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Mary J Blige – My Life (Live) (Circa 2005)

What is known as the anthem amongst struggle and hardship, and also the most well known Roy Ayers sample, Mary J. Blige's "My Life" is a legendary recording.

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Bill Watrous performs with Chick Corea, Ron Carter, & Billy Cobham (Live) (1976)

Bill Watrous demonstrates the trombone and all its beauty when covering this Frank Sinatra tune.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Notorious B.I.G. – Ten Crack Commandments (Recited by Adrien Brody) (2011)

A moment of respect for one of the most effective storytellers in American literature.

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The Robert Glasper Experience on David Letterman – Always Shine (Feat. Lupe Fiasco And Bilal)

The Robert Glasper experience graces the stage on the Tonight Show with David Letterman.

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The Robert Glasper Experiment – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live) (2012)

The Robert Glasper Experiment pays homage to one of music's most influential voices.

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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.

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Wes Montgomery – 'Round Midnight (Video) (Circa 1960)

This video is an excellent window into a previous era, watching one of the greatest guitarists to ever pick up the instrument.

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Ahmad Jamal / Jay Dee / De La Soul – Swahililand / Stakes is High (1974/1996)

When you examine the combination of Ahmad Jamal, Jay Dee, and De La Soul, the perfect mesh that was created is undeniable.

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Beyoncé – Ornithology/Déjà Vu (Live) (2009)

Beyoncé brings the Bebop aesthetic to the present as she retraces the roots of jazz in this live performance.

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Etta James and Johnny Otis, Our Musical Treasures

We have lost two of our most dearest treasures in a matter of days, and this is another reminder to appreciate the wealth of knowledge that our musicians have given us, and still continue to give.

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Remembering Etta James

Remembering one of our most important artists, the late Etta James.

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Black Star – Little Brother (Live on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon) (2012)

Black Star is in rare form as The Legendary Roots plays their back up on the Jimmy Fallon Show.

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Fela Kuti and Africa 70 in Berlin (1976) (Video)

Fela performs "Cross Examination" in this excellent quality video, which also shows the magnificence of Africa 70 and Fela's dancers.

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John Coltrane – Impressions (Video) (1961)

A legendary performance by a legendary artist. John Coltrane at his best, and this archived footage proves it.

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Soil & "Pimp" Sessions – A.I.E. (Audio) (2007)

The explosive sound of Japan's Soil & "Pimp" Sessions, is yet another affirmation of Gilles Peterson's genius.

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The Birth of (Bebop) Cool – Dizzy Gillespie

My earliest recollection of Dizzy Gillespie comes, without a doubt, from "The Cosby Show." Like a child, I was both overtly amused and implicitly scared of to the perplexing nature of this puffy-cheeked man.

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Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle (Video) (1974)

Gil Scott-Heron's visual portrayal of NYC in the 1970's, along with his famed lyrics of 'The Bottle'.

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