Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’
If you are in Atlanta or close to the city and want something to do this upcoming Memorial Day weekend the 38th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is a great choice. The festival takes place May 22-24 at legendary Piedmont Park with an incredible roster of entertainers. Just to name a few here goes Thundercat, Derrick Hodge, The Wolfpack ATL, Julie Dexter and many many more. If you are not able to make the event don’t worry we will have a full report because JAYFORCE.COM will be onsite covering the event as official Festival media. With that said if you are in Atlanta you really have no excuse because it’s one of the best Jazz Festivals in the nation and it is FREE!
Celebrating 38 years of musical mastery, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is the perfect way to spendMemorial Day Weekend (May 22-24). Set in the heartof midtown Atlanta’s beautiful PiedmontPark, visitors can stroll through booths of uniqueart, clothing and jewelry and savor delicioustreats ranging from BBQ and soul food, to classic burgers. This year’s lineup includes PharoahSanders, Diane Schuur, and The Rad Trads. Admissionto the festival is FREE.The Atlanta JazzFestival is presented by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.Check the web sitefor details:
Held every First Friday of the month, our homie & superior sound selector DJ Kemit’s event – Soul Makossa – is where the cool & sexy music lovers are. Simple. If you are there every month, congrats. If not, get over to Sound Table over on Edgewood (downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA) for the next one… your friends will already be there (old and new)! Oh, we got Kemit’s latest hour-strong promo mix on that below. HOT! We’re sure the Dominican portion of Jayforce’s DNA is definitely digging this joint right here!
— DJ Kemit (@DJKemit) September 4, 2014
“CommoNasm (Common and Nas Meet Soviet Soul/Jazz) is an album created by Miami-based producer/sound engineer TenDJiz by blending the acapellas of Common and Nas with instrumentals based on Soviet soul and jazz samples.”
Enjoy this TenDJiz mash-up, y’all. Looks like mash-ups are the in thing, huh?
One of my favorite DJs in Atlanta & souful producer DJ Kemit continues to amaze me with his work. The homie just celebrated his birthday not too long ago with a big party here in Atlanta, but how did I miss this new joint called “Funky 8-Ball” featuring Frank McComb on the keys that he recently released? Apparently the track will serve as a teaser of what’s to come from his upcoming album “Everlasting” due July 17th. The title to Kemit’s upcoming album couldn’t be anymore appropriate because the brotha has been doing it all from touring, producing, & working with damn near every R&B artist with soul in some capacity for almost two decades. I’m gonna have to hit the homie up on his twitter to give him props for keeping the soul going….
I was put up on this group called “A Yellow Man” by producer Tall Black Guy’s manager Chaka. It’s always dope when good people put you up on new music you never heard before. After peeping this new video I started to do more research of this group with the native tongues type of vibe, jazzy production, & cool message that flows in tandem with their distinctly european dialects. Check out more from this group under the hood…
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Hip Hop, Soul, & Jazz producer Freddie Joachim does it again with another quality soulful R&B banger. I’m lovin’ this new track featuring North Carolina songstress Carlitta Durand called “Keep Lovin'” that will appear on Freddie Joachim’s new project “Fiberglass Kisses” dropping later this month. There’s also a cool remix to this joint produced by Eric Lau that just hit on itunes as well. Based off of this dope single & the soulful Eric Lau remix I heard I know I’ll be in line for when the album drops.
Check out this footage for Sweden’s Little Dragon performing at the UCLA Jazz Reggae festival from last year. The festival is set to kick off again in Cali during Memorial Day weekend for two days May 27th & 28th. Perfect timing for organizers to push this new video of Little Dragon performing from last year so that way fans on the west coast can check out this years lineup of The Roots, Bobby Womack, Shaggy, Don Carlos, Collie Budz, & more….
The Re:Generation Music Project is a documentary funded by Hyundai in association with the Grammys as they follow a team of selected DJs, Producers, & artists such as DJ Premier, Skrillex, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights & Mark Ronson as they is all pair up with musical genres that are unfamiliar to them and are assigned the mission of creating something original & unique for the project. We had no idea the documentary was already online but thanks to Soulbounce on the heads up. The documentary is available for free viewing on Hulu as their “Documentary of the Month” for March & April so you best take advantage & sit back for an hour & watch it now.
