jazz

Carmen Lundy - multi-talented Jazz Artist on life and love of music

We were fortunate enough to catch Carmen Lundy live at Birdland earlier in this year where she celebrated the release of her latest recording "Code Noir". Lundy, who wrote or co-wrote and arranged all the tracks and plays keyboards/guitar, is accompanied by musicians Patrice Rushen, Ben Williams, Jeff Parker and Kendrick Scott. It's quite a lineup and a stellar musical stew! 
We are happy to share this time with the warm and wonderful Carmen Lundy, a true legendary lady in modern jazz music.
 

Artwork by Carmen Lundy 

Artwork by Carmen Lundy 

EWF Tribute with Verdine White and DJ Spinna!!!

In the words of one of the baddest, funkiest bass players around, Mr. Verdine White, "Earth Wind and Fire is more than just a band, it is an energy force". Please take a listen above as Baby K interviews Verdine and gets some insight on the mighty musician and one of the most influential and uplifting bands of all time! 
After the interview we present an exclusive 90 plus minute EWF tribute mix made for us by the one and only DJ Spinna! No one does a tribute quite like Spinna, known for his legendary Stevie Wonder "Wonder-Full" parties (which Stevie himself has attended!) and his remix and DJ work with Stevie along with his  Michael Jackson and Prince tributes. Truly a fire mix befitting the legendary band! 
May this episode uplift and bring you as much joy as we had making it! Check out EWF on their 2054 tour with CHIC in a city near you! 

Afrobeat special with Femi Kuti and Wunmi on the Sweet Spot!

September is back to school month in the US, however we decided to take it back to the old school, the true school, the cradle of civilization by bringing it back to Africa! Nigeria to be exact! We chat with legendary Femi Kuti prior to his Celebrate Brooklyn show and our featured guest in the studio is the accomplished singer, musician and fashion designer Wunmi! Also in the studio we had a special visit from Haitian DJ Sabine Blazin!

BreakBeat Lou celebrates 30 years of Ultimate Breaks & Beats on the Sweet Spot!

August was hot in the studio as we welcomed DJ, Producer and co-creator (with Lenny Roberts) of the seminal music compilation series "Ultimate Breaks and Beats" Breakbeat Lou to the Sweet Spot! 

Check out our exclusive two hour intimate chat with Lou above on Mixcloud and below downloadable on Soundcloud as we discuss his long legacy in music and take a stroll through the foundation days of hip hop, house and new developments in celebration of thirty years of one of the understated but key players in modern musical history. 

Also head over to Breakbeat Lou's page here to keep up to date on all the great #UBB celebrations throughout the year! 

Thanks for Listening!