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Top Five Miles Davis Albums

Aside from a love of reggae, dancehall, and dub, I am a HUGE jazz fan…There are SO MANY styles of jazz and artists that trying to narrow down a top 10 list is a tall task. Here are my recommendations for a “Top Five” list of albums by one of the best of the best…Mr. Miles Davis… I am only including “5” selections on this list because these albums need to be sat with and truly absorbed…(maybe with a nice rum cocktail or jamaican cigarette…you know what i mean).

Miles was a true jazz pioneer who forged the jazz medium into new styles and directions…playing everything from bebop to cool jazz to freebop to electric fusion, etc….This list is a “Must Have” for anybody who is either listening for the first time or who already enjoys the sound of jazz….and as an aside, “The Autobiography of Miles Davis” is an awesome read to really understand the vibe behind this man…cool cool cool!!!… » Read full post

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“Top 10″ Reggae “One Drop” songs

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So this is my very first post for this blog, and it seems fitting to throw up a “top 10″ list featuring amazing  reggae drummers….drummers who have inspired me through the years.  This post features a unique style of drumming known as the One Drop. The “One Drop”(for those who don’t know) is a style of drumming where the kick and sidestick land together on the 2 and 4 if you’re counting by whole notes or the 3 if counting by quarter notes.  Unlike rock or funk grooves, the One Drop  leaves a ton of space and finesse for the hihat to swing the groove.… » Read full post

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