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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

Roy Ayers – Stranger To Love / Jill Scott – Watching Me (1979/2000)

Songstress Jill Scott's excellent career has spanned over a decade, and along the way she has proven herself as one of the great singers of this generation. Fortunately…

Erykah Badu feat. Roy Ayers – Cleva (Audio)

Erykah Badu and Roy Ayers collab for this great moment in time.

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.

Roy Ayers – Hummin' / Kendrick Lamar – Celebration (1971/2009)

Kendrick Lamar is the best thing to happen to Hip Hop in many years, and in this example he uses Roy Ayers as his inspiration.

Smokey Robinson – Quiet Storm (Groove Boutique Remix f/ Roy Ayers) (2007)

In 2007, Motown opened up its vault to an elite group of DJs and producers to flip a few classics. Contributers included ?uestlove & James Poyser (producing under…

Five Other Dave Brubeck Songs Not Named "Take Five"

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

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.

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.

Erroll Garner – Autumn Leaves (1955)

This is what a warm autumn day sounds like, provided by one of its chief architects, jazz pianist Erroll Garner

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Virgo Red (1973) (Audio)

This is one of Roy Ayers’ best album, and this article explains why.

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

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

Kano San – Everybody Loves the Sunshine (Roy Ayers Cover) (Download)

Japanese musician Kan Sano gives us an excellent cover of the classic Roy Ayers tune.

Amerigo Gazaway – Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to the Pharcyde (2012)

Amerigo Gazaway explores the hypothetical collaboration of A Tribe Called Quest and the Pharcyde to an effective end. This is a Quest to the Pharcyde.

The Influence of People’s Instinctive Travels And Paths Of Rhythm

We all know the greatness of A Tribe Called Quest, but they’re influence on hip hop is immeasurable.

Thundercat – Walkin’ (Video) (2011)

Reliving the enigmatic debut of Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, one frame at a time.

The Blue Mitchell Quintet – Down With It (1965) (Audio)

A lovely album from the Blue Note Records catalog that defines the sound of jazz.

Om’Mas Keith – Mistérios (Video) (2011)

In the spirit of everything Brasil, here is a reintroduction to the brief, but timeless era of Tropicália, courtesy of Sa-Ra’s Om’Mas Keith.