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Kamasi Washington is Set to Release Double LP “Heaven and Earth” This June

Musician and artist Kamasi Washington has announced his next project Heaven and Earth will be a dual disc effort. “The Earth side represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The Heaven side represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me,” he…

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Audio: Braxton Cook, “Lately”

Just last year, Braxton Cook‘s jazzy debut album Somewhere In Between debuted, and now, just in time for the new year, the musician is back to share his latest. “Lately” serves as the newest offer from New York based singer-meets-saxophonist. Just like us all, Cook explores vocally about cherishing all off simpler times amidst a…

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PJ Morton, BJ The Chicago Kid and The HamilTones Remind Us That “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”

Maroon 5’s soulful keyboardist PJ Morton is blazing his own trail with his equally successful solo career. His new video for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” features BJ The Chicago Kid and The HamilTones who give the record extra flare. The song is a simple reminder that despite the current state of the world, we are…

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Flying Lotus’ Jazz-Infused Feature Film ‘Kuso’ Is A Beautiful Nightmare

Flying Lotus’ Kuso shares bouts of inspiration that quickly transition to cringe-worthy visuals or vice versa. The narrator delivers his lines over a jazz number while the scenes take drastic turns. Though what meets the eye is not always for everyone, Flying Lotus continues to prove that he is equal parts genius and innovative. He…

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Patti LaBelle Conquers Her Fear By Releasing Jazz Album

The legendary Patti Labelle is reminding all of us that we can overcome our fears at any age. One of Labelle’s biggest fears has always been creating jazz music but those fears are now behind her. She recently released her first studio album in over 10 years titled, Bel Hommage which explores the jazz genre. In…

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Braxton Cook’s Tuneful and Charming Debut LP ‘Somewhere in Between’ is Here

Musician and vocalist Braxton Cook has already displayed supreme artistry with his previous single releases. But now that the D.C./NYC-based, Alto Sax virtuoso’s full, debut album is out, we’re glued to the vibrantly jazzy, woodwind-centric flair of Somewhere in Between. Cook doesn’t disappoint as he demonstrates an unmatched flexibility by merging multiple genres into an ardent,…

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Virtuoso of Jazz, Al Jarreau, Dies at 76

Sunday morning, legendary vocalist Al Jarreau passed on to share his soothing melodies with the angels. The singer’s manager, Joe Gordon, released a statement announcing that Al’s death had occurred at 5:30AM in Los Angeles surrounded by the comfort of his wife and son, Susan and Ryan. Gordon also mentions Ryan’s request from those paying their condolences:…

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Roll Back, Play That: Mocky

Recording artist, instrumentalist and producer, Mocky is as blissful as they come. His music permeates with jazz infused and soul induced soundscapes that are sure to move you. Today he takes part in this edition of “Roll Back, Play That” with tender tracks that move your soul and open your mind. This 6-track playlist includes…

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Get Lost In Another Dimension With Thundercat’s Animated “Song For The Dead”

Bass player and singer Thundercat never disappoints as he releases an intergalactic visual for his lead single, “Song for the Dead,” stemming from his latest mini-LP The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. We have listened to him create wondrous bass lines over Flying Lotus’ tracks, along with a slew of others, but now we have Thundercat’s…

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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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Audio: Miles Davis, “Maiysha” (Robert Glasper & Erykah Badu Rework)

Following behind the release of the the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, Jazz pianist Robert Glasper returns with another reworked number for a Davis tribute album entitled Everything’s Beautiful. This time around he picks up the always soulful Erykah Badu for a recreation of Davis’ mid-70s trumpet solo “Maiysha.” Glasper recently told Rolling Stone that…

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Song of the Day Courtesy of Solange: Alice Coltrane, “Turiya & Ramakrishna”

Song of the Day reflects on the new and old, highlighting culture shifters and musical prowess that gives light to the top-tier sounds of the then and now. Alice Coltrane “Turiya & Ramakrishna” Ptah, the El Daoud, 1970 Today we’re listening to Alice Coltrane’s melancholy piano solo on “Turiya & Ramakrishna” from 1970’s Ptah, the El…

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