VIDEO PREMIERE: SAFE JAZZ “SWEET, JUICY & DELICIOUS STRAWBERRIES”
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Jesse Schuster is nothing if not busy—besides performing and producing for a lot of locals, including L.A. RECORD featurees BOY DUDE and Chrome Canyon, he also helms the Full Screen Mode music video party at Echo Park’s Semi Tropic where videos like this dynamic little effort by Moisture Boys screened.
Safe Jazz is his personal project, Schuster says, and this “Sweet, Juicy & Delicious Strawberries” video—directed, shot and edited by Kellen Malloy, whose YERSELF label has a Safe Jazz 7″ and other worthy releases—is a a deep dive into aural/oral indulgence as our subject sinks into a song while slowly and lovingly attacking a bowl of strawberries. Red is the color of passion, so there’s lots of red, and green is the color of life, so there’s lots of green, too, especially when we see children at play and musicians at work. (Maybe there’s a connection there, too, eh?)
“Sweet, Juicy …” was produced by Schuster and YERSELF, and is an appropriately oversaturated instrumental a la Sam Wilkes’ exploded jazz with gigantic drums and a melody that cuts through the chaos, courtesy collaborators Eric Mayson (keys) and Arlen Peiffer (drums). Record release show for Safe Jazz is Fri., May 24, at the Bootleg with Moisture Boys, G.Smith, and Bonnie Li—get tickets here and flyer below!