Feb 19 2017
Best of Bandcamp Jazz videos: Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, Benoit Lugue, Laurent Rochelle & Marc Sarrazy
Today’s featured videos all were selections in my most recent Best of Bandcamp Jazz column, comprised of recordings released in January 2017, and starting the year off in great fashion.
You can read that column on The Bandcamp Daily (go read it).
First up is Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School performing live at the 2015 Toronto Jazz Festival at Nathan Phillips Square. It features the song “The Twilight Fall,” which is the title-song of her new album. Bonus points for the sound of seagulls at the start of the video. As someone who grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan, I find it one of the most soothing sounds the planet has to offer.
You can listen to their album, and purchase it, on their Bandcamp page.
Next up is a video from the duo of Marc Sarrazy and Laurent Rochelle performing the title-track from their new album Intranquillité. Even it weren’t a great song, the video would get featured because (yes, you guessed it) for the shot of train tracks.
You can listen to the album, and purchase it, on their Bandcamp page.
And our final video today is a live in-studio performance by Benoît Lugué, performing the song “El Tigre” from his new album Cycles.
You can listen to the album, and purchase it, on his Bandcamp page.