Synth pioneer Jan Hammer (Miami Vice soundtrack, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck) has released his latest album, Seasons Pt. 1.
Hammer cites influences as far ranging as the varied strains of the music he grew up with to what he calls “the elephant in the room” – his four seasons scoring Miami Vice.
Hammer himself describes the new album as “cinematic.” The opening track, Miami – Night, was inspired by Miami Vice director Michael Mann’s technique of spraying the streets with water when taping at night to set the mood for a scene.
“When I wrote Miami – Night, explains Hammer, “it felt like I was creating an opening scene in a screenplay.”
Hammer’s Seasons Pt. 1 is available via Amazon and other retailers.
For more on Hammer, see our Jan Hammer Interview: Mahavishnu, Miami Vice and More.