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Future Classic: The Gaslamp Killer “Instrumentalepathy”

My fascination with death has always stemmed from the imagination of an afterlife or the existence of an alternative form of energy. The complexity and emotionally demanding nature of such a subject has always made it difficult for me to talk about with other people. Music has become one of …

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Hip-Hop Jazz

Future Classic: Mark de Clive-Lowe “#bluenoteremixed volume 1”

Armed with a crateful of classics from Blue Note Records’ genre-defining years, Mark de Clive-Lowe has created a live-remix mixtape weaving from jazz to hip hop classics, to underground house and broken beat. Equal parts jazz musician, composer, DJ and production wizard, MdCL’s live performances are always a treat as …

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Forgotten Treasures

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Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: The Prestige Jazz Quartet LP (1957, Prestige)

Recorded and released in 1957 on the independent Prestige Records label, The Prestige Jazz Quartet is a typical oddity. The four compositions work as a pendulum between the tail end of bebop era, the coming hard-bop medium, and the beginning of the avant-garde period of 1950s-1960s Black Classical music. Probably …

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