Voice

How can we recognize the difference between “good” art and  “bad” art?  The question is inherently unanswerable – ‘good’ and ‘bad’ are subjective terms, and the question implies an objective answer: choose good/bad like you would choose yes/no or black/white. Before we pass any judgements, we must realize that context HUGELY affects our feelings for a work of art.  Imagine a picture of two solid-colored squares – on the wall of an elementary school hall, you might think “pretty easy” – on the wall of the MOMA, you might think “pretty brilliant.”  But that’s an oversimplification – to understand the squares, you need to know the title and some information about the artist’s background.  If you learn that the artist has also drawn highly detailed …

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New Project

I’m very excited to announce that I’m just one month away from heading to the studio to record my first “solo” CD featuring a great band and original works of mine.  The band will be performing the tunes on Sunday May 8th as the next installment of the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s Contemporary Jazz Series.  Then the studio awaits the following days! If you’d like to find out more about the project, including how you can be involved, please check out my kickstarter page. Tunes from the Workshop – the Debut Album of Evan Cobb thanks! -evan

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