John Coltrane’s Giant Steps shook up the world of jazz with its release in 1960, and quickly established itself as a classic album – a keep reading »
Seeing Raul Midon live on stage is a singular, incomparable event in the life of a music lover. Luckily for us, Midon saw fit to capture such a momentous occasion live for the world to share. While his three studio albums, especially the 2005 Arif Mardin produced tour de force State of Mind, are clinics on thoughtful, power-packed song craft and wildly dynamic singing, those who’ve never experienced him in person are deprived of witnessing Raul Midon in his purest form.
Earlier this year Raul Midon hit Joe’s Pub in New York City for a two-night live recording experience featuring both new and classic songs from keep reading »
I think from a pure writing standpoint, Synthesis is the best overall written album that I’ve done. I think my songwriting has gotten better; that’s my perception. From an artistic, musical point of view, we may have gone a little into making the record that you make with those musicians as opposed to a record that is my particular artistic perception in terms of the sound of it. If I had to do Synthesis over, there are some things I’d do different in terms of the sound of it, because it goes a bit into the generic, because you have all these musicians and they play what they play.
Check out our joint OKPTV and Revivalist video exclusive capturing the excitement surrounding Soulive’s October performance at Terminal 5 featuring, as always, a slew of intriguing special guests. The Revivalist feature focuses on Soulive with some exclusive concert footage, interviews, and more with a look into Roy Hargrove’s special performance with the Soulive musicians.