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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99% Canadian Jazz Set by Andy Williams (Jazz Amnesty Sound System)
Mix Of The Day
Jazz

99% Canadian Jazz Set by Andy Williams (Jazz Amnesty Sound System)

For the last Jazz Amnesty Sound System mix of 2011 Andy Williams helps usher in the winter chill with a fine selection of rare Canadian jazz cuts. Spanning the years from 1969 to 1988 these northern lights shine. Proving once again that even though jazz music was birthed in the …

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Free Download: Jose James “Christmas Song”
Jazz

Free Download: Jose James “Christmas Song”

One more great artist is in a generous mood for the holidays. Jose James is one of greatest jazz artists to come out in the last few years and this time he tackles a christmas classic. Vocal jazz combined with christmas songs can get cheesy in a hurry but in …

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Sun Ra “Brother From Another Planet” : a BBC Documentary
Jazz

Sun Ra “Brother From Another Planet” : a BBC Documentary

Sun Ra was born on the planet Saturn some time ago. The best accounts agree that he emerged on Earth as Herman Blount, born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1914, although Sun Ra himself always denied that Blount was his surname. He returned to Saturn in 1993 after creating a stunningly …

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Wes Montgomery “Round Midnight” Live
Video Digs
Jazz

Wes Montgomery “Round Midnight” Live!

I know my dad will be happy about seeing some Wes Montgomery on MIMS so here goes, not the most original choice of songs but definitely one of the best quality videos available. Some of the moments here are just are just amazing, even Wes is sort of looking at …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound Sytem #17
Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound Sytem #17

Let My Children Hear Mingus “That’s jazz music you’re listening to  Now, I’ve got 15 cents between me and starvation  And I’ll probably have to walk it all the way uptown  Cause I’m living on that music again  You see, I love jazz music…  That’s pretty music, boy  Pretty, but …

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Bill Cosby on the Drums
Jazz

Bill Cosby on the Drums

This is one of the best music anecdotes recounted by Bill Cosby, one of the best story tellers ever. He goes on to share a story where he was embarassed by saxophone player Sonny Stitt only to be saved by Max Roach on the drums. Priceless! Taken from THE DICK …

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