Thursday, May 24, 2012

MIXTUREcast #10: We'll See

Episode 10 of MIXTUREcast covers the first track on the new album - We’ll See. This song has a touch of John McLaughlin guitar and even some Joey DeFrancesco-style B3 playing [thanks to the Roland RD700-sx and Native Instruments Kore B4 softsynth].

This episode also features a special audio guest [or a poltergeist, depending on your point of view], and Tom once again has to translate some “Joey audio engineer speak” into plain English.

We’ll See has a great swing feel that would be excellent for a college or high school jazz combo to pick up. The charts will be available over at in June 2012 -

There’s even some advice for music students around the 8 minute mark - PAY ATTENTION!

....and along with some gratuitous HeeHaw and Dominican Republic references, there’s mention made of an upcoming contest where you can win some free autographed stuff.

Keep an eye on this space for the news about
the CD release party, summer 2012!

As usual, for more info:

Joey Stuckey

@jstuckeymusic on Twitter - where we recorded this album!

Tom Rule!/Tom_Rule  on Twitter - music lesson over Skype!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MIXTUREcast #9: Holly Tree Hopeful

Once again the guys darken the doors of ShadowSound Studio to discuss another track from Joey Stuckey's new jazz album MIXTURE. Today's track is one of the first the guys wrote together - HOLLY TREE HOPEFUL, which has an interesting story behind it.

It features the inimitable Dr. Marcus Reddick once again on drums - YOU'RE WELCOME MARCUS! - along with the usual random selection of topics, including but not limited to:

  • The Beatles
  • Yellow Submarines
  • Tesla Action Figures
  • Dogs and Didgeridoos
  • State Bank & Trust
  • One legged Models
  • A Nintendo DSi [can YOU find it?]

.....along with some very cool hats, including an GENUINE Indiana Jones model. It's genuine because that's what it says in the label!

Once again Tom gets nailed - this time because he forgot he'd recorded the piano part.

Dr. David Klee, an excellent flautist, is mentioned in one of the "behind the song" stories. As promised in the video, here is the link to David's album that Tom played on:

As usual, for more info: