Dope Compilation by Italdred Records. 68 Tracks. Full of dope artists. Available now. name your price. at. italdredrecords.bandcamp.com. enjoy.
New Question. Favela EP. A short trip through a few of my favorite Brazillian joints. Free download. Available at. questionsound.bandcamp.com. enjoy.
Freddie Joachim. Begonia EP. 4 Tracks. Dope. Free download. at. music.freddiejoachim.com. enjoy.
Jazz Film. Sun Ra. A Joyful Noise. Watch. enjoy.
One of jazz music’s most entertaining and eccentric figures is profiled in Robert Mugge’s hourlong, 1980 profile of the late bandleader-keyboardist-composer Sun Ra. “I don’t consider myself one of the humans,” he once said. “I’m a spiritual being,” who was reputed to eschew the usual jazzman’s indulgences of drugs and sex and who, despite the weird trappings (he and his big band, the Intergalactic Omniverse Arkestra, usually performed in glittery costumes that combined African, alien, and thrift-shop styles), infused his music with a strong sense of discipline and precision. Here we see Ra and the band rehearsing and performing; their “joyful noise” is free, sometimes chaotic, but also clearly blues-based, somewhat reminiscent of Monk or Mingus (there’s even a rendition of “‘Round Midnight”). Ra is also interviewed surrounded by the Egyptian artifacts and antiquities that were an important element of his “mythocracy.” He clearly loves having an audience–and how can you not enjoy listening to a guy who also chooses the White House as a backdrop for solemn pronouncements like “I’m not a part of history–I’m more a part of mystery, which is my story”? –Sam Graham
Nice Compilation. Mad-Hop Vol.7 . A lot of cool music. The whole compilation creates a wonderful atmosphere of futuristic beats , ambient and experimental electronic. Available now. name your price. at. mad-hop.bandcamp.com
Beautiful Video. Just Watch. enjoy.
Madlib was invited to dig through the record library at Radio France during his recent trip to Paris. In this video he talks with Laura Leishman about a few of the records, and his own influences.
Abjo. BNG! 3 nice tracks. Free Download. Stream. Download. enjoy.