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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
2005.

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 01, 2014

Play List

10:00p
10:00p
Nir Felder: Sketch 2 from Golden Age FindBUY
10:05p
Bobby Womack: American Dream from Essential Bobby Womack FindBUY
10:09p
Nir Felder: Bandits II from Golden Age FindBUY
10:17p
Da Lata: Monkeys And Anvils ft. Rich Medina & Finn Peters from Fabiola FindBUY
10:20p
Gil Scott-Heron: Lady Day and John Coltrane from Pieces of a Man FindBUY
10:26p
Sly & Family Stone: Everybody Is A Star from Playlist: The Very Best of Sly & Family Stone FindBUY
10:29p
Joe Cuba Sextet: Do You Feel It from Bustin' Out FindBUY
10:32p
Thievery Corporation: Retaliation Suite from Radio Retaliation (Dig) FindBUY
10:35p
Louie Vega/Elements of Life: Children Of The World (Roots NYC Mix) ft Josh Milan from Eclipse FindBUY
10:40p
Robert Glasper ft. Common & Patrick Stump: I Stand Alone from Black Radio 2 FindBUY
10:44p
The Parliaments: (I Wanna) Testify from Soul Shots, Vol. 9: More Dance Party FindBUY
10:48p
William DeVaughn: Be Thankful For What You Got from Be Thankful for What You Got FindBUY
10:55p
Colonel Abrams: I Don't Know from Acid Jazz: Collection 2 FindBUY
11:00p
11:01p
Nir Felder: Lover from Golden Age FindBUY
11:05p
MC Solaar: Devotion from Prose Combat FindBUY
11:10p
John McLaughlin: Off the One from Floating Point FindBUY
11:17p
Jazzanova: Mwela, Mwela (Here I Am) (Bugz in the Attic Remix) from Got the Bug FindBUY
11:23p
Sergio Mendes: Maracatu Atomico (feat. Seu Jorge) from Bom Tempo FindBUY
11:27p
Tower of Power: Down to the Nightclub from Hipper Than Hip: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow (Live On the Air & In the Studio 1974) FindBUY
11:30p
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
11:40p
Trilok Gurtu: Maya [Badmarsh & Shri Remix] from Asia Lounge 3 FindBUY
11:45p
Thomas Blondet feat. E-Ball: The Way We Go from Sounds of Rhythm & Culture FindBUY
11:48p
Jr. Walker: Shotgun (Los Amigos Invisibles Mix) from Motown Remixed, Vol. 2 FindBUY
11:55p
Nir Felder: Before the Tsars [edit] from Golden Age FindBUY
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