Question & Freddie Joachim – “Find Another Way Revisited”

null

while going through some older beats, i came across this track.  This is one of the very few tracks Question and myself actually produced together.  Purchase the original version, prod. by Question, on our 10” Study Guide vinyl EP at Access Hip Hop

link removed (right click and save)

Knxwledge – ShadySide.EP

null

(Again) New stuff from Knxwledge! (i think he doesn’t sleep) enjoy! 128kbps so buy hq here: gloof.bandcamp.com

Tracklist

01. ShadySidetro
02. Kards[WngMry]
03. 1stkameout[SqwrlHill]
04. Thoughti[YngEm]
05. Jittrs[WellFiguriOwt]
06. DntLveHere
07. Wthout[Yew]

Link removed in request of Knxwledge

eLan – Alligator Snaps EP

null

eLan, member of the highly praised and super eclectic WEDIDIT Collective, part of the Indigo Pyramid crew, resident of Critical Beatdown in San Diego and is currently in the middle of releasing a trilogy of EPs through Monkeytown Records. His second EP, Alligator Snaps, is slated for a release this August. Once more the EP comes in limited quantity color vinyl pressing featuring 4 brand new original tracks and a stunning remix by Cosmin TRG.

For more info and buy check: www.monkeytownrecords.de

Tracklist

01. Alligator Snaps
02. Hunting Season
03. Seaccharin On Top
04. Shoot The Beam
05. Alligator Snaps (Cosmin TRG Remix)

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Blessy – Outtake$

null

Blessy is an italian beatmaker and this is Outtake$ a free beat tape, enjoy!

‘Outtake$’ serves as a prequel to the ‘Limiter’ EP, due in September, on LuckyBeard Records.
‘Outtake$’ is a collection of beats that didn’t make the cut for the official EP simply because of their more classic form.
Thanks in advance and enjoy!!!

Tracklist

01. Cheapback(Intraw)
02. Iseethedee
03. Preek
04. Whoopi
05. My Favela
06. Midnight Gurl(Outraw)

link removed BANDCAMP

John Coltrane – Lush Life

null

The first three tracks on Lush Life (from May and August 1957) were recorded in a trio session with only bass and drums accompanying Trane on tenor. The piano-less format is surprisingly full sounding and Coltrane’s solos are at once fun loving and thoughtful. The playing of Earl May (bass) and Art Taylor (drums) is warm and robust and perfectly compliments Coltrane’s muscular, R&B-inspired lyricism.

Tracks four and five (from January 1958) feature a different rhythm section along with some elegant, delicate piano work from Red Garland. The title track is an unabashedly romantic, film noir-ish tour-de-force that completely enthralls the listener for all of its nearly 14 minutes. In addition, the cut features an astonishingly beautiful trumpet solo from the great Donald Byrd. Recorded in the same period as Blue Train, one of Coltrane’s greatest masterpieces, Lush Life is a perfect example of the master’s early playing at it’s most sensitive and exuberant.

Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Donald Byrd (trumpet); Red Garland (piano); Earl May, Paul Chambers (bass); Arthur Taylor, Louis Hayes, Albert “Tootie” Heath (drums).

Tracklist

01. Like Someone In Love
02. I Love You
03. Trane’s Slo Blues
04. Lush Life
05. I Hear A Rhapsody

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Chet Baker & Art Pepper – Playboys

null

These Halloween 1956 sides originally appeared as Playboys in 1961 on Pacific Jazz. Myth and rumor persist that, under legal advice from the publisher of a similarly named magazine, the collection would have to be retitled. When the CD version of the same material was issued in the early ’90s, it had been accurately christened Picture of Heath — as more than half of the tracks are Jimmy Heath compositions. Since then, a CD version sporting the original provocative ’50s pinup cover and the name Playboys has also surfaced. Regardless of title, however, the music is the absolute same. These are the third sessions to feature the dynamic duo of Art Pepper (alto sax) and Chet Baker (trumpet). Their other two meetings had produced unequivocal successes. The first was during a brief July 1956 session at the Forum Theater in L.A. Baker joined forces with Pepper’s sextet, ultimately netting material for the disc Route. Exactly three months to the day later, Pepper and Baker reconvened to record tracks for the Chet Baker Big Band album. The quartet supporting Baker and Pepper on Playboys includes Curtis Counce (bass), Phil Urso (tenor sax), Carl Perkins (piano), and Larance Marable (drums). Baker and Pepper have an instinctual rapport that yields outstanding interplay. The harmony constant throughout the practically inseparable lines that Baker weaves with Pepper drives the bop throughout the slinky “For Minors Only.” The soloists take subtle cues directly off each other, with considerable contributions from Perkins, Counce, and Marable. With the notorious track record both Baker and Pepper had regarding other decidedly less successful duets, it is unfortunate that more recordings do not exist that captured their special bond. These thoroughly enjoyable and often high-energy sides are perfect for bop connoisseurs as well as mainstream jazz listeners.

