The Visitors - Rebirth
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Visitors “Rebirth” (1974)

If I could only keep 100 records, this would be in my “desert island” stack.. Lovely record from brothers Earl & Carl Grubbs who formed “The Visitors” in the early 1970s. One that brings together a strong Coltrane-ish approach filled with so much soul and spirit. Earl plays soprano tenor …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Collucutor “Instead” (On The Corner Records)

Fantastic debut LP from Collucutor, the new jazz ensemble led by Tamar Osborn on sax and alto flute with production duties handled by Emanative. You might have heard one track on our last MIMS monthly radio show (link) but frankly the LP is so great that we had to also …

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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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24 HOV Mixes
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

FREDDY ANZURES “24 HOV San Francisco”

Set recorded as part of our 24 Hours of Vinyl event in San Francisco. Presented by Mixcloud & 101 Apparel One of our favorite sets for the latest editions of 24HOV came from SF’s Freddy Anzures who is known to be one of the city’s finest record diggers (he’s part …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the Day: Jazz Amnesty Sound System #38

From Jazz Amnesty Sound System: “It has been a while since we put up a mix, so here is the latest from the Jazz Amnesty Sound System. the concept was personal, for us to choose tunes that were influential in getting us into jazz or, getting us even further into …

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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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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 is closed Contest is closed: The Prize via Jazzman Records: “This volume of Spiritual Jazz presents some of the rarest and most extraordinary global jazz …

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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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