Until the Dawn (Prince Tribute) – Infinite Rhythms Music Podcast ​​​​​​​​​​​​ (Free Download)


Side One: Slow and Close
1. Crazy You
2. When We’re Dancing Close and Slow
3. Baby
4. Still Waiting
5. Do Me Baby
6. International Lover
7. Adore
8. Scandalous
9. The One
10. Venus de Milo


Side Two: Afterglow
1. Insatiable
2. It’s Gonna Be Lonely
3. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night
4. When the Lights Go Down
5. Strollin’
6. Betcha by Golly, Wow
7. And God Created Woman
8. Te Amo Corazón
9. She Loves Me 4 Me
10. Joy in Repetition


Music icon Prince dead at 57

I’m sure that you have heard by now that Prince passed away today. I’m in shock and disbelief as are most of you. There are times when you remember where you were when first hearing about a celebrity death, and today was one of those days. For me was during my lunch break outside with fellas when I heard and confirmed that Prince had died. One of my two most favorite musicians and entertainers of all time, I first became familiar with Prince through the songs “Soft and Wet”, “Dirty Mind”, and “Head”, but is was the song “Controversy” in which I became a fan and I’ve been locked in ever since. I did have the opportunity to view this musical legend in person once as he toured promoting his protégée, Támar, doing a date in Atlanta. Rest in Peace to one of  the baddest to ever do it, Prince.

There many and countless performances that would show the talent that this man possessed, but this one from a 2004 Hall of Fame Induction lets him fly free.“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.


Prince died earlier today (April 21) at age 57 at his Paisley Park home and studio, his publicist confirmed to the Associated PressTMZ first reported the news.

Gone But Not Forgotten: In Memoriam 2016

Prince was hospitalized last week after his plane for was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. Released a few hours later, a rep told TMZ that he had been battling a bad case of the flu.

One of the most iconic musicians in music history, Prince’s extensive career grew out of the music scene of his native Minneapolis, where he lived his entire life. His 1978 debut album For You and self-titled second LP, released in October 1979, kicked off an incredibly prolific run of albums that included 1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Sign O The Times and Batman, among others, throughout the 1980s at a clip of nearly one per year, evolving with each release.

Source: Prince Dead: Singer Dies at 57 | Billboard

Evolution 003– Infinite Rhythms Music Podcast ​​​​​​​​​​​​ (Free Download) Jazz Appreciation Month, JAM Edition

April is Jazz Appreciation Month musician and bandleader Benny Carter and his legacy  is being celebrating and featured on the 2016  JAM poster this year. In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month I present to you the third installment of the Evolution series podcast.

1. Prayers – Ross McHenry
2. Proximity – Behn Gillece
3. The Samba – The Jeff Lorber Fusion
4. No Reservations – Oddisee
5. No Diggity (JR Dynamite Edit) – HCB vs Blackstreet
6. Ascension – Sivey
7. For Example – Tommaso Monopoli
8. Beija Flor – Grupo Medusa
9. Kow Poo BIn Goo – Neil C. Young

2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival

The 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival Lineup for 2016 has been announced, and in just like year’s past the Atlanta Jazz Festival is sure not to disappoint. The Festival begins in May with the 31 Days of Jazz with local events all over the city, and concludes with concerts in Piedmont Park during the Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.

MARTA Mondays, each Monday in May will a Jazz performances at the following Marta stations. Performances will be from 3-5 pm.

  • May 2nd at Chamblee Station featuring Brazilian guitarist, Sander Pinheiro
  • May 9th at Five Points Station featuring saxophonist Mike Walton and his Quartet
  • May 16th at Lakewood Station featuring alternative jazz artists Indie Revenge
  • May 23rd at Midtown Station featuring electronic, funk jazz group, Grüt

• May 1st at Perkerson Park featuring Julie Dexter and hosted by Council Member Joyce Sheperd
• May 7th at John A. White Park featuring Freddy Cole and hosted by Council Member Keisha Lance Bottoms
• May 8th at Oakland Cemetery featuring Russell Gunn and hosted by Council Member Natalyn M. Archibong
• May 15th at Howell Park featuring Gordon Vernick and hosted by Council Member Alex Wan
• May 21st at Washington Park featuring Julie Dexter and hosted by Council Member Ivory Lee Young
• May 22nd at West Manor Park featuring Julie Dexter and hosted by Council Members Ceasar Mitchell and Andre Dickens

Presenting the 2016 lineup in Piedmont Park:
Friday, May 27
Main Stage:
7:00 pm Next Collective
9:00 pm JOI

Saturday, May 28
Local Stage:
12:30 pm Rialto Jazz for Kids All Stars
2:30 pm The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (RYJO)
4:30 pm Mabu’s Ark Band
6:30 pm Alex Lattimore

International Stage:
1:30 pm Camila Meza
3:30 pm TATRAN
5:30 pm Mette Henriette
7:30 pm Etienne Charles

Main Stage:
1:00 pm Chargaux
3:00 pm Tomeka Reid
5:00 pm Theo Croker
7:00 pm Jamison Ross
9:00 pm Hypnotic Brass Ensemble


Sunday, May 29
Local Stage:
12:30 pm Band Room Nation
2:30 pm Anonymous DaBand
4:30 pm Joe Alterman Trio
6:30 pm Chandra Currelley

International Stage:
1:30 pm Kenzaburo Ishihara
3:30 pm Tumi Mogurosi
5:30 pm Daby Touré
7:30 pm Eliane Elias

Main Stage:
1:00 pm Navy Band Southeast: V.I.P Protocol Combo
3:00 pm Eugenie Jones
5:00 pm The Headhunters
7:00 pm Benny Golson
9:00 pm Gregory Porter

R.I.P. 70s funk and disco singer Leon Haywood

(April 6, 2016) It is a sad coincidence as I sit here visiting Houston, Texas today, that one of this city’s great contributors to popular music, Leon Haywood, has died at age 74. Haywood was an immensely talented singer, songwriter and producer, perhaps best known for his somewhat lurid chart-topping hit “I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You.”

Source: R.I.P. 70s funk and disco singer Leon Haywood | SoulTracks – Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews

Gato Barbieri, Latin Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at Age 83

Latin Jazz saxophonist Leandro ‘Gato’ Barbieri, who composed the Grammy-winning music for the steamy Marlon Brando film ‘Last Tango in Paris’ and recorded dozens of albums over a career spanning more than seven decades, has died at age 83.

Source: Gato Barbieri, Latin Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at Age 83 | Billboard

Evolution 002 – Infinite Rhythms Music Podcast ​​​​​​​​​​​​ (Free Download)


Evolution 002

1. Hunt Up Wind – Hiroshi Fukumura and Sadao Watanabe
2. Flight (Energy) ft. Dres – Jaleel Shaw
3. Paris (Moo Latte Remix) – Mazolewski Quintet
4. Walking (Gilles Peterson remix) – Rive Gauche
5. Once upon a Time in the North – Dalindeo
6. Queen Bitch – The Wee Trio
7. Nantucket  – Samo Salamon
8. Suspicious Character – Terry Bartolotta Group
9. Glasperlude 1 – Javier Starks