When you think about the most important musical experiences of your life, the concerts that helped shape your perception of both music and yourself, how do you conjure up those black box recorder sounds?
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Capes discusses becoming a full-time musician, Tupac's influence on his life, the role TriMet played in his writing and why it's so obvious that the president of the United States is a racist.
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Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America joins NPR's Audie Cornish with a few criteria for what turns a regular composition into a canonized classic.
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For a group that has always stood for musical collectivism — the substitution of pianist Orrin Evans for Ethan Iverson — was a shakeup of existential proportions.
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For this month's Behind the Mic, we chat with DJ Scott Thayer — host of KMHD's rare vinyl show, The Deep Dig, on-air from 7-9pm Thursday evenings.
The compilation from Gilles Peterson's indie label showcases the best and brightest genre-blenders making London jazz exciting.
If you count on KMHD as your late-night soundtrack, you probably already know and love Luis Ocasio. Host of the brand new show The Joint, Luis delivers a chilled-out set of boom-bap beats and dynamic, contemporary instrumentations every Monday-Thursday from 11pm-midnight. Here we find out more about his life and what he gets up to when he's off the air.
KMHD staff takes a look inside the most underappreciated music release of 2017.
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In jazz, single cuts can contain a dimensionality and completeness that takes pop music a whole album to achieve. And, as we witness a transition from albums to singles as the primary format for new music releases - a top singles list is essential.