A new instrument combines a saxophone and a recorder

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Jazz slang, you dig?

Jazz vernacular is responsible for so much of the everyday language we use today. Below is a list of slang that the music genre help popularize: hang groovy foxy crib cat ‘the man’ bread vibe cool gig dig it! put some stank on it Fun fact: the origin of the word jazz wasn’t even music-related. […]

Hector Plimmer – Let’s Stay

Hector Plimmer is an electronic producer from South London. His latest record, Sunshine, is an exploration of trippy synths and jazz drums. “It represents (in no particular order) my musical journey over the past 4 or so years, some of which may never have seen the light of day,” says the musician. The opening track ‘Let’s […]

STUFF – Strata

STUFF is a five piece instrumental band from Antwerp, Belgium. ‘Strata’ is the first track from the band’s second album old dreams new planets due out April 28th. The song vacillates from broken jazz before weaving into a funky, electronic jungle. Says the quintet’s SoundCloud page, “it makes you doubt whether you’re at a rave […]

Brother Ah – The Sea

Jazz visionary and French horn player Brother Ah aka Robert Northern presents the release of three unheard albums courtesy of Manufactured Recordings. Today, he runs a hit radio jazz show on WPFW (89.3 FM) in Washington D.C. while teaching his philosophy of “sound awareness” to anyone from the East Coast elites to 5-year-olds who enligthen him […]

Christian Scott – The Reckoning

Christian Scott is a jazz musician from New Orleans who along with his ensemble make up the Christian Scott Quintet. The band’s forthcoming album Ruler Rebel is album one of The Centennial Trilogy. Listen to the lead single ‘The Reckoning,’ then do yourself a favor and listen to the group’s Stretch Music LP if you […]

Mette Henriette – Passé

Mette Henriette is an independent saxophonist and composer from Norway. According to her Wikipedia page, she started recording music at the age of 14. The beautifully orchestrated track ‘Passé’ appears on her debut solo album on ECM Records. Learn more about the artist in the video below.

Sarathy Korwar – Bhajan

Sarathy Korwar is an American-Indian producer and drummer. While born in the United States, he spent most of his childhood growing up India where he listened to American jazz records in local record shops. ‘Bhajan’ is the first song on his debut album, Day To Day, which weaves together both Indian folk and jazz music […]

Todd Modes – Knossos

Todd Modes is a house producer from Detroit. ‘Knossos’ is one of the standout tracks from his newest record Native Visions. The song pairs a saxophone and faint echoes to a continental Balearic rhythm. If you dig this, be sure to check out the Kiwi brothers from Chaos in the CBD.