Category Archives: Jazz

SONG OF THE DAY Sly 5th Ave – No Diggity (feat. Sydney Driver)

Going by the name of Sly5thAve, Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer  who lives, works and creates in Brooklyn.  Also a member of funk project Igbo, Ghost Note, Strawberry Jam and Quantic’s live band, Sly’s latest project sees him paying tribute to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Guerrero – El Camino Negro

Californian guitarist and composer Tommy Guerrero has been known to fuse an array of styles into his ever-evolving sound, incorporating rock, hip hop, funk, soul and jazz into his compositions.  For his latest and forthcoming album, Road to Knowhere, he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nina Simone – Thandewye

Not one of Nina Simone’s more upbeat tracks it’s fair to say, but a song that is intensely captivating and definitely one to sit down and ponder over.. Thandewye Spiritual appears on Nina Simone’s 1982 Fodder on My Wings, a record she … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Dane – You Don’t Know Me/You Don’t Know My Mind

How much do I love this woman!! Following yesterday’s Barbara Dane stunner, I couldn’t resist following it up with this feisty little number..and given half the chance I’d happily have a ‘Barbara Dane month!’ This epic lady, a singer/activist and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Dane – I Am a Weary and Lonesome Traveler

Though there have been many renditions of Lonesome Traveller over the years, Barbara Dane’s 1966 version has always struck a chord on my heart-strings. Originally written as a skiffle song by Lee Hays and Walter Lowenfels in 1950, today’s song was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Shore Leave

Tom Waits wrote Shore Leave in 1982 and featured it on his Swordfishtrombones album, which was released that same year.  The record was his seventh studio album and the first he produced by himself, proving to be a very different affair … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tim Buckley – Chase the Blues Away

Led by a dark, almost foreboding, jazz-inspired melody, Chase the Blues Away is one of Tim Buckley’s most inspiring and mysterious creations of the 1969 period.  The loose, stripped-back structure of this song has an intoxicating feel and this is only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Joseph Malik – Mixed Combination

Internationally acclaimed vocalist, producer and DJ, Joseph Malik is set to return with a new album later this month. Releasing via UK’s Ramrock Records, Diverse Part 2 is a record that is very much rooted in the present tense, whilst reaching back … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s – Taterbug

“Lucky Brown wants his heart and his art to transmit an everyday people’s sound, made by everyday people, dedicated to the upliftment of all people.” Composer Joel Ricci, a.k.a Lucky Brown, hails from Port Angeles, Washington, USA.  Accompanied by bandmates The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – “Mr. Owusu, I Presume?”.

Best know for their eclectic fusions of hip-hop, funk, jazz, psych, world and electronica, The Heliocentrics have been blessing the ears of many an avid listener with their genre-defying compositions for over 10 years now.  And it’s not just musical … Continue reading

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