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Dear fellow musicians,

last night I discovered a young musician on youtube - Jacob Collier. Perhaps everyone knows him already - but for the risk of boaring: I'm totally blown away what this young man does and knows and how deep his thoughts and insights about music are.
It's not only that he plays several instruments at a very high level (piano, guitar, bass, drums ........) and writes wonderfull songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v3zyPEy-Po) and can do things at one time together at one time that are breathtaking (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mudDt2v41c). It's not only about his singing the hardest arrangements he wrote himself (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K28H04Y2IdE many other videos ...).
IT'S ABOUT THE MUSIC IN HIS HEAD!
There are three videos with an interview about several aspects of music and being a musician, the first is here (you find the others from there):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnBr070vcNE.

I found the third the most interesting, but every second is worth watching!
It was absolute unbelieveable to me, how he can have all the weirdest chords and chord progressions in his head (ok, perfect pitch). Some polyrhythmic subdivisions sound so great but are so hard to get (transcriptions of his stuff pop up all the time so that you get an idea what he does if you can read music).
What he does with finetuning the weirdest polychords, so that they match just intonation: supernatural in every aspect.
I feel a bit small as a musician now, but also got many inspiration from him what music can be.

Just in case, you did not hear from him ...
 

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So many extraordinarily talented musicians readily accessible on YouTube these days: Jacob Collier, Aimee Nolte, Camille Bertault, etc.
Let alone the many vintage footage of great musicians of the past that continuously resurface on YT.
Great times to live in!
 

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Undeniably an extraordinary talent. The couple things I watched sort of made me uneasy though. Too self-aware of how impressive the skills are and not digging deep and getting to the heart of the matter. I'm just not one for tricks and show-business kind of stuff I guess.
 

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Undeniably an extraordinary talent. The couple things I watched sort of made me uneasy though. Too self-aware of how impressive the skills are and not digging deep and getting to the heart of the matter. I'm just not one for tricks and show-business kind of stuff I guess.
How much of his stuff have you watched?
 

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Thanks for sharing. I was blissfully unaware of him...really enjoyed several of the clips on YouTube.
 

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I didn't even watch the clip. I know already. He's one of the most creative forces on the planet right now. He's still sooooo young. He's finding himself. I hope with all the press and all the exposure and pressure that he's able to have a long and happy career.
 
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