Daily Archives: April 12, 2013

R.I.P. Don Blackman

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Jazz-funk pianist and songwriter Don Blackman passed from Cancer yesterday in his native New York. Blackman is mostly known for “Holding You, Loving You,” “Heart’s Desire” and “Since You Been Away So Long” from his 1982 Arista solo album. He started his career as a teenager playing with jazz saxophonist Charles McPherson before briefly working with Parliament Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Roy Ayers. As a member of Lenny White’s Twennynine he wrote “Peanut Butter” and “Morning Sunrise.” Blackman later worked as a session musician for Sting, Tupac, David Sanborn, Bernard Wright, Najee and Janet Jackson. The musician was recently filmed talking about the upcoming album from Detroit jazz artist Brandon Williams.

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Omar-The Man (Audio)

“The Man” is Omar Lye-Fook’s first single and title of his upcoming 7th album on Freestyle Records. The song will be released with remixes from Shafiq Husayn and Maddslinky on April 29th and the album comes out May 27th.

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Daft Punk-Random Access Memories The Collaborators: Nile Rodgers

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Daft Punk has created a series of videos to highlight the artists who they collaborated with on their Random Access Memories album. In this clip Niles Rodgers talks about the origin of his jazzy rhythmic approach to disco that continues to influence pop music.

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