That Time A Man Yelled At A Trumpet Player In Manhattan

Mediocre pieces of shit should stay away from trumpets and Manhattan. Here’s why. I’ve never heard a tirade like it. Okay, the trumpeter wasn’t good but the rant was overkill. The angry man is Douglas Levinson and in another video, he is a lot calmer and appreciative of the music behind him. According to Levinson, the incident was blown out of proportion and the shouting…

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

Late jazz poet and essayist Langston Hughes compiled a list of his 100 favourite jazz compositions. Here are 81 of them. As one of the early innovators of “jazz poetry”, Langston Hughes added a new flavour to the hottest music of an area. His role in the Harlem Renaissance extended through his work, pushing the boundaries of what it meant to be black and how…

Braxton Cook – Somewhere In Between

Washington jazz composer Braxton Cook finds a nice spot “Somewhere In Between” with his delectable debut. Gorgeous jazz from sax prodigy Braxton Cook. The singer-songwriter released Somewhere In Between in April and love emanates from every note, beat, and lick you hear. As far as debuts go, particular in jazz, this is an incredible benchmark and we can’t wait to hear more from him. Stream…

15 More Awesome Places For E-Digging

We’re back with 15 more e-digging channels and playlists. We’ve had a lot of traffic for our two posts on e-digging (The Top 26 Places For “Online Crate Digging” and 21 Ways to Become the MacGyver of E-Digging) so we thought, why not add some more to the list? Below is a list of 15 e-digging channels and playlists on YouTube. No doubt there’ll be some broken links among…

Altered Tones – Moon Grass

Canadian jazz fusion band Altered Tones drop their debut, Moon Grass. I managed to work through 18 jazz albums last year, which was a record for me. I’m currently on 2 so far this year and Altered Tones’ Moon Grass is one of them. The Montreal fusion band formed in 2004 and their debut acts as a primer for their musical influences. The first two tracks sound almost identical…

Sik Sense – Don’t Talk to Strangers Vol.2

Leicester’s Sik Sense drops the second volume of his Don’t Talk to Strangers series. We don’t champion UK music enough here so we love when UK artists get in touch and they come with dope music. Sik Sense is a producer from Leicester (home to our very own Scott Xylo) and a couple of weeks ago, he dropped Don’t Talk to Strangers Vol.2. The 15-track…

Wrongtom – Upper Street Arkestrations (DJ Mix)

Wrongtom created an hour-long spiritual jazz mix from his record collections last year and you should hear it. To warm up for the Sun Ra Arkestra is a huge accolade from my perspective as a fan. That’s precisely what Wrongtom was doing last March at the Islington Assembly Halls. Amongst the crowd was Cosmic Sounds label boss Zeljko Kerleta who requested a mix for the…