EVENT: ‘EVERYDAY PEOPLE’ @ TATLER – SATURDAY 10TH AUG. DJs CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT + DJ RAY RAY


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Soul-Of Sydney‘s good friends at Le Garage & Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective (Syd) presents a very special night of quality ‘BLACK MUSIC’ ! 
Mama Feel Good Funk Collective & Soul of Sydney Block Party rockers DJ’s CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT back at Tatler joining forces with DJ RAY RAY who has been carving up some of Sydney’s best parties of late with a fine ear for boogie bangers and new and old disco gems.

We will be treating our dance floor to the heavenly sounds of afro inspired grooves in all it’s forms from hip hop and dance floor jazz, to boogie, funk, soul, disco, and good vibes to make you feeeeeeeeeel goooooooooooood.

9pm til 4am – $10 door donation.

Check out DJ RAY RAY’s warm up EVERYDAY PEOPLE disco mix to give you an idea of some of the gems we’ll be gettin’ down to!

EVERYDAY PEOPLE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

TATLER – 169 Darlinghurst Rd (opp. Coke sign) Darlinghurst.

www.facebook.com/mamafeelgoodfunkcollective
www.facebook.com/legaragehair

 

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RIP GEORGE DUKE: A Mixtape Tribute to a Soul, Jazz GENIUS


George Duke!

The world lost an absolute musical genius this week with the passing of Jazz, Soul & Funk keyboard master GEORGE DUKE, he passed on August 5 ages 67 in Los Angeles from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

RIP George Duke, thank you for the amazing musical legacy you leave us.

George Duke Tribute Mixtape – Part 1

Run Time: 60 Mins
Style: Jazz, Soul, Funk, Brazilian Grooves

Tracklist:

Piano solo 1&2
Feel
Every little step I take
Son of reach for it (Funky Dream)
Better ways
Mothership Connection
Dukey Stick
Saturday Night
Give me your love
Its on
Its our world
Brazilian sugar
Homeland
Omi (fresh water)

Part 2 of this mix will be uploaded very soon

https://soundcloud.com/soulofsydney/soul-of-sydney-blockparty-19

EVENT: Common People @ TATLER | Friday 15th March | The spectrum of Afro-inspired sounds | DJs TOM ONE, JUZZLIKEDAT, CMAN


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Tomorrow night ya’ll! Brand New Second Hand , Le Garage and Mama Feel Good Collective present a special one off party: COMMON PEOPLE, unifying folks under the common theme of music with soul, and a love of the groove.

Soul of Sydney resident block party DJ’s CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT combine together with DJ TOM ONE (known for specializing in the deeper side of music with soul); for a night of tunes covering the full spectrum of Afro inspired sounds. From Dancefloor Jazz to Hip Hop, House, Funk, Afro Latin Grooves + everything in between.

++ $5 Beer & Champers to get you rosy…. See you on the dance floor!

9pm till late – $5 door donation
COMMON PEOPLE – Friday 15th March
TATLER – 169 Darlinghurst Rd (opp. Kings Cross Coke sign), Darlinghurst.

Join the COMMON PEOPLE event page and like MAMA FEEL GOOD FUNK COLLECTIVE

NEW MUSIC: Spiritual Jazz 4: Americans in Europe Jazzman Records | ( Spiritual Jazz / Modal Jazz)


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Jazz (Photo credit: Rusty Darbonne)

 

 

LISTEN HERE

 

https://soundcloud.com/djfryer/sets/spiritual-jazz-4-americans-in

 

The brand new Spiritual Jazz compilation on Jazzman Records, coming out 25 March.

 

Various ArtistsSpiritual Jazz 4: Americans in Europe

 

Release: 2013-03-25
Genre: Jazz
Label: Jazzman
Format(s): CD/DIGI/LP
Cat #: JMANCD057

 

It’s well known that throughout the 20th century, fed up with poor working conditions and racism in their home country, many American jazz musicians chose to leave the US in order to live and work in Europe. What’s less well known is how their music developed and evolved during their time on the continent, and how the experience of being a musician in Europe was to shape their respective lives.

