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In the past year, saxophonist and member of LA-based jazz super-group West Coast Get Down, Kamasi Washington has exploded into the spotlight. His debut record, keep reading »

2015 was quite a year in this sense – while the world may have faced great adversity, the artistic outpouring was equally tremendous. From jazz, to hip-hop, to electronic, to R&B, and everything in between, artists worldwide churned out a flood of extraordinary work that pushed boundaries and propelled music forward.

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.

“In tribute to those who lost their lives.” These are the words that accompanied “Paris,” a track posted on Brainfeeder’s Soundcloud earlier this week. Created keep reading »

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 »

To further cement 2015 as one of recent history’s most bananas years for music, bass-gawd Stephen Bruner — better known as Thundercat — announced the keep reading »

Flying Lotus‘s epic You’re Dead! caused a bit of a stir among jazz heads last year–was it jazz? Was it hip-hop? Was it something else entirely? At keep reading »

Early Riser may be Brooklyn-based producer Taylor McFerrin‘s debut album, but he’s hardly an amateur. Since the 2008 release of his EP Broken Vibes, McFerrin has keep reading »

The last time we wrote about Taylor McFerrin was when he dropped “Decisions” featuring Emily King. In the article, we mentioned that McFerrin had a keep reading »

The annual Red Bull Music Academy has grown into a hotly anticipated event of seminars, classes and performances, and being held in New York City for the first time has driven the quality and demand up to new heights. In one of the most anticipated events of the month long festival, A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets at Brooklyn Masonic Temple was a magnet of multiple genres and sensibilities, making for an once-in-a-lifetime musical potluck that nourished music lovers of all types. Here’s a recap of every duet: