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Listen: Carlos Niño & Friends – “The World Stage, 4321 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90008” [2021]

Just wanted to post one more track from this awesome Carlos Niño & Friends record, More Energy Fields, Current, out now via International Anthem. This track in particular features Sam Gendel, Jamael Dean and Randy Gloss, but the full album includes … Continue reading

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Listen: Carlos Niño & Friends – “Pleasewakeupalittlefaster, Please… (with Jamael Dean)” [2021]

Over the last two years I’ve come to respect or worship pretty much everything Chicago label International Anthem puts out. The Resavoir record from 2019 especially hits for me, but they’ve got plenty of heat on the catalog. Most of … Continue reading

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Listen: Hozan Yamamoto With Sharps & Flats – “よさこい節” [1971]

You thought I was done with the grooves? I am always on the hunt for the perfect groove, so don’t ever doubt me again. This time I’m coming at you with the 1971 album Beautiful Bamboo Flute by Hozan Yamamoto … Continue reading

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Listen: Harry Case – “Jam (At Your Party)” [1989]

Recently came across a big trove of groovy records that I’ll hopefully be sharing on the blog. Just snagged a vinyl rip of this Harry Case album In A Mood, which I don’t recommend you look up on Discogs unless you’ve … Continue reading

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Listen: Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett – “Oddball” [1974]

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a friend of yours visits Dubai and goes to a record store. He finds an interesting looking piece in the “Highly Recommended” section. He then recommends it to you. What he found … Continue reading

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Mulatu Astatke – “Tezeta” [1998]

I thought for the final post of # Warm Visions February I would end things on a grand slam. Many folks probably know this song, but if you don’t then dang – you’re in for a treat. Mulatu Astatke is … Continue reading

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Dorothy Ashby – “Django” [1984]

Diving into some jazz here, we find Dorothy Ashby – a Detroit-born jazz harpist. I came across this album through the YT sidebar (per usual) and really liked what I heard. I’m a massive fan of every indie person’s fav … Continue reading

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James Holden & The Animal Spirits – “Spinning Dance” [2017]

A rainbow-died parachute billowing in an immense desert. The self-titled LP from James Holden & The Animal Spirits that arrived late 2017 is a record that I’ve been spending more and more time with as of late. I haven’t listened … Continue reading

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Seaside Lovers – “Sun Bathing” [1983]

A tropical coral reef bustles with activity below a small cruise ship full of boozy old folks partying and playing shuffle board. Another entry into the city pop ledger of tunes from February 2018 madness – this one is fully … Continue reading

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