Tag: cool

  • Idea / Invention: Music recordings that sound different on each play

    I had a neat idea as I was driving to a gig. I get really fed up with the recordings (stack of cd’s) in my car as I’ve listened to them so many times, and every time I listen to them, they are the same! I thought, why not make a recording that sounds different […]

  • Jam session recording: Geoff Peters and Gustavo Lacerda

    I had a music jam today with my friend Gustavo. He is multi-talented and plays many instruments. Today he brought along his violin. You can grab the Mp3’s we made here, or use the players below! Minor Swing (folk music style swing tune with violin and piano) Upbeat Evil Castle (violin, synth (i)pad, synth bass, […]

  • Live gig recording: Julian N. and Geoff Peters (alto sax and piano jazz duet)

    I played piano at a wedding with my friend Julian N., a saxophonist and composer. Julian is a student at Humber College in Toronto. You can view his myspace page by clicking here. Here is a track listing with links to the individual videos: Stella by Starlight (Victor Young) Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham) Out of […]

  • Owl City’s Playlist: Music To Eat Pizza To

    I saw a post on the imeem home page about an electronic pop band called Owl City (which, incidentally, is really popular: their Myspace page has over 12 million views). Adam Young from Owl City has put together a music playlist on imeem entitled “Music To Eat Pizza To”, and I think this is a […]

  • Amazing short film: The Big Snit (Richard Condie)

    If you’ve got 10 minutes, check out this amazing animated film called The Big Snit (by Canadian animator and film maker Richard Condie). Wikipedia says: Condie’s best known animated work is 1985’s The Big Snit, an offbeat parable about marriage, Scrabble, sawing, and nuclear war. The Big Snit was nominated for an Oscar and won […]

  • Song of the Week: Stars by Kate McGarry

    I just discovered the music of jazz vocalist Kate McGarry (view her page on All About Jazz, her website, or her myspace). She has a really contemporary and modern sound, a bit similar to Bjork but with the passion and intensity of some of the classic “old school” vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. […]

  • CATcerto – a cat plays the piano with an orchestra

    This is simply amazing. Lithuanian conductor and composer Mindaugas Piečaitis found videos on Youtube of a very talented, musical cat, Nora the Piano Cat and decided to write a concerto for her. The concerto, called CATcerto (web site) was first performed by Nora and the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania on June 5th 2009. The […]

  • Chick Corea and Hiromi play Windows

    Found a nice recording of Chick Corea and Hiromi Uehara playing Chick Corea’s wonderful tune, Windows. Click here to listen on Imeem or feel free to use the player below. Windows – Chick Corea & Hiromi

  • Flash Animation – John Coltrane’s Giant Steps

    Geof just emailed me a link to an amazing Flash animation that goes along with Coltrane’s famous Giant Steps solo (click here). When I was playing saxophone I attempted to transcribe that entire famous solo and play it note-for-note, but I only managed to transcribe the first 30 seconds of it (that took several weeks) […]