December 30, 2014-10:10AM

"I’d heard Jimmy Smith records before, but never saw or played the instrument itself until my father brought an organ home..."

December 19, 2014-04:17PM

When melody, harmony and rhythm interact in a meaningful way, it is powerful and magical. It can ignite emotion and provoke thought. When listening to current mainstream music however, it becomes very clear that the place of melody as one of music’s basic building blocks, is being reduced substantially, making space for other elements, such as texture and rhythm. Television composer Yuval Shrem, who is also the developer of Fable Sounds' "Broadway Big Band" library, examines this phenomenon at length, in historical context.


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