#Writing #Music Monday: White Notes by Jazz Friends

White Notes Cover“Jazz Friends” is a long-running Jamendo project in which Creative Commons jazzish (heavy on the “-ish”) acts contribute a track apiece to collaborative albums once or twice a year.

The newest, White Notes, is arguably the best they’ve put out so far. And the apparent reason for that is that they changed the process by which tracks were selected:

The new album by Jazz Friends comes with Santa Claus, just in time to put it under your Christmas tree.

It’s our gift to you. Listen and donate it to your friends, to give music is as to give a bit of sky.

With the abetting of the festive spirit, the general atmosphere of the album is more lounge and relaxed, but there are moments of pure classic jazz, moments of sweet Christmas atmosphere and, why not, a sprinkle of jazz rock too. You can appreciate also two new, extraordinary female voices, sensual, enchanting … and I say no more: to you the pleasure of discovering.

New in this time, the project became open, not only invitations, but also the possibility for all artist to propose their songs, to be included in the album. Among the many received it was selected one especially meritorious. This experience, even if laborious, has been amazing and we’ll propose it again for the next album, reserving more space for new participants.

It works nicely as a post-Christmas-but-tis-still-the-season album, heading us on our way as we proceed from halfway out of the dark ever toward the light.

Download White Notes by Jazz Friends from Jamendo.

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