Jazz

The Best Analysis of the Worst Jazz Solo of All Time

Jazz

Is ‘the worst jazz solo of all time’ really the worst jazz solo of all time? Adam Neely’s brilliant critique might change your mind.

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Chick Corea’s “Cheap But Good Advice for Playing Music in a Group”

Jazz

When one of the greatest pianists of all time gives you advice, you listen. Here are Chick Corea's 16 steps to playing music in a group....

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The 42 Greatest Jazz Albums On Glenn Kelly’s Floor By His Coffee Table

Jazz

I love an album list with creativity and Glenn Kelly made a great one in the name of jazz....

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Cinematic Orchestra and Jimmy Cliff added to Love Supreme Jazz Festival Line Up

Jazz

They will also be joined by Lauryn Hill, Gladys Knight, and Jamie Cullum.

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Blue Note Records and Don Was To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Jazz

The Jazz FM Awards have announced the iconic jazz label and its president will be presented with the PPL Lifetime Achievement Award at...

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Relive 1959, The Golden Year of Jazz, In A New Photoblog Project

Jazz

Jazz fan Natalie Weiner launched a blog called The 1959 Project with day-to-day looks at the genre’s most famous year. When...

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J.Lamotta – The Conscious Tree

Jazz

Jakarta’s 12th dubplate is Moroccan / Israeli singer and producer J.Lamotta’s The Conscious Tree. This album is the epitome of...

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Sampleface Five: 100 Years of Thelonious Monk

Jazz

To celebrate Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday, we take a look at five samples from the iconic jazz pianist. He was a trailblazer with...

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LISTEN: 81 Of Langston Hughes’ 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings On Spotify

Jazz

Late jazz poet and essayist Langston Hughes compiled a list of his 100 favourite jazz compositions. Here are 81 of them.

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SumoChief – SumoTreats

Jazz

Ashton James Brown takes a look at “SumoTreats”, the latest and greatest from London-based jazzy-hop supremos, SumoChief. The...

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Jazz Is…

Jazz

What is jazz to you? Here’s what it is to us. Jazz is a mood Jazz is a groove Jazz is Black American Music Jazz is not what you think...

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Oscar Laurence – The Abyss

Jazz

Oscar Laurence of SumoChief uploads a jazzy solo effort to Soundcloud. This was meant to go out about five months ago but regardless, it...

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Robert Glasper – Reckoner (Radiohead Cover)

Jazz

Here’s “Reckoner”, the first single from Robert Glasper’s forthcoming album “Covered”, out on Blue Note...

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SumoChief – Gator Season (2Late Remix)

Hip Hop, Jazz

London based jazz/hip hop quartet SumoChief have enlisted the services of High Focus beat-wizard 2Late to deliver an intriguing...

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PLAYLIST: Buttery Jams

Funk, Jazz, R&B, Soul

Inspired by Bus Crates, here is a 2-hour Spotify playlist of “buttery jams” from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bobbi Humphrey...

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Otis Brown III – “You’re Still The One” Ft. Gretchen Parlato

Jazz

Jazz drummer Otis Brown III transforms Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One” into a winter warming jazz piece also...

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