Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #12 – Impulse! Records Special

Impulse! have set the standard for what makes a great jazz label. They had an amazing roster of artists that includes some of the legends that have molded jazz. They would combine this talent with the best producers and engineers that had years of experience in the studio recording jazz …

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Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System “J.A.S.S #9” – African Special

The maternal sensibilities of African music took a different path when it landed in the West, and in doing so became a large part of the genesis of Western culture. Starting with slave works songs and their “call and response” code of communication working it’s way up through story-telling, negro …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers “Ping Pong” (1961)

An absolutely essential dance floor jazz nugget for you all today. My good homie Andy Williams put me on to this track from Art Blakey, arguably one of the best and most influential drummers in the history of jazz! During the early ’60s, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers were …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Dandy Teru “Massive Suits Quartet”

I grew with Jazz. When my parents divorced I went with my father and it was this music that put color in his apartment. With his imported beer and his fancy way of smoking his cigarette while talking to me about the great jazz musicians and/or life. Those were the …

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Dj Mixes
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System #6

“The Jazz Amnesty Sound System prepared this selection of tunes as we prepared for our first collective gig earlier this year. Our goal was to keep the audiences heads bobbing up and down until they fell off. Happy to say we pulled it off; so you’ve been warned. Check your …

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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop Jazz

Mystic Brew… a cover story!

Here is are favorite cover versions of the classic track “Mystic Brew” recorded in 1972 on Ronnie Foster‘s debut album “The Two Headed Freap” and released on the Blue Note label. The original by Ronnie Foster A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation (Timeless hip-hop track) The Odd Trio – …

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Dj Mixes
Jazz

The Jazz Amnesty Sound System (Andy Williams + Dj Luv)

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 selectors delve deep into the rich history of jazz in an attempt to weave …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Esperanza Spalding “Inútil Paisagem”

I just got reminded by my friend Jasmine De La Paz of how absolutely dope Esperanza Spalding is. When I interviewed Jose James two years ago he was telling about how talented Spalding is. Ohhh, and by the way, for anyone in Montreal she will be playing this summer at …

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Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Koop & Yukimi Nagano “Come To Me” (2001)

I have to admit that i’ve had sort of a crush on Yukimi Nagano for the past 4-5 years. She was a certain hot weirdo thing going on that I can’t deny! Most people will know her from her outstanding work with lo-fi electronica-ish group Little Dragon. But few know …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Future Classic: Thundercat “The Golden Age of the Apocalypse”

From the good folks at the always fresh Moovmnt.com website Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner is a bass prodigy. Barely in his twenties, the 80s cartoon fanatic already has an impressive resume. He tours with Suicidal Tendencies and Erykah Badu consistently, he provides his amazing musicality on projects like Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Jefferson “So What” (1968)

There have been countless versions, covers, remixes of Miles Davis‘ work and his classic “So What” track. This easily has to rank with the best. An aboslute mind-blowing be-bop vocal version from Eddie Jefferson in the late 60’s. He used the Miles Davis’s riffs to form the basis of his …

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