Indie Music Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio It s Time

by Germar Derron img border 0 data-original-height 533 data-original-width 800 height 266 src https 2 bp blogspot com -4C13ANMH7fA W nJWbRTz-I AAAAAAAAEYI 18G 12fmi0csTCilKsTZEbGzXIi0ixc4QCLcBGAs s400 trio jpg width 400 It s Time nbsp does for jazz what early Kanye did for rap Take a breath I ll explain For all of his issues and there are many Kanye brought rap to the masses It has to be the most popular form of music nationwide and arguably worldwide I Googled it is as of 2017 Kanye made the genre accessible Listeners could be fans without being gangstas but also they could be gangstas Fans could be classically trained musicians beat-boxers rockstars or all three On It s Time anyone can enjoy the rhythm and feel of jazz without being an intellectual a musician or even a music lover And it s so much more than that Overall Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio provides the best lounge experience–sans smoke years ago bad pickup lines or leaving your home–possible The album really feels live Trust me Most of my life in music is a loop of me in venues mixing jazz combos for minimum wage I felt that here That s hard to do digitally especially without cheesy applause and without bringing your recording rig to your live gig Earlier I called the project accessible maybe I meant consumable No that doesn t work either nbsp img border 0 data-original-height 1600 data-original-width 1106 height 320 src https 1 bp blogspot com -KuGwVeHe6ls W nJXe8LcGI AAAAAAAAEYM 7UBAM6ZgG3I jMSmy4a8frfzepj8Azr5ACLcBGAs s320 rad jpg width 220 Forever Day by Day is maybe the best example of what I mean Clearly throughout they are musicians musicians It s a mature sound But then here the chorus kicks in and it transforms into something that is instantly familiar innately warm and fuzzy It s a traditional hook in the midst of something more complex and meaningful and it works 10 Miles to Empty continues what I loved about Forever Day by Day It feels light and breezy Often talented people take their talent too seriously In music that often sounds dark heavy technical and maybe too realistic But most of us already live complex lives I like to feel cool breezes when I listen to tracks Here my ears are super chilly Then immediately on Dinner for One the album transitions to the serious And it s okay Typically if I hear keys and a rich lead vocal I tune out But in this case it s a nice break from the album s easy breezy opening Additionally it s nice storytelling It s the type of song and subject matter that might have been popular a couple of decades ago And at the end of the track they give us what we need–some of that serious musicianship I could listen to the last minute on repeat for about 30 minutes Honestly I wouldn t mind a song or album of just this Bartender Ask and ye shall receive The very next track Seven Days continues the instrumental bliss began on Dinner for One And once again I m at my favorite spot sipping my favorite drink even though I m sitting on my couch with a game on in the background With no disrespect to rad s vocal Seven Days is the groove that I ll wear down and out The amount of genre bending and blending throughout the album displays prowess and versatility It doesn t seem disconnected or arbitrary Yes jazz Yes soul Yes funk But more specifically I m hearing Michael Prince Stevie and Donnie not Donny I like it Maybe some of the credit should go to the mixing engineer There s an uncommon clarity throughout I know it s due to a combination of mic placement and selection EQ and maybe dynamics processing But what I feel is a perfect balance Maybe that s what I like best here I didn t so much listen or hear–I felt this img src http feeds feedburner com ff LookToTheCookie d yIl2AUoC8zA border 0 img img src http feeds feedburner com ff LookToTheCookie i yMN0tsMPwwU z6tfKcL55LU F7zBnMyn0Lo border 0 img img src http feeds feedburner com ff LookToTheCookie d 7Q72WNTAKBA border 0 img img src http feeds feedburner com ff LookToTheCookie i yMN0tsMPwwU z6tfKcL55LU V sGLiPBpWU border 0 img img src http feeds feedburner com ff LookToTheCookie i yMN0tsMPwwU z6tfKcL55LU gIN9vFwOqvQ border 0 img img src http feeds feedburner com ff LookToTheCookie d l6gmwiTKsz0 border 0 img img src http feeds feedburner com ff LookToTheCookie d qj6IDK7rITs border 0 img img src http feeds feedburner com ff LookToTheCookie d TzevzKxY174 border 0 img img src http feeds feedburner com ff LookToTheCookie d 63t7Ie-LG7Y border 0 img img src http feeds feedburner com r LookToTheCookie 4 yMN0tsMPwwU height 1 width 1 alt Click here to visit this podcast episode