Category Archives: The Music Industry

R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Aretha Franklin, Rest In Power)

I am thankful for her musical gift. NPR Tribute to The Queen Of Soul ::: oceans of rhythm ::: Fresh!

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Jazz Funk Soul – An Interview w/Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, & Everette Harp

Greetings All. Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing three heavyweights in the genres of contemporary jazz, smooth jazz, and R&B. While each genre isn’t solely associated one to each musician, they all shine in those areas (their expansive … Continue reading

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That’s The Way I Like It (B-side) – Slave/New Plateau (1984)

Crew… What’s up? Over the last month or so, I keep finding out real good things about Slave that I never knew about. Through the tribute post I did for Mr. Mark in March, I’ve received some great comments, an … Continue reading

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Future Music – In Studio With | Dennis Ferrer

Greetings crew… Hope all is well with you. Over the weekendI picked up the April 2011 edition of Future Music , my favorite magazine on music production technology. In this edition, there’s an article on Dennis Ferrer, a long time … Continue reading

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Mint Condition – “7”: A review and sample flip

‘Sup crew… Being the BIG MC fan that I am, I picked up “7” the day it dropped. I got it at Best Buy for the five bonus tracks all though REAL MC fans know that there are only 4 … Continue reading

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Jeff Lorber Fusion: Rams Head On Stage – 30 Mar 11

Greetings all… I had the pleasure, along with my recording, biz partner, and friend, Dan, in seeing Jeff Lorber Fusion at Rams Head On Stage, in Annapolis, MD tonite. The tour is to showcase tunes from his Grammy nominated release … Continue reading

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A Tribute to “The Hansolor” – Mark Adams of Slave

Mark Adams Tribute Intro Greetings fans… Many of you have heard of the passing of Mark Adams, THE bass legend of Slave. For fans and musicians, this is a shock, especially at the age he was. Even in his passing, … Continue reading

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Apple’s Logic Studio 8 Tutorials

Though there are rumors of Logic 10 on the horizon, I thought I’d post tutes for Logic 8, the DAW of choice for me. Logic 8 Overview Logic 8 Recording Logic 8 Arranging Logic 8 Overdubbing Logic 8 Editing Audio … Continue reading

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Sampling and Music Composition- A “Fresh” Perspective. Pt. 3: Presently Speaking

Native Instruments’ Maschine Crew, Hello. Here I am, back with the final installment of this blog post. Took the day off (Happy Birthday to me), sitting in Starbucks, finishing up this blog post. Listening to Foreign Exchange’s “Authenticity” (superb new … Continue reading

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Sampling and Music Composition – A “Fresh” Perspective. Pt 2 – Sampling/Interpolation/Legalities

Photo Credit: Akai MPC 2500 w/black pads by: ficusrock Greetings crew… Hope all is well with you. I’ve finally gotten around to Pt 2 of this series. In Part 1, I gave a brief history of sampling and, specifically, the … Continue reading

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