This week John is joined by Ezra Collective’s Femi, TJ and James to talk about how they wrote and recorded their debut album You Can’t Steal My Joy.
Hot off the heels winning 'Jazz Album of the Year' at the World Wide Awards, the boys reflect upon how the album took shape, from the early rehearsals in a dodgy studio in Croatia to spending two days on a boat recording the whole thing. The boys play us previously unheard demos capturing the moments lightning struck, from a very rough voice memo to a more elaborate Garage Band creation knocked together on the top deck of a bus.
Listen to find out how the band learns songs from street beat boxing, the challenge of writing an album for the ‘shuffle generation’, and which seat on the bus James sits in when writing on Garage Band.
Tracks discussed: You Can't Steal My Joy, Quest For Coin, Why You Mad?
If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions):
You can learn more about our partner Focusrite here. Together we share the goal of inspiring people to make more music - they're an awesome company so go check them out.
Follow us on Social Media to keep up to date with the latest episodes and submit questions:
Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk