Straight No Chaser Jazz Show speaks with performer/ artistic advisor Brian Landrus about the lineups of the 1st 92Y Soul Jazz Festival in NYC, the importance of soul jazz, both historically and today, and the fun of performing at the venerable 92Y, which hosts the “Jazz in July” series under the auspices of Bill Charlap every summer Podcast 414 features our conversation along with musical selections from the weekend performers including:
DJ Logic - "Simmer Slow" from The Zen of Logic.
Joey DeFrancesco – “After You've Gone “ from One For Rudy.
Esperanza Spalding – “Winter Sun" recorded Live in A&R Studios.
Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope – “Don’t Close Your Eyes” and "Someday" from Mirage.
Download/Stream - Podcast 414: Previewing "Soul Jazz Festival" at 92Y
The 92Y in Manhattan has announced its first Soul Jazz Festival on Friday March 14th and Saturday march 15th. These two nights of modern music with a deep foundation in groove and melody begins with a memorable triple header on Friday, featuring DJ Logic & Friends, followed by the Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope. A Joey DeFrancesco All-Star Band closes the evening’s festivities. While not all musicians were set at press time, among the top players set to appear in these groups are Brian Lynch (trumpet), George Garzone (tenor sax), Nir Felder(guitar), Billy Hart (drums), Lonnie Plaxico (bass) and James Hurt (keyboards).
Saturday night is an evening of music presented by Esperanza Spalding, entitled “New Songs” and featuring band that will include Ms. Spalding (bass/vocals), Nadia Washington (guitar/vocals), Corey King (trombone/vocals),Ray Angry (keyboards) and the always exciting Karreim Riggins (drums).
Nice dedication to the ladies as Inspectah Deck and Silent Knight get visual about the trails of love over a soulful Ayatollah track.
Elementality Productions is proud to announce the upcoming release of Ayatollah's new album, Be Real Black for Me. On Tollah's latest sonic endeavor, he's decided to enlist the help of a few vocalists to share his vision - Grammy Award winning singer Anthony Hamilton, Wu-Tang Clan's very own Inspectah Deck, as well as a few newcomers (and EMP family), Silent Knight and Jered Sanders.
Be Real Black for Me will be available worldwide on April 15th.
Pre-Order the album from iTunes and get the first track "I Just Love Music" today. Click HERE and you can listen to snippets of the entire album!
7-inch Vinyl: Ayatollah "I Just Love Music" ft. Anthony Hamilton b/w "The Love" ft. Inspectah Deck & Silent Knight - Limited Edition 7-inch Vinyl Single via Cotter Records. Pre-order your copy HERE.
01 J Rocc Intro
02 Floating On the Van Wyck
03 Billions of Fans
04 I Just Love Music (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
05 Getting Up
06 Why Marry
07 George Duke Forever
08 Ms. Nyro
09 The Most Important Person
11 The Game in a Headlock
12 Children Cry
13 Material Things
14 The Love (feat. Inspectah Deck & Silent Knight)
15 No God But You
16 Dream Big (feat. Jered Sanders)
Let the rhythm be your guide in experiencing happiness within the sound of music as Tristan touches your heart with sounds of "Full Power". This band shines light with the beauty of soulful arrangements that challenge the limits of adrenaline attained from Soul music, featuring inspiring vocals by Evelyn Kallansee which are supported by energetic rhythm combined for a beautiful vision of love, understanding, hopes, dreams and joy.
Evelyn Kallansee - Vocals - Thomas Bekhuis - Guitar - Coen Molenaar - Hammond, Rhodes en keys - Frans Vollink -- Bass - Martin Gort - Percussion
Sebastiaan Cornelissen -- Drums
Enjoy the Soul Jazz of DAMAWA Trio as they set a sentimental mood on their 2013 demo and 2014 album "Made In Italy". This trio from Italy lay down soulful grooves in the vein of Miles, Henry Mancini & Duke Ellington with a vibe also reminiscent of greats during the 70's such as George Benson and O'Donel Levy. Taking you through a series upbeat and mellow compositions, DAMAWA are here to set your emotions toward a laid-back feel driven by the smooth articulation and songwriting of guitarist Davide Vassalli.
DAMAWA Trio are:
Davide Vassalli - Guitar
Max Pierini - Electric Bass (Upright Bass in "Foggy Day")
Walter Morelli - Drums
featuring Lia Invernizzi - Vocals in "Summertime"
Employing a foundation of competitive beats and rhymes for verses hard enough to split the turf, HexOne of Epidemic aims for a free-thinking and creative atmosphere for which to soul search on the album "String Theory". With beats by BBZ Darney, featured artists include D-Rev; DJ Grazzhoppa; DJ Tha Boss; Halfcut; Self the Bluest Eye; Tek-Nition (of Epidemic); uMaNg.
String Theory - String Theory - Audio CD
Listen to snippets at UndergroundHipHop.com
Dope Folks Sampler #3 for Wax Poetics
© 2014 Dope Folks Records
Dope Folks Records is a record label that specializes in the best rare and unreleased (underground/golden era/indie) hip-hop vinyl from the late '80s to the early 2000s. All vinyl is limited to 300 copies with the exception of their upcoming 50th release from hip-hop veterans Black Sheep, which is limited to 500 vinyl copies. This mix is from their last 20 releases.
1. Young Zee “Nerve Plucker”
(New Jersey, 1996 from his shelved LP “Musical Meltdown Part. 1″ (DF0043) Zee made waves guesting on the FUGEES “THE SCORE” and his debut LP (originally promo cassette only) was shelved due to label troubles. This is the first time his talked about LP has been released to the public!)
