Cosmic Compositions Avant Garde Series Vol​​.​​2 [Alice Coltrane]

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Second compilation of Avant Garde Series by Cosmic Compositions, this Volume 2 is dedicated to Alice Coltrane, available now at cosmic-compositions.bandcamp.com enjoy!

We feel there are huge similarity’s between the Avant-Garde/Free Jazz movement of the 50’s & 60’s & the beat movement of Today. As both movements attempted to break down, extend & alter the conventions of their original genres (Jazz & Hip Hop) & were never afraid to experiment & improvise to create something that wasn’t accepted commercially at the time.

Soul Combo – Bless The Ladies

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Soul Combo, the italian collective formed by the soul singer Al Castellana and his fellow Daniele “Speed” Dibiaggio, just released their new album entitled “Bless The Ladies” featuring the voices of 10 Italian soul ladies, if you love good music this is something that you can not miss, you can stream the first single down below and get the full album on iTunes, enjoy!

mixamelo#3 Sticks “Melange Pour Le Dimanche”

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mixamelo# “a mix/mixtape every monday”: This Monday by Sticks from Netherlands. He is a 30 years old rapper and he released more than 10 albums via topnotch/universal but in the spare time he likes to play around with his turntables and create nice atmospheric mixes full of jazz like “Melange Pour Le Dimance”, a mix full of nothing but good jazz, stream and download below, enjoy!

submit yours here > rappamelo.com

DâM-FunK “It’s So Good 2 Be Alive”

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DâM-FunK is back with a new unreleased track entitled “It’s So Good 2 Be Alive” stream and download below, enjoy!

[Limited Edition Free Download]

Description:

Self explanatory.

*Embrace life & keep pushin’.

Peace & L.A. area friends…. see U at Coachella on both Friday’s.

– D-F (All music, vocalz, recording & production)

everybodydigs#89 Freddie Hubbard – Breaking Point

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everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!

Breaking Point was the debut of Freddie Hubbard’s first working group after leaving the Jazz Messengers. The quintet is highlighted by the searing alto sax and rich flute of James Spaulding and powerful, musical drumming of Joe Chambers, who also composed “Mirrors”. The music stretches the limits of hard bop with innovative, cutting edge compositions and solos.

Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); James Spaulding (flute, alto saxophone); Ronnie Mathews (piano); Eddie Khan (bass instrument); Joe Chambers (drums).

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

everybodydigs#88 Ronnie Foster – Two Headed Freap

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everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!

Ronnie Foster’s debut album Two Headed Freap is a set of contemporary funky soul-jazz from the early ’70s, which means it sounds closer to the soundtrack of a lost blaxploitation flick than Back at the Chicken Shack, Pt. 2. Foster certainly does display a debt to Jimmy Smith, but his playing is busier than Smith’s and a bit wilder. Ironic, then, that his playing is in service to the groove and blends into the mix of wah-wah guitars, funk rhythms, electric bass, harps, and percolating percussion. Everything on Two Headed Freap is about glitzy groove — it sounds cinematic, colorful, and funky. It’s true that there is little real improvisation here and the songs all have a similar groove, but it’s worked well, and the music is ultimately appealing to fans of this genre.

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