WE LOVE ROLL CALL, Y’ALL! Boogie Down Productions, Rob Base, Dana Dane, Marley Marl, Olatunji, Chuck D, Ray Charles, EPMD, EU, Alberta Hunter, Run-D.M.C., Stetsasonic, Sugar Bear, John Coltrane, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-n-Pepa, Luther Vandross, McCoy Tyner, Biz Markie, New Edition, Otis Redding, Anita Baker, Thelonious Monk, Marcus Miller, Branford Marsalis, James Brown, Wayne Shorter, Tracy Chapman, Miles Davis, Force MDs, Oliver Nelson, Fred Wesley, Maceo, Janet Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, George Clinton, Count Basie, Mtume, Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin, Dexter Gordon, Sam Cooke, Parliament-Funkadelic, Al Jarreau, Teddy Pendergrass, Joe Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Phyllis Hyman, Sade, Sarah Vaughn, Roland Kirk, Keith Sweat, Kool Moe Dee, Prince, Ella Fitzgerald, Dianne Reeves, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Bessie Smith, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Steel Pulse, Little Richard, Mahalia Jackson, Jackie Wilson, Cannonball AND Nat Adderley, Quincy Jones Marvin Gaye, Charles Mingus AND Marion Williams. We wanna thank you all for makin’ our lives just a little brighter here on We Love Radio! (at Bed-Stuy Brooklyn USA)

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 Señor Blues

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"Jazz is not background music. You must concentrate upon it in order to get the most of it. You must absorb most of it. The harmonies within the music can relax, soothe and uplift the mind when you concentrate upon and absorb it. Jazz music stimulates the minds and uplifts the souls of those who play it was well as of those who listen to immerse themselves in it. As the mind is stimulated and the soul uplifted, this is eventually reflected in the body."

Horace Silver

Horace Silver

(via jazzpages)

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Song for my Father 

Horace Silver - Piano 

Bill Hardman - Trumpet 

Bennie Maupin - Tenor 

John Williams - Bass 

Billy Cobham - Drums 

Rest in Peace, Horace Silver

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"Grandpa’s Spells" - Jelly Roll Morton #jazzagelawnparty2014 (at Governors Island Jazz Age Fest)

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Every book, every album, every ingredient, and every piece of advice. I will always hold dear and give my children the same. I am blessed, I am humbled, I am grateful.

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Jaki Byard 

Cinco y Quatro

Here’s Jaki 

Prestige, 1961 

With 24-year-old, metro Detroit bassist Ron Carter and fellow Bostonian, veteran drummer Roy Haynes, pianist Byard has formed a partnership on this recording that effectively grasps modern jazz. This is no standard trio; they’re a collective who romps through these seven selections with a surprise or more a minute.

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The Black Pearl #Josephinebaker #goddess #pioneer

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk and John Cage - Sound?? (1967)

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dallisons:

"You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod on me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I rise.”

Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

(via yagazieemezi)

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