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On the heels of highly successful reunion tour last year, The Greyboy Allstars met in the studio for the first time in a decade to make What Happened to Television?, which is also the group's first collaboration with DJ Greyboy since their seminal 1995 debut, West Coast Boogaloo. As on that album, which featured former James Brown musical director Fred Wesley, one hears on What Happened to Television? elements of the old-school funk and soul that have always preoccupied the band's namesake DJ, who returns here as co-producer in addition to performing on a track. It was as an extension of Greyboy's weekly residency spinning records at San Diego's now defunct Green Circle Bar that the Allstars first formed in 1993-a diversity of emerging independent musicians who coalesced around a scene-defining DJ and his unique ear for music

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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Levitt Pavilion

Read "Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Levitt Pavilion" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Levitt Pavilion Denver, CO August 26, 2017 You don't hear much talk of “The Energy Crisis" anymore. That's because Karl Denson's Tiny Universe has been on the scene, lighting things up and generating gigawatts of energy with its frequent funk fusillades. Over the course of their two ...

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Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: Out On The Coast

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Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, from jny: San Diego, is one of the most talented new bands on the West Coast. Mixing funk, soul, jazz, and Latin & African influences to create unique, exciting music... their “cinematic soul" is like a cross between the music from Jim Jarmusch movies & Blacksploitation films of the 1970s.

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Article: Jazz Goes to College

Gary Bartz: "Students are learning but they are learning backwards!"

Read "Gary Bartz: "Students are learning but they are learning backwards!"" reviewed by Joan Gaylord


"This is folk music. It is good that we have it in the schools, but we need to get it back more into the street—that's where it came from." When saxophonist Gary Bartz is not headlining his own band or touring with McCoy Tyner, he is a professor in the Jazz Studies department ...

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Still Waiting

Featuring the music of Greyboy Allstars
Duration: 3:15

The Greyboy Allstars performing live in the Studio at Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas.
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What Happened to Television?

Label: Sci Fidelity Records / Knowledge Base
Released: 2007
Track listing: V-neck Sweater; What Happened to TV?; Still Waiting; Deck Shoes; How Glad I Am; Back In The Game; Left Coast Boogaloo; Old School Cylons; Knowledge Room; Pigeons Under Water; Give the Drummer Some More.

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The Greyboy Allstars: What Happened to Television?

Read "What Happened to Television?" reviewed by Matt Leskovic


Flip through albums in the bargain Funk/Soul/R&B bin at your local record store and you'll find a mix of classic Meters, Mayfield, and James Brown LPs. If a copy of the Greyboy Allstars' What Happened To Television? winds up in your stack, you probably wouldn't guess it was recorded in 2007. While many contemporary ...

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The Greyboy AllStars: What Happened to Television?

Read "What Happened to Television?" reviewed by Doug Collette


Having formed almost fifteen years ago in 1993, The Greyboy AllStars are an urban myth of sorts. Their early forays into funk flowed throughout the jamband scene that coalesced in the mid-to-late 1990s, which is where the principals of the quintet found a name for themselves. Now hornman Karl Denson (leader of Tiny Universe) and keyboardist ...


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