Tuesday Tip-Off: Paul DeFiglia

You may know Paul DeFiglia as a top notch player (Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim) or a fast rising producer (James Levy, Annie Bacon) but with his debut album In Daylight you’ll discover his talents as a brilliant arranger and world class selector. Bringing together such disparate source material as traditional folk songs, jazz standards and tunes from Beck, Drake and Fiona Apple and making them sound like one cohesive piece is no small feat, but DeFiglia does so in a way that sounds effortless and natural. DeFiglia comes from a jazz background, and with this release he has embraced the ideology of the jazz stylist tradition, bending and shaping this material into something new and signature.

In Daylight is available for pre-order here, and you can check out DeFiglia’s version of Beck’s “Asshole” and the Dock Boggs song “Country Blues” (featuring Scott and Seth Avett) below.

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