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A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet

A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintetby Tom Moon,
November 17th 2011
Enlarge imageiCourtesy of the artistAfter a slew of multidisc sets devoted to key points in the career of Miles Davis, you'd think Columbia Records would have unearthed every speck of consequential music by now. But not quite.This week, Columbia brings out Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 — a three-CD, one-DVD set devoted to the jazz maverick's "lost" quintet, his touring band from 1969.Playing hard, pivoting between moods and meters with whiplash-inducing quickness, these guys are breathing a brand of fire that's clearly time-stamped to 1969. Davis and his touring group — longtime saxophonist Wayne Shorter, keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette — are clearly energized by what's happening beyond the realm of jazz.Granted, they're still playing tunes like "I Fall in Love Too Easily," which were sta…

First Listen: Wayne Shorter, 'Without A Net'

First Listen: Wayne Shorter, 'Without A Net'by Patrick Jarenwattanano,
January 27th 2013
Enlarge imageiRobert Ascroft/Courtesy of the artistWayne Shorter, who turns 80 this year, is one of the greatest living jazz musicians. He would merit that praise based on the first 40-odd years of his career alone, when he was playing in and writing for groups led by Art Blakey and Miles Davis, and making canonical studio albums under his own name. The next few decades were more controversial; suffice it to say that he embraced electric instruments wholeheartedly, and not all of his fans agreed with that. But for the last dozen years and change, he's been performing with a band which put the jazz world on notice: Wayne Shorter is back — or, more precisely, he never really left.What sort of band makes a living legend more legendary? For one, it's an acoustic quartet, returning Shorter's saxophones to the classic sounds of hammer, pluck and thwack. It also features three y…

Passinho Fever!

Passinho Fever!by Caballo,
January 22nd 2013 9:40 AM
There is a new (old) trend coming up straight from Rio, and therefore, lots of places from Underground Brazil.Passinho! Think somehow crunk meets Baile funk. Just this is a Cleaner funk with deeper and faster bass chops, deep rooted in Carioca funk and aimed to dance movements.
The trend started in 2011, but it was only until more production went to videos around mid 2012, it became fully viral!!
This one is actually a January 2013 track!
See Video: back to the source, one of the first tunes about passinho is this one!!
See Video: these 2 MASSIVE tunes for FREE ( or pay what you can)!
First has some kuduro, a sense of trap, and obviously lots of passinho!
Next is pure Bass Madness!
Passinho battles are all over!! Unless you speak portuguese, you wont be able to understand the words, but the beauty of music, is that you dont need …

Welcome to the New Billboard

Welcome to the New Billboardby Billboard Staff,
January 21st 2013
The Jan. 26 edition of Billboard features a cover-story interview with Prince, but that world exclusive is accompanied by something else: A whole new magazine. This week, Billboard relaunches, and from the new logo on the front cover to the information packed graphic on the back page, the magazine is dedicated to the delivery of business journalism that leads and informs the essential conversations around the music and businesses it covers.To subscribe to Billboard or buy this week's relaunch edition, go HERE.As Billboard editorial director Bill Werde puts it in an editor's letter in the new issue, "The music industry is a dynamic place, and this book will serve your information needs more than ever, going deeper into the trends, technologies and ideas shaping your decisions. If you don't learn something that will help your business in every issue, we aren't doing our jobs." Get the…

The Prescription Pad: The Funk Manifesto

The Prescription Pad: The Funk | Jan 18th 2013
Welcome back to the second installment of Dr. Funkendan's Prescription Pad, and I'm gonna start this one off with an apology: I'm sorry about the lack of funk in last week's inaugural column. I had a few feels about 2012 that I had to get off my chest before they got stale, but we got through it. Let's breathe. No no, TOGETHER. Okay. Deep breath. Okay.An editor of mine recently asked me what type of music I enjoyed listening to, at which point I immediately blurted out "FUNK" before going on to list a number of other vague genres and artists. He responded dismissively, something along the lines of "I like funk music too, I just don't see anything new happening in the genre these days." This statement simultaneously gave me a splitting migraine and a short-lived yet serious identity crisis that took me a few days to rescue myself from. It's not that his statement …

