its good to start the week off right with something lush to put you into the right daydream mode. this beautiful downtempo live performance of cinematic orchestra may do just that. densely layered with piano & keyboards, double bass, violin, cello, vibraphone, saxophone, turntables and sampling effects; this is dark modern jazz in the highest form possible.

live 06.24.01
from the dumaurier jazz festival
@ performance works in vancouver, bc

ode to the big sea
man with the movie camera
soul pride
all that you give

image from cinematic orchestra’s motion album.

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5 Responses

  1. raesa

    Many thank yous for this, so much better than even the original studio versions!

  2. music is art

    anon… you are very welcome.

    raesa… very much agreed… wish i was one of the lucky ones to see this show.

    thankyou w.a.f. as always :)

  3. Whitey

    Hi, Would it be possible for you to put these tracks back up? I’d love to hear some of these live versions. Thanks. Keep up the good work :)