[youtube id=”QWQQ8Hh_9HM”] James Mtume talks to Red Bull Music Academy about the way he created the song “Juicy Fruit” with the Linn drum machine. He also explains how he learned the connection between a boxer’s jabs and rhythm while working for Miles Davis. DJ Evil Dee shares his experiences ofContinue Reading

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[youtube]SYl5yzqeaLE&[/youtube] James Mtume, Reggie Lucas, Tawatha Agee, Basil Fearington, Hubert Eaves and Howard King were the members of Mtume. Bandleader James Mtume is the son of jazz saxophonist James Heath and he started playing percussion professionally in the ’70s with his father, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Freddie HubbardContinue Reading

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Gary Bartz is an American saxophonist and clarinetist who started his career as a member of the Charles Mingus jazz workshop in the sixties. In that same decade he worked with Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln and Art Blakely where he made his recording debut on the Soul Finger album. ItContinue Reading

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