March, 2013

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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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Terry Gibbs Quartet with Terry Pollard (1958) (Video)

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In a time when jazz was the popular art form, this 1958 Tonight Show with the Terry Gibbs Quartet and...

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Brother Hayling – AutoPilot (2013) (Download)

Brother Hayling is known for his excellent articles, but here he shows off his skill at instrumentalism.

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Nas – “The Game Lives On” (c. 1994)

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Before he dropped his first classic, young Nasir Jones was already proving himself to be hip-hop’s most gifted young story...

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…featuring Q-Tip

Haylow recalls his personal experiences listening to Q-Tip in the mid-90s, and how his collaborations demonstrated the true essence of...

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People, Hell & Angels: The Progression of Jimi Hendrix

Posthumous albums maintain a paradoxical relationship to critical acclaim. In this noble pursuit (the act of exposing others to new...

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I-Level – “Heart Aglow” (1983)

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I-Level were a short-lived blip on the global pop radar that demand a second spin thirty years after their debut....

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Bobby Vince Paunetto – Paunetto’s Point (1974) (Audio)

A latin vibraphonist that is a name you should know, listen to Bobby Vince Paunetto.

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Weather Report, Live at Montreux (1976) (Video)

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A lesson of fusion jazz is Weather Report's performance at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1976.

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The Legendary Joe Zawinul (1985)

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In this 1985 video profile, the legendary pianist/keyboardist Joe Zawinul discusses his embracing of black music, his love for electric...

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