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Hope you all came up yesterday or at least enjoyed the performances. 

Props to the record store owners and crate diggers who go in year round, keeping the music circulating.
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nycnostalgia:

Harlem, 1970. Stylin’
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themaninthegreenshirt:

Cedar Walton from 1962 with the Art Blakey Sextet. [Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard Curtis Fuller, Reggie Workman and Cedar Walton.] Walton was a key member of the 1961-64 incarnation of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, which is often cited as the finest of the many versions of that famous group that the drummer put together. 
Cedar Walton was a powerful hard-bop pianist who appeared on more than 400 recordings and combined a meaty, rhythmic-playing style with sensitive, delicate solos. But Cedar’s most mystifying recording session occurred in April 1959, when he was John Coltrane’s first choice for Giant Steps. Although he was recorded on two full takes of the title track and other tracks for the album during a rehearsal session at Atlantic, a series of events caused Atlantic producer Nesuhi Ertegün to use Tommy Flanagan instead.
Cedar Walton was one of those jazz musicians that was seemingly everywhere as a sideman in the 1960′s, appearing on a handful of classic albums and almost always contributing a stunning original number to the set.  He recorded extremely strong records throughout the 1970′s and continued that trend right up until the end of his life with a number of excellent recordings for the High Note label in the 2000′s. 
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themaninthegreenshirt:

Donald Byrd with Herbie Hancock in the background December 17, 1964
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themaninthegreenshirt:

"There are no natural barriers. It’s all music. It’s either hip or it ain’t." Lee Morgan, 1957
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themaninthegreenshirt:

Jimmy Smith January 1964
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70sbestblackalbums:

BLACKMUSIC 
Two of a kind
70sbestblackalbums:

BLACKMUSIC 
Two of a kind
70sbestblackalbums:

BLACKMUSIC 
Two of a kind
70sbestblackalbums:

BLACKMUSIC 
Two of a kind
70sbestblackalbums:

BLACKMUSIC 
Two of a kind
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fckyeahundergroundhiphop:

JayDee
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blackxlist:

Femi Kuti
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blackxlist:

Lee Scratch Perry
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blackxlist:

KRS-ONE