Monday, April 28, 2008
The Plastic Sax Muxtape
The good old days were a drag. Warped albums, crummy cassettes and universes of unheard music made discovering and collecting sound recordings an often frustrating endeavor.
Savvy musicians take advantage of today's enlightened environment by making samples of their music- an increasingly free commidity anyway- readily available to listeners.
Plastic Sax decided to join the cool kids by creating a Plastic Sax Muxtape of Kansas City jazz artists. I tossed this mix together Sunday afternoon using only downloadable material from MySpace, artist sites and record labels. The exception is the rarity by Pete Eye, which I snagged from an MP3 blog.
My mix opens with Megan Birdsall's bright signature song and ends with skronk from Dwight Frizzell and This Is My Condition. Also included are Chris Burnett, Bram Wijnands, Harold O'Neal, Kim Sivils and Steve Rigazzi, Ryan Jesperson, the New Red Onion Jazz Babies and Craig Akin. Enjoy.
(Original image by Plastic Sax. I still own hundreds of useless cassettes.)