Welcome , you are visiting the website of belgian guitarist , producer and event designer Laurent Melnyk .
Hope you'll enjoy what y'all find here , because this is hot sh't !
Here you go ....
Welcome , you are at the right place !
Do you like Lee Morgan ? I do . In this video i'll be playing Mister Kenyatta ,one of his composition. This one can be on the album " Search For the New Land "with the great Grant Green on guitar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_for_the_New_Land ) .
I will now play , just for you and nobody else , "Quiet Now" . A beautiful jazz ballad .
One of my prefered that i discovered thanks to the Bill Evans Album going by the same name ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiet_Now ).
FINGER DRUMMING & AKAI MPD 26
Here i am tracking the drums for my instrumental melodic rock song
"Following The Invisible" using the AKAI MPD26 multi pads.
Wanna take lessons and start learning ? Learn finger drumming , composing , beat making or drum programming? Please send me a message here
RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET JAZZ FESTIVAL VIERSEN 2005
This is a saxophonist that I realy like as much as Steve Coleman . The video is a live of The Ravi Coltrane 's quartet with bassist Drew Gress , and pianist Luis Perdomo and Ej Strickland on drums .
The first tune is "Between Lines" . My prefered of the whole album "MAD 6" (with Steve Hass on drums ) .
The original version : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGxZVf-h8oA
Also If you like modern jazz like this i recommand you the tune " In The Crease " from Brandford Marsalis quartet : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_X_1r1PojY.
HERBIE HANCOCK, BUSTER WILLIAMS & ROBERT GLASPER
In this one Herbie Hancock telling a ( or maybe "The" ) story about the recording of "Toys" music video ? This video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U473H4HVF40
Another one with Herbie but at Robert Glasper's birthday this time . With bassist Thundercat and drumer Ronald Bruner . Total freedom and fantastic interactions ! How crazy is the opening of his solo by the way (particularly the first phrase) ?
51 / 49 RATIO
Is there more Yang in the Yin than Yin in the Yang ? Balance is a b.tch... Couldn't find the answer i had to compose a tune to find out . Still don't know ...
The tune is part of my solo album " Fake Social Abuse" (link below - yes click it !)
SANE OR NOT ?
Time for some rock guitar action isn't it ?And by the way i don't know the answer that question either . Frankly speaking i don't know a lot in life in general . Hopefuly as they say " if you know , you know ". Now you know ! Let's go :
SAVED BY DEMONS
More rock guitar action ? Well ...
I'm giving you an egg too in this one . Be my guess , eat it rare !
FOLLOWING THE INVISIBLE
More rock ? Are you serious ? Are n't you supposed to be a jazz purist visiting a jazz website ?! What ever i feel generous and i accept your request here is another melodic rock song ( "pouah!" , disgusting and evil music ) .
If you want to support my work you can buy this one . Always appreciated to buy food and water for the childrens i don't have . The link :
LAURENT MELNYK TRIO : ALIVE
Enough ! Time for some jazz now !
Here for you to listen Laurent Melnyk Trio ALIVE (2015 live Album).
Again if you want to support my/our work you can buy this album via this link: https://laurentmelnykmusic.bandcamp.com/album/alive
Hard sometimes and often needed . Don't keep too much things to yourself ...
One of the tunes i recorded with my new bass (Cort GB94) .
Wanna have a look to the beauty? "Rendez-vous" on my instagram page:
"POLYMETRIC SPLITS" RYTHM EXERCICE
Here is an (bad) idea : play 4 times a 5/4 musical phrase and count it in 5/4 while you play the 5/4 phrase .
In the video the metronome is in 4/4 . Now count 5 measures of 4/4 instead of 4 of 5/4 .
You now also have 5 different 4/4 phrases right ?
The next steps would be to practice each one of those 6 phrases ,
the initial one in 5/4 and the five derivated subsequent ones in 4/4 .
That is practicing rythm , composition and polymetric thinking ( at least preparing to ) .
Here i'm using is the super hard AKAI MPD 26 multipads ( https://www.akaipro.com/mpd26) "You better hit it ! Otherwise you won't hear sh#t ! "
FULL MOON AFTER EFFECT
"Don't look at the finger pointing at the moon , but at the moon itself "
I'm no lunatic but somehow sensitive to the phases of the moon . Often find tons of musical ideas around the full moon . The last one of the year is called the Cold Moon .
This videos i recorded the day after that "Cold Moon" . Warning : heavy sounds !
GUITAR LESSONS ARE BACK !
Don't know how or what to practice ? Feeling a bit lost ? Want a different point of view or some coaching to design your practice routine etc ... ? I'm offering private lessons . Want to book one ? click here
2 HOURS+ ADAM ROGERS INTERVIEW
Do you know Adam Rogers ? I sure do . In this video is an 2+ hours of jazz guitarist Adam Rogers (https://www.adamrogersmusic.com/) .
Interview conducted by Craig Garber from "EveryoneLovesGuitars".
ROBERT GLASPER : J DILLA Tribute | BOILER ROOM / NYC
This is one of the concerts Robert Glasper played in tri to the great J Dilla ( producer and hip hop artist ) . The singer is " T3" from the band " Slum Village ". . Hottest tune is, to me at least , " Hold Tight " . Wanna go directly to the song? here : https://youtu.be/ph6pm76Xfng?t=2536