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Us3 is the brainchild of London-based producer Geoff Wilkinson. Formed in 1992, alongside production partner Mel Simpson, Us3 rose from the ashes of 2 previous incarnations. The first was a limited edition white label 12” release in 1990 called “Where Will We Be In The 21st Century” featuring rapper MC Honey B and jazz pianist Jessica Lauren. This brought the attention of a (then) fledgling indie label, Ninjatune, and the result was NW1’s 1991 12” “The Band Played The Boogie”. By sampling one of the biggest dancefloor tunes of the burgeoning jazz dance scene, Geoff had unknowingly started a chain reaction

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News: Performance / Tour

The Jazz At The Mural Concert Series Features The Eric Byrd Trio, Paul Carr, Sol Roots, And Alison Crockett on January 27, 2024

The Jazz At The Mural Concert Series Features The Eric Byrd Trio, Paul Carr, Sol Roots, And Alison Crockett on January 27, 2024

The “Jazz at the Mural" 2024 concert series includes The Eric Byrd Trio, Paul Carr, Sol Roots, Alison Crockett, and more. On Saturday January 27, The Harriet Tubman Museum and Dorchester Center for the Arts kick off the “Jazz at the Mural" concert series, with the world traveled funk/soul guitarist Sol Roots. This live music series ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Hip-Hop Jazz Thing @50 - Part 2

Read "A Hip-Hop Jazz Thing @50 - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we take a look back at decades of cross pollination between jazz and hip-hop, with a focus on international projects and on collaborations between jazz and hip-hop artists. Our little contribution to the celebrations of half a century of hip-hop. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted ...

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Article: Album Review

Gareth Williams: Short Stories

Read "Short Stories" reviewed by Peter Jones


If you have never heard of Gareth Williams, he is a quiet piano master who enjoys a bigger reputation with fellow musicians than with the public. A founder member and MD of the Nineties jazz-hiphop band Us3, and a former accompanist for the singer Claire Martin, he has worked at the highest level for 30 years, ...

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Article: Album Review

Clifford Lamb: Blues & Hues New Orleans

Read "Blues & Hues New Orleans" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


There are quite a few cities in the world that have an important musical legacy, and in many cases, the city's musical history might be one of the first things people associate with it. Take New Orleans. Commonly known as the birthplace of jazz, it's hard to imagine New Orleans without conjuring up brass bands, jazz ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Jazz Lover's guide to Popular Music

Read "A Jazz Lover's guide to Popular Music" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we explore the cross pollination between jazz and popular music genres, like pop, rock, soul, funk and ska. Archie Shepp playing with Whitney Houston? The jazz beginnings of Björk, Serge Gainsbourg, Sacha Distel? Ornette Coleman's and Sonny Rollins' adventures in rock-land? Lester Bowie playing ska? How Miles Davis' “So What" inspired Pee ...

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News: Radio

The Evolution Of Hipness With Gary G. Vercelli

The Evolution Of Hipness With Gary G. Vercelli

By Beth Ruyak We travel to the Crocker Art Museum for this week’s Sound Advice with CapRadio's jazz music director Gary Vercelli. “Cosmic Rays” by Charlie Parker Charlie Parker and other cutting edge bebop musicians had a profound influence on the beat poets. Parker was idolized by Kerouac and Ginsberg and Kerouac’s spontaneous prose was likened ...

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The Third Way (Hand On The Torch Vol II)

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2013

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Article: Album Review

Fort Knox Five: 10 Years of the Fort Knox Five

Read "10 Years of the Fort Knox Five" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


“All good things come in five, baby...You can't get around no prime number, you dig?" Some music just makes you feel good. You can't explain it but some music makes you feel like life's a party and you're invited. (It's that “can't explain it" part which drives writers crazy.) 10 Years of The Fort ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Six Stops Around the Whirled

Read "Six Stops Around the Whirled" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Fort Knox Five 10 Years of The Fort Knox Five Fort Knox Recordings 2013 “All good things come in five, baby...You can't get around no prime number, you dig?" Some music just makes you feel good. You can't explain it but some music makes you feel like life's a ...


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