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McCoy Tyner: Inception

McCoy Tyner should receive as much attention as Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson and even Bill Evans. For some reason, he doesn't, and I have no idea why not. Tyner's recordings are as inventive, as rich and as stunning as the other three piano leaders. Of course, Peterson and Monk came up in the late 1940s, and Evans came up in the 1950s, so they had a jump on him. Tyner's trio leadership career didn't begin until the early 1960s. I can't think of another pianist who best reflects the '60s than...
Tags: Jazz, Evans, Jones, Punjab, Gwen, Peterson, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Aisha, Francis Wolff, Elvin Jones, Tyner, Effendi, Marc Myers, Tom Vaughn, Art Davis


Dialect and YuckNasty – “Will Be Done” (Album Review)

Longtime friends and Northern California based rappers Dialect and YuckNasty have a buzzing personality and a buzzing new underdog wave. Sparked by Dialect and YuckNasty’s custom NoCal rhyme style, we get a promising new album, entitled, Will Be Done. Dialect and YuckNasty’s first full-length collaboration. A ten-track concept album, the creators of Rebel Activity unite for a full-length project that displays their evolution. The two previously reveal the album’s purpose was showcasing their re...
Tags: Reviews, Jazz, Northern California, Dialect, Mudville, YuckNasty


Q&A Interview With Floridian Producer Devereaux

What was the earliest hip hop memory you can recall? My earliest memory of hip hop would have to be The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa”. That song was going crazy back in the day.   Who’re some artists that inspire you? Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, MF DOOM, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Three 6 Mafia, Alice in Chains, Marilyn Manson & Rob Zombie.   When was it when you realized that making beats was your calling? I saw a video of producer Lex Luger cooking up on his crib. Since then, I knew producing i...
Tags: Jazz, Lex Luger, Q&A Interviews, Devereaux, Ouija Macc, Shaggytheairhead


Rudy Williams – “Welcome to Snow Beach” (EP Review)

With a stage name that originates from his childhood, Michigan’s Rudy Williams is known for an undeniable rugged-styled style topped with humorous punch-lines. And with so many hot new artists coming out of Detroit right now, it’s the perfect time for Williams to follow suit and receive his sit at the top among the rest. Following recent album drops from fellow statesmen Kash Doll, Royce Da 5’9” and Eminem, Rudy Williams drops a prelude from something bigger to come in new EP, Welcome to Snow B...
Tags: Reviews, Williams, Jazz, Michigan, Detroit, Snow Beach, Rudy Williams, Eminem Rudy Williams, Spotify Lyrically Williams, Jay Z Eminem


NVY JONEZ LKR – “NAVY JONEZ LOCKER” (Album Review)

Nvy Jonez LKR is an exciting new artist with a Navy background who was awarded his Expeditionary Warfare Specialist Qualification in 2019. Catching lightning in a bottle with his recent UGHHB mic session. LKR caps on the popularity with his new album, titled, Navy Jonez Locker. Available on Ninja Punch Music, the album is supported by the latest visual “Empire State”. Nvy Jonez LKR is also inspired by the historic 1944 D-Day event. A military man, LKR pays respect to his brothers and sisters th...
Tags: Reviews, Navy, Jazz, Brandon, Nvy Jonez LKR, Navy Jonez Locker, LKR, Raphael Niki Bernard, Sasebo Japan Stream Navy, Spotify Production, Esben Thornhal Ian Pez Genetik


DAN MORGENSTERN RECALLS SLIM GAILLARD, LEO WATSON, and RED McKENZIE (March 22, 2019)

Just what the title says!  Dan Morgenstern, Jazz Eminence, celebrates the unique Slim Gaillard as swing linguist, singer, riff-monger, guitarist, pianist, comic improviser, ingenious composer, with glances at an ailing Charlie Parker, Brew Moore, Loumell Morgan, Arthur’s Tavern, Leo Watson, … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Charlie Parker, Slim Gaillard, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Irreplaceable, Arthur's Tavern


Overlooked No More: Valaida Snow, Charismatic ‘Queen of the Trumpet’

She was not just a master musician, singer and dancer; she was also a teller of tall tales whose interviews could be as much a performance as her stage act.
Tags: News, Snow, Jazz, Black People, Women and Girls, Biographical Information, Valaida (1904-56


Xmoneyatl – “From The Back” (Video)

Rising Atlanta based Hip Hop artist Xmoneyatl drops his latest hard-hitting video titled “From The Back“.  Follow him on Facebook & Instagram @Xmoneyatl.
Tags: Videos, Atlanta, Jazz, Facebook Instagram, Xmoneyatl


Alanis Morissette’s Agonized Ballad, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Waxahatchee, Kyle, Arca and others.
Tags: Post, News, Jazz, Oldham, Oliver, Avalanches, Pat, Alanis Morissette, Ozzy, Hynes, Malcolm, Morissette, Henri, Osbourne, Meshell, Crutchfield


MUSIC TO OUR HEARTS: HETTY KATE’S “UNDER PARIS SKIES”

  It’s been suggested to me that I might write too much, so here is my compact review of singer Hetty Kate‘s new CD, UNDER PARIS SKIES: “When I finished listening to the closing track, I wanted to hear it … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Paris, Jazz, Edith Piaf, Count Basie, Blossom Dearie, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Jazz Worth Reading



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