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Bobby Timmons: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen

Bobby Timmons is one of the most underrated jazz pianists in the genre. His songs vary in nature with many being equal parts upbeat and melancholy. His output was phenomenal and he helped to create many jazz standards that have been covered extensively over the years.

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” is a somber track that mixes a little blues into Bobby’s playing. This song is for those hard times when you feel as if all is hopeless. Check it out.

Mick Jenkins: Jazz

I finally got around to checking out Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins. His music is on a whole other level compared to a majority of rappers nowadays. Mick is an intelligent rapper that is quite verbose on his songs. You feel like you have to pay close attention when he raps. His mixtape “The Water[s]” is one of the best tapes I have heard in a long time.

“Jazz” is one of the best tracks from the mixtape with its slow beat and Mick’s direct flow. Check it out.

Barney Wilen & Mal Waldron: Quiet Temple

There are so many jazz tunes that hits you in the soul as soon as you listen to it; Barney Wilen and Mal Waldron’s “Quiet Temple” does just that. The song is a somber tune that invokes a feeling of being in a noir film with its melancholy saxophone.

Before listening to this track I never heard of either musician but have now been checking out all the wonderful music they have made. Check it out above.