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It was just last week that pianist James Francies thrilled the thousands that gathered in Central Park to take part in Igmar Thomas‘s A Journey Through keep reading »

The complete list of this year’s Grammy Nominations were released and REVIVE is happy to see artists who push the boundaries of styles such as jazz, instrumental & electronic, and next wave soul/R&B represented on the list.

We, in an era of depleted harmonic angles and reused melodic motifs, have underwent a recent revitalization of musical brilliance in mainstream genres across the keep reading »

2015 has been one of the best years for music in recent memory. This isn’t to say that the previous years didn’t produce killing music, keep reading »

I’m not one to call anything an instant classic. Sure, maybe as a joke on social media accounts– but on this site? Rarely. It’s difficult keep reading »

Last night felt like a replay of December when D’Angelo suddenly dropped Black Messiah. While Kendrick Lamar didn’t quite release To Pimp A Butterfly out of the keep reading »

Pianist Kris Bowers’ version of Kendrick Lamar’s “Rigamortus” may have some hip hop heads spinning. And almost like a game of Clue, it was Kris keep reading »

Legendary frontman of the Ohio Players Leroy Bonner died last week at the age of 69. “Sugarfoot” sang and played guitar with the group that dominated the charts in the ’70s with their thick-bottomed dance music and unique style. This week Detroit-native producer and musician Karriem Riggins payed homage to one of Sugarfoot’s most sampled tracks.

The term blue note is defined as “a minor interval where a major would be expected, used especially in jazz.” Having said that, consider the following sample list to be the “blue notes” of Blue Note, so to speak. This is a list of several Blue Note samples that were either used in an atypical manner, or were found on lesser-known tracks by largely popular artists.