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Isaac Hayes – Tough Guys (Soundtrack) (Video) (1974)

We all know about Shaft, but here is another soundtrack by Isaac Hayes that be even better.

Columbia Nights – Dawn | Dusk EP (2012)

Today marks the release of Columbia Nights first EP, Dawn | Dusk. Take a listen to what they have to say.

Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers – Music of Many Colors (Audio) (1980)

There are only a select few that have had a career that can parallel Roy Ayers, but this is one thing that sets him apart from all the rest.

Roy Ayers – He's Coming / Smif n Wesson – Dah Shinin'

While Roy Ayers was a heavy influence for many Hip Hop artists in the 90’s, Smif n Wesson sampled more than just Roy Ayers’ music.

Eddie Russ – See The Light (1976) (Audio)

Eddie Russ is an unfamiliar name in many jazz circles, but his sound is definitely one that you should know.

Roy Ayers – Stoned Soul Picnic (1968)

One of Roy Ayers earliest, and best recordings, “Stoned Cold Picnic” is a symbolic album with a legendary cast.

Nathan Davis – If (1976)

A name who is unfamiliar to many, Nate Davis plays superbly on his 1976 album entitled “If”

Lonnie Liston Smith and Dom Kennedy Are Just Cool (1980/2011)

Lonnie Liston Smith and Dom Kennedy come from two separate sides of the country, and are from two different eras, but they have way more in common than they might think.

The Blackbyrds / Wiz Khalifa – Mysterious Vibes / Ink My Whole Body (1977/2008)

Wiz Khalifa’s tattoo anthem may sound arrogant to some, but one thing is for sure is that this song couldn’t have been made without this 1970’s classic song by The Blackbyrds.

José James – Coltrane Unreleased EP (Download) (2012)

José James is a true relic, and he proves his love and appreciation for jazz as he tributes one of the most iconic instrumentalists in jazz history.

Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You (Video) (Circa 1980)

Herbie Hancock’s early adaptation of the vocoder was masterful in this late 70s classic song.

Top 10 Roy Ayers Loops

Loops, samples, breaks, rare grooves. Whatever you want to call em, Roy Ayers has got em. There are way too many to name, so here is a narrow list of the 10 best Roy Ayers loops.

Chick Corea / The Roots – Spain (1971/2010) (Video)

Chick Corea’s beautiful composition “Spain” is valued by his contemporaries, as well as famed artists today.

Bobby Hutcherson – Montara (1975)

Bobby Hutcherson’s most unconventional work proves to be his best. “Montara” is not only Hutcherson’s best work, but it could be one of Blue Note’s best releases.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Vibrations (1976)

“Vibratiions” was produced during the heart of Roy Ayers’ Ubiquity years, and this particular album is monumental for more reasons than one.

Big Jacks – Daylight (Mixtape) (Download) (2012)

As one of Toronto’s most established Hip Hop personalities, Big Jacks presents his latest mix tape “Daylight”, which is a different vibe than you are used to.

Radius – Sleeping Wide Awake (2012) (Download)

New sounds by the Chicago producer Radius, whose hybrid sound is one of a kind.

1-O.A.K. – Special Request (Album) (Download) (2011)

The extremely talented 1-O.A.K. breaks out of the box in his debut album entitled “Special Request”.

Rhodes Scholars: 10 Fender Rhodes Songs You Need to Hear

The title says it all, as Brother Hayling gives us 10 Rhodes songs that we MUST hear, as well as audio examples so you can see why these songs are a must for your audio memory bank.

Cal Tjader Quintet – Manhã de Carnaval / Guachi Guara (Video) (Circa 1965)

A rare look at the master of the Latin Vibraphone, Mr. Cal Tjader…and he brought a magnificent cast with him.