acid jazz

  • Sat
    May 31
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Jun 04
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Funk, Trip-hop & Acid Jazz On The After Hours

On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours, we'll be starting off with some fresh funk featuring The Brooks and their debut album Adult Entertainment, which came out earlier this month.

"The Brooks were brought together by their mutual love and appreciation for authentic, vintage Funk & Soul music. Recorded live at Troublemakers studios, in Montreal Qc, during several late night studio jam sessions, The Brooks' debut album strives to bring back the old school with an infusion of fresh influences to keep your body movin'!"

After that we've got some great trip-hop, turntablism and acid jazz courtesy of Smokey Bandits, Dirty Art ClubBerry Weight, Shag, Esbe, Hugo Kant and Hexsagon. Stream it live May 31, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio 

  • Sat
    Dec 28
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Jan 01
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

2013 Retrospective: Acid Jazz Edition

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to my favorite acid jazz from the last few years. In the first half of the show we'll be listening to my favorite acid jazz from 2011/12 featuring Heavy Shift, Lund Quarter and Snarky Puppy. In the second hour we'll be  listening to my favorite acid jazz of 2013 featuring The Brothers NylonThe Greyboy Allstars, The James Taylor Quartet, MaiGroup, Iordache, Plini, Suffer Like G Did, Analog Attention and Calibro 35. Stream it live December 28th 10pm-12am right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Nov 05
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Nov 07
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am
  • Sun
    Nov 10
    5:00 am -
    6:00 am

Neo Soul, Hip-Hop and Acid Jazz of 2013

On today’s edition of That Righteous Jive we’ll be listening to some great neo-soul, hip-hop and acid jazz. I’ll be featuring Joomanji, a project began by producer Jona Christian, drummer Amir Oosman and pianist Bob Finucane. They blend together smooth jazz, soul, hip-hop and R&B into a unique sound all their own. “Our productions consist of live recordings of the instrumentalists in our collective (Drums, Rhodes, Sax, Trumpet, Bass) mixed intermittently with vinyl sample chops. The resulting music is a fusion of crisp instrumental sound and that vintage vinyl vibe that so many of us hip-hop heads have grown to love.” We’ll be listening to some of my favorite tracks from their second album Manj, which they released earlier this year.

I’ll also be featuring The Brothers Nylon, a collaboration between the Rufolo brothers from New York and multi-instrumentalist and producer Shawn Lee in the UK [along with Ben Greenslade-Stanton (trombone) and Matt Boose (trumpet)]. They worked together to create cinematic acid jazz, filled with spacious funk-rock landscapes and eastern influences such as tabla, sitar and flute. The result is some of the most awesome, experimental, genre-bending music I’ve heard all year. We’ll be listening to their self-titled debut album, which they released last September.

On top of that we’ve got The Stuyvesants, SouleanceNeo Soul Acid Jazz Collective, Odjbox & Pierre, ClassicBeatz, Springdale Quarter and Wally Clark of Gummy Soul--all from albums released this year. Stream it live November 5th 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

I’ll be featuring legendary bassist Victor Wooten on tonight’s edition of The After Hours. We’ll be listening mostly to Sword and Stone, the first disc to Wooten’s two-disc album he released last year. We’ll also hear some tracks from the rest of Wooten’s solo work, along with some live performances from his work with his brother Future Man, legendary banjo player Bela Fleck and Howard Levy (playing together as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones). On top of that we’ve got some of my other favorite bluegrass and acid jazz jam bands: The String Cheese Incident, James Taylor QuartetPenguin Café Orchestra and Railroad Earth. In the last half hour of the show we’ll be taking a trip through some of my favorite psychedelic soul, featuring The Politicians, Monophonics, and The RH Factor. Stream it live August 3rd, 10pm-12am right here on KRUU.

  • Sat
    May 25
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    May 29
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Best of Acid Jazz (Part 2)

Acid jazz is a genre that has been used to describe a wide variety of different sounds and styles over the years, but I feel it can be boiled down into two main catarogries: On one hand we have experimental jazz bands that dabble in soul, funk and R&B (sometimes incorporating synthesizers or other electronic elements into the groove). And on the other, we've got DJ's and electronic music producers that blend together jazz and electronica with hip-hop (and sometimes house) beats.

On this Saturday night's edition of the After Hours we'll be listening to some of my favorite examples of the later. We'll hear from The Herbaliser off of the album they released last year: There Were Seven. I've been digging this album more than any of their previous efforts, it's a bit less experimental, and more rooted in jazz, hip-hop and turntablism, which I love. I'll also be playing some choice tracks from my favorite acid jazz album Ki-Oku, the result of a collaboration between turntable sensei DJ Krush and trumpeter Toshinori Kondo (bottom right). 

On top of that we'll be listening to Amon TobinSt. Germain, Mr. Scruff, Parov Stelar, SkalpelWax Tailor, and many more. Stream it live this Saturday night (10pm-12am CTZ) right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Sat
    May 18
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    May 22
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Best of Acid Jazz (Part 1 of 2)


"Acid jazz" is a genre that has been used to describe a large variety of different artists and sounds over the years, but I feel it can be divided neatly into two categories. On one side we have experimental jazz bands (usually featuring a Hammond organ) that dabble in soul, funk and R&B, (sometimes incorporating synthesizers, turntables or other electronic sounds into the groove). And on the other side we've got DJ’s and electronic music producers that combine jazz, funk and soul samples with hip-hop and house beats. 

On this Saturday night's edition of the After Hours we’ll be listening to some of my favorite examples of that first category.  I’ll be playing some Shimmy: an album released last year as the result of a collaboration between Billy Martin (from Medeski Martin and Wood) on drums and Wil Blades on the Hammond B3 organ.  I’ve been really digging this album and think it’s amazing the grooves these guys can pump out as just an organ/drum duo. On top of that we’ll be hearing from The Greyboy Allstars, Heavy Shift, The RH Factor, Ronny Jordan, James Taylor Quartet, John Scofield, Marc Johnson’s Bass Desires and many more. If you can get down with some experimental jazz-funk-soul fusion then don't miss it (streamed live 10pm-12am CTZ right here on KRUU). Also, if you want to ckeck out the flipside of acid jazz (DJs that spin jazz, funk, hip-hop and house togetherthen look out for my show next week (05/25) when we'll be listening to Amon Tobin, St. Germain, Parov Stelar, Mr. Scruff, Blockhead, Skalpel and Herbaliser among others. Enjoy ;)