Jazz Amnesty Sound System “Ex-Pat Edition”
Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System “Ex-Pat Edition”

From Andy Williams (J.A.S.S Co-Founder): “I’m very proud to be joining forces with Lew Braden (a.k.a “Sweet Daddy Luv“) on this project J.A.S.S.The work and effort that has gone into these mixes,beats,and story-telling is something I’ve been waiting for since the folding of Operation Jazz. I’m sure this edition of …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System #14
Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #14

Music has evolved in leaps and bounds over the past hundred years and the harbinger of many of these changes is technology. The invention of the microphone changed music, the ability to amplify sound changed music, the ability to record sound changed music, radio changed music, records changed music, synthesizers …

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Future Classic: Jose James “Trouble”
Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Jose James “Trouble”

It’s no secret that we at MIMS have always had major love from Jose James. James is one of the freshest voices to hit the jazz and soul scene for a long long time and in addition to being ridiculously talented the guy is really prolific. Since he hit the …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System #10
Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #10

The Jazz Amnesty Sound System want to get you up out of your seat with J.a.s.s. #10. A few toe tappin’ gems get your blood circulating at the start the session that soon segue into a plethora of good times for you and your dancing shoes. This collection of dancefloor …

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Freddie Hubbard - Love Connection
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Freddie Hubbard “Sunflower” (1980)

I like hunting for obscure samples but I also like when more obvious samples are used by a bunch of different producers in different genres: the “Amen Brother” drum break, the keys from Donald Byrd‘s “Think Twice”, pretty much all the Bob James records on CTI. My own personal story …

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Jazz

Oscar Peterson – Top 7 Picked by Andy Williams

I thought I’d point out that a very important event is happening tomorrow in Montreal. A giant mural by Montrealer Gene Pendon (one of the founders of HVW8) honouring Montreal jazz legend Oscar Peterson. It will be unveiled in front of of the Peterson family, the mayor of Montreal and …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System #11
Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #11

More jazz from J.A.S.S. boys (Andy Williams & Dj Luv) listen in as we continue to free jazz from the confines of records sleeves one mix at a time. J.a.s.s. #11 by Jazz Amnesty Sound System on Mixcloud

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Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #12 – Impulse! Records Special

Impulse! have set the standard for what makes a great jazz label. They had an amazing roster of artists that includes some of the legends that have molded jazz. They would combine this talent with the best producers and engineers that had years of experience in the studio recording jazz …

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Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System “J.A.S.S #9” – African Special

The maternal sensibilities of African music took a different path when it landed in the West, and in doing so became a large part of the genesis of Western culture. Starting with slave works songs and their “call and response” code of communication working it’s way up through story-telling, negro …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers “Ping Pong” (1961)

An absolutely essential dance floor jazz nugget for you all today. My good homie Andy Williams put me on to this track from Art Blakey, arguably one of the best and most influential drummers in the history of jazz! During the early ’60s, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers were …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Dandy Teru “Massive Suits Quartet”

I grew with Jazz. When my parents divorced I went with my father and it was this music that put color in his apartment. With his imported beer and his fancy way of smoking his cigarette while talking to me about the great jazz musicians and/or life. Those were the …

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