New Music Critique: Hazelrigg Brothers


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Web: outermarkerrecords.com

Seeking: Film/TV Placement
Style: Jazz, Rock

From the performances to the production, this is a sophisticated piece of work by these two brothers, a jazz reimagining of Synchronicity, the 1983 album by The Police. “Synchronicity I” showcases the high level of musicianship that the duo bring to these songs. The hit song “Every Breath You Take” is delivered here with a quicker tempo than the original, a bowed cello, and an upright bass playing the vocal line. (The recording’s technical looping piano melody is almost a pedagogy exercise.) Finally, “Walking In Your Footsteps” features a funky bassline, piano solos, and minimal percussion (cajon?, shaker?) for a great jam. All in all, it’s fun to hear songs as familiar as these re-interpreted so creatively.