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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Hudson People “Trip To Your Mind” (1979)

When I travel by myself for some DJ gigs, a quality playlist on the ipod is absolutely crucial. It seems that when you are absorbing a completely new landscape it gives songs you’ve heard a new meaning. So this one is dedicated to the beautiful car ride from Croatia to …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: The Sorcerers “The Sorcerers”

“Who’s this? The Sorcerers? It’s cool! This is great. Give me the cd man!” – Mulatu Astatke Taking influences from Ethiopiques ethiojazz as well as the soundtracks to the European horror films of the 60s and 70s, The Sorcerers seamlessly blend these disparate elements into one cohesive package. Based in …

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Herbie Hancock “Nobu” (1974)
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Herbie Hancock “Nobu” (1974)

As you put the needle on this record, you realize after a few seconds that it really wouldn’t take very much to transform this gem into a Techno track straight from Detroit. Add a heavier kick drum and bassline and voilà! I’m sure Carl Craig and a few other techno …

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Throwback Thursdays

1974 – Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters Live in Germany

Here an absolute treasure for you. One of the finest moments in Jazz/Funk/Fusion history with Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters group in 1974 in Bremen, Germany for the “Musikladen” TV Special. Hancock’s HeadHunters albums ushered in a new era of jazz that appealed to a far wider audience – making jazz listeners …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Ambient Jazz Ensemble “Suite Shop”

via Here & Now: “Ambient Jazz Ensemble’s sound is inspired by a mix of Brian Eno, Gil Evans and Weather Report. From the offset “Eyes Wide Open” takes us on an glorious orchestral, slightly jazzy direction. Think Pat Metheny Group meets David Axelrod with a modern electronic twist. The horns, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Bennys Badekar “Blaekspruttesangen” (1971)

I was playing a guest set on the legendary WEFUNK radio show a couple weeks ago. After an hour of playing tunes and hanging out with Professor Groove (co-founder of the show with Static) I played a German Soul track which made us both crack up. PG then started telling …

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Mix Of The Day
Soul Worldwide Sounds

Dr Miette “Summer Soundz 5″

Great French DJ, member of the great Supagroovalistic crew and our good friend, Dr. Miette has been doing a special Summer mix for the past years. Always featuring a well researched and balanced dose of soul, jazz, sunny vibes from all corners of the globe. However, since this is his first …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Michal Urbaniak “Ecstasy” (1978)

I came across Polish jazz artist Michal Urbaniak about a week ago, after having listened to an old Madlib track titled “What a Day.” It sampled Urbaniak’s “A Day in the Park” off his classic 1978 album “Ecstasy” released on Marlin Records. The composition of the track was sublime, the vocals …

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Video Digs
Jazz

Oscar Peterson on Signature Piano Styles in 1979 TV Appearance

Internationally renowned, Montreal-born jazz pianist Oscar Peterson entertained the world with his mastery and prowess over the piano for over 40 years. “The Maharaja of the keyboard” as he was called by Duke Ellington, shows that not only is he a genius of the piano but also true Musical Polyglot, …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Ruby Rushton “Two For Joy” (22a Music)

London based label 22a have been ruffling a few feathers over the last year with their no-nonsense brand of dance music acting as a creative hub for a collective of like-minded musicians; Tenderlonious, Al Dobson Jr, Jeen Bassa, Mo Kolours, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Henry Wu. Now into the …

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Forgotten Treasures
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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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Gabor Szabo “Dreams” (1969)

Gabor Szabo may not have been as much of a household name as his jazz guitar counterparts (Grant Green & Wes Montgomery), but the Hungarian guitarist was a incredibly skilled player that posessed unmatched versatility. After starting his career as a member of the ever evolving Chico Hamilton Quintet in the …

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