Future Classic: Bajka “The Bellman’s Speech”

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 w...
by Markings

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

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 “Blac...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Bad Bad Not Good

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 ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

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

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 a...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Free Download: Jose James “Christmas Song”

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 c...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

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

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 r...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Wes Montgomery “Round Midnight” Live

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 amazin...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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)