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What We Leave Behind by Soul Basement and Jay Nemor - unabashed positivity and unrestrained candor

The Music and Myth starts off 2017 with good vibes and a great big serving of soul courtesy of What We Leave Behind. This upbeat, high-spirited collaboration between Italian musician Soul Basement and American/Icelandic singer-saxophonist Jay Nemor served as a welcome break from my month-long study of John Zorn’s catalog, its smooth, simple, old-school sound in stark contrast with Zorn’s complex, eclectic avant-garde experimentation. 711 more words


Gregory Porter 2017

Gregory Porter on the Graham Norton show. Gregory and his band are definitely the coolest cats in town. What a band, what a voice.

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Gregory Porter on The Graham Norton Show

Currently watching American artist Gregory Porter sing his latest single Holding On, from his new album Take Me To The Alley, on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1 at the moment, and it’s actually quite good. 91 more words

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SOUNDTRACK: GREGORY PORTER-Tiny Desk Concert #549 (July 18, 2016).

Gregory Porter is a soul singer.  For this Tiny Desk Concert, it’s just his voice and a piano played by Chip Crawford.  808 more words

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Not the "10 Best" jazz albums of 2016...

…but, rather, here are my favorite albums of 2016. Why the distinction?  I think it’s silly and self-aggrandizing for anyone, however expert their ears, to say… 844 more words

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De beste muziek van 2016

Dit jaar geen uitgebreid verhaal met terugblik en analyse, het was een jaar met een hoop interessante albums maar weinig echte hoogtepunten naar mijn smaak. Na veel te veel tijd te hebben besteed aan matige muziek uit het afgelopen jaar gooi ik me nu weer op mijn eigen all-time favorieten (vooral afkomstig uit de periode 2004-2010), omdat ik weinig woorden wil reppen over 2016, doe ik dit met lijstjes! 297 more words