These are videos that I like: What’s been playing


Today’s first featured videos is a nifty audio-visual of how the album cover was created for the new I Think You’re Awesome release, Books (go check it out).

And here’s an official promo video for the Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan collaboration that led to Small Town (go check it out).  Can’t help but love the various shots at the Village Vanguard, where the recording took place.

Next up is a promo video for the new album from site favorite Michel Portal.  On Eternal Stories, the bassist is joined by drummer Richard Héry, keyboardist Xavier Tribolet and the string quartet Quatuor Ébène.  Their method of blending jazz and classical is one of the more amazing examples of third stream music that I’ve encountered in some time.

It’s been released on Warner/Parlophone.  You can purchase the album on Amazon.

And let’s wrap up with an official video for Ryan Keberle & Catharsis and their new album Find the Common, Shine a Light (go check it out).  It’s an interesting rendition of the Bob Dylan tune “The Times They Are a-Changin’.”

And if you want to skip the write-up and just go check this album out, you can listen and purchase it on the artist’s Bandcamp page.