The Jae Sinnett Trio -][- THEATRE -(MP3)- [J-Nett Music, 2011]
Hello friends. I present to you my tenth recording as a leader and first live date…”Theatre.” In my other professional life…now as a 20 year broadcaster as jazz/host/producer for “Sinnett In Session” and “The R&B Chronicles” on NPR affiliate WHRV FM in Norfolk VA…I get to hear a lot great jazz from extraordinary musicians. Through this listening over the years I’ve noticed a shifting in the conceptual direction of the music in terms of rhythmic feel and structural style and intentions. There is a very deep heady-ness to much the music today. It’s intellectually stimulating more than it is in emotional content in my view. I’ve been guilty of this methodology of playing too. So I decided to not think about this project in terms of writing advanced compositional structures…with secondary intentions of attempting to showcase virtuosic playing as in the 2008 release… “It’s Telling…A Drummer’s Perspective”.
I started to miss the foundational naturalness of the feel of jazz…along with the soul of the push and pull pulse and the basic fundamentals of swing and groove. The soulful music I grew up with never really affected me through intellectual process but rather from within a deeply rooted connection I had that was so profoundly connected to the blues, gospel, spirituals, hymns and soul… from a child. That music always stayed with me. I started to ask myself…why is it that I have such a hard time remembering little of the current music two months down the road? My conclusion…if I can’t feel it… it’s not going to live with me over time. Continue reading