This artist absolutely killed it at the Chicago Jazz Festival last night. She is 24 years old. Amazing voice, and control of her voice.

just perfect

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before Kind of Blue, there was Milestones.


JAZZ AT NIGHT: Sid’s Ahead by Miles Davis - Long day and an even longer day driving back home.  So I just chill, kicking back, and listening some tunes to unwind.  What better then than to spin some Miles from his groundbreaking Milestones album from 1958.  Considered one of his signature albums, it marked the beginnings of his foray into modal jazz from the formulaic structures of bebop that dominated the 50’s jazz scene.

One of he longer tracks on the album, Sid’s Ahead, is just the prototypical chill jazz tune that we would come to expect from the master as this stage.  This was the last album that would feature the first great quintet of Coltrane, Chambers, Jones, and Garland.  But on this track Miles does double duty playing the trumpet and filling in for Garland on piano.  Anyway, it is a great tune on a great album and definitely one to chill out to.

Played 96 times.

new jam from James Vincent McMorrow #stupidfresh

easing into the morning

the original featuring Julian Casablancas was one of my favorite tracks off Random Access Memories.

a great happy cover Friday to you all

ease into your thursday

midweek dance party. go deep!

shoutout to janet jackson

a/ love her voice
b/ perfect pop chorus 

mmm powerful voice - just the kind of excellent modern r&b jam you need to get your monday started right

Also - London standup!

soulful remix of a song that appeared on “When We Were Kings” - a documentary on the life of Muhammed Ali.

original video here

powerful and great to hear MLH’s voice again 

lyrics here

love this. makes me think of Dena :) happy cover Friday everyone

The Red Hot Organization's long in the works Arthur Russell tribute compilation, Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, is out October 21 via Yep Roc. In addition to Russell covers from Robyn, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Phosphorescent, Jose Gonzalez, Devendra Banhart, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, Scissor Sisters, Cults, and more, it features Sufjan Stevens' rendition of Russell's 1994 track “A Little Lost”—listen above. If you pre-order the album on iTunes, Stevens’ cover is available to download instantly.

via Pitchfork

London Grammar + Dub = HEAVEN

makes me think of dilla


Caribou - Our Love

My friend Chris calls this “dance music for people that don’t like dance music”

Also who doesn’t like dance music??