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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Future Classic: Makaya McCraven “In the Moment” (International Anthem)

Guest post courtesy of CUERATORS (Chicago / Seattle) Over the course of one year, drummer Makaya McCraven played 28 improvisational shows at one venue with incredibly talented collaborators. He called this night, “Spontaneous Composition”. In The Moment, Makaya’s debut LP, is the result of that year. The concept was to …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the Day: Jazz Amnesty Sound System “Jazz From Planet Earth”

via Jazz Amnesty Sound System: “For the past 4 years the Jazz Amnesty Sound System have been putting up jazz mixes for anyone with ears. Along the way we have explored as many different facets, styles and eras of this music as we could to help showcase the malleable nature …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Quintonal ‎”Quintonal” (1976)

Quebec has produced many vinyl gems in various musical genres that have, for the most part, significantly outshone the other provinces output. It seems, however, that when it come to Jazz, our province is not the best in the country. Well the Quintonal reissue (released this month by Jazzagression records) …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Mal Waldron “Spanish Bitch” (1970)

Mal Waldron‘s sound just grows on you. He was a hard-bop pianist and made his mark as an exceptional side-man for vocalists including Billie Holiday and was once the house pianist for Prestige Records. His approach draws comparaisons and inspirations from the likes of Horace Silver, Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk. …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to DON CHERRY – Selected by Francis Oak

Don Cherry Tribute (Compiled by Francis Oak) The following mix was prepared to showcase the work of formidable musician Don Cherry. I do not claim this covers every aspect of his music but it paints a broad picture and includes my personal favorites. All songs / clusters of songs are …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Phil Ranelin “Vibes From The Tribe” (1976)

You might have heard of Phil Ranelin on Madlib’s righteous all in tribute to a series of his jazz heroes from the 60’s and mainly 70’s “The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble” (Shades of Phil, for Phil Ranelin) Phil Ranelin was a prolific session trombonist and was indebted …

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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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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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Contests

CLOSED: 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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