Keith Fredrickson and Daniel Kutcher

Special Episode: Chick Corea Tribute with Special Guest Tim Mirth

Special Episode: Chick Corea Tribute with Special Guest Tim Mirth

Getcha Some Productions Podcast Special Episode: RIP Chick Corea w/ special guest Tim Mirth Check out Tim’s website: http://www.timmirth.com/index.html (http://www.timmirth.com/index.html) And Tim’s podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/woodairmetal/id1550037013 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/woodairmetal/id1550037013) A podcast covering all things related to music production: from the first note to the last fan and everything in between. Not your typical “how-to” podcast: For a new listeners, each episode is a live business meeting. We are figuring out how to build a music production company (a media empire) as we go and listeners come along for the ride. Every podcast is a business meeting, every business meeting is a podcast. This podcast is (always) candid and unrehearsed. In this episode we discuss: This episode is in honor of the passing of the great Chick Corea. We have a special guest Tim Mirth. Guitarist extraordinaire and all-around good guy. Check out www.timmirth.com Tim expresses a sentiment that we have often expressed on this podcast that it’s very important to share our experiences as we try to make the best art that we can. This is how we connect to each other, learn from each other and ispire each other. Tim tells a great story about how he used to visit his grandparents house and they had an eight track player. One of the eight track cassettes that they had was the Chick Corea electric band album with the Smurfs on the cover. That album is called Friends. I don’t think either of us remembered the name so we didn’t mention that on the podcast. Tim was about five years old at the time and he would go to his grandparents house and listen to that album on headphones. He knows it very well and it wasa formative part of his childhood and musical development. We didn’t go into it very deeply so hopefully will have Tim back on the podcast in the future to talk more about it, but he talks about how he sort of fell into playing guitar. When he got into guitar he was actually into Rap. It was only later that he really got into more guitar oriented music. We talk a lot about the album Akoustic Band which we both had a particular connection to. Tim discovered the album because his dad owned the CD. Tim just started listening to it and was blown away. He became obsessed with it. I discovered the album because I had an assignment as part of one of my college courses. I was studying with Sir Roland Hanna at Queens College and he assigned the song So in Love. He told us to go and find a record and learn the way an actual jazz musician approached the song. I didn’t have own records with that song on it so I had to go to the CD store and just flip through the racks looking at the backs of all the CDs in the Jazz section until I found one. I found that particular Chick Corea album and bought it. Akoustic Band. That album because the soundtrack to my life for several years. This spurred on the conversation because we discussed how many liberties they actually take with the songs and with the melodies. We conclude that the band’s ability on that album to both improvise and play such tight synchronized arrangements came from the many years that they played together. To this day, I don’t think I’ve heard an improvising band with that level of synchronicity. Then we talk about how the record is like a fractal, in that it’s a cohesive statement and yet there’s a seemingly never ending level of detail. It’s just so dense! Tim says that it’s one of the records you could study for the rest of your life. And perhaps never really figure it all out. Tim mentions that this is the record in particular that really Made him want to play jazz. That and John Coltrane’s Africa brass sessions. As far as first jazz albums go, those are two intense choices! Pretty deep. We spend some time also talking about Dave...

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