“2011. This is a personal piece I wanted to share with you all. I made it from compiled videos I recorded on my phone. I made the song dedicated to God, but it’s also a dedication to my family and some of the friends He’s blessed me with. As an artist, you can easily get caught up in an endless menu of distractions in life. Having to please people, facing criticism on your creativity, pressures of living up to your potential, pleasing others, image, all the things that can create fear in our lives. However, when you put your thoughts on the things/people you truly love, LOVE will conquer fear. R.I.P. My father, Paul Tucker Jr.” – 14KT
While promoting his dope new album “Black Radio”, Robert Glasper brought along Philly soul singer Bilal & Chicago emcee Lupe Fiasco with him on the David Letterman show to perform “Always Shine”.
Following the success of her critically popular record “Only Want To Give It To You” with J.Cole, R&B songstress Elle Varner delivers her first mixtape “Conversational Lush” which features some key tracks that I found to be pretty dope on here like “WTF”, “Do You Want To”, “Feel Like A Woman”, & the Bill Withers inspired joint called “Runaway”. The beauty in an artist like Elle Varner is her vocal talent & her songwriting which feels very personal to who she is. Her music conspicuously stands out from the crowded market of R&B chicks trying to make a mark in recent years. Elle Varner’s official album “Perfectly Imperfect” is due to be released later this year, but for now you can listen and/or download the “Conversation Lush” mixtape below…
Mark Ronson assembles his crew of musicians including Erykah Badu &
Mos Def Yasiin Bey for their contribution to the RE:GENERATION Project. RE:GENERATION is a documentary film that follows DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. I’m diggin’ this joint right here, but who’s idea was it for this hook? Probably Erykah’s….Now that’s funky. hahaa!
Robert Glasper connects with everyone’s favorite Dallas Cowgirl with soul, Erykah Badu, for this jazzy track called “Afro Blue.” It’s the first jawn off of the upcoming “Black Radio” project from the Robert Glasper Experiment. In true step with his concept of what ideally “Black Radio” should be, the album which will be released on Blue Note records on February 28th will cross various boundaries in black music from hip hop, jazz, blues, R&B, & rock. This joint right here is really chill….
I’ve been letting this new Freddie Joachim EP “Patiently” run a few times today while working. It’s a dope 5 song EP of soulful & jazzy instrumentals that serve as a nice appetizer to his next project “Fiberglass Kisses” due early 2012 on Mellow Orange Music. Freddie Joachim released this project late November & is donating proceeds from the sale of the EP to charity for the holidays. Check out some snippets from the project below or just go on ahead & download the full songs from his page. No singers or rap artists needed for this joint right here. Trust me you won’t be disappointed. I’ll be giving this EP significant spins until his next project drops. Until then we’ll be “Patiently” waiting for it…
“+FE Music proudly presents the “Shibuya Session EP”, a collaboration between Nicolay and the Raleigh-based exploratory jazz trio The Hot At Nights, led by 8-string guitar virtuoso (and The Foreign Exchange guitarist) Chris Boerner with Matt Douglas on sax/woodwinds and Nick Baglio on drums. The EP was recorded at Sound Pure Studios in Durham NC and features new interpretations and arrangements of eight instrumental compositions from Nicolay’s 2009 album “City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya”.
DOWNLOAD: NICOLAY + THE HOT AT NIGHTS – SHIBUYA SESSION EP
This is just some Sunday hotness right here! This is a nice jazzy Bossanova remix that immediately fills my mind with images of Brazilian beaches, great food, & beautiful women. This remix to Pharrell’s hit record Frontin’ was remixed by Buzz T featuring the Menahan Street Band. If you dig this joint make sure you check out more DJ Buzz T remixes from his soundcloud page.
Now this is just what I needed right now. Some dope jazzy soulful instrumental vibes with no emcee talking all over the track. This is just some great new cool out music right here from the Cali based DJ & producer Freddie Joachim (pronounced JO-AH-KIM). These tracks makes me feel like taking a flight to back to Brazil or something. Makes me want fly out to Costa Rica, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico & hit the ‘Waves’. I’m gonna need to go back & load Freddie’s entire instrumental catalog into my itunes. For now we’re just gonna have this baby on repeat. But don’t thank me….Thank Freddie on twitter.