Long time readers know I’m a big fan of Jacob Collier. My opinion, and my bet, is that he’ll go down in history as more than a generational talent. He’s breaking rules and creating music that no one has imagined or dreamed of before, and even the best musicians are stumped by how his creations […]

Weirdly, I’ve always had the exact opposite take on the incomprehensibly talented Jacob Collier.

His original music really doesn’t do anything for me, but I think his covers are phenomenal.  (I think the only Jacob Collier song I enjoy is Hideaway.)

For me he is the ultimate proof that being a good composer is completely separate from being a good performer.  And that having an incredibly deep knowledge of music’s inner workings does not guarantee that you’ll apply this knowledge in an engaging way.