Personnel: Chet Baker (trumpet); Art Pepper (alto saxophone); Phil Urso (tenor saxophone); Carl Perkins (piano); Larance Marable (drums).

Tracklist

01. For Minors Only
02. Minor Yours
03. Resonant Emotions
04. Tynan Tyme
05. Picture Of Heath
06. For Miles and Miles
07. C.T.A.

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

The Modern Jazz Quartet – Concorde

null

The first Modern Jazz Quartet album to feature drummer Connie Kay (replacing Kenny Clarke), 1955′s Concorde finds the ensemble easing into its long-running lineup, rounded out by vibes player Milt Jackson, pianist John Lewis, and bassist Percy Heath. In addition to originals by Jackson (the light, lilting “Ralph’s New Blues”) and Lewis (the bright, upbeat title track), the MJQ offers up an excellent selection of standards, most notably a fast-paced take on “I’ll Remember April” that has Kay earning his stripes with some impressive cymbal work.

The Modern Jazz Quartet: John Lewis (piano); Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Percy Heath (bass); Connie Kay (drums).

Tracklist

01. Ralph’s New Blues
02. All Of You
03. I’ll Remember April
04. Gershwin Medley: Soon / For You, For Me, Forevermore / Love Walked In / Our Love Is Here To Stay
05. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
06. Concorde

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

Emily King – The Seven EP

null

Emily King is a Grammy-nominated American singer and songwriter, this is “The Seven EP” her last work, enjoy! For more info and buy check: www.emilykingmusic.com

little preview:

Tracklist

01. Down
02. No More Room
03. Even After
04. Radio
05. Georgia
06. Sides
07. Every Part

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

Kan Kick – The Traditional Heritage

null

Kankick’s earlier album re-issued for the 04! Music from 1996-200, featuring dope production, and guest spots from Medaphoar, Mystery’s Extinction (Blame One) and more…raps by Kankick too!

Tracklist

01. The A-1 Sound
02. Witness truthful Mystics
03. One Reason Why
04. Ocean Whistle (Interlude)
05. A Song For My Forefathers
06. Look At That
07. Amplified Dynastical
08. Lady Slick (feat. Unorthadox
09. Angle Exceptional
10. Here, There Goes Love
11. Dig the Tradition
12. Bread and a Rolls Royce
13. Down Get (interlude)
14. Unpredicatable
15. Egyptian Crystals (Discoverin’)
16. Xtraterrestrial Travelin’
17. To All The Duck Rap Radio DJ’s
18. F.L.S. (Do You Like)
19. Square Suckas Take Cover
20. Night Shine
21. Oodles Of Ounces
22. Fear is of the Mind (feat. Maysius)
23. Moderation (feat. Mystery’s Extinction)
24. Aquarian Meditation
25. The Blowfly (feat. Kancritic, Medaphoar)

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

Phonte feat. Elzhi – Not Here Anymore (Prod. 9th Wonder)

null

+FE Music proudly presents “Not Here Anymore”, the first single from Phonte’s upcoming solo album, Charity Starts At Home.

For more info check: www.theforeignexchangemusic.com

link removed

Twit One – Stepping Stones

null

Twit One presents „Stepping Stones“ – the first 10“ album in the history of music. It got everything an album needs: 16 great tracks, a musical vision and dope artwork. All executed in true Twit fashion. Love it or leave it alone.
Twit One is a producer, DJ and bass-player from Cologne, Germany. Best known for his work with Fleur Earth, Hulk Hodn (Testiculo Y Uno), Retrogott (Echoman & 4 Trackboy) and Miles Bonny. He is also a member of the Hi-Hat Club and the creative brain behind Augenringe unter dem Dritten Auge Records (AUDDA).

