Courtney Pine – Butterfly ft Omar (Herbie Hancock Cover)

Courtney Pine – Butterfly ft Omar (Herbie Hancock Cover)

This Friday British Jazz legend, Courtney Pine will release his newest offering with lots of help from UK Soul music pioneer, Omar. Black Notes From the Deep is his 19th album in 30 years and in addition to Omar, Pine has assembled a choice crew for this achievement with luminaries Robert Mitchell..

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Sam Trump – Sam Trump Plays the Uke (Kay & King Mason Redux)

Sam Trump – Sam Trump Plays the Uke (Kay & King Mason Redux)

4 years ago Chicago musician, Sam Trump released his intimate but powerful 5 track EP, Sam Trump Plays The Uke. Now Houston producers Kay & King Mason revisit this work to give it more flavor, not that it needs it. Additional verses are also provided by emcees, including Don Will and producer..

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Mr Thing & Chris Read – The Library Archive

Mr Thing & Chris Read – The Library Archive

November 10, the funk will be released courtesy of acclaimed DJs/producers, Chris Read & Mr Thing. Upon gaining access to the Cavendish Music Archive as part of WhoSampled’s ‘Samplethon’ event in 2014, they discovered a treasure trove of unreleased 70s library music, instrumental tracks..

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Waajeed – Through It All EP

Waajeed – Through It All EP

Waajeed’s sense of funk and character ensures an instant warmth and familiarity that can pull a dancefloor together within the first 16 and have them praying for more by the breakdown.
I love that quote and it’s so true! As Jeedo continues to explore and expand his sound, he’s..

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Billa Qause – Rest In Beats

Billa Qause – Rest In Beats

All beat tapes were not created equally. I’m sure we can agree on that. Some just have longer shelf lives than others, right? Enter Athens, Greece producer Billa Qause and his 2015 flip of soul and jazz tracks, Rest in Beats. I can’t tell you how I discovered the album, but I can tell..

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Blue Note all Stars – Our Point of View

Blue Note all Stars – Our Point of View

“This is a band of open-minded, versatile musicians who are getting together for the love of the music. That can only equal great things. The music itself should reflect the time period you’re in. We all love the history of the music. We’re infatuated with the history of jazz, but none of us..

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Kazumi Kaneda – Hard Light

Kazumi Kaneda – Hard Light

I’ve been following Japanese beatmaker, Kazumi Kaneda since I discovered his remix of Common’s Resurrection in 2015. He’s been busy since then, releasing several projects culminating in his latest work, Hard light. His aesthetic is one of the best mergers of Jazz and Hip Hop you..

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Nai Palm – Needle Paw

Nai Palm – Needle Paw

“Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise.” – Thomas Gray
Hiatus Kaiyote has made some of my favorites songs so when I heard their lead vocalist Nai Palm was releasing her debut, solo album I was very interested in how it might sound. I imagined the group’s widespread acclaim and..

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DJ Spinna – Fazed Out

DJ Spinna – Fazed Out

I was super geeked when I watched DJ Spinna create this banger on his Serato Sample Session. It actually pushed me this much closer to grabbing the program to see what I can make happen with the ammunition in my library. Nevertheless, I am an immense fan of Faze-O and Spinna so it would take a lot..

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Amber Navran – He’s Been Gone

Amber Navran – He’s Been Gone

Most people I know are on some level a fan of California trio, Moonchild. I’m sure it will please them to know lead singer Amber Navran is releasing her 5 rack EP, Speak Up this Friday, Oct 20. She not only sings on this album – every track is written, recorded, produced, and mixed by her..

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MonoSoul – New Miami (Byron The Aquarius Bonus Remix)

MonoSoul – New Miami (Byron The Aquarius Bonus Remix)

German duo MonoSoul connect with Byron the Aquarius for not one, but two remixes on their Beyond Skin-deep EP. This one’s magical! It’s chill enough to lounge to but uptempo enough for you to lose your self in on the dancefloor. The tune begins with a nice, proper intro but when the snares..

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Keyon Harrold – The Mugician

Keyon Harrold – The Mugician

I never heard trumpeter Keyon Harrold’s name until Common mentioned his name on his White House Tiny Desk Concert October 2016. I began to research and found out Keyon was working on an album and one year later, I’m listening to The Mugician. This is not his first album, the appropriately titled..

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Natasha Agrama – Black Narcissus

Natasha Agrama – Black Narcissus

I want to be a doorway future generations can point to as one they reached elevated promised lands through. This is what I feel jazz music has been doing since the beginning; this is why I’ve made my home in jazz.” – Natasha Agrama
I was introduced to Natasha with her interpretation..

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