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The Major Scale

Jan 29, 2020

Keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist, Jamie Saft is exactly the type of musician we love to talk about here on the Major Scale. He’s prolific, and leaves no musical territory unexplored–from rock to punk, and the experimental to all that Jazz. His work with Bernard Purdie, John Zorn, Bad Brains, the Beastie Boys,...


Jan 22, 2020

This episode is a nod to the crate diggers. Phil Ranelin may be considered underground, but he's an artist of large stature in the world of rare grooves. Sought after by collectors, and for use of samples and remixes, Ranelin's music is now widely accepted which nearly eluded him since he began back in the '60s. His...


Jan 15, 2020

Snarky Puppy have been delivering the goods for some time. From picking up Grammys to creating the Ground Up Festival, kudos to their futuristic fusion that takes all things soulful, funky and jazzy and turns it on its ear. Like the bands from Miles Davis' electric-era, this group has a hundred flowers blooming in their...


Jan 8, 2020

Some artists, despite their immense talent and originality, never catch on with the public at large. Pianist Jack Wilson was one such individual – a favorite among The Major Scale team for his finesse on the keys, paired with his knack for compelling composition. In this episode we evangelize his work and mark the...


Jan 1, 2020

The concept is the composition in this episode. We start with Craig Harris paying tribute the greatest of all time, Muhammed Ali. His album Brown Butterfly is a brilliant and dizzying song cycle inspired by the champ. Harris joins The Major Scale to give us some play-by-play commentary behind his modern...