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Jazz Actually

Written by [Anthony Dean-Harris]

In the ongoing task that is convincing the world to like jazz, but not in that annoying kind of way, I couldn’t help but think about the Grammys once more. One of the most moving moments of this year’s Grammys was Maxwell picking up two awards for Best R&B album, BLACKsummers’night, and best R&B song, “Pretty Wings.” Not many people caught this moment, since the R&B awards were banished to the web stream only pre-Grammy ceremony (and even the fact that it was web streaming was a step up), but it was still an important one. After six prior nominations and eight years of subsequent silence, Maxwell returned with a good album and finally got the recognition he deserved.

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Guess who's back?

Written by [Seb]

So the BIG question is where the hell have I been for the past week? Honestly, I don't even know! I just remember the Saints winning the Superbowl and after that it's all a blank. I could have been partying it up in the French Quarters for all I know!

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The Wild West of the Music Industry

Written by [Anthony Dean-Harris]

A friend of mine interviewed Lalah Hathaway yesterday. It was a rather exciting moment for him and I was really proud of him for pulling off that task. When he finished the interview, he emailed me the recording of the interview (through the glory that is Google Voice), and I marveled not just in the shout out he gave me (in referencing [Joe Sample Day] and how I remembered Joe’s birthday but Lalah Hathaway who recorded 1999’s The Song Lives On with Sample needed that reminder) but also in his poignant question on the uprising of independence in the music industry. Hathaway ultimately answered [Donovan Ramsey]’s question with the powerful sentence, “There is a revolution happening.”

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Jamire's Words of Wisdom (X)

"I don't listen to what critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is."

Jean-Michel Basquiat via Jamire Williams

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Witness history in the making

US: Amazon CD
Canada: Amazon CD

[Christian Scott]
Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
2010 Concord

A+ (I’m still in school, so y’all getting school grades)

Christian “Saint” Scott: Trumpet & Bossing around his padawans
Matt “Rip” Stevens: Guitar & Canadian Bacon
Jamire “The Wisdom” Williams aka “Murk The Kit” (If you don’t know what that means go check out Urban Dic. And if you don’t know what that means then you don’t spend enough time on the internet.): drums & much needed comic relief
Milton “Big Milt” Fletcher: keys
Kriss “Kool” Funn: bass