Sunday, February 21, 2010
Podcast - Tuba Jazz
I recorded this podcast using the digital audio editor Audacity. The sound clip is a sample from the recently released album my Tony Underwood "Tuba Mirum". This project featured the tuba as the leading instrumental voice, which show cases the tuba within the framework of various settings and genres. The album was recorded using Pro-Tools and only using the studio for mastering. The title of song presented in this podcast is "Keepit Low to Tha Ground", a reference to the low frequency of the tuba which was used for many years as the bass or bottom, before the string bass gained popularity throughout the jazz world. It is a subtle merging of jazz riffs and phrasings with a contemporary R&B groove and an under current of vocal reflections. All of the tracks on this album showcase the tuba in setting not customary for the Tuba. This is one of the reasons we decided to do this project. To acquaint listeners with the beautiful rich full sounds of the melodic and soothing and unique sound of the tuba. By the way the Tuba player, Tony Underwood, is a classically trained Yale grad. who has also performed and recorded with some of the premier musicians in jazz. Hope you like the clip. My podcast voice sounds so contrived, like a radio personality or something. Anyway, it was fun.