All That Jazz | Music Monday

So last week after we finally got home from New Orleans, the kids were in a Jazz Workshop camp all week ending with a whirlwind of performances this weekend and tonight. So I’ve been immersed with jazz, and that is no complaint, just an observation. I grew up listening to all genres of music, but jazz was one that really stuck with me. It is one that is always soothing to the mind and soul, it is one that I can set in the background and it will make everything seem better. I love old school jazz, but there are some new artists that are really making a mark in the jazz world that are worth noticing.

I got a little help from the oldest kid with his favorites because he has an old soul and is truly going to change the view of jazz soon. He will be next on your radars soon!

Weekly Playlist July 17

Kamasi Washington “Truth”
John Coltrane “I’ll Wait and Pray”
Michael Franks “When Sly Calls”
Miles Davis “Blue in Green”
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane “My Little Brown Book”
Christian Scott “Isadora”
Johnny Hodges “I Didn’t Know About You”
Diana Krall “Blue Skies”
Snarky Puppy “Shofukan”
Nils Petter Molvær “Little Indian”
Dave Brubeck “Take Five”
Terence Blanchard “Transform”
Horace Silver “Sister Sadie”
Miles Davis “So What”
Joe Henderson ”The Shade of Jade”
Dizzy Gillespie “Con Alma”
John Coltrane  “Miles’ Mode”
Miles Davis “Oleo”
Art Blakey “This is for Albert”
Miles Davis “Milestones”
Hope you enjoy this little jazz list. Here is the full playlist.

N.O.L.A. Beat | Weekly Playlist

So the past week has been a whirlwind. Went to New Orleans for the first time, and boy was it adventurous. We stayed on Bourbon St. right in the middle of all the insanity, got to hear the oldest kid perform with a real New Orleans jazz street band, and discovered some cool restaurants. Even took a tour of the city, which satisfied my nerdy historic side. It was a very interesting trip, but it had some crazy twists. The charter bus we were on broke down in Kentucky, and we were stuck for 4 hours before we could get a replacement bus home. We spent 27 hours on the bus! Talk about tired and sore, my legs are still swollen and sore. But overall, I gained an appreciation for the history of New Orleans and that is this week’s playlist inspiration.

I love me some jazz and a little bit of southern rap, so this list represents both sides of the musical spectrum. Enjoy these N.O.L.A. artists!

Weekly Playlist July 4

Big Freedia “N.O. Bounce”
Lil Wayne feat Babyface “Comfortable”
Plies feat Keyshia Cole & J. Holiday “#1 Fan”
Mystikal “Danger (Been So Long)”
Lake City Stompers “Basin Street Blues”
New Orleans Heritage Hall Jazz Band “Bourbon St. Parade”
Lloyd “Get it Shawty”
Dr. John “Down in New Orleans”
Treme Brass Band “The Treme Song”
Master P “Make ‘em Say Ugh”
Frank Ocean “Thinking Bout You”
Juvenile, Manny Fresh “Back That Thang Up”
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong  “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
Aaron Neville “Tell it Like it Is”
Big Tymers ”Still Fly”
Hot Boys “Down Here”
Mystikal  “Bouncin Back”
Louis Armstrong “La Vie En Rose”
The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra “Creole Belles”
Rebirth Brass Band “Do Whatcha Wanna”
Check out the playlist here.

Sounds of the Fourth | Weekly Playlist

So today is the 4th of July, America’s 241st Birthday, but there is also a birthday in my house, so there is a lot of celebrating going on! This week I wanted to share a list that was good to listen to while you fire up the grill, sit on the porch in the sun, or enjoy a day at the beach.

Also, this is the first post coming to you from the new website! Please visit us again and look around at the new items that will be coming soon. Happy 4th!

Weekly Playlist July 4

The Chainsmokers “Closer”
Katy Perry “Firework”
Drake, WizKid, Kyla “One Dance”
Miley Cyrus “Party in the U.S.A.”
Outkast “Hey Ya!”
DJ Snake, Justin Bieber “Let Me Love You”
Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know”
Nico & Vinz “Am I Wrong”
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”
Van Morrison “Brown Eyed Girl”
Vance Joy “Riptide”
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama”
Seals and Crofts “Summer Breeze”
James Taylor ”Fire and Rain”
John Mellencamp “Jack & Diane”
The Clash  “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
Queen “Another One Bites the Dust”
Katrina & the Waves “Walking on Sunshine”
Sly & the Family Stone “Everyday People”
Here is the link for the playlist.

Something New

We have a website! This is our first blog on our own website, and I cannot wait to see what else lies ahead. We will continue the same weekly playlists, but will be adding more content and even our first official line of accessories. We hope you enjoy our new pieces when they are available, and of course we will still provide some awesome sounds for your weekly listening.

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