Month: July 2011

Max Roach & the Hi-Hat (Video)

Max Roach’s signature solo using only a hi-hat cymbal.

7 Jazz Versions of the M*A*S*H Theme Song, Suicide is Painless

It’s known as the M*A*S*H* theme song, but to the jazz community, it’s known as a favorite.

Tribute to the Mizell Brothers (A Mix by Matthew Africa)

Matthew Africa pays excellent tribute to the Mizell Brothers through this wonderful mix that gives a whirlwind tour of their extensively soulful discography.

Grant Green – Street of Dreams (1964)

Grant Green’s guitar can only be described as perfect on the album “Street of Dreams”, and the album cover contains a small piece of San Francisco.

Sylvia Striplin / Erykah Badu – Can’t Turn Me Away (1981/2010)

Sylvia Striplin’s early 80’s classic has become a staple in 90’s Hip Hop, and is still being recreated today.

Bobby Hutcherson – Components (1965) (Audio)

Bobby Hutcherson shows why he’s one of the greatest vibraphone players ever in his Blue Note release, Components.

Roy Ayers – Daddy Bug & Friends (1976) (Audio)

Not everything released by Roy Ayers in the 70s was fusion. Daddy Bug & Friends is a classic Roy Ayers album that commonly goes overlooked