UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival: Ticket Giveaway

The UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival is coming up soon (‘Jam Day’ is May 30th, ‘Reggae Day’ is May 31st) and the line-up is fantastic. Raphael Saadiq, Q-Tip, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (G&D), The Foreign Exchange, Bilal, Quadron, hosted by Zion-I. And that’s just the first day. ‘Reggae Day’ brings on Nas & Damien Marley, Barrington Levy, and our clear favorite, Nneka. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner in the area. Enter to win after the jump!

We can’t all make it there, but remember that Giant Step’s Summerstage 2010 (NYC) will feature the incredible Raphael Saadiq, with more great artists to be announced soon!

Raphael Saadiq – “Oh Girl”
 

Nneka – “Heartbeat”
 

Nas & Damien Marley – “As We Enter”
 

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Georgia Anne Muldrow is Jyoti

Jyoti is a Sanscrit word meaning “light,” and it’s the new alias which Georgia Anne Muldrow will be using for all her upcoming jazz projects. The name Jyoti was given to her by the late great Alice Coltrane, a friend of the family. The first of these jazz projects will be Ocotea, drawing from an ocean of influences such as Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, Swamini Truiyasangitanada’s Monastic Trio, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Henry Threadgill, Sun-Ra, and Stevie Wonder (to name a few).

Infused with experimental synthesizers that poses a pan-tonal sensibility, and melodies that soar about with raw musicianship, Ocotea is sure to become a new-jazz classic. It will be released on limited CD/vinyl on June 15th.

This is Georgia like you’ve never seen her before.

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Georgia Anne Muldrow Remixes “Untitled/Fantastic” + MP3

We’ve known Gerogia Anne Muldrow and her aliases as a staple on the scene for a while, but she’s been even more prolific than usual lately. Georgia is appearing as “Jyoti” in her forthcoming Jazz album, Ocotea, paying homage to the late, great Alice Coltrane who gifted her with this name. With encouragement from the sublime Alice Coltrane, an innovative musician in her own right, it’s no wonder that Georgia’s works have gained so much praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Erykah Badu.

From our friends at Mochilla:  “Remixing Suite for Ma Dukes is a brave undertaking.  Several producers and MCs at first accepted and then declined the job.  In the end we think we got the right person.  It is with great pleasure on the week of Mothers Day to release this remix.  Done while mothering by none other than Georgia Anne Muldrow.  This project began as an homage to one mother’s love (Ma Dukes) and has now been remixed by another (Georgia Anne Muldrow) with her son Nokware in her lap.  Two incredible women, one amazing track.  Remixed.

Georgia who has done production for Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and partner Dudley Perkins was an amazing person to watch at work.  Her feel is so hers.  She seemed so comfortable with the music.  She insisted that she didn’t want to chop the song but to play along as if she was there in the Orchestra.  We wanted her to sing on the track too but her microphone was in the shop for repairs – so on suggestion she sang the vocals into the lavaller tie clip mic that we used to capture sound for the video.

This remix and the two other remixes from Te’Amir (remixing Mulatu Astatke) and Jneiro Jarel (remixing Arthur Verocai) will be available on a Timeless Remixed EP this summer.”

Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood Ferguson – “Untitled/Fantastic” Remix by Georgia Anne Muldrow [MP3]
 

GPWW 1/28/10: Haiti in Our Prayers Mix

gpww5Another worldwide selection from Gilles Peterson, along with a big tribute to all the people suffering and struggling in Haiti right now. In the mix: Jephte Guillaume and deep voodoo music. This week also features new music from artists including Subeena, Jose James, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Melanie Fiona, Fourtet, Miles Bonny and more.

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GPWW 12/24/09: Gilles Peterson World Wide

gilles32On this show, recorded 12/24/09, Gilles plays some classic jazz tunes from the Blue Note catalog in honor of their 75th Anniversary- tracks by Lloyd Miller, Freddie Hubbard & Freddie Roach, to name a few. The mix also includes new music by Georgia Anne Muldrow, Bullion, Natural Yogurt Band & more.

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