The Kid President "pep talk" has been the cause of severe smiling in the studios since last night.
Take a word or two from the kid. This video is the best way to start off this week, continue into this semester, and be inspired to get after 2013 in a big way. Society offers hundreds of videos like this, probably one for every day of the year five times over. SoulPancake has managed to put out the first of this kind which actually makes me want and DO something.
"you've just been peptalked."
The real experts on the best in the previous year in jazz..
THE LIST (click here)
Among those receiving recognition are Gary Clark Jr. and ECM records. Clark Jr. landed a spot among the top blues artists for 2012, and ECM received recognition for a spot in the top record label category. I'm glad to see both receive valid recognition as Gary Clark Jr. reintroduces blues to new generations, and ECM proves that simple graphics can still be compelling in a world where sensory overload seems familiar.
Well done, Jazz Times readers, well done.
- jazz enthusiast