 

Over the years countless jazz concerts, festivals and recordings featuring American jazz musicians have taken place all over Europe, yet it’s remarkable how few of these musical artifacts have been evaluated by the jazz community. We seek to assess the European experiences of the American jazzmen, with a specific focus on the progressive sounds of modal jazz and the avant garde. We examine the recordings made by those who crossed the Atlantic just to take in a short tour, as well as those who made more frequent trips, and of course those for whom Europe ultimately became their permanent place of residence.

 

It’s well known that throughout the 20th century, fed up with poor working conditions and racism in their home country, many American jazz musicians chose to leave the US in order to live and work in Europe. What’s less well known is how their music developed and evolved during their time on the continent, and how the experience of being a musician in Europe was to shape their respective lives.

 

Over the years countless jazz concerts, festivals and recordings featuring American jazz musicians have taken place all over Europe, yet it’s remarkable how few of these musical artifacts have been evaluated by the jazz community. We seek to assess the European experiences of the American jazzman, with a specific focus on the progressive sounds of modal jazz and the avant garde. We examine the recordings made by those who crossed the Atlantic just to take in a short tour, as well as those who made more frequent trips, and of course those for whom Europe ultimately became their permanent place of residence.

 

Radical new jazz sounds created as renowned ex-pat American jazzmen mingled with the creme de la creme of their European counterparts. Early developments in world music inspired by trans-global cultural excursions to Asia, Africa and beyond. Exchanges of ideas and a cultural meeting of minds as revolutionary jazz festivals took place behind the Iron Curtain. Advances in rhythm and sound where modal jazz and the prophetic music of John Coltrane merged with European folk traditions. This is Spiritual Jazz – as played by Americans in Europe.

 

 

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SYDNEY SOULFUL HOUSE POWERHOUSE RANDOM SOUL RELEASE LIVE FOR THE MOMENT ALBUM


‘Live For The Moment’ is the debut album from Random Soul, the Australian house duo of Yogi & Husky. The duo have made a big impression in recent years with releases for labels including Strictly Rhythm, Bargrooves, Salted and Large. The album, released on their own label, Random Soul Recordings, presents an effortless journey through 15 tracks that cement their position amongst the most established names in Deep and Soulful House circles, while also showcasing their talent in creating Soul, Jazz and Funk gems.

‘Live For The Moment’ incorporates everything from floating vocals and laid-back soulful grooves riddled with live instrumentation, through to bumping, funky club tracks. The album also highlights their talent as songwriters with a string of captivating vocals featuring strong hooks, often performed by Yogi. Six vocal collaborators include well-known West Coast USA artists Chuck Love and Joshua Heath, as well as Natalie Conway, Kristen Pearson, Kyla Sexton and Louis Hale. All are close friends of Yogi & Husky, and the chemistry of the relationships shines through: “Working with friends always makes the job seem more fun too, so doing tracks with people like Joshua Heath and Chuck Love, usually meant more jokes and laughing than ‘work’ per say. We enjoy getting other people in the studio as it creates such a different dynamic”

Listening to these collaborations and the album in full, it’s clear to hear where many of Random Soul’s influences lie, with the house sounds of Miguel Migs, Joey Negro, Grant Nelson and Groove Armada providing a strong focus, alongside funk and soul artists such as Rae & Christian and Smoove & Turrell.

Since 2005, Sydney-based Yogi & Husky have become two of the city’s most well known DJ/Producer exports. Combining their production skills, varied musical talents and their mutual love of Soul, Jazz, Funk, Motown, Disco and everything in-between, they have brought the Random Soul sound alive in clubs, bars and festivals around the world, and delivered hit after hit in house music circles. Their distinct studio sound is typified by Yogi’s keyboards and vocals, and Husky’s jumping bass-lines and driving drums – a sound that has given them a worldwide following and seen them command on-going positions at the top of download store sales charts, while picking up countless licenses of their music to international compilation series’.

