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Posts tagged "jazz"
New EP From Emily King - The Seven EP

New EP From Emily King – The Seven EP

You may remember Emily King from a few years back, from her song “Walk In My Shoes”. After she caused a stir with that track, she kinda disappeared. I have no idea what she’s been up to since then, but this EP, released independently has just surfaced. It’s less R&B than “Walk In My Shoes”,...
Opolopo's Soulful House Remix of 1960 What? by Gregory Porter

Opolopo’s Soulful House Remix of 1960 What? by Gregory Porter

Tokyo Dawn’s Opolopo just posted this awesome “kick & bass rerub” house remix of jazz/soul singer Gregory Porter‘s “1960 What?”  – a soul music anthem for revolutionary times, past and present. The original 12-minute track is taken from his GRAMMY nominated debut album Water and its most political song. It’s inspired in part by Kamau Kenyatta’s stories...
Gregory Porter - Tour Dates and Download - Jazz/Soul Music

Gregory Porter – Tour Dates and Download – Jazz/Soul Music

Motema recording artist Gregory Porter is an amazing vocalist whose accomplished, GRAMMY nominated debut album Water will find a place in the hearts of soul and jazz fans alike. He’s currently in the midst of a West Coast tour, so be sure to take this opportunity to witness his talent live. Download a free song...
Jose James - Vicadin (prod. by Flying Lotus)

Jose James – Vicadin (prod. by Flying Lotus)

Here’s the second of the Jose James treats I promised you. Vicadin is everything you’d expect from a collabo with Flying Lotus. Delicious. VICADIN by josejamesworldwide I was lost in the darkness trying to find my way home all alone + my heart said (I’m just waiting for the light of day to find my...
Download Jose James - Coltrane (Dear Alice)

Download Jose James – Coltrane (Dear Alice)

I’m a sucker for Jose James, I won’t even lie. Here’s the first of 2 new treats from the man. Lyrics and credits below. Listen: [audio:Jose James – Coltrane Dear Alice.mp3] Download Jose James – “Coltrane (Dear Alice)” José James – vocals Nori Ochiai – piano Alexi David – bass Luke Damrosch – drums +...
The Shelltoes - I Was Told There Would Be Refreshments

The Shelltoes – I Was Told There Would Be Refreshments

No tea and biscuits?! Definitely a bummer. But don’t be fooled by the flippant title of this collection. The emotional output of this EP runs far deeper than such superficial disappoints. In fact The Shelltoes might be doing themselves a disservice by saying that their music blends jazz, hip-hop (this part is true) and “that...
J. Rawls - Hotel Beats Vol 1

J. Rawls – Hotel Beats Vol 1

This was a nice treat in the ole’ inbox today. Mr J.Rawls hooked me up with this new beat collection, courtesy of Polar Ent & Mighty Healthy NYC – Hotel Beats Vol. 1. This collection shows off Rawls’ diversity, featuring bright jazz-heavy beats (“Red Pepper”)  alongside darker fare (“Casina”) which will satisfy hip-hop heads with...
New Jams From Jose James

New Jams From Jose James

I’ve been having a serious Jose James phase as of late, and it’s a wonderful thing. Here’s two new jams from the man with the butter-voice, that will have you falling in love with him all over again. Props to HoneySoul for turning me on to “Lay You Down”. I believe this one will be...
J.Rawls and John Robinson - It's Jay Are

J.Rawls and John Robinson – It’s Jay Are

Two of hip-hop’s finest, and most under-exposed (in my opinion) collaborate on this track which has a real nice dusty jazz vibe. John Robinson is on the vocals and J Rawls taking care of production.This is taken from their album The 1960’s Jazz Revolution Again… which I believe is a Japan-only release. Do some homework...
Soil & Pimp Sessions - Storm Video

Soil & Pimp Sessions – Storm Video

I first about this innovative jazz collective, as many did, through Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide radio show several years ago. Now they finally have their first official US release Planet Pimp coming out on Koch Records, February 24th. Here’s the official bio from the band and below that, check the video for the first single “Storm.”...
Jazzanova - Ben Westbeech - I Can See - Video

Jazzanova – Ben Westbeech – I Can See – Video

This is one of the best tracks (IMHO) from Jazzanova’s recent release Of All The Things. Maybe I’m biased cos I also happen to love Ben Westbeech. In any case the song is lovely and the video provides suitable eye candy: And here’s a bonus for ya. Ben’s recent mixtape featuing lots of electro-y, break-y...
BST Collective - Music For A Saturday Evening

BST Collective – Music For A Saturday Evening

Alumni of URB’s Next 100 feature, Black Stone Theatre Collective are making old school soul, funk and disco sound good as new on their album Music For A Saturday Evening. Producer Andy C is the mastermind behind it all and he is joined by a selection of Chi-town vocalists – Keanna Johnson, Tunji, Yaw, and...