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Bill Evans – Symbiosis (1974) (Audio)

An unorthodox jazz album from a jazz legend.

Joe Henderson Quartets – Tetragon (1967)

Joe Henderson is featured as a standout on this album, and he does not disappoint.

Henry Franklin – The Skipper (1972) (Audio)

Henry Franklin may have an ordinary, common name, but his sound is anything bu

Remembering Ricky Lawson

Rickey Lawson was a great, from the time he began his career with Roy Ayers until his unfortunate passing.

Searching For Rick James

Somewhere along the way, we lost touch of the real Rick James. On his 65th birthday, we reexamine the music legend.

RAMP – Come Into Knowledge (Produced by Roy Ayers) (1977) (Audio)

An album that has lived many lives, today we appreciate RAMP’s land mark album, Come Into Knowledge.

The Roy Ayers / Kim Kardashian Connection

6 degrees of separation works for everything, and when you connect these two, it is proof that everything is connected in one way or another.

Tony Williams, We Appreciate You (Live w/ Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter & Ron Carter) (1967)

One of the greatest jazz drummers to every play is Tony Williams. Today, we give him the credit he deserves.

10 Years Later: Reassessing Electric Circus

Ten years later, we provide an alternative opinion on one of the most scrutinized albums of all-time.

Five Other Dave Brubeck Songs Not Named "Take Five"

In remembering Dave Brubeck, we look at the “other” works of his legendary career.

Earth, Wind & Fire – Head To The Sky (1973)

One of our newest writers Carled shares his unique experience with an album that helped shape his life at an early age.

The "Other" Pretty Young Thing: Thriller, 30 Years Later

30 years after the release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, we take a look back at a recording lost in the shuffle.

Understanding and Accepting The Roots' Phrenology (2002)

10 years ago, The Roots released “Phrenology”, and simply put, my first listen was a life changing experience.

Jimi Was A Rock Star

On what would have been his 70th birthday, we salute James Marshall Hendrix, a man that redefined “black music.”

Blaxploitation: The Best Of…

With the recent re-release of Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man, we take a look back at some of the most iconic soundtracks of the Blaxploitation Era.

WildFlower: From Skylark, to Creative Source, to Estelle

There are few songs that have impacted many different eras and genres like “Wild Flower”. Read to find out what makes this particular version special.

Lonnie Liston Smith / Curren$y – A Song of Love / 2Much (1976 / 2012)

Curren$y teaches us a lesson on the importance of Lonnie Liston Smith with his newest mixtape, Priest Andretti.

good kid, m.A.A.d world – The Deification of Kendrick Lamar

An examination of Kendrick Lamar’s most recent release, good kid, m.A.A.d city and his newfound position as the “2nd Coming.”

Vinyl Fridays: Our Analog Journey Through Sound

One of our writers, Hayling, explains how he and his select group of friends are keeping the spirit of vinyl alive, as well as developing an in depth understanding to what they’re listening to.

Dave Pike – Jazz For The Jet Set (1966) (Audio)

This is a great look into 60s jazz that specializes in the marimba, Dave Pike.