A Tribute Album To Hendrix: "Jimi Jazz" by Trombonist Ron Westray

One of the most highly regarded trombonist's of his generation, Ron Westray (Wynton Marsalis, Lincoln Center Jazz Band) continues to expand upon the legacy set before him with his CD tribute release to Jimi Hendrix titled, "Jimi Jazz".

Enjoy the Spotify and stream, non-Spotify users you can preview and purchase the album here.

Knaladeus - "Rebellion" feat. A-Flo, Andrew Ramos & JusThoughtZ (beat by !llmind)

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It's a new millennium and new day as this group of MCs let their inspiring determination and purpose be felt over the aggression of an !llmind track for "Rebellion". From Knaladeus's 2014 LP "Soul-Portrait".

Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" (Daniel Crawford Remix)

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With an outstanding ability for bringing new life to music in a style which explores fusion by merging the modern with classic, producer Daniel Crawford presents an Awakening in the remix of "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears For Fears. With an exciting new bounce, electrified guitar arrangements and Daniel's signature foundation of keys, this demonstrates a powerful combination of new Soul with timeless songwriting.

Obscure Spaced-Out 70's Soundtracks & Library by German Label Private Records

Get your fix of dark and sinister sounds with the reissue efforts of Private Records, label and distributor based in Berlin, specializing in reissues of electronic and cosmic music from the 1970's and early 1980's.


NYC Lyricist Will Vill Set To Drop "The Arrival" On Dope Folks Records

With a style "hotter than a stove when pancakes flip", Will Vill brings a well-needed presence of New York Hip Hop style and skill to his release on the consistently-dope Dope Folks Records. For those who enjoy a sound reminiscent of the 90's which includes vivid down-to-earth lyrics from the everyday man's perspective, check out the first single "Confused" above in the full album stream.

"Hold On, We're Going Home" (MTS Remix feat. @DavJoubertKeyzs & Frank Javois)

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Always one to entertain with music that features a unique approach to fusion plus elements of arrangement and performance to keep you moving, MTS presents an instrumental remix of Drake's "Going Home". Co-produced David Joubert & Frank Javois who's performance on Bass is one of the highlights of this track.

It Feels So Good With The Afro-Jazz Fusion Of "TRANSITIONS" by Keith WildChild Middleton

Experience a love supreme through music as Keith WildChild Middleton brings you a vibe of summertime enjoyment using soulful Afro-Jazz grooves and Spoken Word as his voice on "Transistions". This joyful vision of music thumps with a carefree vibe to take you away as a deep appreciation of life's greatest gifts, Keith approaches the mind, body, soul and explores the definition of love. Through this excellent merging of musical influences, artistic innovation and culture, a foundation of unity is created between people who reflect their love of life upon us through their musical vibrations.

Video: GrandMixer DXT, GrandWizzard Theodore & GrandMaster Flash Speak @ Guitar Center RockWalk Induction

In a 2014 Guitar Center special ceremony, Philly's own DJ Jazzy Jeff shares the great honor of inducting these three legendary pioneers of Hip Hop. Enjoy the sights and sounds as each DJ reflects on their impact and contributions to the culture along with some tapes from back in the day courtesy of Mixcloud user Classic Hip Hop.

DJ Grand Wizard Theodore & Flash Tapes by Cratesofjr on Mixcloud

A Celebration Of James Brown: His Daughter Deanna Brown, “AJ” Jones & Jason Eamons Speak

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Coinciding with the release of the new James Brown biopic, GET ON UP, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds celebrates the Godfather of Soul, the one and only James Brown.

Joining in the celebration is the daughter of James Brown, Deanna Brown Thomas, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio & TV personality, actress and writer and the President of The James Brown Family Children Foundation (JBFCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created according to the wishes of James Brown.

Aakomon “AJ” Jones is one of the most sought after choreographers in the world, working with the biggest names in music such as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jenner Lopez, and Mariah Carey. His choreography can best be described by the clean lines, musicality, sharpness and versatility, on view in the new James Brown biopic GET ON UP, which he also choreographed.

RJ Smith’s THE ONE is the definitive biography of James Brown, not only presenting the first complete portrait of his personal life, but also placing Brown in his proper place in the pantheon of popular culture icons. Nominated for an NAACP award and hailed by Janet Maslin of The New York Times as one of the top books of 2012.

Jason Eamons is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at EMP Museum, which was founded by Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen and opened in June 2000 in a building designed by Frank Gehry. The EMP Museum explores the artists and ideas that fuel popular music and pop culture.

Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET. Tune in here @ Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Things That Lovers Do: The R&B/Soul Of Singer/Songwriter Afro'traction

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Fly away to a place of destiny as the sounds of Afro'traction set you free in his outstanding style of R&B/Soul which demonstrates a strong devotion to love and harmony. African rhythm, language and culture merge with a smooth contemporary sound as this talent delivers his messages of happiness in a musical voice which is distinctive and soulful.

Enjoy sounds from his 3 album releases including 2014's "For The Lovers" which is now available at iTunes.

Pure Imagination: The Latin Fusion of Bossalingo & Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra

Check out two recent fusion projects which rely upon Latin influences in ways which displays a sharp contrast of mood between one another. The mellow guitar-based grooves of Bossalingo blends Jazz with Brazilian and Cuban rhythms. The band performs original compositions by guitarist and leader Michael Joseph Harris whose writing is inspired by the music of Brazil, Cuba, American Jazz, Rock, World, and Folk.

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra take you back to a sound reminiscent of Jazz-Funk fusion on CTI and Kudu labels with a musical approach which emphasizes energetic instrumentation and arrangements designed to keep you on edge. Stay tuned for the full LP set to drop in August of 2014 on ubiquity Records.

Devastating Tito & Mikey D'Struction - "Got'm Say'n Hey" (prod. by Large Professor)

Team Fearless presents the first single, "Got'm Say'n Hey", to the upcoming album by Devastating Tito (Fearless 4) and Mikey D'Struction (LA Posse/Main Source/Elements Of Hip Hop). Produced by Large Professor, this track is a great precursor for the upcoming project.

Lyrics by: Devastating Tito & Mikey D'Struction
Production by: Large Professor
Mixed & Mastered by: G-String'z Production'z, Ltd.

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