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Music Monday: “Roll It Back”

This week’s Music Monday showcases my favorite track from the Chicago-based group Low Spark: “Roll It Back”. Check it out! A couple years ago a buddy of mine took me out to Chicago’s Lincoln Park area to see some local music at the bar AliveOne. There was a weekly band that played every Thursday night…

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Music Monday: “Bye Bye Blackbird”

This week’s Music Monday entry features “Bye Bye Blackbird” by the American jazz legend Miles Davis. Check it out!   My song choice this week illustrates the exact moment I remember deciding I had to be a jazz musician. I grew up with Bach organ music and orchestral pieces because my father was a church…

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Music Monday: “White Sky”

This week’s Music Monday entry features “White Sky” by the indie pop rock group Vampire Weekend. Check it out!   I love Vampire Weekend and I especially enjoy listening to them in the morning. I find their musical stylings give me an extra bounce to my step. The light vocal lines have a pleasant, nimble…

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Music Monday: “Stand By Me”

This week’s Music Monday is a special entry for yesterday’s Father’s Day. In honor of my dad I decided to share our backyard rendition of “Stand By Me”.  Check it out!   A couple summers ago my father had to plug into his chemo port and steroid buzz bi-weekly to kick his cancer’s ass. Those…

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Music Monday: “I Want You Back”

This week’s Music Monday entry will showcase a cover from band Lake Street Dive of “I Want You Back”. Check it out!   Originally a Jackson 5 hit that I love. This is a really fresh take that slows it down and exposes all the individual melodic lines from the bass on up. Love how…

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Music Monday: “Women Of The World”

This week’s Music Monday entry will showcase the work of American jazz and R&B trumpeter and vocalist Donald Byrd with his track “Women Of the World”. Check it out!   I was first turned on to Byrd in college. At the time I was working on a music recording project for a class and was…

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