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Hudson Valley, NY
Student, music listener, wannabe
Interests: Poems, Music, Food,
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I believe there was a tonal shift in the jazz community in 2015. This shift did not and has not shaken the community through to its core, but it became the catalyst for a profoundly different kind of jazz music; it pushed the music into a 21st century ‘third stream’... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at The Flooded Cellar
I came across this album from a Pitchfork article that asked, “What jazz albums should every rap lover own?” Many of the responses, offered by musicians from Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces to Freddie Gibbs and Robert Glasper, dealt with the typical staples of hip hop’s jazz antecedents: “Bitches Brew,”... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at The Flooded Cellar
I’ll say it here, I’ll say it always: Jazz music is and will be the greatest contribution to the arts to occur in this country. Yesterday, we lost one of the vital contributors to the form with the death of Roy Hargrove. At 49 years old, Hargrove seemed to only... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at The Flooded Cellar
“Now and then, in the course of events, when the flow of time turns into a muddy torrent and history floods our cellars, earnest people are apt to examine the interrelation between a writer and the national or universal community; and writers themselves begin to worry about their obligations. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at The Flooded Cellar
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