Donald Byrd “Live at Montreux July 5, 1973”


Great gift from Blue Note Records, they gave us a never-released concert by the late, great trumpeter Donald Byrd, recorded at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival, stream below, enjoy!

Donald Byrd, Trumpet, Fluegelhorn, Vocals; Fonce Mizell, Trumpet, Vocals; Allan Barnes, Tenor Sax, Flute; Nathan Davis, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax; Kevin Toney, Electric Piano; Larry Mizell, Synthesizer; Barney Perry, Electric Guitar; Henry Franklin, Electric Bass; Keith Killgo, Drums, Vocals; Ray Armando, Conga, Percussion.



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!

#8: “Lucky Fellow” by LeRoy Hutson from “Hutson” released in 1975 > sampled in > “No Love” by Erykah Badu from “Baduizm” released in 2001.


Next Collective – Cover Art


This is “Cover Art” a beautiful album by Next Collective, a jazz ensemble featuring saxophonists Logan Richardson and Walter Smith III, guitarist Matthew Stevens, keyboardists Gerald Clayton and Kris Bowers, bassist Ben Williams, drummer Jamire Williams, and special guest trumpeter Christian Scott (aka Christian aTunde Adjuah).

NEXT Collective represents the new wave of highly skilled improvisers, melodists, and arrangers and who are closely connected as colleagues and as friends exploring their own interpretations of songs by such contemporary artists as Bon Iver, N.E.R.D, Little Dragon and more.

Cover Art” is available now on Itunes, enjoy!

Stream “Africa” here:

Bilal – A Love Surreal


New Bilal‘s album is s finally out! A Love Surreal is Bilal’s fourth studio album and it’s a GREAT album! I’m not gonna say too much just… the videos down below for an inside look into the making of “A Love Surreal” and then go get it! It’s available on iTunes and also you can still stream the album in its entirety on npr> enjoy!

The Foreign Exchange Presents +FE Music: The Reworks


The Foreign Exchange presents +FE Music: The Reworks, a 2 discs compilation with 3 brand new tracks and selections from The Foreign Exchange’s +FE Music catalog remixed by Nicolay, Zo!, 4hero, The Randy Watson Experience (?uestlove & James Poyser), Focus…, Tall Black Guy, Pirahnahead, and more. Available now on or iTunes or Amazon or your fav store, enjoy!