You Should Listen to Bobby McFerrin

Nov 19

I have difficulty even imagining how Bobby McFerrin does what he does. He’s one of the most singularly inspiring artists for me, and there’s such an infectious joy that accompanies his talent.

This bit, with jazz bassist Richard Bona (who is also great, pick up some of his solo albums), has more fantastic melodies in it than I will ever write.

For more McFerrin goodness, you should check out solo versions of Drive (absolutely incredible) and Thinkin’ About Your Body, or collaborations with accordion group Motion Trio or the Kuumba Singers choir (Hold On has such an amazingly powerful lament to it.)

You should be full up on creativity inspiration for the rest of the day now.

2 Comments

  1. Jon

    He’s coming to the Peace Center in February with Voicestra (his created group of 12 completely improvisational singers who follow his lead).

    I might just have to make the trip up from Columbia. Do you live in Anderson yet/are you planning on catching the show?

  2. We’re not back in SC yet, but we will be by the time McFerrin rolls into town. And I guarantee I’ll be at that concert.

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