reminiscent Twilight” … the perfect description for an album that looks back to the classic age of jazz, and simultaneously ahead toward the future of innovated sound – acoustic distortions so tangible you can taste them, feel them on your fingertips…

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EP. 23.2: Man Down, and Stormy Mixology #cienfuegos

A splash of symphonics, a dose of distilled spirits, twist of turntablism on tap, chilled swelter of the most aurally intoxicating blend… resting forever assured it will satisfy most any fiending trap… Mix me a beat fit for the most keen of tongues, and cultured of eardrums… intoxicate me: i’m a lush #inthelyricalsense

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