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Isaac Hayes – Tough Guys (Soundtrack) (Video) (1974)

We all know about Shaft, but here is another soundtrack by Isaac Hayes that be even better.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission Compilation, Vol. 2 (Download)

The Roy Ayers Project presents our second volume of our Beat Submissions Compilation, featuring producers from all over the world, available for free download.

George Duke / Common – Break My Heart (1974/2007)

Taking a brief look at the intersection of two talent artists at their most exploratory.

McCoy Tyner – Today and Tomorrow (1963) (Audio)

Jazz legend McCoy Tyner has had an illustrious career. Here is a earlier recording from Tyner as a frontman when he was a youthful 23 years old.

Pharoah Sanders – Love In Us All (Audio) (1973)

The iconic Pharoah Sanders displays his free form style and his melodic style as ‘Love In Us All’ is a whirlwind of jazz sub-genre.

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

A piece by Ian Johnson
Looking Ahead – Eric Dolphy & Ken McIntre
Acrylic on Wood Panel, 22×10″

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.”

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 Sense’s ‘Resurrection’ album.

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 Riggins.

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.