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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 […]

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King Krule: Ocean Bed

“Ocean Bed” is one of my favorite songs off of King Krule’s album “6 Feet Beneath the Moon”. The guitars are absolutely amazing as they produce a jazzed out jangle rock sound and mixed with King Krule’s deep baritone voice it produces a perfect track. Check it out above.

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Portico Quartet: Ruins

Here is a wonderful gem for this chilly and gloomy Sunday. Portico is an eclectic band that specializes in jazz, ambient music, and synthpop. “Ruins” is one of their best songs with its down tempo vibe that showcases the bass and saxophone. Check it out above.

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Chet Baker: Summertime

Chet Baker has always been one of my favorite jazz musicians. His relaxed and melancholy music instantly puts your restless spirit at ease. His trumpet playing is only matched by his wistful vocals that have produced critically acclaimed albums. “Summertime” is a great cover by Baker. Just as John Coltrane and Paul Desmond have done […]

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Bobby Timmons: Easy Does It

Bobby Timmons has become one of my favorite jazz musicians. A majority of his songs are upbeat, simple and fun loving. I have been researching his music and life for the past few days and I have discovered many great things about this underrated musician. It is a shame that he hasn’t been put alongside […]

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Charles Mingus: Haitian Fight Song

I recently watched Chris Rock’s “Top Five” which is his best film to date and Charles Mingus’ ‘Haitian Fight Song” played constantly throughout it and I felt like I had to post it on this site. This song has one of the best sax sound and playing in jazz. The song creates a feeling of […]

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