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The Major Scale

Jul 29, 2020

Since the late '50s Mark Murphy has been a stalwart of the crooner set. A jazz singer with an exquisite style that pushed the edges and split the critics, making him a real musician’s musician. A contemporary of the Rat Pack and the rock opera with an affinity for the Beats and be-bop, Murphy defied...


Jul 22, 2020

We’re stoked to welcome back Jaimie Branch to The Major Scale. Rising talents like her are the lifeblood of new music, the road ahead, and even for shows like ours. She continues carving out her sound of dark hued melodic free jazz with Bird Dogs of Paradise, the follow up to Fly Or Die. Now she takes the mic with a...


Jul 15, 2020

Raphael Saadiq is a well schooled soul composer. As much as he’s an auteur, he’s a curator whose vision is culled from the classics, with ears and eyes focused on the way ahead. In a class of groove savants like Prince, Erykah Badu, and Bilal, Saadiq’s stamp on Neo-Soul is bold, brilliant, beautiful, and...


Jul 8, 2020

There’s a worldwide revolution happening in modern music. Across the pond, the UK has countless talents blazing new trails and Yussef Dayes is a big part of it. First as the drummer in the duo Yussef Kamal, and now for his stellar adventures solo and collaborative: Alfa Mist, Tom Misch, and the legendary Blue Note...


Jul 1, 2020

In this episode we’re taking a slow news day to indulge in cutting loose and playing the role of the radio DJ, freeform style. Spinning some tunes, weaving a mood, paying tribute to a few who have left us and, if we’re lucky, turning listeners on to something new.

On cue we have Karl Denson doing the Beastie Boys....