NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert usually forces the band to reduce their format to create a more intimate performance. Music whiz Jacob Collier didn’t exactly take that route, though it’s one of my favorite performances from the series.
WATCH: Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier never ceases to amaze us. In this clip, he performs an arrangement of The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” on too many instruments to count (including double and electric basses) and multiple vocal tracks.
The Metropole Orkest was joined by Cory Henry and Jacob Collier for a 2017 show. This clip showcases the combined group performing the Herbie Hancock tune, “I Thought It Was You,” which was arranged by Henry and Rob Taggart. Aram Kersbergen is the bass guitarist on the session, and he lays down one tasty groove.
We’re used to featuring videos with multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier playing bass (among other things). In this video, Jacob turned to Robin Mullarkey to put together one funky version of The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.” The session took place at Maida Vale for BBC Introducing, and also includes drummer James Maddren.
Twenty-one-year-old Londoner Jacob Collier is a true one-man band. He’s become known for the YouTube videos he’s produced from the music room in his home, in which he sings every part and plays every instrument on his songs, utilizing a mosaic of screens, which makes the title of his debut album, In My Room, quite apt. Collier also performed, arranged,...
Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier is a freak of nature, so it figures that his cover of Michael Jackson’s classic “PYT” would be just as out there. Collier – who arranged, performed, produced, filmed and edited the clip – included some off the wall bass licks and a thriller of a unison line with the keyboard.
Damian was blown away by this video and sent it my way. Watch it and you’ll see what he was talking about. This is multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier performing his arrangement of the traditional English Christmas carol, “I Saw Three Ships”. As Jacob says, the tune is “Performed and produced by a variety of Jacob Collier’s.” Including one on upright.