Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop Jazz

Mystic Brew… a cover story!

Here is are favorite cover versions of the classic track “Mystic Brew” recorded in 1972 on Ronnie Foster‘s debut album “The Two Headed Freap” and released on the Blue Note label. The original by Ronnie Foster A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation (Timeless hip-hop track) The Odd Trio – …

READ MORE →
Dj Mixes
Jazz

The Jazz Amnesty Sound System (Andy Williams + Dj Luv)

The Jazz Amnesty Sound System (or J.A.S.S.) is run by Montreal djs Andy Williams & sweet daddy luv. With an honest admiration, appreciation and awe for the dedication and skills of its honored players, these veteran selectors delve deep into the rich history of jazz in an attempt to weave …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Esperanza Spalding “Inútil Paisagem”

I just got reminded by my friend Jasmine De La Paz of how absolutely dope Esperanza Spalding is. When I interviewed Jose James two years ago he was telling about how talented Spalding is. Ohhh, and by the way, for anyone in Montreal she will be playing this summer at …

READ MORE →
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Koop & Yukimi Nagano “Come To Me” (2001)

I have to admit that i’ve had sort of a crush on Yukimi Nagano for the past 4-5 years. She was a certain hot weirdo thing going on that I can’t deny! Most people will know her from her outstanding work with lo-fi electronica-ish group Little Dragon. But few know …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Future Classic: Thundercat “The Golden Age of the Apocalypse”

From the good folks at the always fresh Moovmnt.com website Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner is a bass prodigy. Barely in his twenties, the 80s cartoon fanatic already has an impressive resume. He tours with Suicidal Tendencies and Erykah Badu consistently, he provides his amazing musicality on projects like Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma, …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Jefferson “So What” (1968)

There have been countless versions, covers, remixes of Miles Davis‘ work and his classic “So What” track. This easily has to rank with the best. An aboslute mind-blowing be-bop vocal version from Eddie Jefferson in the late 60’s. He used the Miles Davis’s riffs to form the basis of his …

READ MORE →
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Gary Bartz “Celestial Blues”

Every now and then I gotta give Gary Bartz some love. After all, I did take the title of this site from the name of his classic 1977 record. For those who don’t know too much about the man, he is a saxophonist who played with Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Billy Robinson “The Family” (1972)

During the 60s and 70s, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation sought out. the finest jazz musicians in Canada and recorded them improvising live in a small combo setting to document their work for posterity. A few vinyl LPs of each session were pressed up but most this incredible music has been …

READ MORE →
Music Documentaries
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Miles Davis Quintet “Agitation” Live

Jazzy Saturday morning while cleaning the house. And what better than a little bit of classic Miles. Great live capture of the uncompromising Miles Davis‘ quintet featuring Wayne Shorter on saxophone, Tony Williams on drums, Ron Carter on bass and Herbie Hancock on keys. Shit, I’d take that starting five …

READ MORE →
José James
Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Jose James “Coltrane (Dear Alice)”

Jose James unveils another unreleased track in honor to the late jazz legend Alice Coltrane, the wife of John Coltrane, who passed away four years from now. I don’t have any information on where this song may end up, but there is no doubt that this song could have made …

READ MORE →
MIMS Lists
Beats Jazz

Lexis “My Playlist for Snowy nights in Montreal”

It’s that time of the year again. The first snowstorm of the year in Montreal. You can choose to be pissed that going to work or school takes 3 hours instead of 1 (hahah @ suburbs people!) or you can choose to enjoy the beauty of the first snow of …

READ MORE →
Jose James Tribute Mix
Dj Mixes
Jazz

José James “Tribute Selections” by FullRange

Minneanapolis-born and London-based jazz singer and songwriter, José James is the rising star of the next generation of contemporary music. Since the release of his Equinox demo back in 2006, James’ forged his reputation by collaborating on record with a wide assortment of jazz and hip-hop acts, including, Nicola Conte, …

READ MORE →