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The Major Scale

Apr 24, 2019

As a prefix, "post" tends to signify both the offspring of something major and a place where you can lay multiple creative ideas on the table–like "post-punk" or "post-rock." The last term is synonymous with both the trio Twin Talk and their hometown city of Chicago. Twin Talk's music is jazz, but it's produced like...


Apr 17, 2019

Perhaps Generation X's first jazz star, Roy Hargrove came through at a time where the 'new' was pushed along by the rising tide of hip-hop. Hargrove gave both the genre and the trumpet a newfound energy, one that could stand up to the changes happening as the 20th century gave way to the 21st. With two Grammys and...


Apr 10, 2019

To Be Young, Gifted, And Weldon Irvine
 
What do Nina Simone, A Tribe Called Quest, Freddie Hubbard, Mos Def, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Boogie Down Productions, Horace Silver, 4-Hero, Aretha Franklin, Talib Kweli, Stanley Turrentine, and Jay-Z all have in common?!
 
If you answered Weldon Irvine, you are correct. If you...


Apr 3, 2019

The Major Scale hosted by Kyle Eagle featuring Gillies Peterson w/ Hillary Donnell & Paul and The Broken Bones.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones revive an energy that is desperate to break free in the 21st century. Their sound brings to mind the soul innovations of the Muscle Shoals rhythm section and Booker T. And the...