Full Concert: Robert Glasper Experiment-Tribute to Roy Ayers feat. Pete Rock and Billal [full video] | jazz, soul, hip hop


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
Bilal: vocal
Pete Rock: turntables and mc

Jazz a la Villette
September 11 2010
Cabaret Sauvage
Paris, France

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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Friday Mixtape: The Sounds of WATUSSI : Afro-Colombian Roots Funk & Reggae HEAT by Soul of Sydney DJ’s


As we head in to Australia Day long weekend, we through it is only right we share some dope local music for our Friday Mixtape. This is one from April last year and featuring some straight tropical Afro Latin HEAT courtesy of a little podcast tribute we put together for our good friends local 8 piece Latin funk powerhouse WATUSSI.

Style: Afro-Colombian Reggae, Roots, Funk & Beyond
Time: 45 Mins
Recorded:April 1 2004

1/ Cuando Sera
2/ Otra
3/ Tu Te Vas
4/ Nina
5/ Baila
6/ El olvido
7/ Como mi ritmo
8/ Africa
9/ Echale fuego
10/ Seguimos

Links;
www.watussi.com.au
www.watussimusic.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/watussiband

LIVE MUSIC: The Rebirth of Fresh : Live Neo-Soul, Jazz covers feat. the musical works of Babyface | Fri Nov 21 – $5


Neo Soul Live SYdneyAfter the success of the Stevie Wonder shows a couple of weeks back, our good friends at Behind the Front and Kitten Jam return for their fourthinstallment of ‘The Rebirth of Fresh’, a night of neo-soul, jazz and r&b covers paying homage the one and only Babyface. This time around it features local Sydney vocalist GLENN LUMANTA and band consisting of Tully Ryan (drums), Joel Jenkins (keys) and Eric Fortaleza (bass) putting their nu soul and jazz spin on the work of prolific R&B and pop producer Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds.

What: The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface
Where: Ginger’s, 132-134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Price: $5 at the door
When: Doors open 830pm | Friday November 21
Facebook Invite: www.facebook.com/events/1542871712592024/

Behind The Front and Kitten Jam presents #GenerationNuSoul ‘The Rebirth Of Fresh’, an exploration through iconic music. The Rebirth Of Fresh is a new fortnightly event held at Ginger’s in Darlinghurst that sees Sydney’s freshest musicians and vocalists tap into their creative expression and push sonic boundaries as they interpret an iconic producer’s body of work. With a new producer to deconstruct each month, a different guest vocalist each week and alternating between two house bands, The Rebirth Of Fresh will take the audience on a unique trip each fortnight.

Special guest DJ Makoto spinning some great New Jack Swing and more!

Think Babyface meets Robert Glasper, as the band take the audience on a aural exploration that will leave the audience yearning for more. With an entry price that’s little more than that of a cup of coffee, Sydney’s music lovers will be ensured a night of genre-defying music that delivers more of a buzz than their morning caffeine hit.

What: The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface
Where: Ginger’s, 132-134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Price: $5 at the door
When: Doors open 830pm | Friday November 21
Facebook Invite: www.facebook.com/events/1542871712592024/

SOULFEST MIXTAPE: D’aneglo Soulfest Warm Up Tribute by Soul of Sydney DJ’s | Neo Soul, Hip Hop,


D’ANEGLO SOULFEST WARM UP TRIBUTE BY SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s (April 2014) [Over 50,000 listens]

LISTEN HERE AT HEART THIS

Time: 91 Mins
Genre: Neo-Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop Goodness
Recorded: April 2014

We put this tribute together back in April to pay homage D’angelo and it caught fire pretty quick, with over 13,000 listens just on soundcloud alone.

The mix was put together to showcase the phenomenal work from one of the finest soul artists of our generation who will be playing a highly anticipated show at SOULFEST tomorrow with the likes of Aloe Blacc, Maxwell, Common, Mos Def.

Check out the mix and be sure to check out the inaugural SOULFEST festival tomorrow, info below.

TRACKLIST:

  1. D’ANGELO – INTRO
  2. D’ANGELO – ALRIGHT
  3. D’ANGELO – THE LINE
  4. D’ANGELO – THE ROOT
  5. D’ANGELO – CRUISIN’
  6. D’ANGELO – SHIT, DAMN, MOTHERFUCKER
  7. D’ANGELO – LADY
  8. D’ANGELO – BROWN SUGAR
  9. D’ANGELO – PLAYA PLAYA
  10. THE ROOTS FEAT. D’ANGELO – THE HYPNOTIC
  11. D’ANGELO – BULLSHIT
  12. RAPHAEL SAADIQ AND D’ANGELO – BE HERE
  13. D’ANGELO – FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE
  14. D’ANGELO – ME AND THOSE DREAMIN EYES
  15. D’ANGELO – SMOOTH
  16. SNOOP, DR DRE & D’ANGELO – IMAGINE
  17. THE ROOTS, ERYKAH BADU, D’ANEGLO – SHINING STAR
  18. D’ANGELO – I FOUND MY SMILE
  19. D’ANGELO – CHICKEN GREASE
  20. D’ANGELO – DEVILS PIE
  21. D’ANGELO – GIRL YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND
  22. FELA KUTI, D’ANGELO, MACY GRAY – WATER GET NO ENEMY
  23. METHOD MAN, REDMAN, D’ANGELO – LEFT AND RIGHT
  24. D’ANGELO – WHEN WE GET BY
  25. D’ANGELO – SPANISH JOINT 

    It looks like the weather has cleared just in time for the highly anticipated inaugural SOULFEST: Neo-Soul & Hip Hop festival. We can confirm we will be throwing down some vibes as Soul of Sydney DJ’s in between sets on the SPOTIFY stage & we also have a handful of the last GA + VIP hardcopy industry tix for sale for anyone who hasn’t snapped tix up yet.

