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Miles Davis – ”Greatest Hits” (Sony vinyl reissue, 2018)

When Columbia Records started to release Greatest Hits album by artists like Bob Dylan and The Byrds in the late 1960s Miles Davis was no exception. 512 more words

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Miles Davis & Robert Glasper - Everything's Beautiful (Summer 2016)

By the time this project was released, I was graduating high school. From the drowsy days of the hazy springtime rain transitioning to the sight of the sun shining through the dispersing clouds, I became obsessed with collecting as many records as the threshold of my desktop could handle. 758 more words

Pieces of a man (1971) - Gil Scott-Heron

Drake, Rihanna, Flying Lotus, Kanye, Q-Tip, Kendrick. These are just a few of the artists that sampled Gil Scott-Heron over the last couple of years. Proclaimed by many to be the first rapper, he was heavily influenced by the… 884 more words

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Christmas in Tattertown

(Catch my previous Ralph Bakshi review here: Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures)

During the production of Mighty Mouse in 1987 and 1988, Ralph Bakshi was developing a follow-up series based on a series of independent cartoon strips he created before beginning work at Terry Toons at the beginning of his professional career. 1,045 more words

Cartoons

Being a Brief Digression on Voodoo and The Blues

For years I’d hear references in blues songs to things like “mojo” and “John the Conquaroo.” But what the hell did they mean? I did a little research once upon a time but then thought, hey maybe you don’t know either. 1,001 more words

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Trumpets

I am near on obsessive in exploring properties of different equipment & materials I use for my art. This is one way of avoiding repeating myself or having the process, which in itself brings me great joy, from becoming mechanical. 306 more words