For more info and buy check: www.mpmsite.com

Tracklist

01. No Business
02. Seemy
03. Jetplane
04. Milton Podenco
05. The Hole Clap
06. New Directions
07. Zuelpicher Blues
08. Down Here Intro
09. Jederliebtihn
10. Sackvoll Pt.2
11. Creature From Another Time
12. PAL (Peace’n’Love)
13. Deepstahl
14. Latimer
15. Melikeyou
16. Isall

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

Blu – No York!

null

New album of Blu! (seems he tossed out copies at Rock The Bells! do you want your copy? well… go to the next RTB show!)

Tracklist

01. Doin’ Nothin (Feat. U-God)
02. Everything Ok (Feat. Jack Davey)
03. Never Be The Same
04. A Bove Crenshaw (feat. Cashus King)
05. SLNGBNGrs
06. Super Dooper U
07. Hours
08. Annie Hall
09. Ta G’s (feat. Exile)
10. Spring Winter Summer Fall (feat. Jimetta Rose)
11. Down To Earth (feat. The Donel Smokes, Double O, Definite)
12. My Sunshine
13. Jazmine
14. And The Jazzmen
15. Ronald Morgan (feat. Edan)
16. Keep Pushinn
17. Doin Something

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

Knxwledge – Flowrs.EP

null

Quantity and quality from Knxwledge, enjoy! 128kbps so buy hq here: gloof.bandcamp.com

Tracklist

01. Undrestimtd(knxtro)
02. Kiwi
03. Fair
04. Deal
05. GaseBod
06. Fall’n(ForYewturlude)
07. Frantik(2Mil)
08. Punish
09. Takira
10. WKTQ
11. SumthngNu
12. Tub(Nostagia)

Link removed in request of Knxwledge

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Free For All

null

Free For All captures Art Blakey and his Messengers at the height of their powers in the mid ’60s. Since expanding to a sextet with the addition of Curtis Fuller on trombone, the group took on a larger-than-life sound with more complex arrangements encompassing the larger horn line, musical director Wayne Shorter’s dramatic compositions and, of course, the powerful drumming of Blakey himself. Boisterous, passionate and driven, the ’60s incarnation of the Jazz Messengers defined the hardbop movement more than any ensemble save those led by Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

The focus of this incarnation of the Messengers is on the compositions of saxophonist Wayne Shorter. His powerful title track opens the session with dark shadings and dense horn harmonies prodded by Blakey’s rambunctious flurry of drums. Also by Shorter, the bluesy “Hammer Head” is a swaggering blowing session that leans on Blakey’s shuffling backbeat for its fuel. “The Core” is trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s contribution and features furious ensemble shouts and passionate solos by Shorter, Hubbard, Fuller and pianist Cedar Walton. Finally, a beautiful arrangement of Clare Fischer’s “Pensativa” is the Messengers’ swinging take on the classic bossa nova.

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Cedar Walton (piano); Reggie Workman (bass instrument); Art Blakey (drums).

Tracklist

01. Free For All
02. Hammer Head
03. The Core
04. Pensativa

link removed RAPIDHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

Jack McDuff – Sophisticated Funk

null

A lost electric groover from Brother Jack McDuff – sweet keyboards instead of his usual Hammond, but still plenty darn great! The record’s got a slinky groove that’s almost more CTI than Chess Records – with full arrangements by Billy Jones, who also plays guitar on the record – alongside plenty of great sax and flute from Joe Farrell. Sessions were done at the All Platinum Studios in New Jersey – no surprise, given that Chess was owned by that label by this point, and Jones himself was recording for them as part of the group Brother To Brother. The overall groove is somewhere between Bob James and Larry Mizell – although very much its own sort of bag as well – and titles include a great remake of “Theme From Electric Surfboard”, plus “Dit Da Dit”, “Ju Ju”, “To Be Named Later”, “Mini Pads”, “Summer Dream”, and “Mannix Theme”. Gotta love the cover, too!

Tracklist

01. Dit Do Dat
02. Ju Ju
03. To Be Named Later
03. Summer Dream
04. Jack’s Boogie
06. Mini Pads
07. Electric Surf Board
08. Mannix Theme

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

Joe Henderson – Mode For Joe

null

Given the date of this release and the band lineup, one might assume that this is a straight-up hard-bop album. However, this 1966 Joe Henderson record–featuring trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Joe Chambers–is a great example of modern jazz at its best. Mode For Joe was recorded during a time of sweeping musical changes due to developments in free jazz, soul jazz, and even early experiments with fusion. It was a time when the bluesy and funky leanings of hard-boppers were giving way to more individualized contemporary approaches. One of the best examples of this shift, MODE FOR JOE sounds more like the experimental work of Branford Marsalis than the groovy musings of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

The last track on Mode For Joe, “Free Wheelin’,” is the only dyed-in-the-wool hard-bop tune heard here. Other than that, this outing’s mostly up-tempo songs serve as vehicles for solos. Henderson himself proves that the template for players such as Marsalis, Joe Lovano, and Joshua Redman was invented a generation earlier, as evidenced on “A Shade of Jade,” “Black,” and others, making this one of the sax legend’s most intriguing albums.

