The good folks at the Funk It Blog are quickly becoming an indispensable part of the online music community with their archiving of live audio and video. This time they’ve personally brought us the Lionel Loueke Trio recently performing Seven Teens at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. You can pull up the entire set via the site proper, so show some love with some page views.
Music education is about more than theory and rigor in practice. TILLERY, a collaboration between three accomplished vocal musicians and songwriters-- Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens, and Rebecca Martin-- seem to want to incorporate this idea into a two day songwriting workshop this Summer at the Jazz Gallery in New York City.
The Line-Up in all its newness and splendor has returned to normal. The smooth jazz may return, but not for a long while. This week has new music (fringe, hip-hop inspired, and everything else you'd expect from me), previews to album streams, and some jammy jams. And peace was restored to the land.
The Line-Up for 10 February 2012
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The AMI Agency and Blue Note Records recently released this live video of the Robert Glasper Experiment performing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" live in concert. A souped-up version of the track with Casey Benjamin on vocoder can be found on the much anticipated Black Radio coming out February 28th. You can pre-order the album on Amazon or you can find packages with T-Shirts and splimats in Glasper's merch store.