News/New Releases: Iconic Soul Singer Aaron Neville Celebrates New Release, "My True Story" with Guest Appearances | CD Coming Jan. 22nd, 2013

News/New Releases: Iconic Soul Singer Aaron Neville Celebrates New Release, "My True Story" with Guest Appearances | CD Coming Jan. 22nd, | Jan 22nd 2013

January 8th, 2013 — New York, NY — Iconic soul/R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville will celebrate the release of his latest album and Blue Note Records debut My True Story with a host of high-profile appearances. They include performances on The Today Show on January 23rd and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on January 29th, a featured intervi…

Steve Jordan Interview

Steve Jordan Interviewby EJAdmin,
July 19th 2005
Steve Jordan has accomplished more in his drumming career than he ever could have imagined. Of the big names he played with, a short list would include Ashford & Simpson, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, The Pretenders, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, David Sanborn, Tom Scott, and The Blues Billy AmendolaHe's also served as a musical director, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer, and a writer. These days he's comfortably taking on the role as a member of The Verbs with his wife and music partner Meegan Voss.Recently Steve's video The Groove Is Here was released on DVD. The project is pure Steve, featuring the legendary groover laying it down with famous friends Leroy Clouden, Bernie Worrell, and Danny Kortchmar. As you'll soon find out, this is only the beginning of the next chapter of Jordan's amazing career.MD: Your DVD doesn't follow the normal instruc…

Hear 'Nuclear,' first new Destiny's Child song in eight years

Hear 'Nuclear,' first new Destiny's Child song in eight yearsby Gerrick D. Kennedy,
January 11th 2013
Destiny's Child (Kelly Rowland, left, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams) are seen performing the national anthem before the start of the 2006 NBA All-Star game at the Toyota Center in Houston. Hear that? That's the sound of the Internet freaking out over the release of "Nuclear," the first new single from Destiny's Child in eight years. (Or maybe it's just this reporter.)After a whirlwind 48 hours for DC-3 fans that included Beyoncé announcing the multi-platinum trio -- which went their separate ways in 2005 -- would release a new compilation and reunite during the singer's halftime performance at next month'sSuper Bowl comes a new song, which was released to Mashable on Friday (warning: link contains profanity).However, fans hoping for a swelling, fiery comeback that would rival sassy radio anthems such as "Bootylicious…

E.A.R.T.H (Everything Around Runs Thru Hiphop)

E.A.R.T.H (Everything Around Runs Thru Hiphop)by Indie Artists Profiles,
November 11th 2011
Artist Name: E.A.R.T.H.
Album: Global GrindingEmail address:
Hometown: Riverside, CA, USA
Style of music: Hiphop
Other: Affiliation: Unsigned
Performing Rights Affiliation: ASCAP (USA)Description:
E.A.R.T.H (Everything Around Runs Thru Hiphop) comprised of Ro Tone, Mr. NO, Doc Zais and Peso residing in Southern California. Constantly compared to the legends of Hip-hop such as; De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and OutkastBio: E.A.R.T.H (Everything Around Runs Thru Hiphop) comprised of Ro Tone, Mr. NO, Doc Zais and Peso residing in Southern California.Constantly compared to the legends of Hip-hop such as; De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Outkast "These cats are crazy. You guys are incr…

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Finals to Feature Performances by Living Legends

Guitar Center's Drum-Off Finals to Feature Performances by Living
Top Undiscovered Drummers In The Country Compete In The World's Premier Drum Competition, Plus An Evening Packed With Performances By The Drumming EliteNow in it's 24th year, Guitar Center's nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer has chosen the 2012 grand finalists. Starting in August, drummers from across the nation signed up to compete in the world's largest drum competition, vying for thousands of dollars in cash and prizing as well as the coveted title of Guitar Center's Drum-Off Champion. After multiple qualifying rounds, five drummers will now go on to fight for the title and the grand prize package valued at nearly $50,000.The annual competition was created to support talented drummers, providing them an outlet to be heard, giving them the gear and exposure they need to be a successful professional drummer. Past Guitar Center Drum-Off winners have g…

