Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performance.

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Monday, 17 October 2011 13:11

The Doors - Five to One

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. The band took its name from Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception, the title of which was a reference to a William Blake quotation: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite." They were among the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s, due mostly to Morrison's wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison's death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until finally disbanding in 1973.

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Sunday, 16 October 2011 17:44

Dorothy Ashby - The Moving Finger

Dorothy Ashby (August 6, 1932 — April 13, 1986) was an American jazz harpist and composer.

Along with Alice Coltrane, Ashby extended the popularization of jazz harp past a novelty, showing how the instrument can be utilized seamlessly as much a bebop instrument as the saxophone. Her albums were of the jazz genre, but often moved into R&B, world and other musics, especially on her 1970 album The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby, where she demonstrates her talents on another instrument, the Japanese koto, successfully integrating it into jazz.

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Saturday, 15 October 2011 15:59

Nicolas Jaar - Encore

Nicolas Jaar is a New York-based 21-year-old who does a lot of things that young dance producers do-- plays shows in clubs around the world, remixes dance artists, runs a small record label called Clown and Sunset -- but he doesn't really make dance music.

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Friday, 14 October 2011 18:11

Brian Eno - Rick Holland: glitch

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Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:28

Bonobo - Dinosaurs

The bonobo (English pronunciation: /bəˈnoʊboʊ/ /ˈbɒnəboʊ/), Pan paniscus, previously called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf orgracile chimpanzee,[ is a great ape and one of the two species making up the genus Pan. The other species in genus Pan is Pan troglodytes, or thecommon chimpanzee. Although the name "chimpanzee" is sometimes used to refer to both species together, it is usually understood as referring to the common chimpanzee, while Pan paniscus is usually referred to as the bonobo.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:54

Steve Harley - Hideaway

Steve Harley (born Stephen Malcolm Ronald Nice, 27 February 1951, Deptford, London, England) is an English singer and songwriter, best known for his work with the 1970s rock group Cockney Rebel,[1] with whom he still occasionally tours (albeit with many personnel changes through the years).

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011 21:17

Alain Goraguer - Ten Et Tiwa

Alain Goraguer (born 20 August 1931 in Rosny-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a French jazz pianist[1], sideman of Boris Vian and Serge Gainsbourg, arranger and composer. He reached his creative peak in the 1960s and 1970s. He also recorded and composed the soundtrack to the film Fantastic Planet.

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Monday, 10 October 2011 14:20

Chromatics - I'm On Fire

Chromatics are a band from Portland, Oregon, whose current lineup features singer Ruth Radelet, guitarist Adam Miller, and producer/multi-instrumentalistJohnny Jewel. The band originally featured a trademark sound indebted to punk and lo-fi and described as "noisy" and "chaotic". After numerous lineup changes, which left guitarist Adam Miller as the sole original member, the band signed to the Italians Do It Better record label and pursued an Italo Discosound.

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Bonus track, Crazy Sundays

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