Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ryan Moats Incident

I can't believe this...I don't even know what to say...SMH

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Before the Music Dies

i saw this posted on facebook. i made the following comments about it:

"thanks for posting this man...somewhat frustrating to watch though. branford marsalis was saying that shit about how no one liked ornette or coltrane for 5 years and that was true, but look at what happened to them and how people ended up embracing their music. that so many artists trying to do new things today never get a chance because they don't fit the "formula" is epic bullshit. i feel like i have to look so hard to find interesting artists to listen to...damn.

i love being a nerd and doing all the research to try and find new artists that i connect with and that are doing new things, but it's hard work and it shouldn't have to be that way. that music that i look so hard to find should COME TO ME! but it doesn't because of what this documentary talks about. what have we really heard since hip hop?"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Slow Jammin' the News

BMW Z4 Coolest Commercial Ever

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Make Your Own Remix

It seems a lot of bands are releasing stems these days as part of some "remix contest" or whatever. I might throw these in Logic and mess around with them, or maybe do a Koplant No thing. Either way, it's really cool to listen to each of the tracks individually.

From the JFJO website:

Just download the eight 'stem' tracks that make up Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's 'Tetherball Triumph,' and get started on creating your own 'Tetherball Triumph' remix! Enter your email below and we'll send you the 'stems' so you can get started. Then get creative and do your thing, chop it up, add some effects, a new beat, whatever you want. When you're all done email your creation in mp3 format to remix@jfjo.com. We'll upload all remixes to the player on this page for all to hear. You have until May 1st to submit your mix. JFJO will then vote on their favorite remix. The winning mix will be featured on jfjo.com, myspace, facebook, etc. The creator of the mix will receive 2 copies of the Lil Tae Rides Again vinyl, a copy of the Lil Tae Rides Again CD, a new JFJO tshirt, tickets to the next JFJO show in their city, and more! So what are you waiting for? Enter your email and start remixing now!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


This dude is one bizarre, interesting individual. I can't wait to see this film.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Koplant No...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm getting VERY excited about Koplant No. We played a song that Joel brought in last night. We rehearsed it for an hour or so and then performed it a few hours later. I didn't even bring my trumpet to the gig, I exclusively played my laptop/keyboard controller and I think it came off pretty well. I was, however, very nervous playing a brand new song on an instrument that I've never performed with before (I am a trumpet player, I am NOT a piano player). Below I have posted a recording from our afternoon rehearsal...we actually polished quite a bit of stuff from here but have a listen anyway.

We're going into the studio next month...stay tuned...

Click HERE to listen.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Mercury" - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Mercury from moriza on Vimeo.

Update: I just received an email from the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble's production assistant. Here is an excerpt:

Recently, you posted on your f.mm: the tiny trumpet sessions blog about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. As a fellow fan of the band, I wanted to personally let you know that a feature length documentary about Hypnotic is scheduled for completion later this year. We’ve been shooting for 3 years, following them from their homes in Chicago, to the streets of New York, to stages all over the world. The film also tracks their unique upbringing on the South Side of Chicago.

We are halfway through production and want to keep you updated about the progress of the documentary. Let us know the best way to keep in touch, preferably an e-mail address.

Stay tuned...

Monday, March 2, 2009


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"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke