TettoryBad – Ruff & Tuff

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Something good from TettoryBad which is the collaborative name of Jazzy Sport’s team TettoryBLK (Masaya Fantasista & Grooveman Spot) & London’s Simbad. This is Limited 12″ with cuts from TettoryBad’s album “Unite” (released in 2010) that features exclusive new remix by DJ Mitsu the Beats and Shafiq (Sa-Ra) featuring Eglo’s Fatima. It’s a collaboration release by Jazzy Sport and Sunshine Enterprise. inc. and it’s (finally) available now, go check your local store!

Listen to a preview of Shafiq’s Remix featuring Fatima:

Darryl Reeves – The Dillaquarium

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Atlanta-based Darryl Reeves released this dope mixtape entitled “The Dillaquarium“. The Dillaquarium Mixtape is a seamless performance of beats from Dilla, that fluidly intertwines Reeves’ jazz style into a hip-hop atmosphere. Stream and download below, enjoy!

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everybodydigs#71 Donald Byrd – Fuego

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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!

Fuego — a title that might be somewhat misleading — is the final Blue Note recording exclusively pairing Donald Byrd with Jackie McLean, a fruitful partnership that set the yin of the (in this case) restrained trumpeter, against the yang of the tart and extroverted alto saxophonist. While not quite a unified whole, the two were involved in turf battles that were based on mutual respect, here exuding a quieter fire that toned down McLean and muted Byrd to attain an intriguing harmonic balance. Duke Pearson’s clever piano in the middle, with Doug Watkins playing bass and favored drummer Lex Humphries, made for one of the more diverse sounds in modern jazz circa 1959-1960. Of course hard bop is at the core of this band, but Byrd is moving further into post-bop, as served up heartily by the two horns during the modal, rambling, and staggered theme of the title selection. On the front cover, a contemplative Donald Byrd is depicted, perhaps pondering his next move and his band five years after successfully joining the New York City jazz scene from his native Detroit. It also represents his thoughtful role in Fuego, as he takes a break from forceful interaction to play a more democratic role on this refined and mature album that is less brash, a prelude for his more powerful statements yet to come. (allmusic)

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

everybodydigs#70 Freddie Hubbard – Hub-Tones

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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!

Already the most formidable new trumpeter in jazz in 1962, Freddie Hubbard came into his own as a composer with this album with great originals that range from the complex, ferocious swinger “Hub-Tones” to his poignant “Lament For Booker,” written for the late Booker Little. James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, Reggie Workman and Clifford Jarvis are all at their peak, bringing the brilliant music to life with artistry and feeling.

Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute); Reginald Workman (bass); Herbie Hancock (piano); Clifford Jarvis (drums).

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

everybodydigs#69 Herbie Hancock – Speak Like A Child

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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!

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#6

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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.

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