Personnel: Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Cedar Walton (piano); Ron Carter (bass); Joe Chambers (drums).

Tracklist

01. A Shade Of Jade
02. Mode For Joe
03. Black
04. Caribbean Fire Dance
05. Granted
06. Free Wheelin’
07. Black (Alternate Take)

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

Ikebe Shakedown – Ikebe Shakedown

null

Ikebe Shakedown, the self-titled album from the Brooklyn-based band, plays with elements of Cinematic Soul, Afro-funk, Deep Disco, and Boogaloo in all the right ways. After spending a few years together the group, named after a favorite Nigerian boogie record (and pronounced “ee-KAY-bay,”) delivers a driving set of tunes featuring a mighty horn section anchored by tight, deep-pocketed grooves.

For more info and buy check: www.ikebeshakedown.com

Tracklist

01. Tujunga
02. Kumasi Walk
03. No Name Bar
04. Tame The Beats
05. Don’t Contradict
06. The Hold Up
07. Refuge
08. In Circles
09. The Viking
10. Five Points
11. Asa-Sa
12. Pepper
13. Sakonsa
14. Green And Black

link removed RAPIDSHARE
link removed MEDIAFIRE
link removed ZIPPYSHARE

Zebrahim – In My Heart I Am

null

Beat session from Ebrahim and Hazel, enjoy!

Tracklist

01. Zero
02. Zoning
03. Zoology
04. Zenith
05. Zizzle
06. Zilch
07. Pakistan ft. Aaron Hardin
08. Beautifullest Thing
09. Smelly Cat

link removed

Waajeed Production Mix CD – Re-Edits, Re-Fixes & Re-Mixes

null

A mix CD compiling various comissioned-but-never-released remixes, overlooked guest production, compilation tracks, etc. Initially made exclusively for The War Tour, Waajeed’s 2007 European DJ tour with Ta’Raach.

Tracklist

01. Waajeed – ‘Rocky Theme ’07′
02. PPP – ‘Funkin’ For Jamaica’ (feat. Monica Blaire)
03. Coultrain & Wajeed – ‘The Hustler’
04. Waajeed & The Jazz Katz – ‘Want U 2′
05. John Legend – ‘Save Room (Waajeed Remix)’
06. Waajeed – ‘Nasty Dog (Remix Instrumental)’
07. Ta’Raach – ‘Rockin’ It Hard (Demo)’
08. The Herbaliser – ‘Nahmean Nahmsayin (Remix)’
09. PPP – ’1 Luv 2 U’ (feat. Neco Redd)
10. Domu – ‘It’s You (Bling47 Remix)’ (feat. Tiombe Lockhart)
11. PPP – ‘The Look Of Love’
12. PPP – ‘Better Days’ (feat. Neco Redd)
13. Roy Ayers – ‘Funk In A Hole (Waajeed Remix)’
14. Coultrain – ‘The Rush Of It (Instrumental)’
15. PPP – ‘Play Dead’ (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
16. DJ Mitsu – ‘Right Here (Waajeed’s Seoul Remix)’ (feat. Neco Redd)
17. Ta’Raach – ‘Cake (Demo)’
18. Tony Allen – ‘Kilode (Waajeed’s Melon Mix)’ (feat. Zaki)
19. Waajeed – ‘The Event (Beat Demo)’
20. Wale Oyejide – ‘Africa Hot! (Waajeed Re-Edit)’
21. Waajeed – ‘Purple Have (Introlude)’
22. Waajeed – ‘Purple Have (Beat Demo)’

link removed MEGAUPLOAD
link removed MEDIAFIRE

Knxwledge – Komposure.EP

null

New stuff from Knxwledge, enjoy! For more info and buy check: gloof.bandcamp.com

Tracklist

01. Layemonme
02. isntSheLovlee
03. Tension
04. (Hell∆)Pretentious
05. Spand
06. Churros
07. Dib∆l(HerSteez)
08. Mmm(Sld)

Link removed in request of Knxwledge

Page 1 of 212