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ESL Music Presents Nickodemus' "Moon People"

ESL Music Presents Nickodemus'  "Moon People"

Brooklyn based DJ/producer Nickodemus has been an ambassador for global club sounds since he started spinning at the legendary Giant Step parties that rocked New York in the mid 90's. When he founded the legendary Turntables On The Hudson party with his friends Mariano & Nappy G, they continued mixing their eclectic DJ sets with live ...

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Ron Isley Releases MR. I Today

fter 50 years in the recording business, Ron Isley of the legendary Isley Brothers has released his first solo album ever, Mr. I, including duets with the great Aretha Franklin and relative youngster T.I. So it's no surprise to see the variety of people in this video, all affected ...

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The Beast & Nnenna Freelon: "Freedom Suite" - Free Album Download

The Beast & Nnenna Freelon: "Freedom Suite" - Free Album Download

Jazz vocalist and multi Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon joins hip-hop quartet The Beast release Freedom Suite: a 10-track collection of creative reflections on jazz and hip-hop. Freedom Suite is available for FREE download, digitally released on Okayplayer's jazz inspired channel, The Revivalist. With guest appearances from 9th Wonder, Branford Marsalis, Phonte (of The Foreign Exchange/Little Brother), YahZarah, Geechi Suede (of ...

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The Beast and Nnenna Freelon Present Freedom Suite, Hosted by 9th Wonder + MP3

The Beast, a hip-hop quartet featuring emcee Pierce Freelon brings multi Grammy nominee jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon into the group for Freedom Suite, a collection of original songs, classic interpretations and interviews reflecting on jazz and hip-hop today. The entire album will be available for free download on October 26th, via The Revivalist, Okayplayer's new jazz ...

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Jamiroquai "White Knuckle Ride"

There's worldwide excitement about the new Jamiroquai album; funk fans are hungry. We've heard a bit of the first single “White Knuckle Ride" floating around online and soon it will be released on 10" vinyl. They're currently working on that and another single called “Blue Skies" for the new album, Rock Dust Light Star.

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Kirk Whalum's Donny Hathaway Tribute out Now: Everything is Everything

Donny Hathaway would have been 65 years old on October 1, 2010. Tenor saxophonist Kirk Whalum's work has similarly crossed the boundaries between R&B, gospel and jazz with an emotional immediacy that is beyond compare. Kirk's new release, Everything Is Everything: The Music of Donny Hathaway brilliantly exhibits 8-time Grammy nominee Kirk's singular interpretive skills. Highlights ...

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Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper and More in Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense + MP3

When you ask most people, “name a jazz musician today," 9 out of 10 times you will get the name of someone who is already dead. But jazz today is undergoing some monumental changes and in this documentary film—Icons Among Us: jazz in the present tense, by filmmakers Michael Rivoira, Lars Larson and Peter J. Vogt, ...

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Exclusive Giant Step Interview with Esperanza Spalding + MP3

Exclusive Giant Step Interview with Esperanza Spalding + MP3

Esperanza Spalding, the beautiful bassist (and vocalist and songwriter) who just released her album Chamber Music Society graciously gave us a little interview. After working with her idols, rapidly gaining critical acclaim and crafting her latest album to perfection, she's at another turning point in her amazing career. Read the full Q&A and get your free ...

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