Excellent Reception | Transcendence Pt. 2

This is part two of our Transcendence episodes. We are looking at jazz musicians who have used their music as a way to transcend beyond the world we know by experimenting in the sub-genre know as spiritual jazz. There are almost too many noteworthy artists and songs to mention around this subject matter, but here are just a handful to get you started.

Excellent Reception | Transcendence Pt. 1

On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to look at jazz musicians who have used their music as a way to transcend beyond the world we know. 

Excellent Reception | The Mystery Of Jai Paul

This time we are going to talk about a singer/songwriter who went from one of the most promising cutting-edge artists to an almost mythological figure within the music industry. On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to tell the story of Jai Paul.

Excellent Reception | The Story of Iko Iko

We’re looking at a classic song that brings about joy with just the uttering of a few lyrics and gets you dancing with the second your hear it’s bare bones rhythm. On this episode of we are looking at the 1965 hit from The Dixie Cup called “Iko Iko” and it’s connection to New Orlean’s culture.

Excellent Reception | UK Rappers

Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are looking at some MC’s from the United Kingdom who can hold their own on a microphone and have used their music as a platform to push the sound of hiphop in new directions On this episode, we feature…

Excellent Reception | Great Songs of 2018

On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are talking about a group of songs, that even though they may not be the biggest songs of 2018, they has a strong influence on the current musical landscape in their own way.

Excellent Reception | Jazzanova – L.O.V.E. and You & I

For today’s show, we are going to talk about the ground breaking nu-jazz/future soul production crew known as Jazzanova.  Mainly we are going to focus on one of their most well constructed songs “L.O.V.E and You & I”, which took sampling to a whole new level.

Excellent Reception | Episode 21 : Japanese Sounds

We are continuing our musical world tour in the East Asian country of Japan. We are following the careers of a handful of music artists that draw their personal style from a variety of sources. They take these genres to new heights all while including elements that are uniquely Japanese.

Excellent Reception | Episode 20 : Brazilian Trip

Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this episode, we are continuing our musical world tour down in South America by taking a look at the ever evolving sounds of Brazil.  We are focusing on a group of artists who got their start during the late 60’s and early 70’s and made huge contributions to…

Excellent Reception | Episode 19 : Afro Boogie

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are talking about a group of songs by artists that take on Western musical influences and combine them with sounds that come from their African musical heritage.