The JamBase Podcast: Bruce Hornsby

The JamBase Podcast: Bruce Hornsby

Hear the pianist/composer examine his new album, ”Flicted,’ performing with Justin Vernon and much more.

By Team JamBase Jun 9, 2022 9:26 am PDT

Episode 129 of The JamBase Podcast, a partner of the Osiris Media Community, characteristics the return of Bruce Hornsby. JamBase’s Scott Bernstein once again interviewed the renowned pianist/composer about his new album, ‘Flicted, and substantially far more.

Bernstein spoke with Hornsby over a video clip call a number of weeks back from his house studio in Virginia. The pair started off by conversing about covers as ‘Flicted attributes Hornsby’s arrangement of Chuck Berry’s “Too Substantially Monkey Organization,” the initial time he’s provided a go over on a single of his studio albums. Hornsby explained why he absolutely reworks songs and strays much from the initial when he handles a tune and gave examples of his requires on Elton John’s “Madman Across The Water” and Dinosaur Jr.’s “Feel The Pain” from previous tribute albums.

Scotty and Bruce then mentioned setlists. Hornsby’s to start with look on The JamBase Podcast came in 2018, when he talked “The Artwork Of The Setlist” with Bernstein at Town Vineyard in New York City. Bruce proceeds to go without a pre-prepared setlist each individual night time and has audience customers put requests on pieces of paper that litter his stage. Hornsby had just lately extra multi-instrumentalist John Mailander to his band, The Noisemakers, when the pair previous talked and Bruce current listeners on how Mailander has hit into the group like a glove.

Talk then turned to ‘Flicted, which completes a trilogy started out with 2019’s Complete Zero that ongoing with 2020’s Non-Protected Connection. Hornsby revealed two extremely disparate elements in his musical daily life came jointly over the past couple of a long time. 1st, he’s been on the lookout back again at movie cues he wrote for director Spike Lee and producing complete tunes from them. On top of that, Bruce has been doing the job with the most up-to-date generation of musical acts following Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon opened a doorway into the indie globe for him. ‘Flicted, like Complete Zero and Non-Safe Connection, functions a quantity of music formulated out of movie cues and visitor appearances from as Hornsby mentioned, “talented artists intrigued in performing with grandpa.” The album is out now on Zappo Productions/30 Tigers.

Hornsby went on to discuss about contributors to ‘Flicted such as Blake Mills, Danielle Haim, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, Z. Berg and Ethan Grushka. Bruce also detailed his romance with ‘Flicted co-producer Tony Berg and how producer Ariel Rechtshaid aided out on a couple tracks. Supplemental topics reviewed were being a new album Hornsby is working on with yMusic, a project Greensky Bluegrass could be probably included in and his appreciation for EDM.

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