October, 2011

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Artist Portrait: Ken McIntyre & Eric Dolphy – by Ian Johnson

A piece by Ian Johnson Looking Ahead - Eric Dolphy & Ken McIntre Acrylic on Wood Panel, 22x10"

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Donny Hathaway – To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (Audio) (1970)

A look into Donny Hathaway's authentic interpretation of Nina Simone anthemic classic, "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black."

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30 Artist Interpretations of Nina Simone

Nina Simone music is truly one of a kind, and her aura is an inspiration to artists all over the...

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Ahmad Jamal / Common Sense – Resurrection (1970/1994)

We recognize the excellence of Ahmad Jamal as we celebrate the anniversary of one of Hip Hop's most significant releases...Common...

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Roy Ayers Quartet – All Blues (1968)

Roy Ayers isn't known for abstract jazz, but he goes far beyond the realm of traditional jazz in one of...

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Common / Joe Bataan – Play Your Cards Right feat. Bilal (1972/2006)

Hip-hop has taught me more about music than I could ever imagine. Today's lesson comes courtesy of Common and Karriem...

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Joe Bataan – The Bottle (La Botella) (Multiple Versions)

A must-listen as Joe Bataan pays tribute to Gil Scott-Heron by doing his version of The Bottle.

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Revolutionary Thought – Connecting Heron to Du Bois

The road leading from Gil Scott-Heron to W.E.B. Du Bois is paved with the theories of timeless thinkers and set...

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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – A Toast to the People (Audio & Lyrics) (1975)

A message to everyone who is in support of the world wide OCCUPY movement.

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Dela – The Robert Glasper Beat Tape (Download) (2010)

Producer dela is inspired by the talented Robert Glasper as he creates this instrumental album of extreme quality, available for...

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The Robert Glasper Trio – Think of One (Audio) (2009)

In a single moment, Robert Glasper explores Thelonious Monk, Ahmad Jamal, and De La Soul. That moment is called "Think...

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