Acknowledging appreciation of Jean-Michel Basquiat, musically thinking one anticipates contemporary electronics and toys. A kalimba and electronic guitar over an academic ensemble, albeit with flute flourishing, seems not to fully bask in the colours JMB. #pleasantsoundsallthesame
"Boy & Dog in a Johnnypump" is the first track from Joshua Green's album "Telepathy & Bop." The track is based on a work by the influential, graffiti-inspired artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The album features Green's 16-piece Cyborg Orchestra, which takes a quirky, colorful approach to melding modern jazz and contemporary classical music.
March 14, 2017
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I love jazz because it is both challenging and exhilarating, and the endeavor of improvisation is the highest form of art.
I met so many great musicians--including my two earliest heroes, Maynard Ferguson and Dizzy Gillespie--by attending concerts
and being willing to treat them with the respect they deserve.
The best show I ever attended was the Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman Song X concert at Cornell University.
The first jazz record I bought was an RCA compilation by Dizzy Gillespie.
My advice to new listeners is to not be afraid to listen to something because you're not familiar with the artists or the band or
the genre or anything - this is music that is best experienced through discovery.