Living Philosophy

Brendan Mills on the Music Industry, Jazz, and Getting Inspired

November 05, 2021 Todd Mei / Brendan Mills Season 1 Episode 20
Living Philosophy
Brendan Mills on the Music Industry, Jazz, and Getting Inspired
Show Notes

Brendan, a classically trained saxophonist and composer, discusses how he transitioned from a love of bebop jazz to house music. He reflects on his perseverance and success as a multi-faceted musician, especially in view of the pandemic, when lockdown conditions forced the performing arts to shut down. He also considers what the authenticity of music is in relation to simplicity and commercial appeal. And . . . we feature some of his composition and saxophone playing!

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Host:
Dr Todd Mei

Sponsors:
Philosophy2u.com
Hillary Hutchinson, Career and Change Coach at Transitioning Your Life
Martin Bunzl, author of Thinking while Walking
Hermeneutics in Real Life
Geoffrey Moore, author of The Infinite Staircase     

Links Related to this Episode:
Brendan Mills (website)

On YouTube
On Spotify
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Charlie Parker (Wikipedia)
Bebop
KLON / KKJZ

Music:
"Ride" by Madism, Felix Samuel, and Brendan Mills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EIk1ZA7tLY

"Fly Me to the Moon" (Frank Sinatra/Bart Howard), sax cover by Brendan Mills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOSrLjDoZpE

"Beautiful Escape" by Tom Misch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QLYXPto0w4

"One Day" by Bakermat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BV37Dcxj9s

 "Freefall" by JVCK James
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO-9wR2YE6Y

"Thinking Out Loud" (Ed Sheeran), sax cover by Brendan Mills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpNXT3F0jnM

Photo: Brendan Mills