Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Jazz-Dub Composition: "Checkers Champion" by Austin Kimble

As a pianist who was formally trained in both in classical music and jazz, I often collaborate with other musicians who specialize in a great variety of musical genres, bringing in my own musical experience to create something unique and beautiful.  One of my favorite radio DJ's in Austin, DJ-RJ (KAZI 88.7 FM), and I collaborated to compose, record, and produce this fantastic piece of dub.

I hope you enjoy this instrumental reggae, spacey, jazzy, tune you may one day hear as the ending credits of a summer blockbuster begin to roll.  "Checkers Champion" is named in honor of keyboardist/composer Austin Kimble's grandfather, James S. Spencer, who, many years ago, was a State Champion in Missouri in the game of... you guessed it: Checkers!

Download "Checker's Champion" for free at: https://soundcloud.com/djrj/austin-kimble-checkers-champion

Purchase the full album at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/space-age-riddim/id878168746

& Enjoy!


Austin Kimble is a professional jazz pianist, music director, educator, and composer based in Austin, Texas.

Inquiries?  Email Austin Kimble at austin2.0@jazzpianouniverse.com or Tweet @JazzAustin

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  1. Thank you for posting this on your blog Austin. I really enjoyed creating this with you.

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