Your Memory's Museum
Your Memory's Museum

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A Great Day In Harlem

A Great Day In Harlem

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WITCHES BREW

WITCHES BREW

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JAZZMATAZZ

JAZZMATAZZ

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Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 - February 4, 2013)

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 - February 4, 2013)

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The Five Best Donald Byrd Samples in Hip-Hop (via @MTVHive)
The music world lost a great earlier this week when 80-year-old jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd passed due to unspecified causes. Byrd’s talented jazz chops saw him craft a career that included acclaimed work with genre greats John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk, but it was his late-’60s and ’70s recordings for Blue Note that endeared him to a new generation of musicians with hip-hop producers finding his increasingly funky grooves irresistible sample sources. (Byrd seemed to appreciate the rap world’s endeavors, and appeared on the first of Guru’s Jazzmatazz albums in 1993.) Here’s hip-hop’s five most effective samples of Donald Byrd’s music. [Read More…]
Words by @PhilipMlynar

The Five Best Donald Byrd Samples in Hip-Hop (via @MTVHive)

The music world lost a great earlier this week when 80-year-old jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd passed due to unspecified causes. Byrd’s talented jazz chops saw him craft a career that included acclaimed work with genre greats John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk, but it was his late-’60s and ’70s recordings for Blue Note that endeared him to a new generation of musicians with hip-hop producers finding his increasingly funky grooves irresistible sample sources. (Byrd seemed to appreciate the rap world’s endeavors, and appeared on the first of Guru’s Jazzmatazz albums in 1993.) Here’s hip-hop’s five most effective samples of Donald Byrd’s music. [Read More…]

Words by @PhilipMlynar

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Happy Birthday, Satchmo

Happy Birthday, Satchmo