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The Cover Down Update

Updates to The Cover Down (my second blog for posting album cover scans) have been slow recently. This is mostly likely due to me not being happy with the quality of my old HP scanner, the time it takes to…

Wax Poetics – The Brazil Issue

Wax Poetics recently released what could become my favorite issue of their magazine so far, dedicated to the music of Brazil. Highlighting the issue is an interview by photographers Brian Cross (B+) and Eric Coleman with one of my favorite…

The Whitefield Brothers – In The Raw

At one time I was obsessed with The Poets of Rhythm, the Munich-based funk group that released their amazing album, Discern/Define, on Quannum Records in 2001. Still one of my favorite modern funk albums, it introduced me to similar groups…

The Cover Down Returns

Last year I set up a companion blog to The Cover Up called “The Cover Down”, meant to be a constant stream of good album covers. Eventually it got boring and I stopped updating it. A few days ago I…

DJ Nuts – Culutra Copia

Possibly the first compilation of Brazilian music I ever bought, DJ Nuts’ mix CD was released by Mochilla and Wax Poetics. I found it new for about $7 at the local record store. I was excited. The artwork was done…

Joe Zawinul – Zawinul

Joe Zawinul: July 7, 1932 – September 11, 2007 One of the masterminds behind legendary jazz-fusion group Weather Report, keyboardist & composer Joe Zawinul, died today. Very sad… I’ve wanted this particular album for years and only came across it…

Fela Kuti – Monkey Banana

The other day I picked up a used copy of Fela Kuti’s Monkey Banana / Excuse O. Fela was a musician and composer from Nigeria partly responsible for creating “afrobeat”, a style of music combining jazz, funk, highlife and traditional…

Oregon – Roots in The Sky

I don’t know much about Oregon. I know they’re a jazz group sometimes referred to as “new age”, a term I try to avoid and regret its connection to late-70’s jazz/world fusion. I recently picked up this specific record, but…