Today, Robinson passed away at the age of 75. Her name is more likely to draw look of recognition from someone of my mother’s generation more so than my own. And yet, she is a figure who has in so many ways shaped my current investment in hip-hop music.
Month: September 2011
Roy Ayers was brilliant in this recording of the 1972 Montreux Jazz festival, showing off his versatility at the earlier years of his career.
On a day in which we formally welcome autumn, we too celebrate the birth of John Coltrane. The symbolism of it all can be heard rather than seen. That is why, today, I listen to Ballads.
As many people praised the fusion between Jazz and Hip Hop in the early 90’s, ‘Otha Fish’ by The Pharcyde is one that goes overlooked, and it shouldn’t.
From Jazz, to Funk, to Soul, to Hip Hop, you can hear it all when you listen to “Lonely Avenue” by David Newman…and you hear some Roy Ayers, too!