The Movement: Jamaican Hip Hop

The Movement: Jamaican Hip
With American Hip Hop heads starving for fresh beats and rhymes……can Jamaican artists make the most of a promising 2013? _________________________While Jamaica birthed Dancehall music from the seeds of Reggae and Hip Hop, the island has never fully embraced or encouraged its own Hip Hop scene. Most aspiring rappers and DJs struggle until the pressure of success forces a switch to Dancehall. A few migrate in hopes of getting signed in the States.Past acts like Vybz Kartel, Aidonia, Assassin, and Masicka, used Hip Hop style and flows to stand out in the crowded Dancehall industry. But with each year, Jamaica seems to grow hungrier for a Hip Hop scene of its own.2012 saw an increase in Hip Hop talent coming from Jamaica and opened some promising avenues for Jamaican artists and entrepreneurs hoping to break into the music industry.__________________________________________________All past toiling is beginning to pay off for rappers like Fi…

Nile Rodgers hints that Daft Punk collaboration will be released this year

Nile Rodgers hints that Daft Punk collaboration will be released this | Jan 5th 2013 3:47 PM
Producer suggests that his project with French duo will be out in 2013Nile Rodgers has hinted that his collaboration with Daft Punk will be released this year.In a blog post published on his website titled '2013 Won't Be Boring', the producer outlined his plans to play in Japan this year and then seemingly suggested that his project with the French electronic duo could be released in the next 12 months - and also included a photoshopped picture of him standing next to the enigmatic pair, which you can see at"The next time I set foot in Japan, my collaboration with Daft Punk would have started to hit people's eardrums," he wrote. "As well as a number of songs I'm working on over the next few months with a select group of artists and, of course finally, my lost Chic and solo material. No matter how it ends, 2013 won't be boring!&…

New Music: Ludacris Ft. R.Kelly x Fabolous “Representin (Remix)”

New Music: Ludacris Ft. R.Kelly x Fabolous "Representin (Remix)"by B.Dot,
January 4th 2013 6:51 PM
Kelly's out, but Luda's single stays afloat with new verses of R.Kelly and Fabolous. If this is a sign of things to come, then Luda's reppin' the right way.Tags: fabolous, ludacris, r.kellyOriginal Page: from Pocket

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Q-Tip, The Roots, Talib Kweli perform “Electric Relaxation” at Okayplayer Holiday Jam [Video]

Q-Tip, The Roots, Talib Kweli perform "Electric Relaxation" at Okayplayer Holiday Jam [Video]by Sam Gould,
January 4th 2013
A Tribe Called Quest's "Electric Relaxation" is one of those tracks I'll simply never tire of listening to, a track shot through with the spirit of hip hop as the mischievous rap gods intended it, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard this latest rendition of the track, a live offering from Q-Tip himself, music virtuosos The Roots and the one and only Talib Kweli. The performance of the classic Tribe track was the most remarkable of many highlights from the annual Roots Jam in NYC last month, which also played host to guests such as A$AP Rocky, Kids These Days, Sonnymoon and Rahzel, and the footage below will make any hip hop fan wish they'd been there. A dream line-up turned the track into an extended jam with the help of live sousaphone and their varied vocal talents – and whilst I'd pay anything to he…

Maceo Parker playing Blue Note residency in NYC +++ other dates

Maceo Parker playing Blue Note residency in NYC +++ other | Jan 2nd 2013
Saxophonist, member of The J.B.'s and Parliament, and all around funk legend Maceo Parker has only lined up a few 2013 shows so far, including a few dates in Japan in February, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Idaho ( Feb. 20 - 23) and some dates in Louisiana. Parker will also be in NYC for a four-night run at Blue Note on April 22 - 25. Each night will feature the bandleader/instrumentalist playing two sets, and tickets are on sale for all eight shows: 4/22 early and late, 4/23 early and late, 4/24 early and late, and 4/25 early and late.Head below for Maceo's full tour schedule, as well as some streams of classic material by The J.B.'s.
1st February Billboard Live Tokyo JAPAN
2nd February Billboard Live Tokyo JAPAN
4th February Billboard Live Osaka JAPAN
23rd February Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Moscow, ID
28th February Tipitina's U…