Sometimes you just want to be in your safe space - you know - the one that feels like normal - or at least some idealized representation of normal - ‘cos really - what the fuck feels like normal nowadays?
I’ve had this track since May and it’s been on my round 2 listening list ever since - in that time I’ve had a really bizarre relationship with it. Sometimes it comes on and I immediately skip ‘cos it feels too saccharine - too - “goody two shoes” - too - “here’s a piano lick and we’re gonna be all Dave Grusin and shit” and I tell myself I don’t want to hear…
And yet at other times - times like now - the jaunty lick feels more homely and safe - something I’m familiar with and reassured by - so I give it my ears - and what a reward...
I’m sitting here typing like a madman, driven by the energy of the delivery and the virtuosity of the performance - you get half way through the track and it’s like climbing into a rocket ship of dancing fingers - both Will’s and mine - hell, that last paragraph took 60 seconds or less :-)
And sure - the track may not be for you - and if that’s so - feel free to skip it too - but if the blues, jazz, awesome piano playing and rock solid grooves make you smile - then stick this on repeat - I’m smiling as I write this
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About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As the founder of musicto I’m on a mission to inspire a global audience of music lovers and artists through the development of people powered playlists.