Taylor McFerrin (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #256 (June 2, 2014)

First things first – Taylor’s debut album Early Riser came out today and it’s excellent (the “Best of 2014” kind of excellent). Please support!

I also had the honor of interviewing him last night with a great “in studio audience” of friends in the house as well. We talked about the creative/recording process for several of his songs, meeting heroes of his, like Herbie Hancock, and much more. Click on the player below to listen to the show!

Thanks Dani, Erin, Lina, James, Tory, Noah, John Bravo, Thushan, Jeff, Jarrod Kurtis and Zach!

My Set
electric wire hustle – bottom line (flako remix) (okayplayer.com)
badbadnotgood – kaleidoscope (innovativeleisure.net)
fatima – underwater (eglorecords.com)
essa – sorry (firstwordrecords.com)
sau poler – juun (soundcloud.com/sau-poler)
ambient jazz ensemble – eyes wide open (hereandnowrecordings.com)
little dragon – killing me (seven four/republic)

The Interview
taylor mcferrin – postpartum (brainfeedersite.com)
taylor mcferrin – already there featuring robert glasper, thundercat and marcus gilmore (brainfeedersite.com)
taylor mcferrin – decisions featuring emily king (brainfeedersite.com)
taylor mcferrin – the antidote featuring nai palm (brainfeedersite.com)

Taylor Picks The Tracks
marvin gaye – why did i chose you? (motown)
stevie wonder – looking for another pure love (motown)
quasimoto – come on feet (stonesthrow.com)
slum village – untitled/fantastic (barak/good vibe)
d’angelo – africa (virgin)
outkast – prototype (la’face/arista)
george duke – just for you (epic)
herbie hancock – come running to me (columbia)

(photos 2 and 6 by moredani)