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Shigeto – Detroit (Part 1) (Ghostly)
As a youngster growing up in Michigan, Zach Shigeto dreamt of being a professional jazz musician, and the albums listed below played a significant role in his early musical education:
- Pharaoh Sanders – The Creator Has A Master Plan
- Miles Davis – Four & More Live In Concert 1964
- Louis Smith – Here Comes Louis Smith
- Bill Evans – Waltz For Debbie
- Herbie Hancock – Empyrean Isles
John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme was recorded in late 1964 and released on Impulse! Recordings in 1965.
In High School, Shigeto discovered electronic music through local label Ghostly International. Below are a number of the key releases that initially opened his ears up to electronic music:
- Matthew Dear – Leave Luck to Heaven
- Disco Nouveau: One (various artists)
- Charles Manier – Bang Bang Lover
- Midwest Product – Specifics
- Lusine – Serial Hodgepodge
But a key record for the young jazz head was Dabrye – One:Three, which came out Ghostly International in June, 2001.
Shigeto headed east for college, to continue his jazz drumming development at The New School, New York. At the time, one of his idols and a big influence on his drumming style was Brian Blade, particularly the 1998 album, ‘Fellowship’, and namely the track ‘Folklore’.
Today, Brian continues to head up The Fellowship, whilst also collaborating with Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and touring with Wayne Shorter.