[JPL] prototypes of hip hop in jazz

eflash17 at comcast.net eflash17 at comcast.net
Thu Oct 30 11:49:00 EDT 2008


Gang Starr has a great song called "Jazz Thing"  which is a hip hop song that tracks the history of jazz from Africa to the present...It is from the "Mo Better Blues" soundtrack.  


You Tube video here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eh16a7n_44 



More recently, Blue Note let the great producer Madlib into their vaults which resulted in the hip hop / jazz album "Shades of Blue". 


An older recording, there is the Langston Hughes & Charles Mingus collaboration on "Weary Blues" from 1958. The beat poets probably owe more to it than anybody, but it is a prototype of what would later become rap. 



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Don't forget Gil Scott Heron, The Last Poets and the Fatback Band from the 60's & 70's. And more recent(?) Brand Nubian, Stetsasonic & A Tribe Called Quest are just a few of the hip-hp groups that incorporated jazz into their music. 
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--- On Wed, 10/29/08, Arturo Gomez <arturo at kuvo.org> wrote: 
From: Arturo Gomez <arturo at kuvo.org> 
Subject: [JPL] prototypes of hip hop in jazz 
To: "jazzproglist at jazzweek. com" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com> 
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 5:28 PM 

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Kenny Garrett has accumulated multiple Grammy(R) nominations, countless 
collaborations, and a long list of accolades from his peers. With SKETCHES OF 
MD, Garrett adds several historic firsts to his resume:  the first live 
recording of the Kenny Garrett/Pharoah Sanders pairing, Garrett's first 
recorded set at New York City's famed Iridium Jazz Club, and his first 
release on Mack Avenue. In addition to Sanders, Garrett is joined on stage by 
Nat Reeves on bass, Benito Gonzalez on keys and Jamire Williams on drums. 

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Mack Avenue is also proud to announce the signing of Grammy(R) Award-winning 
acoustic and electric bassist Christian McBride.  McBride, who will celebrate 
his 20th year in the industry in 2009, has several projects in the works for the 
Detroit based label, which will be unveiled in the upcoming year. 

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The post on Bobby Robinson prompted me to recall that early next year I will 
be making a presentation of jazz, blues and r n b music to a class of senior 
high school music students as a prelude to Black History Month. 

Rappin n rhymin on records goes back to the 1920s and before that on the 
stage and street, I have many examples of proto type rap songs by Pops, Cab, 
Louis Jordan and others as well as prison songs, signifying poetry etc  Do 
you have any examples of what you feel maybe a proto type rap track 
pre-1960? 

Arturo 

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