everybodydigs#69 Herbie Hancock – Speak Like A Child


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!

Recorded three years after his groundbreaking Maiden Voyage LP, this 1968 date features the pianist/composer leading a trio which includes his Miles Davis bandmate, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Mickey Roker, augmented by a three-piece horn section featuring alto flute, bass trombone, and Thad Jones on flugelhorn. This unique configuration was inspired by the orchestral timbres of Gil Evans’s voicings, filtered through a 1960s syncopated perspective. Remastered by the original session engineer, Rudy Van Gelder, Hancock’s percussive, yet flowing pianisms are more detailed in front of the evocative woodwind arrangements. Several jazz standards flowed from this date. The maze-like “Riot” and “The Sorcerer” were both recorded by Davis–as well as the dreamy bossa nova title track. Hancock plays with his patented style of “controlled freedom,” and this LP paved the way for his future forays in modern music. –Eugene Holley, Jr.

Personnel: Herbie Hancock (piano); Thad Jones (flugelhorn); Jerry Dodgion (flute); Ron Carter (bass); Peter Phillips (trombone); Mickey Roker (drums).

Rappamelo’s favorite track:



sampleecious#: a post every Friday where i choose just one great track sampled for one or more other great tracks, also you can listen to (when it’s possible) a small preview on the video below, enjoy!

#6: “Without You” by Wes Montgomery from “California Dreaming” released in 1966 > sampled in > “Love Line” by Exile from “Radio” released in 2009.


DâM-FunK “I Wanna Thank U (4 Steppin’ Into My Life) ~ 2013”


DâM-FunK with another free download, this is a new version of “I Wanna Thank U (4 Steppin’ Into My Life)” originally released on Toeachizown in 2009, stream and download below, enjoy!

Happy Valentines Day, to everyone from D-F, via this ‘new version’ of the “Toeachizown” classic joint. It was recorded on the eve of Valentines Day (2013), while putting ‘finishing touches’ on the 1st ‘official’ (full length) album of new material since 2009’s “Toeachizown” 5 record box set / double CD on Stones Throw. This version is rich with lush rhodes, synth bass undertones & airy string nuances throughout, with new vocals. Get into this new version, this Valentine’s Day & with a Valentine & for years to come.

All music & vocals recorded in 1 take (accept strings & wind sound): DaM-FunK

Stacy Epps – Aura EP


This is “Aura” the new Stacy Epps‘ EP available now on Japanubia Musik. All tracks have been produced by her husband Everett James and the music is laden with live instrumentation, synths, heavy drums and tight bass lines. You can stream “Movement” down below and get the EP on bandcamp > stacyepps.bandcamp.com enjoy!

Video: Ntjam Rosie “Love is Calling”


Official video of “Love is Calling” the first single from Ntjam Rosie’s new album entitled “At the back of beyond” that will be released on March 15th. This first single has a completely different sound than her previous album “Elle” released back in 2010 but it’s interesting and i’m looking forward to listen the complete album on March 15th, you can watch the video below and you can buy the single on iTunes, enjoy!

V.A. – Off the RAWS


You may remember the beatmaker compilation entitled “On The RAWS”  posted back in December…. it was really good! This is the new one entitled “Off the RAWS“. RAWS is the party event for beatmakers at Ampcafe (Koenji, Tokto) 1 hour jazz session and 1 hour beat make from session recording. Good beats and it’s available for free! enjoy!

J.Period “Rage Is Back”


Dope mixtape from J.Period entitled “Rage Is Back” featuring exclusive cuts from Black Thought, Commonm Talib Kweli, The Kid Daytona, Blu, Homeboy Sandman and Shad as well as unreleased J.Period remixes of Nas, Q-Tip, The Notorious B.I.G. and many more! Download will be available soon… meanwhile you can stream the mixtape down below, enjoy!

via: okayplayer