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Marvin Gaye’s landmark album What’s Going On came out 50 years ago this year. The Grammys honored the album — which was not recognized by the Recording Academy at the time it was released — with a performance of “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” that opened the award show’s Premiere Ceremony.

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In a trying year for the genre, there was still a ton of new music to explore. Here are some possible routes For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Catch Andra Day, Kamasi Washington, Chicano Batman and more, all spectacularly filmed and recorded at the Hollywood Bowl, as part of the LA Phil’s week SOUND/STAGE streaming series.

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Over the summer, the a quartet of titans at the intersection of jazz, hip-hop, and soul formed a low-stakes supergroup called Dinner Party. Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, and 9th Wonder comprised this dream team, and their debut album essentially featured Phoelix, a singer known for his collaborations with Noname, as an unofficial fifth…

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The 2020 Emmy nominations were announced today, and this year, there are a bunch of people from our world getting recognized in the TV world. HBO’s fascinating Watchmen continuation is the leading contender with 26 nominations, and two of those, Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special and Outstanding Original Music And…

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Motown Records famously had a finishing school, run by Maxine Powell, where their artists were taught how to smile, how to dress, how to move both onstage and off, and generally how to conduct themselves like artists and entertainers. Sometimes I feel like jazz could use something similar. There are some folks who dress well…

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The word “supergroup” has gotten thrown around loosely over the years, and sometimes the collected resumes don’t always add up to that distinction. But that is … very much not the case with Dinner Party. The new band is the project of Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, and 9th Wonder. These guys have spent…

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[Photos via Meet Me @ The Altar/Spotify, Rebelmatic/Spotify] In the words of FEVER 333’s Jason Butler, “Black music is rock music.” AltPress wouldn’t exist without the contributions from black artists who inadvertently paved the way for rock ’n’ roll, which was derived from rhythm and blues.  Today, we want to celebrate black artists who are […]

It’s beautiful out. That’s one of the fucked up things. From all available evidence, we’ve been blessed with a nationwide wave of sunny spring-into-summer weather. At this point, I’ve seen dozens of videos of police beating and manhandling and pepper-spraying and tear-gassing demonstrators while wispy clouds drift lazily across clear blue skies. I wasn’t out […]

Terrace Martin has teamed up with Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington, and G Perico for a new track called “PIG FEET” that was recorded in reaction to George Floyd’s murder and the protests that have happened across the country over the last few days over police brutality. “Someone asked, how do I feel? I told […]