Archive for jazz

I Be Music: Spread – CasaNegra

Posted in I Be Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2012 by ibemusic

If your in the mood for some mambo, latin jazz, italo-funk, this iMix just for you. From one of my FELIZ live sets. For tracklisting, holla @ me.

iMix: CGN Soundsystem Vol.8

Posted in I Be Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by ibemusic

The crew has done it again! This compilation presents the CGN crews amazing taste, and future pop sensibility, in music. Click on pic and join the movement.

I Be Music: Spread – MLK

Posted in I Be Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2012 by ibemusic

This version of SPREAD is called MLK and is inspired by Martin Luther King Jr and the struggle of People Of Color. It is our first iMix focusing on the power of storytelling through music and sound. Give it a listen and be transported back to a time in history where people were enslaved, transported to a foreign land, and fought for freedom by changing American culture.

For the tracklisting/streaming capabilities, head on over to my mixcloud.

Bud Powell’s Cleopatra’s Dream

Posted in I Be Music with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2011 by ibemusic

Nica Rothschild and Thelonious Monk Everlasting Friendship

Posted in I Be Celebrity, I Be Music, I Be News, I Be Photos with tags , , , , on November 28, 2010 by ibemusic

Nica Rothschild was a baroness through her marriage to Jules de Koenigswarter, French ambassador to the U.S. and Canada.
She became friends with Monk during a European tour, and eventually became not only his patron but his muse.

There is a cool doc out called the Jazz Baroness by her great-niece Hannah Rothschild.

This is a great quote from Monk about his relationship with Nica(and a word of wisdom for those in a similar situation).
“Be sure that you want to have her for a girl or have her for a friend, because if you make love to a girl she ain’t gonna be your friend. Because you can have a friend, like Nica’s my friend, and I wouldn’t touch her. She’s the best friend I ever had.”

No Black Teenagers

Posted in I Be Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2009 by ibemusic


I went to school for media and communication arts. It was there that I learned about media analysis. I also become aware of a lack of black images across the media. By this I mean a truthful representation of what it means to be a black person, or someone of the African Diaspora, in these modern times. This special iMix was inspired by this problem, this obstacle that we must overcome! Why? because some little boy or little girl is sitting in front of the tv, or computer, or MobDev(mobile device) trying to make sense of the world and their place in it! This iMix showcases great black music of the past, present, and the future.

Click pic for download.

Joe Sample and Jazz Crusaders – Scratch
Mahalia Jackson – Good Is So Good To Me
Organized Confusion – Black Sunday
T.V. On The Radio – Blind
Leadbelly – Black Betty
Platinum Pied Pipers – Stay With Me
The Skatalites Meet King Tubby – Reggae In Dub
Curtis Mayfield – Junkie(instrumentals)
Bone Thugs N Harmony – 1st Of The Month
Tony Middleton – Paris Blues
King Ory’s Creole Band – Come Back Sweet Papa
Charlie Parker – I Love Paris
Sound Providers – For Old Time Sake
Marian Anderson – Motherless Child
iBeat – Bronze & Proud
Guy Davis – Raining In My Soul
Bonga – Makonga