Splice Launches Signature, New Jazz Sample Label

Splice launches their new Jazz sample label, Signature.

Just in time for International Jazz Day on April 30th, music creation platform Splice has launched Signature, a new sample label that features a rich collection of timeless sounds inspired by the history of jazz, performed by some of the greatest modern players.

With more than a million searches for jazz in 2023 alone, Splice users are enamored with the genre.

Just last month, Splice partnered with producer Terrace Martin (Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, the Game, Busta Rhymes, Stevie Wonder, Raphael Saadiq) to unveil a brand new mobile experience.

Jazz is a foundation in music and culture for creativity and innovation” said John McNeill, Label Lead, Signature at Splice. “It has provided the soundtrack to everything from social commentary and activism to love and leisure, this genre’s impact can’t be understated. With the launch of Signature we want creators to have access to sounds that are not only timeless, but important.

The Signature collection joins more than 30 separate individual sample labels created by Splice, representing more than 130 genres and diverse sounds from Amapiano to UK Drill and this year’s breakout sound, Phonk.

This past fall, the company released Aaroh, an ambitious collection of sample packs featuring the sounds of South Asia.

Beyond its foundational musical significance in all popular music, jazz has become an increasingly prevalent element within popular music,” said Matt Block, Head of Music Production at Splice. “Samara Joy, a jazz vocalist, won best new artist at the GRAMMYs last year, Robert Glasper has been working to usher in a new jazz age for more than two decades and more recently, and artists like Laufey and Domi & JD Beck are fueling a resurgence of jazz on platforms like TikTok. With this new collection we hope to both reflect and encourage the growing popularity of jazz sounds in music creation.

Signature seeks to authentically highlight sounds from the long history of jazz’s evolution as well as focusing on showcasing the talent and artistry in the jazz community today.

Signature’s sound library explores the various styles, sub-genres and instruments in jazz that have contributed to innovation and pushing creation forward, especially in sample based music.

This label also emphasizes content stories that promote the artists, composers, musicians and studios tied to the creation of these sounds.

The Signature collection feature six sample packs running the gamut of jazz’s cultural evolution:

  • Signature presents: The Front Line – An early jazz inspired pack paying homage to the birthplace of the genre in the 1920s. This release was produced with original compositions and arrangements from Christopher Stevens (trumpet) and Marcus Myers (drums) who also recorded the pack alongside Sam Gellerstein (tuba), Yesseh Furaha-Ali (clarinet) and Michael Spearman (trombone).
  • Signature presents: Love Legacy Vocal Jazz – Crafted with original compositions and arrangements written by Christopher Stevens and Marcus Myers (drums). The session was recorded at Turtle Studios in Philadelphia including some of the area’s finest in Donald Robinson (piano), Korey Riker (saxophone), Sandy Eldred (bass) and Carol Riddick (vocals), this pack features the sultry, emotive vocal stylings of the jazz vocalists who pioneered and defined an era.
  • Signature presents: The Tribute – Cool Jazz – Produced with original compositions and arrangements from Christopher Stevens (trumpet) and Marcus Myers (drums) who also recorded the pack alongside the help of pianist Aaron Hardin and bassist Tim Ragsdale, this pack features custom crafted original compositions reminiscent of the cool jazz era.
  • Signature presents: Cruising – Organ Trio Jazz – This pack unleashes the classic sound of the organ trio, where the Hammond takes center stage, creating an irresistible blend of groove, soul and improvisation. This pack was produced and recorded entirely by The Mini Q’s, who consist of Luke O’Reilly (organ), Anwar Marshall (drums) and Ben O’Neill (guitar), a unit who has been playing together so long that you can’t help but hear their soulful synergy in these loops.
  • Signature presents: Rhythm Sections – With over 400 sounds, played by New York’s hardest working drummer, Charles Goold, this release contains everything from drum loops of shuffles, break beats, latin grooves and an extensive array of one-shots, recorded at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, a flagship studio for jazz music.
  • Signature presents: Paradise Bay – This pack contains loops produced with original compositions and arrangements from Christopher Stevens (guitar) and Marcus Myers (drums), who assembled an all-star line up of musicians featuring incredible vocalist Gina Roche, pianist Jesse Hernandez, bassist Jay Rosado and percussion by the legendary Pablo Batista (Grover Washington Jr, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Teddy Pendergrass and many more).

Splice subscribers can access the new Signature sample packs HERE!!!

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