Kim Mayo and her ten band mates met while studying at the New England Conservatory’s jazz program and are in the process of releasing her debut EP later this year. We get our first taste with the release of Long Slow Love’s Hum, giving us an idea of where Mayo and her band are at [...]
The jazz world tends to take itself very seriously. Artists are protective of the legacy of jazz (rightfully so), but that can often lead to stagnation and repetition. Luckily, there is an emerging vanguard of jazz musicians who are willing to explore the creative potential of incorporating other musical genres into the improvisational context that [...]
Jazzman Records (who always live up to their “We Dig Deeper” motto) have released a great new collection “Spiritual Jazz 4: Americans In Europe” which showcases the music of American jazz musicians who left their home country for Europe (often for a short time, but also sometimes for good) in hopes of finding better living and [...]
Photo by Sasha Arutyunova LISTEN: Shaina Taub Trio – So Comes Love We post lots of funk and hip-hop tracks to get you moving, but every so often it is nice to just chill with some laid back sounds, especially when it’s not over the top sappy and even better when it’s done as well [...]
Since the sad news that Donald Byrd had left this world, we have been listening to a lot of the trumpet legend’s musical output and have had a few cool tribute mixes come our way including this amazing two-parter from Gilles Peterson. Now, the Blue Note label (where Byrd recorded nearly all his classic recordings [...]
Last week we talked about the passing of Donald Byrd and all the greatness he left behind, and now the legendary Gilles Peterson (who has been doing this stuff before many of today’s top DJs were even born) has put together two tribute mixes to the man – the first one devoted to his early [...]
Robert Glasper and Derrick Hodge from The Robert Glasper Experiment have a go on “1 Mic 1 Take” doing a wicked nice cover of Stevie Wonder’s Golden Lady. Not much more to say about it other than just watch the damn thing and enjoy.
LISTEN: Jose James – Come To My Door (from YouTube) Last year Blue Note gave us the Robert Glasper Experiment’s incredible “Black Radio” (not coincidentally our favorite record from last year) and now they have come close to matching the brilliance of that record with the release of “No Beginning No End” which is the first [...]