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George Duke (1946- 2013)

A reflective piece on the passing of one of Jazz's greatest fusion artists, Mr. George Duke.

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The Jealous Guys – Bus Stop Jazz (Unofficial Video)

Check out this video derived from the jazzy tunes of The Jealous Guys.

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Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963) (Audio)

The worldly, yet straight ahead sounds of Kenny Dorham are on full display in his 1963 recording, Una Mas.

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NPR’s Terry Gross Interviews Questlove (2013)

Whenever Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is interviewed, we should take time to grab a pen and paper, and take notes. The...

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Herbie Hancock article from February 12, 1975

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Herbie Hancock – The Prisoner (1969) (Audio)

Herbie Hancock's 1969 recording is a representation of protest music that is often overlooked.

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Sun Ra – Space is the Place (Film) (1974)

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Songs in the Key of My Life: The Significance of Stevie

Haylow discusses the importants of Stevie Wonder and his album "Songs in the Key of Life".

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Banda Black Rio – “Mr. Funky Samba” (1977)

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On the closing track of his 2009 opus The Ecstatic, Mos Def flows over a latin beat that presents an...

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Tyler, The Creator – Treehome95 featuring Coco O & Erykah Badu (2013) (Audio)

While the media eviscerated Rick Ross and his proclivity for addressing that life which he is not actually about (in...

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Lou Donaldson – Alligator Bogaloo (Audio) (1967)

Some jazzmen take risks, experimenting with every album and evolving through the years of their career. Others, not so much....

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Diplomatic Immunity: A 10th Anniversary Reflection

In 2003, Dipset was everything. The pink polo assigned to me by my newfound prep school proclivities were the closest...

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Sly, Slick & Wicked – “Sho’ Nuff” (1973)

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The Godfather of Soul is best known as a crooner and bandleader, but he also made many contributions as a...

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Steve Williamson – Journey to Truth (1995) (Write-Up)

Slept On: Steve Williamson, Journey to Truth, Verve Records, 1994 In 1994, British saxophonist Steve Williamson released the recording Journey...

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Miles Davis – Workin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet (1959) (Audio)

Jazz can be considered to be derived from many different themes and concepts, but at the base is the sound...

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