Jazz Amnesty Sound Sytem #17

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 mus...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Bill Cosby on the Drums

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...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Jazz Amnesty Sound System #15

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #15

You get to the club early because you’ve heard these warm up sets are amazing. Jazzy sounds fill the room with a bubbly beat keeping things lively. As the night progresses you sense the energy picking up and leaving you o...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Jazz Amnesty Sound System #16

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #16

The Jazz Amnesty Sound System (or J.A.S.S.) is run by Montreal djs Andy Williams & Sweet Daddy Luv. With an honest admiration, appreciation and awe for the dedication and skills of its honored players, these veteran select...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Jazz Amnesty Sound System “Ex-Pat Edition”

Jazz Amnesty Sound System “Ex-Pat Edition”

From Andy Williams (J.A.S.S Co-Founder): “I’m very proud to be joining forces with Lew Braden (a.k.a “Sweet Daddy Luv“) on this project J.A.S.S.The work and effort that has gone into these mixes,beats,an...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Jazz Amnesty Sound System #14

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #14

Music has evolved in leaps and bounds over the past hundred years and the harbinger of many of these changes is technology. The invention of the microphone changed music, the ability to amplify sound changed music, the ability ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Future Classic: Jose James “Trouble”

Future Classic: Jose James “Trouble”

It’s no secret that we at MIMS have always had major love from Jose James. James is one of the freshest voices to hit the jazz and soul scene for a long long time and in addition to being ridiculously talented the guy is ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Miles Davis – Resting In Power for 20 years

Miles Davis – Resting In Power for 20 years

September 28th marked the 20 year anniversary of the passing of Miles Davis, the prince of Darkness. It’s always interesting to look back at the influence and legacy left by such a genius. I am by no means a jazz expert; ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Jazz Amnesty Sound System #10

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #10

The Jazz Amnesty Sound System want to get you up out of your seat with J.a.s.s. #10. A few toe tappin’ gems get your blood circulating at the start the session that soon segue into a plethora of good times for you and you...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Freddie Hubbard - Love Connection

Forgotten Treasure: Freddie Hubbard “Sunflower” (1980)

I like hunting for obscure samples but I also like when more obvious samples are used by a bunch of different producers in different genres: the “Amen Brother” drum break, the keys from Donald Byrd‘s “Th...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Oscar Peterson – Top 7 Picked by Andy Williams

Oscar Peterson – Top 7 Picked by Andy Williams

I thought I’d point out that a very important event is happening tomorrow in Montreal. A giant mural by Montrealer Gene Pendon (one of the founders of HVW8) honouring Montreal jazz legend Oscar Peterson. It will be unveil...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Jazz Amnesty Sound System #11

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #11

More jazz from J.A.S.S. boys (Andy Williams & Dj Luv) listen in as we continue to free jazz from the confines of records sleeves one mix at a time. J.a.s.s. #11 by Jazz Amnesty Sound System on Mixcloud
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)