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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 .... 

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MISTER KENYATTA

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 ) .
 

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QUIET NOW

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

Ravi Coltrane is the son of saxophonist John Coltrane and jazz harpist Alice Coltrane. He is the second of three children; the others were John Jr. and Oran .

 

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
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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 !)

https://laurentmelnykmusic.bandcamp.com/album/fake-social-abuse

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 :  

https://laurentmelnykmusic.bandcamp.com/album/following-the-invisible   
 

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  

TELL

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:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CmPoHwONaA_/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CcsUzOet6wa/

"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".
Audio/pod: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/2020/07/24/adam-rogers-interview/

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

Laurent Melnyk     Music

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