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MJF 2010: Lorraine Desmarais


Lorraine Desmarais is a real pillar of Montreal jazz. An institution. She's been playing for over 20 years at the Montreal Jazz Festival and around the country. But more importantly she teaches (full-time I believe) at a jazz school in town and has probably influenced thousands of young musicians from here. It's honor to present 2 solo pieces by Lorraine, filmed on June 25th, 2010, at the Planete Jazz Lounge live from the Montreal Jazz Festival, followed by an interview in French.

NB: Lorraine will be performing 2 solos concerts at this year's festival on June 26th and 27th!!! DO NOT MISS!!! AMAZING VENUE!!!!! AND she's also be performing in duo with [Jacky Terrsasson] at this year's Rismouski Jazz festival.

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Famous Samples I

Just discovered this and I'm completely tripping out. Had to put it up on Nextbop LIVE!

David Axelrod :: The Edge

Dr. Dre :: The Next Episode

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Paying Tribute to Ronnie Foster

So Professor X, [Vijay Iyer], played this song yesterday as one of his 3 encores (VIJAY'S DA MAN!!!) and I just had to pay my respects to Ronnie Foster. I actually first heard this track as a remix by Madlib, then on Vijay's historicity and the original last. lol. That's how I discover other genres. Through jazz music. If only everyone did the same...

So I the order I discovered them, I give you Madlib, VJ and Ronnie Foster's Mystic Brew. ENJOY!

Peace out,

Madlib :: Mystic Bounce

[Vijay Iyer] :: Mystic Brew

Ronnie Foster :: Mystic Brew

UPDATE: Juss was told by Anthony there's also a Tribe Called Quest version.

A Tribe Called Quest :: Electric Relaxation

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MJF 2010: Vijay Iyer Interview

Got the chance to meet up with [Vijay Iyer] yesterday for a brief interview (briefs or boxers? nah. juss kidding). Vijay's the CHILLEST DUDE EVER! HIS SHOWS WERE AWESOME! Videos of the shows coming later.

Peace out live from the Montreal Jazzfest,

P.S. This was the first day of using a video camera borrowed a few hours before... so yes it's over exposed... and yes we need a mic.

UPDATE: I'll be transcribing the interview when I get a minute (because the sound really is dreadful). My sincere apologies.

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MFJ Art Gallery Photoblog

Went to the unveiling of the Jazz Festival's Art Gallery. Featured some cool stuff by Miles. Here are some pics for those of you who couldn't come to Montreal!