Why (the name) Fuzzy Music? From fuzzy logic, best
explained perhaps by the ancient Greek philosopher
Anaxagoras: “The things of the universe are not
sliced off from one another with a hatchet, neither
the hot from the cold nor the cold from the hot.” In
other words: no labels other than good music.
Fuzzy Music, understood and used in the best sense,
signifies good music that may defy categorization,
yet has insular or perhaps universal appeal. Our
name reflects our belief that whether in science,
music or even in life itself, everything is a matter
of degree; a continuum in which there are
multivalues rather than precise delineations.
Sometimes there are no hard lines or boundaries that
can quantify or qualify one type of music as being
"jazz" and another as "world" or whatever.
(According to Wikipedia: “Fuzzy logic is a form of
multi-valued logic derived from fuzzy set theory to
deal with reasoning that is approximate rather than
precise. In contrast with "crisp logic", where
binary sets have binary logic, the fuzzy logic
variables may have a membership value of not only 0
or 1 – that is, the degree of truth of a statement
can range between 0 and 1 and is not constrained to
the two truth values of classic propositional
logic.” So there.)
Guided by a wealth of influences, many artists find
themselves dipping into rich cultural pools of
musical styles, beliefs and realities that do not
fit into the large, corporate/record company way of
thought or aesthetics…a way of thought and business
that seems to be going the way of the dodo bird, by
the way. The artist-owned label’s time has come!
Meanwhile, time has found us focusing on music I
believe is best called “jazz” and, further, these
are all projects I believe in completely. Fuzzy
Music has become a vanity label ~ one that serves my
musical dreams better than I could have hoped or
dreamt for. And the musicians whose work appears
here are all musical friends and heroes.
The only way to make this music available was to
start our own company. Our kitchen tabletop
operation has grown, thanks to listeners like you. I
am grateful to have this label as a means of
producing my own music and the music of my friends
and colleagues. Fuzzy Music® was created, and is
offered to you, in a spirit of creativity and
conscience, with our promise to strive earnestly to
create the best quality music we know how.
The site also offers a quick, easy and secure way
for students, teachers and fans to order and receive
copies of my books and videos. Thank you for
visiting! We promise your satisfaction.
Peter & Mutsy Erskine