Cooking isn’t fun if you do it in silence. I love listening to music on my phone or playing a record while I read cookbooks or jump around in the kitchen. Occasionally I’ve posted playlists and reflections about music that has shaped my personality and my style, sharing thoughts about jazz and funk and soul. [...]
Spotify hasn’t left the Blue Note and soul jazz stations for a few months. I don’t know what’s going on, but I can’t stop listening to it. This Saturday is the Indianapolis Public Library’s booksale, and I can’t wait to see what jazz records I’ll stumble upon. The last sale was a huge success, and at [...]
Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza – add in travel, hotel/camping expenses, food and the actual ticket price and these summer music festivals are easily out of budget for this midwest girl. But hey, I don’t have to fly to California to get my groove on as long as I have Spotify. Yeah, I know, it’s not the [...]
Sampling in music refers to taking a portion or sample from a recording, like a riff or melody, and reusing it in another song. Can you point out what 21st century songs sampled these previous hits?
Jazz in the summer is happy, funky and wild, not like the slower, chilled notes of cold-weather jazz. I have an awesome “Chill” playlist on Spotify, but the heat has made me feel slightly antsy and unable to focus when I’m in my office chair. Instead of calming myself down, I speed the beats up [...]