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I wish I was there. But since I’m not, Ill go ahead and check out the live stream being presented by WXPN, Okayplayer an’em. With a line up that includes Nas, Esperanza Spalding, Little Dragon, Yelawolf and more…. entertaining times should be had by all.

Click here for the link to the live stream, and enjoy.

 

 

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June 4, 2011 at 10:02 am

The 4th Annual Roots Picnic Lineup. I wanna go. Flyer | Link:

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I am jealous I dont live in Philly right now.

Questlove posts up this list of fairly awesome concert  musics. I instantly get mad that I am not in philly. Hopefully, we’ll get something like this in LA soon. If you want more info on this awesome, just go ahead and click here.

Hate hate hate, jealous, hate hate.
lol.

The 4th Annual Roots Picnic Lineup. I wanna go. Flyer | Link:

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I am jealous I dont live in Philly right now.

Questlove posts up this list of fairly awesome concert  musics. I instantly get mad that I am not in philly. Hopefully, we’ll get something like this in LA soon. If you want more info on this awesome, just go ahead and click here.

Hate hate hate, jealous, hate hate.
lol.

Esperanza Spalding’s Pre-Grammy | Post-Grammy Interviews; Speaks on New Album, “Radio Music Society.”

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Late to the party, but who cares. I still need to take some time to point out The first Jazz Musician to win Best New Artist Grammy. Amazing. If you haven’t seen this yet, take for 4 minutes of your life to get acquainted with the already legendary Esperanza Spalding. Her focus on education is constant and impressive; speaks on finishing NEW album, “RADIO Music Society.” This will be filled with awesome.

*Update: She also did a short interview with The Grammy Staff right before the show as well. #signs

Also, in short; because I refuse to go any more into it than this, but yeah.
This is just my honest opinion.

Fuck Justin Bieber, his Management Staff/Camp/Entourage, and his 7 million followers on twitter for their disgusting actions and reaction to his well deserved loss at the grammys. AND their actions towards that Selena Gomez kid too. His entire fanbase looks psychotic at this point, and is a direct reflection of EVERYTHING that is wrong with Music Culture, Appreciation and America in general.  If anyone didn’t let him know, your fans are a direct representative of YOU, you idiot. You had the power to tell those kids to lay off… instead, you CLEARLY instigated the situation. If you were reading the tweets at the time, you would have known about their incessant complaining, vandalizing of her wiki page and endless insults. You knew what you were doing.

I had respect for the little boy and his story, but after the reception of his fans and Esperanza’s story… It’s a wrap.

That is all.

Esperanza Spalding's Pre-Grammy | Post-Grammy Interviews; Speaks on New Album, "Radio Music Society."

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Late to the party, but who cares. I still need to take some time to point out The first Jazz Musician to win Best New Artist Grammy. Amazing. If you haven’t seen this yet, take for 4 minutes of your life to get acquainted with the already legendary Esperanza Spalding. Her focus on education is constant and impressive; speaks on finishing NEW album, “RADIO Music Society.” This will be filled with awesome.

*Update: She also did a short interview with The Grammy Staff right before the show as well. #signs

Also, in short; because I refuse to go any more into it than this, but yeah.
This is just my honest opinion.

Fuck Justin Bieber, his Management Staff/Camp/Entourage, and his 7 million followers on twitter for their disgusting actions and reaction to his well deserved loss at the grammys. AND their actions towards that Selena Gomez kid too. His entire fanbase looks psychotic at this point, and is a direct reflection of EVERYTHING that is wrong with Music Culture, Appreciation and America in general.  If anyone didn’t let him know, your fans are a direct representative of YOU, you idiot. You had the power to tell those kids to lay off… instead, you CLEARLY instigated the situation. If you were reading the tweets at the time, you would have known about their incessant complaining, vandalizing of her wiki page and endless insults. You knew what you were doing.

I had respect for the little boy and his story, but after the reception of his fans and Esperanza’s story… It’s a wrap.

That is all.

New Album Alert and Review: Esperanza Spalding | Chamber Music Society.

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Beautiful. Photo ©Sandrine Lee

Sound: High Quality Jazz and Brazilian Jazz for everyone.
Album: Chamber Music Society (August 17, 2010)

Why?
Because with this album, Esperanza undoubtedly cements herself as one of the leading jazz musicians of this generation. Only 25, she has had a stunning career in not only music (already on her third album with tons of accolades), but an amazing career as a music teacher as well, becoming one of the youngest teachers at Berklee School of Music. Then theres the whole previous two albums of jazztaular winning, along with awesome appearances at President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. But really, that’s just a side note to the wonderful musical victory that is Esperanza’s newest album, “Chamber Music Society.” Its filled with fresh sounding and updated yet AUTHENTIC  jazz songs, brazilian influenced compositions and stunning instrumental arrangements that show a musical maturity far beyond Esperanza’s 25 years.

Well structured and perfectly sequenced to leave you wanting more, “Chamber Music Society” reaffirms that jazz has been and will continue to evolve (beautifully) and expand throughout generations, and that the love of jazz still exists (especially amongst the younger kids.) Basically, Jazz is not dead, will probably never die, and musicians like Esperanza Spalding are the reasons why. And if you were happy with anything off her first 2 albums… then this one will be just as sweet for you.

Key tracks to check out? “What A Friend,” “Winter Sun,” and the instrumental beauty “Short and Sweet.”

Get your jazz on.

 

New Album Alert and Review: Esperanza Spalding | Chamber Music Society.

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Beautiful. Photo ©Sandrine Lee

Sound: High Quality Jazz and Brazilian Jazz for everyone.
Album: Chamber Music Society (August 17, 2010)

Why?
Because with this album, Esperanza undoubtedly cements herself as one of the leading jazz musicians of this generation. Only 25, she has had a stunning career in not only music (already on her third album with tons of accolades), but an amazing career as a music teacher as well, becoming one of the youngest teachers at Berklee School of Music. Then theres the whole previous two albums of jazztaular winning, along with awesome appearances at President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. But really, that’s just a side note to the wonderful musical victory that is Esperanza’s newest album, “Chamber Music Society.” Its filled with fresh sounding and updated yet AUTHENTIC  jazz songs, brazilian influenced compositions and stunning instrumental arrangements that show a musical maturity far beyond Esperanza’s 25 years.

Well structured and perfectly sequenced to leave you wanting more, “Chamber Music Society” reaffirms that jazz has been and will continue to evolve (beautifully) and expand throughout generations, and that the love of jazz still exists (especially amongst the younger kids.) Basically, Jazz is not dead, will probably never die, and musicians like Esperanza Spalding are the reasons why. And if you were happy with anything off her first 2 albums… then this one will be just as sweet for you.

Key tracks to check out? “What A Friend,” “Winter Sun,” and the instrumental beauty “Short and Sweet.”

Get your jazz on.