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Futureshock: Herbie Hancock and the Body Politics of Pop

A classically trained jazz pianist who spent five years with the Miles Davis Quintet, Herbie Hancock is also a practising Buddhist whose ideas about transcending the body are realized in his funky cyborg "Rockit" video.

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This Simulation Is a Good One: An Interview with Nate Mercereau

When not playing electric guitar for Lizzo, co-writing with Shawn Mendes, or tutoring under Shelia E., Nate Mercereau is a songwriting force to be reckoned with, and with his debut instrumental solo effort Joy Techniques, his artistry has deepened further.

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Flying Lotus Does Not Always Soar on 'Flamagra'

Flying Lotus' fifth album Flamagra contains plenty of strong material but ultimately lacks a unifying coherence.

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Kamaal Williams Creates Retro-Futurist Jazz Fusion on 'The Return'

With his first solo release, keyboardist Kamaal Williams furthers the sonic exploration begun with drummer Yussef Dayes on 2016's Black Focus.

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Dropping Names, Cutting Tapes: Beastie Boys - 'To All the Girls' and More

The first Between the Grooves series of 2012 focuses on the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Beastie Boys’ postmodern, sample-heavy masterpiece Paul’s Boutique (1989). First, Jacob Adams explores how “To All the Girls” establishes a deceptively mellow vibe only to have “Shake Your Rump” groove the listener into a funky reality.


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