Tag: jazz

The Robert Glasper Experiment at The Roxy 2/8/13

I’ve always prided myself in being a jazz aficionado.  I’ve tried to educate myself in the history (I’ve watched Ken Burns’s documentary twice) and cultural significance (I wrote my senior Anthropology paper on the influence of Jazz Music on society and culture) of Jazz Music. I don’t listen to much radio these days, and the music that I “discover” tends to be through word … Read More The Robert Glasper Experiment at The Roxy 2/8/13

Laura Mvula’s “Jump Right Out”

I’ve been on a jazz/neo-soul/R&B kick the past week, and one of the artist’s that I’ve been playing over and over again is Laura Mvula.  I posted a live performance of her song “She” a little while ago: https://musicofmymind14.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/laura-mvulas-she-live-lauramvula-youre-amazing/.  I felt like sharing another video of hers.  The song is amazing and the video, with its cool stop-motion, paper animation is quite fitting. For … Read More Laura Mvula’s “Jump Right Out”

Jose James’ “Park Bench People” (Live)- A Cover of a Freestyle Fellowship Classic

Back when I was a young tyke, I was heavily influenced by jazz infused hip-hop. Tracks by A Tribe Called Quest, Guru and De La Soul were getting heavy spins on the radio, but I was more drawn in to the underground sounds of the Los Angeles based hip hop group (being an Angeleno) Freestyle Fellowship. Their album “Innercity Griots” is, by my standards, … Read More Jose James’ “Park Bench People” (Live)- A Cover of a Freestyle Fellowship Classic

Music That Means Something

  Today, January 15th, is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.  He was an prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement and is probably “best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience” (quoted from Wikipedia’s entry on Dr. King).  But even before the activism in the 50s and 60s, there were other forms of non-violent civil rights activism … Read More Music That Means Something

A Year of Concerts: 2012, 24 Concerts, 1 Favorite

In 2012, I was blessed to have been able to attend 24 concerts.  This being the inaugural post of my blog, I thought it may be a good way to kick things off if I listed each of the concerts in the order that I enjoyed them (starting with the least favorite, and ending with my favorite), with a line or two of my … Read More A Year of Concerts: 2012, 24 Concerts, 1 Favorite