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Download a Smooth Jazz Cover of Grimes’ “Genesis,” Because You Can

It’s 6PM on Friday. It’s been dark for hours. This is the soundtrack to my weekend, the soundtrack to my life—via Gorilla vs. Bear’s Twitter.

POSTED January 31, 2014 6:16PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,
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Stream: The Thing, “India”

FADER PREMIERE The Thing is the Scandinavian trio of Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love. They shred. Their last album was a collaboration with Neneh Cherry. Now they’re back as a tight unit, … read more »

POSTED October 9, 2013 3:43PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Hear an Amazing Jazz Cover of “Marvins Room”

“Marvins Room” is far and away the prettiest you’ll ever hear Drake, courtesy of NEXT Collective, an ensemble of young jazz stars including saxophonists Logan Richardson and Walter Smith III, guitarist Matt Stevens and Jamire … read more »

POSTED March 25, 2013 4:22PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (7) TAGS: , ,

Christian aTunde Adjuah: Freedom of Expansion

A security guard blocks the path to “African Innovations.” Christian aTunde Adjuah stares him down with a bottle in his hand. A petite docent with a pink streak in her hair stands between the two … read more »

POSTED February 26, 2013 10:19AM IN FEATURES Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Hear Music from the Sam Rivers Trio Reunion

Sam Rivers, who died late last year, was one of jazz’s most creative musicians, not just in his playing, but in his thinking about the genre and the scene surrounding it. Along with his wife, … read more »

POSTED September 25, 2012 2:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS:

Stream Rafiq Bhatia’s Strata EP

Rafiq Bhatia, the young New York composer and guitarist, releases his debut EP next week, and we’ve got it streaming below in its entirety, from the driving saxophone jazz of “Sunshower” to the dizzying hip-hop … read more »

POSTED September 21, 2012 11:04AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

Staff Selects Playlist: Miles Davis and the Quiet Beginnings of Electric Jazz

Every week, a different FADER editor compiles a playlist to highlight a new release and give you a guide to that artist’s web of influences and peers. These Staff Selects live in our Spotify app, … read more »

POSTED September 20, 2012 1:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Video: Neneh Cherry & The Thing, “Accordion” (MF Doom Cover)

After the amazing version of “Dream Baby Dream” we heard a few weeks back, here’s more material off Neneh Cherry and The Thing’s forthcoming album of cover songs, The Cherry Thing. This time it’s a … read more »

POSTED May 3, 2012 9:00AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (6) TAGS: , , ,

Stream Shigeto’s Lineage Mini-LP

Zack Saginaw, whose middle name and producer alias is Shigeto, releases his Lineage Mini-LP on Ghostly tomorrow. As the family tree title suggests, Lineage is a personal and reflective album—its front cover shows Saginaw’s great-grandfather’s … read more »

POSTED January 30, 2012 12:25PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , , ,

Grammys Trash Talk: Justin Bieber Fans Attack Esperanza Spalding, Lady Gaga Steals Ideas, Cee-Lo as Sun Ra

Last night at the 53rd Grammy awards, Wayne and Minaj walked the red carpet together but were absent from the events broadcast. Lady Gaga traversed the red carpet in an egg supported by pallbearers. When … read more »

POSTED February 14, 2011 10:03AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,