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i’ve been getting lost in online news for hours at a time recently. domestic, international, it’s all feeling like a fucking mess right now, and i’m just contentedly living life inside this utopian bubble here in austin. sneakily unsettling. i try and frequently facilitate discussions, and keep people as informed as they care to become, but it’s astounding how numbed we are to the suffering of others these days. we’re truly entrenched in an era of overabundant information.
i need to get outside for a few hours or something. balance of responsibilities. gotta mention, my thoughts will be with the citizens of ferguson missouri, and those who share their pain and struggle. amnesty international being removed from the scene? persecution of journalists? arbitrarily tear gassing neighborhoods, rubber bullets flying, curfews, small groups of people being made to disperse?? …all orchestrated by a pseudo-army trying to distract people from a cold-blooded murder a few days ago, one of several that their ‘team’ around the country is guilty of over the past few weeks? the institution needs to be undermined, prosecuted, and ultimately re-calibrated….things NEED to change. View Larger

i’ve been getting lost in online news for hours at a time recently. domestic, international, it’s all feeling like a fucking mess right now, and i’m just contentedly living life inside this utopian bubble here in austin. sneakily unsettling. i try and frequently facilitate discussions, and keep people as informed as they care to become, but it’s astounding how numbed we are to the suffering of others these days. we’re truly entrenched in an era of overabundant information.

i need to get outside for a few hours or something. balance of responsibilities. gotta mention, my thoughts will be with the citizens of ferguson missouri, and those who share their pain and struggle. amnesty international being removed from the scene? persecution of journalists? arbitrarily tear gassing neighborhoods, rubber bullets flying, curfews, small groups of people being made to disperse?? …all orchestrated by a pseudo-army trying to distract people from a cold-blooded murder a few days ago, one of several that their ‘team’ around the country is guilty of over the past few weeks? the institution needs to be undermined, prosecuted, and ultimately re-calibrated….things NEED to change.


10 Jazz Treats - selected by ijf →

ijfijfijf:

I made a new mixtape for the great Jazz Kid. Music from Sahib Shihab, Arthur Verocai, Nathan Davis, Tamba Trio, Donald Byrd, Hanibal Marvin Peterson & The Sunrise Orchestra, Eddie Jefferson, and more. Like you can see, only jazz on this one!

you guys should have this, creative jazz compilations are key to a nourished spiritual and harmonic musicbrain. some quality semi-obscure selections contained within.


Hugh Masekela - Otis
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Otis - Hugh Masekela from Masekela

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Hugh Masekela - Otis 

Masekela 

UNI Records, 1968

For Otis Redding, Happy Birthday 

─═ڿڰۣڿ☻ڿڰۣڿ═─

perfect music to fall asleep to, or at least set your mind on that concept to. i thought hugh was more reggae than this…..this is profound and noble and glorious. solo trumpet bringing the message home.


thundercat - live in philly (full set)

the one and only. dude is the past, present, and future of music, wrapped up in one truly funky package. timeless bass legend in the making.


hazel scott - hazel scott plays chopin, liszt, grainger, rachmaninoff, bach, gershwin, waller, ellington. etc.

jazz piano treatment of some classical/jazz/blues classics, courtesy of a trini-american legend. hazel scott was the first woman of color to have her own show on television, and a prominent civil rights activist whose career was one of the many ultimately undone by the HUAC, the house un-american activities committee. she was one of the many unfortunate victims of mccarthyism, essentially the worst time to be an artist in the history of this country.


hazel scott w/charles mingus & rudy nichols - autumn leaves

original french version of a jazz standard. very potent melody in my universe, though i’m more familiar with the english lyrics.