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
Mix Of The Day
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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Miles Davis “My Funny Valentine”
Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Miles Davis “My Funny Valentine” (1964)

Ok Ok saying Miles Davis and Forgotten in the same sentence is pretty ridiculous, I know. Davis is a name that has and will continue to surpass time because of the amazing musician he was and the epic life he lived. But hear me out, see recently my mother has …

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Future Classic: Jazz Collective “Jazz Collective LP”,
Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Jazz Collective “Jazz Collective LP”

I really wanted to keep this one all to myself and put it out on my next MIMS radio show but good things are made to be shared! Big up to the homie Lefto for putting me on to this one. Japan has had an amazing cutting edge jazz scene …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System #24
Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #24

Yet another JAZZ excursion from the Jazz Amnesty Sound System boys (Andy Williams & Dj Luv) who are doing an absolutely wonderful job of sharing and educating us on the endless history of jazz music. JASS #24 focuses mainly on hard bop (approx mid-50’s). You know: Miles, Hank Mobley, Art …

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Chris Dave (Drums) x Fela Kuti
Video Digs
Hip-Hop Jazz Soul

Chris Dave (Drums) x Fela Kuti

“Chris Dave is probably the most dangerous drummer alive. He is totally reinventing just what you can do with drums.” – ?uestlove And in case you haven’t seen some of his other videos, here are absolutely mind blowing covers of tracks from Portishead, Bob James, Kanye, ATCQ, … Chris Dave …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System – “Future Past J.a.s.s.” Sweet Daddy Luv Solo
Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System – “Future Past J.a.s.s.” Sweet Daddy Luv Solo

There are two factors that have stood out as major motivators in the evolution of jazz. One is the creation of new styles of music and the second is the advancement of technology. With this mix sweet daddy luv blends records from the last 20 years made by artists that …

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System #22
Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #22

The history of the motion picture industry goes way back to the turn of the 20th century, at about the same time “jass” was forming at the mouth of The Big Muddy. Due to the fact that these two art forms grew up side by side there are many examples …

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BadBadNotGood “BBNG 2″
Future Classics
Jazz

BadBadNotGood “BBNG 2″

Oooohweee, we’re excited for this one. A brand new 12 track record from one of our favorite up and coming bands in the world. And they just happen to be our neighbours from good ol’ Toronto. We had the pleasure of organizing their first show in Montreal a few months …

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