September, 2011

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Remembering Sylvia Robinson

Today, Robinson passed away at the age of 75. Her name is more likely to draw look of recognition from...

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Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble – Untitled/Fantastic (Video) (2009)

The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble provides an orchestral interpretation of one of J Dilla's timeless records.

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20th Anniversary of A Low End Theory (1991)

Let's take a second to stop, listen, and REALIZE what this album did for us as individuals, for Hip Hop,...

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Live from the Montreux Jazz Festival (1972)

Roy Ayers was brilliant in this recording of the 1972 Montreux Jazz festival, showing off his versatility at the earlier...

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The John Coltrane Quartet – Ballads (1963)

On a day in which we formally welcome autumn, we too celebrate the birth of John Coltrane. The symbolism of...

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Herbie Mann / The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (1967/1992)

As many people praised the fusion between Jazz and Hip Hop in the early 90's, 'Otha Fish' by The Pharcyde...

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Dissecting ‘Passing Me By’ by The Pharcyde (1992)

The Pharcyde's 'Passing Me By' is a landmark song in one of Hip Hop's most influential eras.

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Hugh Masekela – A Night in Tunisia (Audio) (Circa 1974)

Hugh Masekela fuses his African sound with a timeless Jazz classic.

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Weldon Irvine / Horace Silver – Liberated Brother (Multiple Versions)

A brilliant song by Weldon Irvine only becomes more refined as Horace Silver plays his version of the same song....

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Weldon Irvine – Morning Sunrise (Audio) (1979)

The spatial relationship of Jay-Z to Weldon Irvine is as succinct as the momentary lapse between summer and fall.

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David “Fathead” Newman (Feat. Roy Ayers) – Lonely Avenue (Atlantic) (1972)

From Jazz, to Funk, to Soul, to Hip Hop, you can hear it all when you listen to "Lonely Avenue"...

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