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Making Music Modern

I was awed when I saw the Picasso exhibition at MoMA. I am an art collector but adore contemporary art. Ever since that exhibition, I became a MoMA subscriber, and their new offering of music instruments inspired this post. The pocket synthesizers have clever design and are the ultimate in portability. And the Seaboard keyboard places sound manipulation in the silicone keys, as you play them. See the entire collectio
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Jazzy Funky Fred

This summer, jazz bassist, Michael Bowie, ingeniously offered donors to his band’s — Sine Qua Non — upcoming CD, attendance to their recording session featuring iconic trombonist, Fred Wesley. With my Music Director, Lincoln Ross, being a trombonist and huge fan of Wesley, I went for Bowie’s offer. But quite honestly, my craziness for Parliament Funkadelic may have had something to do with the
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Assistant Professor of Music Technology!

When Dr. William E. Smith sent me a LinkedIn connection request, I couldn’t wait to reply in hopes of an opportunity to chat with him about his work as Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Bowie State University, in Bowie, Maryland.  After a little Googling, I realized that he is the saxophonist from The W.E.S. Group, an established, jazz band in the Washington, D.C. area. I enjoyed interviewing Will and hearin
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Nori at the Board

                  A day at the studio with daddy, Kanye West! Photo courtesy Kim Kardashian.  
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Jazz Producer Incognito

Today, I am sharing my AllAboutJazz.com article about Sony Hip Hop producer, BuBu the Producer. Yes, I know.  I’m a jazz artist.  And yes, BuBu is a Hip Hop producer. Learn how this can turn out!  Check out Jazz Incognito.  
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Love Demos

Highlighting some of the demos from my upcoming album, Love, today.  Led by several producers and engineers, the tracks were recorded at Cue Recording Studios and Asiatic Studios in Oxon Hill, MD.  The 13-track project will be mastered at Masterwork Recording. Do let me know what you think?  
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Cue Recording Studios :: Falls Church, VA :: USA

With a commitment to feature recording studios that have partnered with RP101, it is no wonder that Cue Recording Studios in Falls Church, VA is featured first.  I have recorded the bulk of my tracks at Cue, and they have hosted our RP101 tours. Cue is a Grammy-award-winning recording studio in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  In addition to offering top-notch gear (including a beautiful Yamaha grand piano),
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Introducing Recording Project 101

Talent’s important. But it can only take a musician so far. Creating and recording an album is glamorous and exciting, but it takes a lot more than great sound to make it in the music business. Upfront but behind-the-scenes work – like planning, budgeting and hiring – are as critical to the quality of an album as vocals, yet receive far less coaching. That’s where Recording Project 101® comes in.
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