Kamasi Washington Dectet – The Message

It’s been a long busy week with hardly any time near my laptop, so there has been surprisingly few articles lately. Music-wise I’ve been on a jazz tip with Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane giving the best of company. Now I’m back at the computer, but I still can’t let go off the jazz.

To be honest, I haven’t heard about saxophonist Kamasi Washington until half an hour ago, but I much enjoyed this live performance of his ten piece band at LA’s Blue Whale in the video. Among the band are familiar faces such as Steve Bruner aka Thundercat and his brother Ronald on drums.

Arthur Verocai – Na boca do sol

Here’s another excerpt from Mochilla’s Timeless box-set, taken from Arthur Verocai‘s live performance at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

For the fullscreen video, you need to visit the VTech website. There you can also download an MP3 of the song.

Arthur Verocai – Sylvia (live)

Brazilian composer and arranger Arthur Verocai plays an exclusive session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show, accompanied by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin, Justo Almario on flute and sax, Fabiano Do Nascimento on guitar and singer Diana Booker.

For a video of the full session, head over to the KCRW website, where you can also stream the music alone. And of course, I still recommend Mochilla’s Timeless DVD with a full concert by Arthur Verocai and a 30-piece orchestra!

Georgia Anne Muldrow remixes Suite for Ma Dukes

LA’s Georgia Anne Muldrow steps up to record a remix of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Suite for Ma Dukes.

Remixing Suite for Ma Dukes is a brave undertaking. Several producers and MCs at first accepted and then declined the job. In the end we think we got the right person. It is with great pleasure on the week of Mothers Day to release this remix. Done while mothering by none other than Georgia Anne Muldrow.

You have to visit the VTech website for the fullscreen version, there you can also download an MP3 of that remix.

Suite For Ma Dukes DVD

You might have heard about the upcoming DVDs from Mochilla, one of them featuring the legendary Suite for Ma Dukes concert arranged by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Following previous excerpts from both the concert and the rehearsals, VTech has posted this brand new video.

For some reason, you have to follow a different link for a fullscreen version of the video. Also make sure to grab yourself the MP3 of that song.