XANADU: An Ensemble has Formed

This Episode features Jimmy Lopez on Percussion, Clinton Greenlee on Bass, Jackson Bell on Guitar, and jojoSOUL on Drum Set, Percussion, Vinyl, and Fruit Smoothies.

Recorded Live & Raw at the Loft in Brooklyn, NYC, windows open to catch that police siren at about 1:10 minutes in. Headphones recommended.

These Performances have been truly enjoyable for each of the musicians involved. This Ensemble has formed very organically out of a shared Love of Playing, and I am grateful to each musician and listener for taking these journeys with us.

Live from Brooklyn, NYC

Check out the IGTV Recordings of this session here!

XANADU: Jackson Bell and Clinton Greenlee

Here come the big guns, folks…

I met Jackson Bell and Clinton Greenlee while playing together in the band Couvo (singer/songwriter Josh Couvares) where we clicked and gelled into a highly versatile combo that led to us being friends and working together in new projects.

Jackson is simply SHRED-ALICIOUS. Wise beyond his years, he is an abstract thinker, and old-man-type storyteller full of random knowledge, and a monster musician. His playing doesn’t just speak for itself, it grabs you and tells you a weird story you can’t predict with a serious depth of sonic ability and a boldness to explore.

Clinton is a super-solid and incredibly proficient bassist, using his own style and steady strength for producing a truly beautiful sound in every note, and grooving waaayyy into the beyond and back from beat to beat. As gentle, reserved, and quiet as he may be perceived, his music skills are expressed completely without inhibitions.

These dudes play together a lot in many different projects, they are both independent teachers, Jackson graduated at Berklee College of Music and Clinton at George Mason University. It’s always a great privilege to jam with them and move through styles and sounds like we’re recapping our time apart and sharing what we have been feeling musically.

Here we gathered and just conversed in sound, as it’s been a while since we’ve been able to connect in-person. With no indication of where we’ll go, we always seem to just enter these jams fully trusting we can find each other throughout the journey, listening and reacting together down to the millisecond. Always such a great pleasure to play with them both.

Thank you Jackson Bell & Clinton Greenlee for your expertise, great energy, and love for playing!

A true SOUND Adventure! This Episode of XANADU is ALL Live Jazz Trio all the way through, featuring Jackson Bell on Guitar, Clinton Greenlee on Bass, and jojoSOUL on Drums & Percussion

First Movement is 0:00 – 20:20 minutes
Second Movement at 20:20 – 42:00 minutes
Final Jazz Jam 42:00 – 53:51 minutes to end

Behind the Mix + Interview

Follow Us on IG!
Jackson Bell – @jgbellmusic Clinton Greenlee – @clintongreenlee jojoSOUL – @jojoSOUL

Thanks to Agave L’amour for the photos and videos and to Daphne Always for the wine and love!

Here’s a video from our Trio project’s beginning in 2019

Spread the JAM: Ronnie Legend, King AJ, Justin Allen

Bronx in the building!  Much love to Ronnie Legend, King AJ, and Justin Allen for coming to the show, helping us Spread the JAM!

Straight talk on hip-hop, music industry, up and coming acts and actions, and a wide variety of music in this mix!

Interviews and talk at 00:41:00, more plus freestyles and jam at 01:01:00, interviews and new tracks at 01:49:00, final jam with djembe at 02:15:00.

Hear the recorded show on Mixlr!

Follow up on Mixcloud!  Spread the JAM: Ronnie Legend, Justin Allen, AJ by Jojosoul on Mixcloud

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Spread the JAM: Fam Photo Shoot

Thanks for tuning in!  Shout out Prince Premeo, 730 Jim, and Brooklyn Gypsy Flako Jimenez for coming through to Spread the JAM- talk, updates, freestyles, another LIVE Monday!  Special thanks to Premeo the photographer and Jim Model Life for making us look good!

Hear the recorded show here-

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730 Jim, RG, Prince Premeo, jojoSOUL

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Brooklyn Gypsy Modesto Flako Jimenez, RG

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