Hey there friends, I hope this finds everyone healthy and happy. I haven't been to Reso Nation in a bit and figured I'd drop by and post a little bit of what I've been messing with. This video was actually based on a school project. I'm a jazz piano student at UNCA right now and have really really been enjoying it. Part of what I had to do with this tune was include a variety of 'scales' as sources for some of the improvisation...Octatonic (or half-whole), whole tone, Altered and Mixolydian b9 b13, etc. Sounds kinda fancy if you're unfamiliar with them, but they essentially just highlight the important parts of the melody against what would otherwise be pretty recognizable chords. I'm working on transferring all the piano ideas to the dobro to try and deepen my connection to idiomatic jazz phrasing. I kinda love the melodies more than anything...the way they bounce of the harmonies in the chords is really beautiful in this music.read more »
Happy Friday, dobro friends (fiends)! We're counting down 4 more weeks til we release The Billy Sea's debut album. This week's vid is a kind of Frisell/Nashville'ish tune that Jake (bass) brought to the group.
This be the next in a weekly video release leading up to our Asheville CD release show in July. This tune unfolds slowly but ends up being a bit of a burner. Thanks for checking these out and for the comments on the previous weeks vid!
In case anyone has a sec to comment on this vid publicly, it's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqVGsH8r5Cw
Facebook link for the band: https://www.facebook.com/TheBillySea
Also, while the album isn't officially released, people have been finding it online so I'll post the link...we have little to no idea how to really do a proper release anyways so what's a 'date' in the grand scheme of things ?!
Thanks to all the Dobro friends!
Hello there dobro friends. I've got a debut CD release coming up with my buddies from The Billy Sea and am going to be releasing a vid a week leading up to the party in July. If anyone's around Asheville in July, it'll be at the Isis Theatre on July 13! The album is called 'Global Americana' and the music kinda dances around some familiar Appalachian acoustic sounds and at times gets into some 'globally' influenced rhythms and melodies.
youtube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO4xCREdjhI
I hope everyone is having a sweet and safe spring! All the best, Billy