The first single taken from the album is ‘Mysterious’ and will feature a Richard Earnshaw remix to be released late January February 2013.

LINKS:

 

VIDEO: DOCUMENTARY – DISCO EARLY HOUSE: The Godfather of Disco // Mel Cheren // West-End Records


Documentary about MEL CHEREN and WEST-END RECORDS

feat. bits & pieces by Danny Krivit, Louie Vega, Nicky Siano, Joey Llanos, Kevin Hedge, Barbara Tucker, Joi Caldwell, Tony Humphries, Johnny Dynell, Louis Benedetti and some of the greatest West-End Records Releases

FULL CONCERT: Robert Glasper Experiment + Pete Rock and Bilal LIVE in Paris Sep 2010 – 2.5 Hour full video


Robert Glasper: Piano and Fender Rhodes
Derrick Hodge: Bass
Casey Benjamin: Vocoder and Saxophone
Chris Dave: Drums
Stefon Harris: Vibraphone
Pete Rock: Turntables and Vocal
Bilal: Vocal

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Niche Productions presents a cross-genre, cross-generational bill for the June long weekend featuring the future of Jazz, Soul and Electronic music. Whilst all three artists have a deep affinity and spiritual association with Jazz, they all refuse to be pigeonholed and on Sunday 10th June, all preconceived notions about ‘what Jazz is and what Jazz isnt’ are going to be blown out of the water.

 

Direct from the Melbourne International Jazz Festival:
‘FUTURE NOW’
Feat. The Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor Mcferrin

Sun 10th June (Queens Bday Weekend) Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

The Robert Glasper Experiment makes its debut appearance in Australia off the back of their incredible new album Black Radio, which is out now on Blue Note (and debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes Jazz Charts). Featuring a host of incredible guest vocalists and personnel, Black Radio is a concept that comes from Yassin Bey aka Mos Def (who contributes the albums title track) who wonders why, if the Black Box is the only thing that survives a plane crash, do they not make the whole plane out of its material? Glasper himself is in a class of his own behind the keys and when joined by vocalists like Erykah Badu and Bilal as well as newcomers King and Chrisette Michelle, shines even brighter (if thats possible). Nothing is predictable about a Robert Glasper Experiment performance and Australian audiences are about to get their very first taste. Watch a recent performance on David Letterman here.

Jose James is equally hard to pinpoint, having released songs from the classic American songbook for Verve as well as fully-blown beat collaborations with Flying Lotus, Moodyman and Basement Jaxx. His debut album The Dreamer was a throwback to the classic-cool-quintet albums like Kind Of Blue and was followed quickly by Black Magic (both on Gilles Petersons Brownswood label), which featured the aforementioned heavyweight collabs, leaning more on a Marvin Gaye/Leon Ware I Want You modus operandi. His new album No Beginning, No End will be available in 2012 and promises his heaviest lineup of players yet (Richard Spaven, Pino Palladino, anyone?). Enjoy a taste of the first single Trouble here.

Taylor Mcferrin returns to Australia after appearing recently with Shabazz Palaces in select shows around Oz. The one-man band (and son of Bobby) combines an incredible beatbox vocal ability, range, production prowess and gift for electronics the apple does not fall far from the tree. Signed to Brainfeeder, Mcferrins debut album is in the works. On his own he is mind-blowing, when he collaborates with his two fellow artists he truly embodies the spirit of Jazz: to improvise, innovate and entertain. Watch and learn.

Niche Productions could not be more proud to bring Sydney this ridiculously well-matched triple bill. A culmination of all of our influences on stage for one night only, Future Now is three artists who have consistently created some of the best moments of their genre and who have not even reached their peak. Join us for something truly special this June.

