“I don’t know how big the umbrella of Social Music can be. It may be bigger than anything I’ve imagined.”
Composer, pianist, and native Louisianan Jon Batiste is feeling hopeful, not solely because his most recent project Social Music is a great listen. The album is also, perhaps more importantly, a stellar demonstration of how music can bring people together. As simple as it sounds, this is the premise around which Batiste and his Stay Human band have created, and as Batiste says, “the proof is in the pudding.” When he first talked with Erasing Boundaries in January 2013, he was already dipping his toe into the pools of performance, recording, and musical education. When he sits down for the second time this week, he has jumped in, and the creativity is inviting.
Music on this week’s show:
Slavic Soul Party – Taketron (Erasing Boundaries Theme)
Tablo – Dear TV (해열)
David Byrne & St. Vincent – I Should Watch TV
Genius/GZA – Cold World
Jon Batiste and Stay Human – Let God Lead