A while back I got to email with Bluey of Incognito about musical genres, and of course I was ecstatic about it. Well the group has just put out a new record called Surreal (which is amazing by the way), and Bluey took time to tell me about it. Part one of that interview is online now at Leisure Lab.
I write about music all the time, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to talk about one of my other passions: beer. While I try to take all things in moderation, I do consider myself a connoisseur of IPAs, pilsners, stouts, and other brews. My love for all things ale might stem from my proximity to the beer capital of the USA, or maybe I just have a taste for the tang of hops. Either way, I like beer so it seems appropriate to share some suggestions. Maybe you’ll discover one you like too.
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The Last Resort was on the Klassik Lounge show with DJ Ralph Rosenbaum on Klassik Radio:http://www.klassikradio.de/onair/sendeformate/klassiklounge/detailsklassiklounge/playlist-ralph-rosenbaum/
I recently wrote about musical genres and sub-genres, and then shared the story with friends on my mailing list. You can imagine how exited I was when I got a direct response from Jean-Paul Maunick (aka Bluey) of Incognito!
It’s always exciting when you get to communicate with your inspirations, and I’ve had the pleasure of getting to talk with a number of them when writing for Leisure Lab. But hearing from Bluey was even bigger than that. He and Incognito helped lay the foundation for many of my favorite styles such as Nu Jazz and Broken Beat. They were at the forefront of the Acid Jazz movement, and the group has continued to make amazing music for 25 years.
So of course his input on the subject of musical genres is pretty meaningful to me, and I thought you’d be interested in it too…