JC Pierric - First OneMost people don’t realize this, but there’s a huge amount of really cool music out there known as production library stuff. In much the same way that companies and designers use stock photography, there are entire libraries of commercial music libraries out there that directors and producers have used for movies, film, TV commercials, and so on. There are even labels like KPM, De Wolfe, Chappell, and others that were created specifically for this type of music.
Stock photography is usually really, really bad. Stock music on the other hand, particularly funk-jazz-oriented stuff from the 60’s and 70’s, is not.

Jean Claud Pierric was one of the hippest cats around during those days, and put together a ton of funky “stock jazz” and other music for use in television commercials and the like. He’s still around today, and active amongst the reasonably large group of fans he has online. He even shares his old records as MP3’s via his blog, which is in French.

Listen to JC Pierric – Athena

I’ve posted the album this song is from here, and recommend checking it out. It’s a good example of the quality of stuff he put out back then – and while definitely quirky and cheesy in parts, you may find it cool.

Check it out and post your comments here.