Oh No Vs. Now-Again Vol. 2


Love the Now-Again music library series. Oh No dropped the seventh. “Oh No spent nearly four years combing through an infinitely-more-vast array of the ever-growing Now-Again’s catalog – from American soul, funk and jazz to Iranian folk to Zambian hard rock – to create a series of beats that range in mood and style and all contain Oh No’s trademark swagger.” Delicious stuff. Oh No dropped a good one. Available now at. www.nowagainrecords.com. enjoy.

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everybodydigs#149 Bill Evans – Everybody digs Bill Evans


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!

Everybody Digs Bill Evans was a landmark recording for the young pianist and sported a unique album cover, featuring written-out endorsements from Miles Davis, George Shearing, Ahmad Jamal, and Cannonball Adderley. At a time approximate to when Evans was performing with the famous Kind of Blue band of Davis, Adderley, and John Coltrane, and actually departing the band, Evans continued to play the trio music he was ultimately best known for. With the unmatched pair of former Miles Davis drummer Philly Joe Jones and bassist Sam Jones (no relation), Evans was emerging not only as an ultra-sensitive player, but as an interpreter of standards second to none. The drummer is quite toned down to match the dynamics of the session, while the ever-reliable bassist lays back even more than usual, but at the expense of his soul. Though not his very best effort overall, Evans garnered great attention, and rightfully so, from this important album of 1958. (allmusic)

Rappemelo’s favorite track.

sampleecious#41. Bill Evans Trio. Mos Def.


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

#41: “Porgy (I Loves You, Porgy)” by Bill Evans Trio from “Waltz For Debby” released in 1961 > sampled in > “Love” by Mos Def from “Black On Both Sides” released in 1999.


Knxwledge – Kauliflowr


New Knxlwedge. Kauliflowr. The story: “Familiar to many for his frequent digital beat dumps, but in true All City style we took ages on this one, on some Slum Village style emailing ish – forth and back, forth and back back back.. til he gave us 18 tracks – brand new, no second hand, all crafted in his own unique style.” Always dope. Available now at. allcity.bandcamp.com. enjoy.

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