A website can be your album?


In the end of October I performed with Lawrence Hodge and a young drummer from Finland at Kurpiai Jazz club in Klaipeda, Lithuania. It was the first time I performed in trio with them and it was really exciting. We hit the audience and people were very thankful. I’m sure I’ll spend more time to develop the trio format in the future.

On the way, I had many thoughts about my debut album.

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It’s now many years I’m preparing it and I’m sure it will still take some time. Self- producing an album is quite a challenge. The key question here seems to me: Do I need an album? Is there any better way to share my music with people and get a living from it?

Some days ago I picked up this article posted by Greg Sandoval on CNET -NEWS where he refers to a keynote address of Stephan Jenkins, lead singer of the band Third Eye Blind, where he said he was in favor of releasing singles and suggested that this would help avoid “album filler”.

Jenkins words where somehow misunderstood, but in the substance the idea was that an act’s Web site can supply the cohesive artistic package that albums once delivered. It makes sense to me (and of course doesn’t exclude the possibility of releasing an album too).

You can read the Sandovval’s full article here, as well as Jenkins’ answer.

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