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Jacob Collier

Post by Michael Butten » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:52 am

Anyone heard of/like this amazing jazz musician? He won two Grammies at 21 years of age at the most recent awards for his arrangements of 'The Flinstones' and the Stevie Wonder song 'You and I' which are both on YouTube. Take a look and let me know what you think!

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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by franks59 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:50 pm

He's been all over Youtube for a while now, especially since he mentioned Negative Harmony. If you want a rapid-fire explanation of some of his musical concepts, as well as hear an amazing example of perfect pitch, watch this:


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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by Michael Butten » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:00 pm

Yep, I've watched this a few times. His understanding of harmony is on another level, and the 'microtonal voice leading' is just crazy, to be able to divide intervals however he wants at the drop of a hat...

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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:47 am

Freaking genius.

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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by bert » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:53 am

I recently discovered his videos too. His knowledge of harmony and what he does with it is amazing.

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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by Andrew Fryer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:38 am

Problem is I can't decide if I could listen to him for long or if his singing is just an annoying gimmick.
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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by bert » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:13 am

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:38 am
Problem is I can't decide if I could listen to him for long or if his singing is just an annoying gimmick.
Maybe you can try this one:

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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by Andrew Fryer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:16 am

Annoying. I think he's perhaps for the younger generation, or the non-English people who didn't have Cleo Laine shoved down their throats in the Seventies.
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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by simonm » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:45 am

bert wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:13 am
Andrew Fryer wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:38 am
Problem is I can't decide if I could listen to him for long or if his singing is just an annoying gimmick.
Maybe you can try this one:

Youtube

Hmm …
The recording is "interesting". I find it amazing that whoever mixed it made what are apparently normal acoustic instruments sound bland, digital and muddy. I suppose that is "mastering" for you. No comment about the guys singing as I couldn't persuade myself to listen to the whole thing.

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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by PeteJ » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:33 am

Amazing vocal performance and interesting music. I don't get the mix comment. Seems fine to me. A bit sloshy perhaps.

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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by franks59 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:04 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:38 am
Problem is I can't decide if I could listen to him for long or if his singing is just an annoying gimmick.
This is one of two of the songs that won him a Grammy, The Flintstones.
I think it's a little more "accessible" than Hideaway.


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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by Andrew Fryer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:15 pm

I already knew his Flintstones arrangement well. But my point is, how often do you really want to listen to it?
I had a similar problem with Y'A d'la Joie by Charles Trenet - a CD of upbeat songs that ultimately set my nerves on edge.
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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by zupfgeiger » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:21 pm

:okok:
Andrew Fryer wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:15 pm
I already knew his Flintstones arrangement well. But my point is, how often do you really want to listen to it?
I had a similar problem with Y'A d'la Joie by Charles Trenet - a CD of upbeat songs that ultimately set my nerves on edge.
70 minutes of this and you need mogadon.
The Manhattan Transfer version is better...
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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by franks59 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:24 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:15 pm
I already knew his Flintstones arrangement well. But my point is, how often do you really want to listen to it?
I had a similar problem with Y'A d'la Joie by Charles Trenet - a CD of upbeat songs that ultimately set my nerves on edge.
70 minutes of this and you need mogadon.

Youtube
Unfortunately, that video is blocked by Youtube in the US.

WRT Jacob, I agree that I couldn't listen to that or much of any modern Jazz or Classical for long.
But I have to admit I admire and respect his musical knowledge and skill, especially given his age.

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Re: Jacob Collier

Post by simonm » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:58 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:16 am
... or the non-English people who didn't have Cleo Laine shoved down their throats in the Seventies.

I quite liked Cleo. But then again coming from John Bull's other Island I suppose I count as "non-English". :-)

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