    SOULFEST SYDNEY SET TIMES- SATURDAY OCT 18

    11.10 – Mau Power (Spotify Stage)
    11.25 – Milan (Spotify Stage)
    11.40 – Michaek Duchesne (Main Stage)
    12.05 – Leela James (Main Stage)
    12.45 – Gang of Brothers (Spotify Stage)
    1.05 – Anthony Hamilton (Main Stage)
    1.45 – Thadiwe Phoenix (Spotify Stage)
    2.05 – Angie Stone (Main Stage)
    2.45 – Darryl Beaton (Spotify Stage)
    3.05 – Musiq Soulchild (Main Stage)
    3.50 – Miracle (Spotify Stage)
    4.10 – Mos Def (Main Stage)
    4.55 – Ms Murphy (Spotify Stage)
    5.30 – Aloe Blacc (Main Stage)
    6.05 – Nathaniel (Spotify Stage)
    6.30 – Common (Main Stage)
    7.15 – Ngaiire (Spotify Stage)
    7.40 – D’Angelo (Main Stage)
    9.10 – Maxwell (Main Stage)

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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

SYDNEY JAZZ / HIP HOP PRODUCER P.R DROPS P.R – We Will Make It (Feat. Cise Star & Blu) | SYDNEY HIP HOP, BEATS


From the upcoming EP “Moment In Time” by P.R. The EP features Substantial, Blu, Cise Star, Skyzoo and more!
Available on late August via Cult Classic Records:
cultclassicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mom…t-in-time

Support:
facebook.com/pdotr
twitter.com/pdotr

More about P.R:
pdotr.tumblr.com

Produced by P.R
Written by Cise Star & Blu
Scratches by DJ Koma
Mixed & Mastered by Rodean Roozbehani
Artwork by The Rstudio OnlinE

 

Happy Birthday Herbie Hancock ! – Future 2 Future Live in La 2002 (Full Concert) – JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK


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English: Herbie Hancock live in concert playing the keytar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Live in Los Angeles 2002

Tracklist:

01. Wisdom
02. Kebero
03. This Is DJ Disk
04. Dolphin Dance
05. Virtual Hornets
06. The Essence
07. Butterfly
08. Tony Williams
09. Rockit
10. Chameleon

Artists:
Herbie Hancock: Piano, Keyboards
Matthew Garrison: Bass
Terri Lyne Carrington: Drums, Vocals
Darrell Diaz: Keyboards, Vocals
DJ Disk: Scratches [Turntable]
Wallace Roney: Trumpet

 

 

 

AUDIO – HIP HOP, JAZZ – P.R Introspection E.P FREE DOWNLOAD – (Cult Classic Records)


P.R has just released his new free 6 track E.P on Cult Classic Records
“INTROSPECTION”

“Introspection” features Substantial, Funky DL & Carla Waye.

DOWNLOAD
http://cultclassicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/introspection-ep

ABOUT 

Diversity is a template for success for any artist, Sydney based music producer Pedram Rouzbehani known to his fans as “P.R” crafted his art around diversity drawn from life experiences & cultural upbringing.

Dubbed as a 4D producer, he exhibits the importance of not being 1 dimensional when it comes to creating his art. Despite becoming increasingly popular within the Hip Hop and R&B scene, P.R has expanded his horizons by creating Jazz, Soul, and House music.

His inspiration is drawn from his life and observing the world around him, which has created his passion to create positive music with good vibes or what he refers to it as “feel good music”. He loves to experiment with different moods of music by fusing multiple genres of current and past music.

He is influenced by Life, Sound, Film and Music (from Hip Hop to Classical). The main influences in his production style have been the great works of DJ Premier, Nujabes, 9th Wonder, Kanye West, J Dilla, Just Blaze, Hi-Tek, Statik Selektah, Alchemist & Timbaland.

In 2006 he committed himself to focusing on producing music seriously, whilst studying at university to complete his bachelor of Electronic Arts. His rentless drive started paying off as he was starting to get more attention and started to establish himself as a serious producer.

In January 2010, he released his debut mixtape “Pre-Heated” which was hosted by world famous DJ/Producer “Statik Selektah”. The mixtape featured artists from around the world such as Naledge (from Kidz in the Hall), Chaundon, Mystro, Carla Waye, 13th Son & many others. The mixtape achived great accomplishment clocking over 15,000 downloads, as well as being featured on 100+ websites, magazine articles and frequent radio air time.

In April 2010, he received a bachelor degree after completing a 4 year course in Electronic Arts, which he had studied Digital Music as one of his main subjects.

In May 2011, he released an e.p titled “Bridging The Gap” with New York legend “Ali Vegas”, with his music partner “The Iron Ghost”, under their music production duo called “Sound Kamp”.

He is currently working on many projects, including a solo e.p titled “Introspection”, plus producing for many other artists on many projects. To date, P.R has worked with a bunch of artists from all around the globe in Australia, Asia, Europe and America.

He plans to travel around Asia in 2012 to expand his music into the Asian market and work with Asian artists and labels, as well as follow in the footsteps of one of his biggest musical influences “Nujabes”, by taking on the hip-hop with jazz fused genre and getting recognized in the Japanese Music Scene.

His love for music & the cultures, as well as the joy and thrill of making music and experiencing other artists embrace and use it, are what drives him to continuously create and produce.

http://pdotr.tumblr.com/

Discography:
http://pdotr.tumblr.com/discography

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

buy tix here

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