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Contests

Contest: Win a Vinyl Copy of “Spiritual Jazz 5″ (Jazzman Records)

Here’s your chance to win a free copy of the newest volume in the great Spiritual Jazz series from the fine folks at Jazzman Records. Contest runs until Thursday September 4th The Prize via Jazzman Records: “This volume of Spiritual Jazz presents some of the rarest and most extraordinary global …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: The Ahmad Jamal Trio “The Awakening” (1970) + Samples

Ahmad Jamal is without a doubt one of the last true jazz giants who is still active. Armed with his piano, the Pittsburg native delivered a legendary trio session at the beginning of the 70′s. After having produced close to 20 albums for Chess Records and sub-labels Argo and Cadet, …

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Playlists
Jazz Soul

SUNNY MORNING – MIMS Playlist

Here is a collection of tracks to listen to on a sunny morning. Whether you’re nice and rested after a good night or if you need a bit of help after a bit of a rough one. Music to cook some scrambled eggs for your loved one or to clean …

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MIMS ListsR.I.P
Jazz

Tribute to Idris Muhammad (1939-2014)

Drummer Idris Muhammad was truly a musical giant. If many other legends have excelled or innovated, it usually involved a particular genre of music. Not many can be found to have explored so many styles of Jazz let alone Soul, Funk, R-n-B, Rock and various New-Orleans styles to their repertoire. Many …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Sun Ra “Cosmic Compositions Avant Garde Series Vol. 3″

I have only the highest regard and respect for Addison Chase’s Cosmic Compositions Avant Garde Series, they bring me great joy, comfort and serenity. His Sun Ra inspired compilation is a perfect harmonious blend of Jazz and Hip Hop. I could not ask for more from a compilation, and I …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Cee-Knowledge & Sun Ra Arkestra “Space Is The Place” (2001)

Sun Ra turns 100 this year. He has become one of the most controversial figures in jazz over the last century, because of his unconventional futuristic recording styles. His ability to so effortlessly experiment with his music while keeping an eclectic style has always been something that separated him from …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Pharoah Sanders “You Gotta Have Freedom” (1980)

If artistic freedom is hard to define than Free Jazz is even harder to define. Jazz can be considered the art of improvising and the melodic ancher that holds down a semblance of standard is the only constraint a player can define for himself. In all cases saxophonist and Coltrane …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the Day: “100 Years Of Sun Ra : Beneath The Sun” by Jazz Amnesty Sound System

via J.A.S.S: “Today Earth celebrates 100 years with the spirit known as Sun Ra. he came to our planet and created the Arkestra to spread love and knowledge through his cosmic tones. They played the music of the cosmos, jazz from other planets, melodies that echo throughout the universe, tonal …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the Day: Gilles Peterson “75 Years of Blue Note”

As it celebrates its 75th anniversary, the legendary Blue Note jazz label gets its back catalogue tackled by the also quite legendary British DJ and Radio host Gilles Peterson. Lots of classics in the mix as well as a few forgotten treasures! We suggest his show often enough that you …

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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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Jazz

New Release: BadBadNotGood “III”

via BBNG: “BADBADNOTGOOD is a young supremely talented trio of musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since their inception at Humber College’s Music Performance program in 2011, the three have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Bora Rokovic “Nona” (1980)

I often say that the greatest thing about vinyl records are the stories that come with them. The sound quality, the artwork, putting the needle on the record all add to the magic. But for me, the real beauty comes with the context in which you got the record. You …

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