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John Coltrane’s Previously “Lost” Studio Session Gets Album Release

After 55 years “lost,” an unreleased John Coltrane project makes its way into the music libraries of Jazz (and just plain Art) appreciators everywhere. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is seven tracks – all recorded in one session on the same day in March 1963 at Van Gelder Studios – and among them are…

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The ‘Chasing Trane’ Documentary Timelines the Turbulent Life of John Coltrane

How was there never a comprehensive documentary about John Coltrane‘s life until now? The saxophonist/composer, who died at age 40 in 1967, now has his own digital memorabilia embedded into music’s history thanks to John Scheinfeld’s genius Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Chasing Trane will follow the legacy of one of Jazz’s giants, exploring his unique, creative tenancies and probing…

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John Coltrane’s ‘Love Supreme’ Gets Special 50th Anniversary Release

This year marks the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane‘s A Love Supreme album, and Verve Music Group plans to celebrate with new release, A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters. This special edition will include everything from extra takes, overdubs and recorded conversations documented during it’s two day recording session back in 1964. The reissue will be presented in two…

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar receives his latest esteemed honor in a Pulitzer Prize to his many titles. His third major label effort, DAMN. won in the music category marking the first time in history that a body of work that isn’t Jazz or Classical has been awarded. Despite having been on the come-up for years, 2012’s Good Kid Maad City…

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Listen To President Obama’s Eclectic, Hand-Picked Summertime Playlists

Our favorite first family is leaving the White House soon, and they are certainly going out with a bang. After 8 years of unforgettable leadership, style, grace, and two recent phenomenal speeches at the DNC from both our President and First Lady, President Obama has released his long awaited “Summer Playlist.” Inspired by last year’s, which…

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Interview: A Haunting Angelic Voice, Kelsey Lu

A haunting, angelic voice flowing over solemn, passion-filled cello chords spills out of my speakers. It’s a full moon and laying on the floor of my incense filled candle-lit room vibing to female musicians, hoping to harness their strong, feminine energy. Kelsey Lu’s ethereal sound strikes a chord within me. Her vulnerability mirrors how I’ve…

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THEESatisfaction Pay Rich Black Homage in “Recognition” Visual

Seattle art-rap duo THEESatisfaction unveils the official visual for their kaleidoscopic sonic track,“Recognition,” off from their forthcoming EarthEE LP. The Tiona McClodden directed and Allison McDaniel produced clip explores the visual concept form known as “diptych,” which is intended to present two individual images close together as a complementary pair. The imaged statement of empowerment…

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Diggin’ In The Crates: Jazz & Justice

In his 1964 address at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poignantly opened with, “God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create—and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his…

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