Future Classic: Robert Glasper “Afro Blue” (9th Wonder Remix feat. Phonte)”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Robert Glasper “Afro Blue” (9th Wonder Remix feat. Phonte)”

The jazz pianist’s 2011 release “Black Radio” contained an insane amount of highlights, and one of them certainly was “Afro Blue”, the oh-so-soulful collab with Erykah Badu… The album is really good, and I was (half) surprised to hear that he’s been masterminding a remixing project of several tracks from …

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Ridiculous Raw “Jazz Runner Mix”
Dj Mixes
Jazz

Ridiculous Raw “Jazz Runner Mix”

A really great jazz mix to start any day although the brilliant hour long mix was intended to be a running mix. I have to say it is giving me ideas of lacing up the Adidas vintage running shoes are hitting the road. thanks to the good homie Lefto for …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System “99% Brasilian Jazz”
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Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System “99% Brasilian Jazz”

“The time I felt an explosion of musical love, was when through the hands and sounds of my favorite Brazilian pianist Luis Eca, I saw, heard and felt a colored flash of beauty, harmonious, sensual, loving, sweet, bitter, irritating. We discovered that music was a woman; assertive, urgent, possessive, dominant, …

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Karriem Riggins “Alone Together” Album Preview
Beats Jazz

Karriem Riggins “Alone Together” Album Preview

via Stones Throw: “Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip-hop producer for artists like Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist. He advises younger musicians to do the same. “You don’t have to put yourself …

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“Saint Nina” Shirt by Miss Me
Music Tech & Art
Jazz

“Saint Nina” Shirt by Miss Me

I’m getting a sweet new t-shirt and I thought I should spread the word on this new collection by MISS ME aka Rapha, great designer and illustrator from Montreal (not putting her government name on here heheh). She did an absolutely gorgeous poster for a show of mine a few years back that …

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Future Classic: Gregory Porter “1960 What”
Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Gregory Porter “1960 What”

What can I say The Goods never disappoints! Last night I made my way over to our local 10 year strong and still bumping monthly to get my dance and music fix and yet again I came out super schooled. This month’s edition had Jason Palma, Stuart Li & General …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System #23
Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #23

This Jazz Amnesty Sound System mix is dedicated to the institution of the big band within the legacy of jazz, spanning the years 1935 to 2009. Unleashing these caged jazz orchestras from their vinyl grooves is always a pleasure and a great way to start the summer with some swing. …

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Upcoming Album: Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Jazz Soul

Upcoming Album: Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

The new album by Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is out on Honest Jon’s on May 21st. Pre-order here Phil Cohran was born eighty-five years ago in Mississippi. He grew up in St Louis, post-war home of jazz stalwarts like Clark Terry and Oliver Nelson (both of …

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Montreal Jazz Fest 2012 Picks
Events
Jazz

Montreal Jazz Fest 2012 Picks

With less than one day until the start of the Montreal Jazz Fest, here are my festival picks for this years’ edition. Here are a  few shows i’m looking forward to.  Gregory Porter | Thursday, June 28, 2012 – 9:00 PM L’Astral  – $33.12 with taxes and fees This Grammy Nominee …

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Forgotten Treasure: Tihomir Pop Asanović ‎”Majko Zemljo”
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Tihomir Pop Asanović ‎”Majko Zemljo” (1974)

Here is a great record from my current trip to Europe. It was introduced to me by my good friend and faithful MIMS listener Marija in Podgorica, Montenegro. She was telling me that when she told her parents a while ago that she wanted a turntable and some monitors, that …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System #19
Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #19

Music from the cosmos for the cosmos. “Coming together – to celebrate being together; exploring inner space . . . sculpting sound from silence. The spiritual space between one note and another.” J.a.s.s. #19 by Jazz Amnesty Sound System on Mixcloud

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Spotlight: BadBadNotGood
Artist Spotlight
Jazz

Spotlight: BadBadNotGood (Toronto)

It all started with a YouTube video. Three young men flipped Odd Future songs into a jazz medley in an abandoned apartment. The drummer wore a pig mask. They were christened the Odd Trio via cardboard sign. Toronto residents Matthew A. Tavares, Chester Hansen and Alex Sowinski first met in …

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