You so cant beat these SOUL greats! It has been a while since we heard any Bill Withers, but we are totally feeling this mans music all over again. What a master song-writer and story-teller.
This is a very enjoyable listen, the mighty Robert Glasper Experiment paying homage to the legendary Roy Ayers back in France 2010.
Full show is approx 60 mins and features;
Robert Glasper: keyboards
Derrick Hodge: bass
Casey Benjamin: saxophone
Chris Dave: drums
Stefon Harris: vibraphone
Pete Rock: turntables and mc
Jazz a la Villette
September 11 2010
Catch the legendary ROY AYERS doing his thing LIVE at the Jam Gallery (Oxford St Bondi Junction) SYDNEY later this month in a rare intimate club show along with Sydney Funk outfit Gang of Brothers and Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends warming things.
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Happy Birthday Carlos Santana. (born July 20, 1947).
Such a talented man that has blessed us with a life time of amazing music, Check out this Full Concert:
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Live in Los Angeles 2002
03. This Is DJ Disk
04. Dolphin Dance
05. Virtual Hornets
06. The Essence
08. Tony Williams
Herbie Hancock: Piano, Keyboards
Matthew Garrison: Bass
Terri Lyne Carrington: Drums, Vocals
Darrell Diaz: Keyboards, Vocals
DJ Disk: Scratches [Turntable]
Wallace Roney: Trumpet
- Herbie Hancock (thedailyjorge.wordpress.com)
Bill Withers is one THE story tellers, check this short BBC live concert originally broadcast from 1973.
An absolutely beautiful
Both audio and video are as broadcast by the BBC.
00:00:00:00 Ain`t No Sunshine
00:03:18:11 Lonely Town, Lonely Street
00:09:14:16 Grandma`s Hands
00:11:40:18 Use Me
00:16:01:00 Let Me In Your Life
00:20:15:18 Lean On Me
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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
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Love this classic Marvin Gaye concert… Soul MAGIC!
Robin Gibb‘s fragile voice was one of Bee Gees‘ many gifts
- by: Iain Shedden, Music writer
- From: The Australian
- May 21, 2012 2:08PM
He was a great songwriter as well, with and without his brothers, but their greatest attribute collectively and separately was being able to reinvent themselves.
Even as children, there was never any doubt in the minds of the Gibb brothers that they were going to be pop stars.
“We knew we wanted to make records and to write,” Robin Gibb once said, “but we never knew where we were going with it. We would daydream and night dream and every other kind of dream.”
The dream came true, several times over, but during the group’s fledgling years in Brisbane in the early 1960s the Bee Gees found success hard to come by.
Spicks and Specks, the song that became their first Australian hit, was their 12th single.
Before they could enjoy that moment the Gibb brothers, Barry, Maurice and Robin, had gone back home to England looking for a break. It was that willingness to move on that made the Bee Gees and its individual components successful for decades, taking them from the suburbs of Brisbane to the stadiums of the world after their phenomenal success in the disco era of the 1970s.
Robin’s final work is a good example of his diversity. After years of crafting songs for international artists such as Celine Dion and Kenny Rogers, Robin turned another corner by composing, along with his son Robin-John, the Titanic Requiem, a classical piece to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster.
The record was released last month.
On one track, Don’t Cry Alone, Gibb’s final contribution as a vocalist is sadly prophetic.
“No, don’t you ever doubt me
Ill be there for you forever
Don’t you ever cry
Ill sweep away your tears and sorrow
And I’ll be with you close tomorrow”.
Beyond the sadness of that lyric, however, is the distinctive, fragile voice that could only be Robin Gibb. It has changed little since the Bee Gees records on which he took lead vocals 45 years ago, such as I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You and Massachusetts.
It’s a voice that will live on through those landmark recordings, from pop to disco and classical, songs that made Robin Gibb one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century.
BEE GEES – LIVE IN MELBOURNE 1974
Complete Live Concert from Melbourne by the Bee Gees.