Jazzing it up
There’s nothing wrong with listening to some jazz for that kick of energy you need for the rest of week. Carrie Mathison knows what I’m talking about.
There’s good news, then, for those who are fans of both jazz and supporting musicians at Columbia. David Ecker, CC ’15 and a music columnist for the Spectator, will release an EP titled “Passage” on Nov. 11. He describes the EP, which features four original songs and a cover of Elliot Smith’s “Clementine,” as “lo-fi electro jazz.”
On his chosen genre, Ecker said that “jazz is a genre that has produced some of the most innovative textural elements and sounds but it often, in my opinion, lacks memorable melody. My goal for this project was to incorporate my love for jazz melody and harmony with the sonic adventurousness of electronic music.”
Ecker has previously performed his songs with the Columbia University Jazz Ensemble and said that “Passage” is the product of six months of on-and-off work. He’s planning on selling the EP on Bandcamp and on iTunes at a later date.
Ecker about mixed-genre music and the industry in his column and said that he’s “always writing about the music business.”
“I think it’s good for people to see me put my money where my mouth is,” Ecker said.
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