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September 28, 2009 How would you introduce someone to the jazz of today? We asked young jazz fans — none older than 24 — who run promising jazz Web sites to write about their five-album introductions to modern jazz. Here are highlights from our guest contributors.
June 5, 2009 Long admired for its rollicking jazz-funk grooves and sweaty solos, Soulive originated in late-'90s New England — first as a jam-band rhythm section and then as an unlikely hip-hop act. But in recent years, Soulive has settled smartly into more traditional organ-driven jazz. Hear the group perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.
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August 26, 2008 The popular funk band teams up with James Brown's arranger and trombonist in a collaboration between two different generations of groove musicians. Hear them perform a set of originals and classics.
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January 5, 2006 Soulive takes jazz back to the dance floor, mixing it with soul, funk and hip-hop. A new CD adds a sizzling horn section and guest vocalists. Trio members Alan Evans, Neal Evans and Eric Krasno tell Michele Norris about Break Out.
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November 2, 2005 The band Soulive brings a mix of funk, hip-hop and jazz to its exciting live shows. As a result, brothers Alan and Neil Evans, with their friend Eric Krasno, have built a large international following. Their latest efforts can be heard on Break Out.
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August 13, 2003 Soulive has a sound that's both familiar and all its own. The drums/guitar/keyboards trio continues to re-define the jazz genre with a heady blend of old-school soul, funk, rock and traditional jazz. Hear a sample from the band's latest live recording, and from earlier CDs.
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