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In 1959, Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz To Come, a record with content almost as audacious as its title. Forty-seven years later, Coleman at least partially fulfilled his own challenge with the fearless and fertile Sound Grammar. But even that 2006 effort might not have crossed jazz boundaries as much as one from… More »

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Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Cinco Minutos Con Vos (Karriem Riggins Remix)”

Jazz drummer/hip-hop producer/occasional rapper Karriem Riggins released his 34 track album Alone/Together last year, and it is arguably one of the most memorable instrumental records of 2012. Riggins has produced for the Roots in the past, so it’s no surprise that he is featured on five of the seven tracks of the Black Friday Record… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 2, 2013 - 11:42 am

Madlib And Freddie Gibbs – “City” (Feat. Karriem Riggins)

The perma-blunted cratedigging producer Madlib and the virtuosic Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs have previously linked for two excellent EPs — check their collabs “Thuggin” and “Shame” — and now they’re hard at work on a full-on collaborative full-length called Piñata. (Bonus points for having the restraint to not call it MadGibbs.) Their latest track together,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2013 - 10:54 am