Another great ride for this new edition of Fresh Taste!
The first 75 minutes is your usual journey into different styles and vibes of recently released music from around the world. Beats, hip hop, funk, soul, a touch of gospel and more jazzy stuff in the mix!
The last 45 minutes is all about jazz, starting with our final guest of 2020, brilliant saxophonist Mike Casey. After having multiple guests from our hometown of Montreal, it was only natural to go to Brooklyn to close the year! Mike is with us to talk about his new studio debut/visual album “Law of Attraction”, with a selection of 6 tracks from the project.
We close the show with two jazz cuts from Takuya Kuroda and Matthew Halsall.
Buy the new album on limited CD & Vinyl and learn more about Mike Casey right here: http://mikecaseyjazz.com
Daniel aka Kramos aka Mr. Dan
Photo by Hernan Arnez. Artwork by Castaluego.
“This is not your parent’s elevator music. Mike Casey is a melody poet. The story-telling songwriter, producer, and sonic alchemist is a multi-talented force whose soul stirring saxophone sound and inventive use of phrasing reaches out with love and embraces your musical desires, one note at a time. Bringing the joy of jazz across genre lines to a diverse young audience around the world, Mike’s music has passed 7 million streams since 2017 with features from the likes of HuffPost, Forbes, NPR, Downbeat and countless others. On a mission to be a passionate vessel for “jazz” in the 21st century, his searing sound, always aiming to connect emotionally and tell a story, demands the attention of the listener. He has collaborated with GRAMMY nominated artists as diverse as Nat Reeves, Benito Gonzalez, Brandee Younger, Zaccai Curtis, Justin Faulkner, and Marc Cary, along with Emmy winning producer Apple Juice Kid and some of the leading lights of his generation including Julius Rodriguez, Andrew Renfroe, Taber Gable, and Alex Claffy. Mike loves to pose musical “questions” to the audience, keeping them engaged, inquisitive, and above all, FEELING. Cognitive dissonance and the relation between mental fluency/disfluency is a recurring concept in Mike’s work, and he isn’t afraid to push his saxophone sound to the bleeding edge of intensity.
In this guest mix for Fresh Taste on Brooklyn Radio, Mike revisits his past life as a DJ (high school & early college) and previews his new studio debut/visual album Law of Attraction which was recorded in a Bushwick, Brooklyn basement in 100 degree heat with no air conditioning in July 2018, featuring Grammy nominated Benito Gonzalez (the pianist in jazz icon Pharoah Sanders’ current quartet) joining his longtime trio on 3 tracks. Inspired by the ideas that thoughts become things and that we shape our own realities by attraction, the album seeks to provoke inward reflections about how we connect to the universe, to ourselves, and each other.”