Tag: chill

June 19, 2020 /

Hello again. Before we get into tonight’s song, I wanted to mention that tomorrow (Juneteenth), Bandcamp, one of the best places to buy music and support artists, will be sending their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and many labels and artists on the site will be donating to Black causes and racial justice issues.

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October 4, 2019 /

A small, good thing today? Discovering Jay Som.

I’m captivated by Anak Ko, the latest record by California indie artist Melina Duterte, AKA Jay Som, who has been making waves since 2016 for her dreamy mix of pop, rock, and R&B.

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August 30, 2019 /
June 7, 2019 /

Bruh, Lonnie Liston Smith‘s got HEAT!

Jazz and funk veteran Lonnie Liston Smith has been in the cut since the early 1960s, establishing his keyboard chops while working with jazz greats like Art BlakeyMax RoachPharoah Sanders, and even Miles Davis.

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August 10, 2018 /

I’m a Libra myself, but whatever…

Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley left an indelible mark on the world of jazz, playing with legends such as Ray Charles and Miles Davis (even playing on Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue and Milestones albums), teaching jazz at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (I lived near that school for a time), and later on as a bandleader in The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, which featured his brother, trumpeter Nat Adderley and other jazz heavyweights which included Yusef LateefJoe Zawinul, and Barry Harris.

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