Saturday, January 16, 2016

Weekend Listening

It's Saturday.

The holidays are over, and so is the week. So kick it. 

Legendary producer Madlib was given access to Blue Note Records's original masters catalogue back in 2003 for a remix project. What was born was a mix of jazz, hip-hop and electronic style that has been hugely influential on younger contemporary musicians/producers like Flying Lotus and Thundercat since its release.

He would dub this reinterpretation of Blue Note classics Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note.

If you've ever wondered what would happen if you gave one of the most talented hip-hop producers of his generation unrestricted access to the catalogue of the record company that churned out albums from a veritable Pantheon of jazz giants (Art Blakely, Coltrane, Chet Baker, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, and too many more to name here), here's your chance. 

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Evan Jones is a painter, drummer, and avid music lover.