Rest In Peace, Dave Brubeck

 

Jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck passed away today, just a day short of his 92nd birthday. The prolific talent openly spoke out against racism in the jazz scene and didn’t stop with his against the grain mentality there. Brubeck welcomed experimentation and fusion into his jazz style, turning his nose up at traditionalists.

Today we lost a jazz great, however, behind him is a body of work and a career that is immortal.

New Track: Bilal – “Too High” (Stevie Wonder Cover)

 

Um, yeah. Bilal covering Stevie Wonder? Lots more where this came from, please! This particular tune shares a smoothed out, jazzed up take on “Too High” and immediately moves listeners to a nostalgic happy place. The instrumentation is compliments of Yesterday’s New Quintet (Madlib), too!

The track is featured on Bilal’s upcoming mixtape, The Retrospection, presented by Vikter Duplaix. Absolutely cannot wait!

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New Release: Paloma Faith – ‘Fall To Grace’

 

The sassy and larger than life miss Paloma Faith today releases her new album, Fall To Grace, with an album cover posting a stunning grandeur to match. Cozy up to the album sampler above and get to know the bright star in the making.

Also, yesterday Paloma made quite the splash on David Letterman with her performance of “Picking Up The Pieces” – watch below.

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Video: Tanya Auclair – “Kimichi Landslide”

 

The title alone gives you pause. And how about a live performances series in a barn? Yep. The video above is of Tanya Auclair performing the hypnotic “Kimichi Landslide” for the In The Woods 2012 Barn Sessions. The instrumentation is refreshingly different and just a little peculiar – somewhere in between a video game soundtrack and a fantasy film. The song is said to be inspired by “Korean food, love and Stevie Nicks.

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