Here’s a one hour DJ set curated by Nextbop featuring jazz covers of songs by Waka Flocka Flame, Watch The Throne, Odd Future, Britney Spears, Thom Yorke, Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Flying Lotus, Radiohead, Justin Timberlake, Disney’s The Jungle Book, and Beyonce, performed by BADBADNOTGOOD, the NEXT Collective, Yaron Herman, Christian Scott, Vijay Iyer, Brad Mehldau, The Stepkids, Lauren Desberg, Paul Anka, and the Puppini Sisters.
Grammy award winning vocalist Gregory Porter has taken the jazz world by storm. His soulful and charismatic voice is nothing short of spectacular earning him a recording contract with the legendary Blue Note Records label. Watch a full concert video by Porter and his band filmed last November at the Blue Note Festival in Paris, France. Video, courtesy of Arte, expires May 18th.
BADBADNOTGOOD is going places. When we first heard of them three years ago, they were a relatively unknown band from Toronto doing Odd Future covers. I remember discussing with Anthony whether they were good enough to be featured on the website. But since then, things have changed. BADBADNOTGOOD has released three solid albums, has toured the world, has collaborated with a plethora of famous artists and has amassed 74,000 Facebook likes and 36,000 Twitter followers. The controversy has been put to rest. BADBADNOTGOOD is a truly talented band. For their fourth opus, Sour Soul, the band has teamed up with none other than Ghostface Killah. We look forward to this blend of rap and jazz to be release February 24th. In the mean time, check out the official video for “Ray Gun” by BADBADNOTGOOD, Ghostface Killah and featuring DOOM, below the jump.
Marco Benevento's latest album, Swift, changes the game up. The keyboardist who always brings the party goes even further, singing all throughout this release, a first for him, and bending the music from a purer jazz direction to one a little more rock-based and a lot more raucous. In the new video for "If I Get to See You At All", the party is on full display, featuring GoPro footage compiled from Benevento's fall tour, his farm, his studio, and more. Check it out after the jump.
Bassist Aidan Carroll, originally hailing from Oklahoma City, had a vision when he was 8 years old. "When I was 8 years old, I had a vision and a feeling wash over me in which I knew that I’d be playing music for the rest of my life - it wasn’t so much a choice but a reality of my life to come." Carroll went on to move to New York to study under the tutelage of John Patitucci earning himself a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from the City College of New York. Since then, he has performed and recorded with notables Aaron Goldberg, Seamus Blake, Fred Hersch and Melody Gardot, just to name a few.