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Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Playing tracks by

Ronnie Laws, Norman Connors, Gene Harris, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and more.

To me jazz is a montage of a dream deferred. A great big dream—yet to come—and always yet—to become ultimately and finally true…The Bird was looking for that future (of jazz) like mad. The Newborns, Chico, Dave, Gulda, Milt, Charlie Mingus. That future is what you call pregnant. Potential papas and mamas of tomor­row’s jazz are all known. But THE papa and THE mama—maybe both—are anonymous. But the child will communicate. Jazz is a heartbeat—­its heartbeat is yours. You will tell me about its perspectives when you get ready.

Langston Hughes

A shamelessly commercial dip into the Blue Note back catalogue featuring some stone classics.

Comments

playjazzloud

bringing out the heavy hitters here! nice! always got to groove to Gene Harris.

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Thanks for listening Julian. I enjoyed your last (very) eclectic mix recently.

DJ Beat Nick

This is a cracker of a mix - tasty selection. Love Blue Note.

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Thanks for listening Nick.

Dj Mr Lob
Dj Mr Lob

Probably my most favourite label and truthfully many of these I did not know but will be delving deeper into them for sure. Thanks heaps Big Fella!

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Always love it when my favourite DJs drop by to check the sounds. Glad to drop some music your way.

niGGAGOD
niGGAGOD

Pure mastery in the musicians performances - selective choice - fabulous mergers . In every session . LOved and enjoyed each small second : my brother : )

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Thanks for embracing the sounds brother C.

DrJazz
DrJazz

Well, BNs! Mostly can't go wrong....Thanks & Cheers, DrJ

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Haha! I sense a little caveat in that sentence! Thanks for dropping by Marc.

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Did you identify the pastiche cover? These little in-jokes are usually only spotted by your good self.

DrJazz
DrJazz

Yup. Just forgot to comment on it, as Lady J walked in the door for lunch as I was writing. At least I got 3 parts of it! (a) The design partly from Mr. T's "Easy Walker" on BN, and therefore, (b) the play-on-words, i.e. Easy Rider, and (c) head short of the other 'Mr. T' (that would be DJ2tee) where Stan's photo was originally. But is the model on the original cover BN also Ms. Luna? This may be your slickest mash-up photo to date! Everyone else, have a look! Is DJ2tee a 'bloody genius' or what? Cheers, DrJ

DrJazz
DrJazz

Well, after around 1968 (After Mr. Lion sold the label to Liberty.), the percentage of 'misfires' increased dramatically (hip pop music marketed as jazz); many of those post-1968 adventures became pop music 'urban contemporary' classics, but the jazz content (improvisation especially) was minimal.

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

A distinction to Dr Jazz for cover identification. The model is indeed Donyale Luna, the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue in 1966. Although a different pose from the Stanley Turrentine cover, she is actually wearing the same dress.

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Take your point about Blue Note's after 1968. They are generally not ground breaking, but work as pop-jazz excursions. The same is happening in 2018, with jazz being 2.5% of sales, many of the young artists, like Glasper are producing crossover albums to widen their audience. Understandable really.

DrJazz
DrJazz

Agreed. People have to 'pay the rent'. But there is a artistic difference between jazz and 'jazzy'. I get annoyed when people confuse the two.

souljazzfunksters

Another fantastic soundtrack for my day ... quality non stop!

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Thanks mate - we do our best to oblige!

Huas
Huas

Well you could shamelessly keep on uploading these beauties mate, no problem what so ever.

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Thanks Hugo. I'm working on some stuff for you right now!!!

Dellenbusch

Fantastic! Thanks

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Thanks for checking this mix.

diroberto47

PS been listening to your stuff for a couple of years since I caught up with modern technology , but where can I get to see you do a live set? Live out in the sticks but I can travel !!

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Thanks for listening. I don't do much live work nowadays, but you never no I might get on the decks sometime.

diroberto47

Ah, Mr 2tee! How much do I love the stuff you put on Mixcloud 💕👍