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04/30/2021 08:54 AM
DJ: John Richards
Well, You Needn’t
by Thelonious Monk
(1 play) | (0 fans)

This one's for you, Roscoe! -- Known for his idiosyncratic music and eccentric behavior, Thelonius Monk was one of the true jazz innovators. Monk's radical idea was not to add more notes to chords but rather take them away, creating much more dissonance.: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2010/03/the-secret-life-of-thelonious-monk/38128/
04/30/2021 08:50 AM
DJ: John Richards

Does this sound familiar? -- Watch the New Orleans band performing this Joy Division cover live in the KEXP studio in 2019 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s0bx7nVS1s
04/30/2021 08:45 AM
DJ: John Richards
Sing, Sing, Sing
by Benny Goodman
(1 play) | (0 fans)

This classic was composed by swing era trumpeter and bandleader (later king of Las Vegas lounge acts), Louis Prima. Many years after it was composed, Prima recalled how the tune came to be: “I was out at the race track back in 1936 with Bing Crosby and George Raft. On the way home, the phrase ‘Sing, Bing, Sing,’ kept running through my mind. By the time I got home, I decided that wasn’t very commercial, and I changed it to ‘Sing, Sing, Sing.'” Read the story of the song that propelled drummer Gene Krupa and trumpeter Harry James to stardom: https://swingandbeyond.com/2017/07/09/sing-sing-sing-1937-benny-goodman/
04/30/2021 08:42 AM
DJ: John Richards
That's it!
by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

Watch a wonderful live performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in our Gathering Space in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj_E63fwtnM
04/30/2021 08:35 AM
DJ: John Richards
Talkin' All That Jazz
by Stetsasonic
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

"The 'original hip-hop band,' in business since 1981, Stetsasonic featured rappers, a human beatbox, a keyboardist, a drummer, and a young producer named Prince Paul. As summarized in the sublime "Talking All That Jazz," the album "In Full Gear" was meant to be a musical manifesto of all of the directions late-'80s hip-hop was expanding toward: revolutionary spoken word, JBs tributes, soul jazz, go-go, R&B, dancehall, turntablism, instrumental hip-hop, rap rock, even Miami bass."
04/30/2021 08:31 AM
DJ: John Richards
You Played Yourself
by Ice-T
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

The track is based on the 1973 James Brown song "The Boss," which appeared in the film "Black Caesar." On his previous album, Ice-T released "I'm Your Pusher," which sampled the Curtis Mayfield song "Pusherman" from another blaxploitation film, "Super Fly.": https://medialoper.com/certain-songs-672-ice-t-you-played-yourself/
04/30/2021 08:26 AM
DJ: John Richards

Originally appearing on 2010's 'I'm New Here,' this track from Gil Scott-Heron's 13th (and final) album received this re-imagining ten years later from American jazz drummer and bandleader, Makaya McCraven. --- Working with his regular circle of collaborators, many of whom have made highly regarded albums of their own in recent years (Jeff Parker on guitar, Brandee Younger on harp, Junius Paul on bass, Ben Lamar Gay on instruments and percussion), McCraven brings Scott-Heron’s work down to earth and situates it in a milieu the elder artist would have recognized.: https://bit.ly/3vviOKx
04/30/2021 08:16 AM
DJ: John Richards
Fists of Fury
by Kamasi Washington
(81 plays) | (1 fan)

Watch a transcendent live performance of "Fists of Fury" in Minneapolis in 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wScwFsYG9pM
04/30/2021 08:12 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Nina Simone
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

In the early days of performing in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Nina Simone often closed out her performances with “Sinnerman.” The placement of the song in her setlist was intentional. In a documentary, she put it plainly: “I want to shake people up so bad that when they leave a nightclub where I’ve performed, I want them to be in pieces.”: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/nina-simone-sinnerman-song-feature/
04/30/2021 08:02 AM
DJ: John Richards
Cold As Weiss
by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
(36 plays) | (0 fans)

Go right here to purchase this new music from Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: https://delvonlamarrorgantrio.bandcamp.com/