It would be a gross understatement to say that the music of Marvin Gaye is a gift to us all. But I just couldn’t find the words to adequately express how I felt when I heard this musical excerpt so masterfully orchestrated by David Van De Pitte.

We usually only are able to witness the sum of genius but when you have an opportunity to hear the parts that make up the sum it opens up an entirely new universe. If you love music this will be one of the best 30 sec. experiences of your life. I’m serious. This is why I often rant and say the things I do about keyboard string patches and keyboard horns and on and on and on. When you hear all of this color, these wonderful sonorities (culled from two chords mind you) it makes you just wanna throw rocks at anyone who has lied to you and said that a keyboard can do everything that living, breathing musicians can. I’m here to tell you that some people have been lying and the reason that they lie is because it benefits them. I don’t have anything but music, so I have no reason to lie to you. But don’t take my word for it just press play.

A Gift by iorr03

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.