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Galt MacDermot 1928-2018

Egon, Rappcats — December 20, 2018 | Comments (1)

Galt MacDermot, 1968. Photo by Larry Ellis.

Composer, pianist and arranger Galt MacDermot died at 4 AM Eastern Standard Time on December 17th, 2018, a day shy of his 90th birthday. While the cause of his death was undisclosed, he had been in failing health for some time. Here’s an essay on his life and influence by Eothen “Egon” Alapatt, who worked with MacDermot and his Kilmarnock label from the late-90s to the mid-2000s (more…)

Madlib Meets Ethiopian Legend Ayaléw Mesfin

Madlib — November 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

Quasimoto – Welcome to Violence Pin Pack

Quasimoto — November 23, 2018 | Comments (0)

SOLD OUT: QUASIMOTO WELCOME TO VIOLENCE PIN PACK

AKA “One Step Ahead, in Bed, and Dead”  (more…)

Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen – Creative Music: The Complete Works

Now-Again — November 22, 2018 | Comments (0)

ON SALE: BUBBHA THOMAS – CREATIVE MUSIC: THE COMPLETE WORKS

Bubbha Thomas – Revolutionary, spiritual jazz bandleader, drummer, and activist from Houston. (more…)

David Axelrod’s Capitol Trilogy Reissued on Now-Again Records – EARTH ROT Out Now

Photo: David Axelrod, c. 1969, taken at Capitol Studios, Hollywood. Capitol Records Archives.

Composer David Axelrod’s essential trilogy on Capitol Records – Song of Innocence (1968), Song of Experience (1969), and Earth Rot (1970) – officially reissued by Now-Again Records. (more…)