Jazz

Learn the Ways of the Cool: How to Love Jazz in 10 Easy Albums

If you’re not very familiar with jazz music I can understand the overwhelming intimidation you might get from the idea of delving deeper into its realms. Structurally, jazz is more complex than the average radio pop anthem because of its improvised nature of multiple melodies and rhythms all working together. Complex time signatures, complex syncopation, complex accents, and seemingly random scales make jazz not the easiest form of music to ‘actively’ listen to, let alone play. I say actively because we all know the stereotypical misconception that jazz is elevator music. Each note counts, yet you find so many of them. Don’t panic. Be patient, it will start to sound more relevant with each listen. But where to start?...

Dhafer Youssef: Top 10 Songs

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); "Dhafer Youssef is a composer, singer and oud player. He developed an interest in jazz at an early...

Tom Waits: Top 15 Songs

// I discovered Tom waits accidentally when I was going through my brother's friends' external hard disk, and it was love at first listen. His voice...