24 Hours of Vinyl Mix - Rilly Guilty
24 HOV Mixes
Jazz Soul

24 HOV Mixes: RILLY GUILTY (Montreal)

Here is a pretty awesome mix rescued from our very first “24 Hours of Vinyl” event. The whole event was probably my personal favorite of 2011 because I had some of Montreal’s most interesting DJ’s come through will absolutely wonderful music. It was quite the religious experience actually! Well, definitely …

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Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation
Video Digs
Jazz Reggae Soul

Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation

As a young boy Ossie grew up in a rasta community where he learned techniques of vocal chanting and hand drumming under the tutelage of Brother Job. In the early 1950s he set up a Rasta community in Rockfort on the east side of Kingston, where many of Kingston’s musicians …

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BADBADNOTGOOD “CMYK/DMZ” Live in London
Video Digs
Jazz Soul

BADBADNOTGOOD “CMYK/DMZ” Live in London

If you don’t know about BadBadNotGood then we’re have you been these last 3 weeks?? heheh… Who can blame you if you haven’t, 3 weeks on the internet is like 3 years in the real world. Things are moving that fast and the attention span of music listeners / media …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound Sytem #21
Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound Sytem #21

Yet another dope mix from the Jazz Amnesty Sound System boys. The story of jazz has traveled far and wide and it’s influence can be heard across the globe. For this mix J.A.S.S. focuses on jazz from the Caribbean with a mix of sounds from Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and America …

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wes_montgomery
Video Digs
Jazz

Wes Montgomery in Holland (1965)

Great video from the mid 60’s sent to me from good friend Andy Williams, founding member of The Goods monthly and radio in Montreal and also member of the Jazz Amnesty Sound System. (You need to check that out!) Tracks I Love Blues 0:40 Nica’s Dreams 5:30 Love Affair 14:45 …

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robert-glasper-experiment-Black-Radio
Video Digs
Jazz Soul

Robert Glasper – Live on the David Letterman, Tonight Show

Robert Glasper, Lupe Fiasco and Bilal joined forces last night to perform the cut “Always Shine” on “Late Show with David Letterman. I had the chance to see Glasper’s show last week in Montreal and let me tell you that you should not miss the chance if he rolls through …

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Robert Glasper
Interviews
Jazz Soul

Robert Glasper Interview

We interviewed Robert Glasper before his amazing show in Montreal and had a nice little talk about bringing back jazz music, remix projects, hanging with Dilla and covering Nirvana. Big ups to Scott C of Barbarian Love who handled the interview duties. We know the video is a bit blurry …

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Buster Williams 1976 Crystal Reflections
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Buster Williams “Vibrations” featuring Roy Ayers (1976)

For me sundays are all about listening to chilled out music while doing some stuff around the house. This 11 minute track came out on bass player Buster Williams‘ 1976 record called Crystal Reflections but Vibrations has really has Roy Ayers written all over it, he composed it and played …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound Sytem #13
Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound Sytem #13

The Jazz Amnesty Sound System boys are at it again! Big up to Andy Williams and Luv for sharing so much amazing jazz music with us. Pan Africanism represents the aggregation of the historical, cultural, spiritual, artistic, scientific, and philosophical legacies of Africans from past to present; while setting aside …

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Future Classic: Bajka “The Bellman’s Speech”
Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Bajka “The Bellman’s Speech” (2010)

Like so many struggling rapper mooks before and since, I’ve worked all sorts of call center jobs. You know: the ones where you’re basically a peg in the soundboard, that you tolerate because it’s the easiest way to finance your many indulgences and whatnot. In 2007, I was cubicle-hopping when …

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Future Classic: Robert Glasper “Afro Blue” featuring Erykah Badu
Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Robert Glasper “Afro Blue” featuring Erykah Badu

A piece of great news popped up on my twitter feed this morning from two of my favorite sources for good music (BamaLoveSoul & Moovmnt). There is a new track to preview the upcoming Robert Glasper record called “Black Radio” coming out very soon a little jazz label called Blue …

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Bad Bad Not Good
Jazz Soul

To Watch in 2012: BadBadNotGood

I’m starting to seriously dig these guys called BadBadNotGood, a three piece band from Toronto that specialize in jazz cover versions of rap classics. That sort of thing has been done you’ll argue, yes you’re right. There have been a bunch of jazz and soul re-visions of hip-hop classics. But …

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