2. Divine Beings “Raisin’ Eyebrows”
(Philly 1993 from “Whatever Tracks” (DF0048) featuring guest appearances from the Legendary ROOTS CREW!!!)
3. M.A.C.-10 “Mac Thang”
(Detroit, 1992 from “Soul On A Roll” (DF0047) Reissue of the impossible to find original 12″ from tha D.)
4. Poetic Menace “Takin’ No Shorts”
(Detroit 1992, from “RYMEZOF (DASSASSIN)” (DF0041) Another reissue of a Holy Grail 12″ from the fire-spitting POETIC MENACE)
5. Black A.G. “There It Is”
(Chicago 1991-1994 from “Fame Goes To Your Head” (DF0035) Previously unreleased on wax!)
6. MC E-Rock “One The Hard Way”
(Fort Worth, TX 1991 from “One The Hard Way” (DF0033) an EP combining E- ROCK’S first 2 12″ singles.)
7. Disco Beave featuring B Get Busy “Hall Of Fame”
(Wilmington, DE 1987 from “From The Projects” (DF0045) Hard hitting late 80′s fire from the original sought after 12″ single.)
8. Parts Unknown “911 Funk”
(East Palo Alto, Ca 1990 from “Time For Turmoil” (DF0028) Cali posse forming the compilation EP under the moniker PARTS UNKNOWN. Gritty, Raw Gangster Funk!)
9. Rampage ” Living Foul”
(NY 1994 from “Killed By Def Vol.2: Da Vibe Chemist” (DF0049) unreleased material from FLIPMODE ALUMNI RAMPAGE DA LAST BOY SCOUT)
10. Trauma Center “Rhymes Overflowin’”
(Philly 1994 from “Rhymes Overflowin’ PT.2″ (DF0037) From their original demo recordings previously unreleased on wax!)
11. Cage 1 “Nightstalker”
(Wilmington, DE 1992-94 from “Straight From Cage” (DF0038) Originally from a cassette only release, it is the first time this song has been on vinyl. One of the hardest hitting songs in our catalog)
12. Ebony Broadcast System “Broadcastin’”
(Philly 1992, from “Broadcastin’ Pt. 1″ DF0044) Previously released on cassette only, it finally gets the vinyl treatment!)
13. Darc Mind “This Is Kev Roc”
(NY 1990-1992 from “Antediluvian Vol.1″ (DF0031) Unreleased gold from the prolific Kevroc of DARC MIND)
14. MF Doom “Doomsday Remix”
(From “X-Ray Presents: Monster Mixes” (DF0042) Originally released on a CD- R, X-RAY’s remixes are released for the first time on wax!)
15. Bolaji “Homage”
(Strong Island, 1997 from “Outer Limits” (DF0039) Previously unreleased EP from the legendary underground producer/MC.)
16. Reggie Capers “Suspect”
(NY 1997 from “Suspect EP” (DF0040) One of the most sought after artists from the INDIE era of the late 90′s.)
17. Omniscence “When I Make Parole”
(North Carolina, 1996 from “Raw Factors Pt. 2″ (DF0036) For the first time on vinyl from OMNISCENCE’S shelved LP RAW FACTORS!)
18. Big Squig “Keep It Going”
(NY 1995 from “Killed By Def Vol. 2: Da Vibe Chemist” (DF0049) A reissue of the impossible to find original 12″ from New York’s BIG SQUIG!)
19. Lord VI “Not Tonight”
(Greensboro, NC 1996 from “Free Cheeze EP” (DF0046) Omniscence’s label mate, produced by Fanatic. The EP has 3 previously unreleased tracks!)
20. Black Sheep “Sleep (Intro)”
OUR 50TH RELEASE!!! FROM THE EP “90′S RARITIES” Limited Edition of 500 copies
(50 White vinyl, 150 Red Vinyl, 350 Black Vinyl)
It's a celebration of the DJ in Hip Hop on the 16th anniversary of DJ Eclipse's Halftime Show! Hit play and vibe out to a continuos set of classic music cut and blended by some of the best turntablists of New York. Witness a sharp display of skills and crate digging on 6 turntables, 3 mixers by guests including DJs Avee, Spinna, Sucio Smash, DJ Scratch, Tony Touch, Boogie Blind, PF Cuttin, JS-1 and more.
Download/Stream - Halftime Show 16th Anniversary 2014
Focus on the opus of MC John Robinson and drummer/producer PVD who represent life mixed with creativity as torch-bearers of authentic Hip Hop. Here to put people on to a classic approach to boom-bap which also demonstrates an innovative approach on beats and rhymes, this Jersey duo are here to excite with a sound designed to get you off the wall! Stay tuned for their album "Modern Vintage" due out Summer 2014.
Happiness in music comes in many shades and styles, this one brings a classic sound of swinging Soul rhythm and guitar to liven your spirit. Enjoy an authentic 60's northern soul cover version of Pharrell Williams "Happy" by UK funk/soul band Speedometer. Official MP3 available on ITUNES http://i.kud.li/fsrspeedig01 from FREESTYLE RECORDS
Blending powerful energy on keys over a smooth arrangement of Soul, Solex lets his emotions flow on an exhilarating tribute to one of the greatest keyboardists known by this signature sound, George Duke. One of many soothing and soulful songs from his 2014 LP "Smooth Soul", enjoy more music by this musician who describes his sound as as UniverSoul ~ “one universal sound that soothes the soul.“
Stream "Ode To George" by solex
In posting past KMR Shows, the OG Bumpy Knuckles digs in the digital crates for the KMR J Dilla Tribute which features an interview with Ma Dukes whom reflects on her sons life and continued legacy. R.I.P. J Dilla.
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