Niche Productions presents Future Now featuring Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor Mcferrin + special guests DJs Cian (Conch Records – NZ) & Huwston

 

VIDEO: Robert Glasper Trio feat Bilal – LIVE at Jazz a la Villette Festival (2010 – FULL CONCERT)


In My Element

In My Element (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ARTISTS:

Robert Glasper (piano) http://www.robertglasper.com/
Derrick Hodge (doublebass) http://www.myspace.com/derrickhodge
Chris Dave (drums) http://www.myspace.com/chrisdaddydave
Bilal (vocal) http://www.myspace.com/bilaloliver

SET LIST

1. G & B
2. Unkown
3. Little B’s Poem feat. Bilal
4. Body&Soul feat. Bilal
5. Yes I’m Country
6. Butterfly
7. All Matter feat. Bilal
8. [Encore] Reminisce feat Bilal

VIDEO: Bilal Speaks About Robert Glasper + Sydney Gig Info (Sun June 10)


Bilal describes his experience working with the Robert Glasper Experiment.

‘Black Radio’ the new album from Robert Glasper Experiment is in stores now:

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Niche Productions presents Future Now feat. The Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor McFerrin

Sun 10th June (Queen’s Bday Weekend) – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney

Niche Productions presents a cross-genre, cross-generational bill for the June long weekend featuring the future of Jazz, Soul and Electronic music. Whilst all three artists have a deep affinity and spiritual association with Jazz, they all refuse to be pigeonholed and on Sunday 10th June, all preconceived notions about ‘what Jazz is and what Jazz isn’t’ are going to be blown out of the water.

The Robert Glasper Experiment makes its debut appearance in Australia off the back of their incredible new album Black Radio, which is out now on Blue Note (and debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes Jazz Charts). Featuring a host of incredible guest vocalists and personnel, Black Radio is a concept that comes from Yassin Bey aka Mos Def (who contributes the album’s title track) who wonders why, if the Black Box is the only thing that survives a plane crash, do they not make the whole plane out of its material? Glasper himself is in a class of his own behind the keys and when joined by vocalists like Erykah Badu and Bilal as well as newcomers King and Chrisette Michelle, shines even brighter (if that’s possible). Nothing is predictable about a Robert Glasper Experiment performance and Australian audiences are about to get their very first taste. Watch a recent performance on David Letterman here

Jose James is equally hard to pinpoint, having released songs from the classic American songbook for Verve as well as fully-blown beat collaborations with Flying Lotus, Moodyman and Basement Jaxx. His debut album The Dreamer was a throwback to the classic-cool-quintet albums like Kind Of Blue and was followed quickly by Black Magic (both on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label), which featured the aforementioned heavyweight collabs, leaning more on a Marvin Gaye/Leon Ware I Want You modus operandi. His new album No Beginning, No End will be available in 2012 and promises his heaviest lineup of players yet (Richard Spaven, Pino Palladino, anyone?). Enjoy a taste of the first single Trouble here

Taylor McFerrin returns to Australia after appearing recently with Shabazz Palaces in select shows around Oz. The one-man band (and son of Bobby) combines an incredible beatbox vocal ability, range, production prowess and gift for electronics… the apple does not fall far from the tree. Signed to Brainfeeder, McFerrin’s debut album is in the works. On his own he is mind-blowing, when he collaborates with his two fellow artists he truly embodies the spirit of Jazz: to improvise, innovate and entertain. Watch and learn http://youtu.be/aQJqHEIxBW8?t=4m43s

Niche Productions could not be more proud to bring Sydney this ridiculously well-matched triple bill. A culmination of all of our influences on stage for one night only, Future Now is three artists who have consistently created some of the best moments of their genre and who have not even reached their peak. Join us for something truly special this June.

Niche Productions presents Future Now featuring Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor McFerrin + special guests DJs Cian (Conch Records – NZ) & Huwston

http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=55721

Sunday June 10th – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au – on sale Wednesday 21st March

Live Recording: Aretha Franklin “Amazing Grace” 1972 (Gospel, Soul, Funk,Jazz,R&B)


Aretha Now

Aretha Now (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our Easter Message via THE VOICE doing her thing in this special live Gospel recording.

MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE !

You have been blessed by Aretha ! Wishing you all the best over Easter.