It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon here in L.A. and despite me feeling a bit under the weather today, I’m enjoying a good book, listening to the wind chimes in the backyard and watching my little doggies take a nap. The icing on the cake is listening to some mellow tunes to ease myself into the weekend. Here are two new favorites:
Bobby Hutcherson, “Nocturnal” (artistically rendered by Defetto)
Defetto (aka Pedro Mari) is a digital artist who brings music to life through his unique form of abstract musical expression. Here he takes an amazing piece by L.A. vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and masterfully breathes life into the song. Defetto is one half of the artistic duo Abstract Birds, who frequently tour to perform their original work live. This is such a fascinating fusion of art, music, and technology. I would LOVE to see them come to the U.S. very soon.
Esperanza Spalding, ft Algebra Blessett, “Black Gold”
Words cannot describe how much in love I am with this video. What a great way to kick off Black History Month. The family moments portrayed in this video brought happy tears to my face, they are so lovely. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I cannot wait for her full album to drop in March.
Happy Saturday everyone!