Despite differences in age, nationality, race, and whatever else, a gem is a valued treasure. Can you hear the ones we found?. Featuring artists like: Kamasi Washington,Khruangbin,Jacob Collier,Vulfpeck,Leslie Odom Jr.,Nina Simone,Bettye LaVette,Jon Batiste,Chance the Rapper,
A soundtrack for all kingpins, bosses and CEOs… – featuring artists like DJ Shadow • Anderson .Paak • Jidenna • Nas • Nina Simone • James Brown • Llorca • Mr. Scruff
Tracks where the piano – and occasionally the organ make all the difference – featuring artists like Tom Waits • James Leg • The Belfast Cowboys • Lou Reed • Joe Jackson • Wilco • World Party • Nina Simone
I first heard this when I was walking through my college’s campus center. A student jazz group called the Hot Sextet (ha, ha) was playing in the lounge area, and the melody stopped me in my tracks. Ellington tunes often have this quality of intense nostalgia, even when you’re hearing them for the first time.
Like a lot of young British movie fans of my age, the deceptively cheerful piano melody of this song first came to my attention in the 1970s as the theme music to the BBC’s long-running Film Review series (Film 1972, Film 1973 etc etc…) and it was nearly twenty years before I learned that this jolly jazz-gospel piano tune was in fact one of the key cultural touchstones of the American Civil Rights movement.
I first heard this track from Bonobo’s Late Nite Tales and am like whaaaaaat? Nina Simone did Reggae. Well she didn’t just do reggae she wrote an anthem to define the dark streets corroding to urban decay and post-industrial cities with wheels falling off the Wagon.