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Acid Jazz Playlist, February 1, 2014

Touted as "the next big jazz guitarist," hailed by the New York Times as a "whiz
kid," and dubbed "incredible" by the Montreal Gazette, rising star Nir Felder
has been making big waves in the New York City jazz scene since his arrival in

For Golden Age, Felder recruited pianist Aaron Parks,
bassist Matt Penman and drummer Nate Smith to join him in bringing his unique
musical vision to life. But it s Felder s exquisite playing that sets the
standard for this album; from fully strummed electric guitar chords to delicate
finger-picked notes to spirals of single-note runs that fully exhibit Felder's
jazz chops.

The album was not born of a concept, but the title does
provide a unifying sentiment- one of ambiguity and duality. Says Felder, "Was
the past a golden age? Is this one? Has there really ever been one? The question
is always according to whom? So there s a lack of clarity about whether things
are going great or they re really bad, and the music reflects that." To augment
his instrumental takes on those questions, Felder studied dozens of legendary
speeches and mixed spoken-word samples in with the music from Hillary Clinton,
Mario Cuomo, Malcolm X, Richard Nixon, Lou Gehrig, Elie Wiesel and others. The results are sweeping, cinematic impressions of history brought into the present moment.
Saturday, February 1, 2014

Play List

Nir Felder: Sketch 2 from Golden Age FindBUY
Bobby Womack: American Dream from Essential Bobby Womack FindBUY
Nir Felder: Bandits II from Golden Age FindBUY
Da Lata: Monkeys And Anvils ft. Rich Medina & Finn Peters from Fabiola FindBUY
Gil Scott-Heron: Lady Day And John Coltrane from Pieces Of A Man FindBUY
Sly & Family Stone: Everybody Is A Star from Playlist: The Very Best of Sly & Family Stone FindBUY
Joe Cuba Sextet: Do You Feel It from Bustin' Out FindBUY
Thievery Corporation: Retaliation Suite from Radio Retaliation (Dig) FindBUY
Louie Vega/Elements of Life: Children Of The World (Roots NYC Mix) ft Josh Milan from Eclipse FindBUY
Robert Glasper ft. Common & Patrick Stump: I Stand Alone from Black Radio 2 FindBUY
The Parliaments: (I Wanna) Testify from Soul Shots, Vol. 9: More Dance Party FindBUY
William DeVaughn: Be Thankful For What You Got from Be Thankful for What You Got FindBUY
Colonel Abrams: I Don't Know from Acid Jazz: Collection 2 FindBUY
Nir Felder: Lover from Golden Age FindBUY
MC Solaar: Devotion from Prose Combat FindBUY
John McLaughlin: Off the One from Floating Point FindBUY
Jazzanova: Mwela, Mwela (Here I Am) (Bugz in the Attic Remix) from Got the Bug FindBUY
Sergio Mendes: Maracatu Atomico (feat. Seu Jorge) from Bom Tempo FindBUY
Tower of Power: Down to the Nightclub from Hipper Than Hip: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow (Live On the Air & In the Studio 1974) FindBUY
Tower of Power: Just When We Start Makin' It from Hipper Than Hip: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow (Live On the Air & In the Studio 1974) FindBUY
Trilok Gurtu: Maya [Badmarsh & Shri Remix] from Asia Lounge 3 FindBUY
Thomas Blondet feat. E-Ball: The Way We Go from Sounds of Rhythm & Culture FindBUY
Jr. Walker: Shotgun (Los Amigos Invisibles Mix) from Motown Remixed, Vol. 2 FindBUY
Nir Felder: Before The Tsars (Edit) from Golden Age FindBUY
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