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Terrace Martin & Devi Dev talk Sex EP, Jay Leno, DJ Quik, Quincy Jones

www.hardknock.tv Exclusive in-depth interview with Devi Dev and Terrace Martin. In part 1 Terrace talks about how he got into Jazz and playing instruments at a young age, including how Jay Leno gave him a scholarship and bought him a Saxophone. Terrace talks about idolizing DJ Quik and Dr Dre growing up to now being able to work with them. Including how Snoop hooked him up with Quincy Jones to work on a Jazz Hip Hop project. Then the interview shifts into how Dev and Terrace met and how the idea for their Marvin Gaye inspired first project Here My Dear came about. From the success of that spawned their new project the SEX EP. They have worked with quite a few artists on the projects including Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Badd Lucc, Problem, Skeme, 9th Wonder, etc. Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com to get our latest videos including part 2 with ?Devi Dev and Terrace Martin? next week.?

Why do many jazz pianists like to talk while they’re playing, especially live with a backing group?

On many jazz recordings I hear by the great classic jazz pianists, they’re talking while they’re playing, not really trying to be heard by the audience. It’s more like they’re talking to themselves, like it helps them get “into the music.” What’s this all about? Are they just “being cool”? Or is it a trendy thing that they started doing, because one artist did it and they ALL wanted to imitate him?