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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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Bilal – “All For Love” (2006)

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This week Bilal Oliver unveiled his much-anticipated album, A Love Surreal. While the effort marks his third official studio release,...

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Bilal feat. Robert Glasper – Butterfly (Audio) (2013)

Bilal’s latest offering, A Love Surreal, is vivid. Even in its most brooding moments, the music seems to pop with...

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Gilles Peterson’s Tributes to Donald Byrd

If you are going to do a tribute mix on a legend like Donald Byrd, who we recently lost, the...

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Little Brother: 10 Years Later, We’re Still Listening

Today we revisit a classic album on the day of it's release, The Listening by Little Brother.

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Giorgio Moroder – Theme From Midnight Express (1978)

This obscure sample from this great producer is accompanied by a short film that is a great representation of vintage...

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OutKast – “Roaches and Rats” (c. 1996)

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In late 2005, André and Antwan had the music world waiting with bated breath as they prepared their feature film...

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