Safe Jazz is a group formed by talented producer and bassist Jesse Schuster, who has released an exciting and vibrant electronic/jazz album titled Joy, etc. Inspired by the sound of the LA beat scene, Jesse is able to craft a sound that experiments with electronic compositions, as well as live instrumentation that gives the music a raw and warm feel.
Over 17 tracks, members Arlen Peiffer, Eric Mayson and Jesse Schuster go on a cosmic journey filled with incredible percussive jams, piano melodies and heavy drumming that is accompanied by synth-led beats that are intertwined with the live instrumentation, which ends up turning into a beautiful marriage between the electronic and the acoustic. Highlights include “Beneath the Lilac Window” with its smooth keys and loops, “Silly//Hyperbolic” with it’s grand synth horn section that make the track grandiose and triumphant. “Ramen” features a cacophony of sounds that are assembled masterfully to feature synth leads, a thumping bassline and percussive elements that add personality to this lively track. The tracks on here barely pass the 3 minute mark, so they don’t over-stay their welcome. The album is focused and poignant. An excellent release from the guys at Safe Jazz. Shoutout to Jesse Schuster who put this project together.
You can listen to Safe Jazz’s new album Joy, etc. below via Bandcamp. Make sure you support the album in any way you can!