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Episode Three

March 30th, 2009
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You know those guys who want to be Olympic cyclists but just can’t be bothered with the early mornings, incessant Weetbix eating and chafed nether regions?  You know how they placate their unfulfilled ambitions by buying the latest, greatest and shiniest gear they can find?  They get the bike hand-tuned by a little old man who lives in Belgium,  lights so bright they could dazzle the sun and the kind of figure-hugging attire generally only seen in the kind of films favoured by the Home Secretary’s husband? Read more…

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Interview: Starr Parodi

March 27th, 2009
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There aren’t many pianists who have scored scores of films (The Last Samurai, X-Men 3, The Last Holiday, War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible, Failure to Launch, Everyone’s Hero, Akeelah & The Bee, A Good Year, Flight 93, etc…), released solo albums and won countless industry awards.  But then again most pianists aren’t like Starr Parodi.

GetJazzical was fortunate enough to have a chat with Starr recently and ask her about how she got into film scoring, future projects and what it’s like to have a five year old totter about your recording studio!  We’re sure you’ll enjoy this dynamic, hard-working and talented artist and encourage you to check out her excellent new CD ‘Common Places‘ which you can preview (and buy from) amazon, CD Baby, iTunes or from Starr’s own website.

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Episode Two

March 16th, 2009
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After our launch two weeks ago we’ve been amazed at the positive, constructive and ebullient feedback that has graced the GetJazzical mailbox. It seems that there really is a burgeoning contemporary classical and jazz scene out there and they are hungry! So thank you for getting in touch and allowing us to play your pioneering and progressive music. This week we’ve got the funky, fantastic Belleruche, a man who TIME magazine called “An exceptionally accomplished all-around musician.” The awesome Aussie Fourplay String Quartet, the sublime German Alony and finally a resonating track by Starr Parodi who we are fortunate enough to be interviewing for next weeks’ podcast. It’s a real treat ladies and gents, enjoy

Featured tracks: “Anything you want (not that)” -Belleruche, “Just Like U Said It Would B” – FourPlay String Quartet “Breathe” – Dave Eggar, “Lights” -Alony, “Common Places” – Starr Parodi


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Eric Lewis at TED

March 13th, 2009
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Eric Lewis is an incredible experimental jazz/rock pianist from New Jersey.  He performed this february at TED and think you’ll agree that this performance shows how exciting and challenging classically inspired music can still be.  Eric melds discordant notes with shockingly beautiful and subtle melody and his music is underpinned by a rich narrative.  At least that’s what I think!

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Twits

March 8th, 2009
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twitterFar from us to buck the latest fads and fashions, GetJazzical has joined the twittering classes with gusto and glee. From now on you can find us changing the classical and jazz world one tweet at a time!  Just click here or click the giant blue logo to your left to stay in constant stalker-like contact.

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