Jazz was central to Franklin's musicianship, however far she rambled. Without it we'd be remembering a different artist now, and celebrating a different body of work.
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Shots from some of our favorite shows at this year's Pickathon festival: Ethio-jazz legend Hailu Mergia, psychedelic soul group Black Pumas, guitar-centric Malian outfit Tinariwen, and more.
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Even from its beginnings in late-60s Oakland, the band has always stoof out. Fifty years later, its devotion to classic horn-driven soul remains unmatched, its passion and precision unchanged.
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A look at what (and, more importantly, who) was behind one of Portland's hottest shows of the summer: Makaya McCraven at the FFTT warehouse on Thursday, August 9th.
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Take a tour of DJ Action Slacks’ record collection every Thursday from 9 to 11pm on Travlin’ the Tracks. One of Portland’s favorite live soul DJs, DJ Action Slacks will keep you on the move through vintage R&B, soul, blues and jazz from the 1940s - 1970s. We went behind the mic to learn a little bit more about KMHD’s newest host.
Watch pianist Robert Glasper demonstrate how three samples from jazz tracks by Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock served as source material for famed hip-hop producers J Dilla and Pete Rock.
The compilation from Gilles Peterson's indie label showcases the best and brightest genre-blenders making London jazz exciting.