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  • Mogwai share their essential punk favourites

    Scottish post-rock legends Mogwai are warming up for the release of their 10th album As The Love Continues by taking over Double J every week in February.

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  • How Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” Created the “Blueprint for All Electronic Dance Music Today” (1977)

    House, trance, techno—any DJ playing a four-on-the-floor groove can drop Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder’s “I Feel Love” into a set and instantly mesmerize the crowd. It has been happening since 1977. The disco hit doesn’t just hold up as a classic moment of nostalgia: it’s still one of the greatest dance tracks ever produced.

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  • Interview with Jazz Trumpet legend Charles Tolliver

    Interview with the legendary Jazz trumpeter & co-founder of Strata-East Records Charles Tolliver, discussing the label, Slugs, Jackie McLean, John Gilmore and more, from Radio KXCI 91.3 FM Tuscon AZ USA

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  • ‘Fresh Air’ Celebrates The 90th Birthday Of Jazz Improviser Sonny Rollins

    Rollins recorded his first sessions in 1949, and played his last live shows in 2012. Kevin Whitehead offers an appreciation, then we listen back to a 1994 interview with the tenor saxophonist.

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  • Stations of the X – 63 the yellow house

    GTK report from 1971 about the yellow house, the wacky kings cross pile (in macleay st) where you could live the dream of ‘art as life’.

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  • Jackie McLean: Bluesnik (1961) Blue Note (updated)

    LondonJazzCollector posted: “Continuing with the theme of Blue, and Blue Note,  after Blue Hour, welcome Bluesnik, and my very odd Liberty mono edition Selection: Bluesnik (McLean) .  .  . Artists Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Doug Watkin”

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  • How Ornette Coleman Shaped the Jazz World: An Introduction to His Irreverent Sound

    Ornette Coleman “arrived in New York in 1959,” writes Philip Clark, “with a white plastic saxophone and a set of ideas about improvisation that would shake jazz to its big apple core.” Every big name in jazz was doing something similar at the time, inventing new styles and languages. Coleman went further out there than anyone, infuriating and frustrating other jazz pioneers like Miles Davis.

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  • Button Pusher – Amyl & The Sniffers (Live)

    Amyl & The Sniffers live streamed show on the 25th July, 2020.

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  • 6 Miles Davis Albums That Changed Music

    Miles Davis died in 1991, but his influence on music is still being felt. The new film Miles Ahead, produced, co-written, directed by and starring Don Cheadle, is giving a new audience a fresh take on one period in the musician’s career.

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  • A Previously Unreleased Thelonious Monk Concert Is Coming Next Month

    The summer of 1968 looked like the summer of 2020. Americans were in the streets protesting racism, among other things. And a high school student in Palo Alto, Calif., got in on the action by enlisting the help of a jazz legend. Danny Scher came up with the idea to book Thelonious Monk to play his school’s auditorium and now, a professional recording of this concert will be released publicly for the first time on July 31. The album is called Palo Alto.

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