JASSAFFRAS

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A picture of the Tarot Card The Magician from the the wonderful Tarot Card deck "The Cosmic Tribe" by Stevee Postman

A picture of the Tarot Card The Magician from the the wonderful Tarot Card deck “The Cosmic Tribe” by Stevee Postman

Jassaffras<<<<—- LEftY ClIcKy to be the SKaT, BoP, FUnK, sWiNG, SoUL, BEboP, Right NOw oR RiGhtY ClIcKy to DiG the BeAt aT YeR OWn DrUmMEr n 5/4 TiMe!

JaZz has always been there since the beginning of Time, from Debussy to Dave Brubeck, Gershwin to the Grateful Dead, from the first joyous inhale of life to the slow wimpering exhale of death, from the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly, a single cell to an complex iris of a hazel eye and everything in between. Jazz is truth, creation, freedom, mistakes, mastery of sound and colorful magic.”The Magician is a seasonal transdimensional traveler who can simultaneously be here now and bear witness to the birth of the cosmos. He dips in the pool of time and ripples the dawn that illuminates our path” You may not know that you love Jazz, but you do , YOU ARE JAZZ, WE, as a collective, are a JAZZ ENSEMBLE. Capable of moving in any direction, FLUID, making notes that haven’t been heard of or invented yet, the space in between the space between , below and beyond, FAROUT, OUTTA SIGHT, DOPE and sensually close by, it is the GREAT I AM. Open yerself to the truth man, DIG! God hath used math, science, JaZz and luck to paint the universe, and you are THE drop on the tip of his paintbrush, a unique splatter of beautiful iridescent color, remember, “there will be never be another like you”. May you always experience the beautiful breath of life and be fruitful in everything you do!

1- Basic Hip – Del Close 00:00

2- Pinball Connection Remix – DJ Food 1:11

3- The Selma March – Grant Green 03:51

4- Babo – Johnny Lytle Trio 12:02

5- If You’re a Viper – Bob Howard 17:38

6- Concrete Jungle – Jenova 7 19:59

7- The Sun – Alice Coltrane 20:22

8- My Favorite Things – Alice Coltrane 23:57

9- Do You Dig U? – Q Tip 30:15

10-The Cool Rebellion – Howard Smith 33:13

11- In A Silent Way(Joe Zawinul) – Club d’Elf 53:25

http://archive.org/details/clubdelf2009-03-20.ck930.flac16

12- I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Bill Frisell 1:04:47

13- I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter – Madeleine Peyroux 1:12:16

ATTENTION ALL YE SEEKERS OF TRUTH!

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“Ye that suffer from the tribulations of life, ye that have to struggle and endure, ye that yearn for a life of truth, rejoice at the glad tidings! 4

There is balm for the wounded, and there is bread for the hungry. There is water for the thirsty, and there is hope for the despairing. There is light for those in darkness, and there is inexhaustible blessing for the upright. 5

Heal your wounds, ye wounded, and eat your fill, ye hungry. Rest, ye weary, and ye who are thirsty quench your thirst. Look up to the light, ye that sit in darkness; be full of good cheer, ye that are forlorn. 6”

“Trust in truth, ye that love the truth, for the kingdom of righteousness is founded upon earth. The darkness of error is dispelled by the light of truth. We can see our way and take firm and certain steps.”

Excerpt From: Carus, Paul. “The Gospel of Buddha / Compiled from Ancient Records by Paul Carus.” iBooks. Free on IBooks

It has been difficult to take out my headphones since listening to these turn of the century essays from James Allen. May the light of truth and love guide yer every step, may you bathe in its statutes, and may you be an everflowing vessel of the cosmic law of universal truth to those all around you! SAY WHaaaTtt?! Much love, much love!

http://librivox.org/as-a-man-thinketh-by-james-allen-2/

http://librivox.org/the-way-of-peace-by-james-allen/

WISE WORDS OF WONDER WANDERING

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“If you get the message ,hang up” or better yet conference call

(2) Jesus said, “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.” Gospel of Thomas”

SEEDLINGS

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ConduitWe made it! The clock has ticked passed the Mayan calendar into the new era of global awakening and rebirth! How exciting! To celebrate the life we love and the love we live here’s a mixtape of the consciousness expanding and absorbing tunes to keep you moving FURTHUR into the new year! May they be seedlings of positive vibrations throughout the year that grow into an abundant everflowing manifestation of peace and love! SAY WHATTTT? Be well friends!
<<<—RIGHTY CLICKY to be initial ripple of an infinite ripple of peace and love! LEFTY CLICKY to plant later until yer roots find good EARTH!

1) Cosmic Dancer – T REX  00:00

2) Truth – ALEXANDER  04:20

3) Nightmares – OPEN MIKE EAGLE  08:37

4) In Every Direction – JUNIP  12:29

5) Trample Under Foot – LED ZEPPELIN  15:30

6) Chemical Calisthenics Featuring Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5 – BLACKALICIOUS  20:57

7) Blind Man, Blind Man – GRANT GREEN  24:16

8) Glue – ACE OF CUPS  26:59

9) Dirty Money – ANTIBALAS  31:20

10) Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock) – BOB MARLEY  37:37

11) The Gala Event – BEASTIE BOYS  44:11

12) Born Under A Bad Sign – JIMI HENDRIX 47:35

13) House Of Diamonds – BOWERBIRDS  55:05

14) Scale Down – RISING APPALACHIA  57:18

15)  Masters of War – THE STAPLE SINGERS  1:04:53

Smoke Rings

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Alphonse Mucha – JOB Poster

Smoke Rings <<<—- LEFTY CLICKY TO GROOVE TO A DOPE MIX NOW OR RIGHTY CLICKY TO REHASH IT FOR LATER

1) Field of Vision – SCI-FI RADIO http://archive.org/details/Sci-fiRadio
2) Click Boom Boom – EMILY WELLS 1:19
3) Interlude 2nd Happiest Song – PROJECT TRIO 5:28
4) Slim's Return – MADLIB 6:52
5) U Can Get It – ProleteR http://archive.org/details/DWK123 10:35
6) Playtime – David Hillyard & The Rocksteady Seven 14:52
7) Neveem – Salah Ragab 19:14
8) What Goes Around Comes Around – LENNY KRAVITZ 26:54
9) Graffiti – DIGABLE PLANETS 31:29
10) Door To The Cosmos(DJ KICKS REMIX) – SUN RA 35:30
11) Inner Space feat. Hugo Kant – JENOVA 7 http://archive.org/details/DWK119 36:45
12) Your Most Valuable Possession – BEN FOLD'S FIVE 42:18
13) Prints Tie – Bobby Hutcherson 44:12
14) I AM BE – DE LA SOUL 51:02
15) lifelong fiction – aphilas http://archive.org/details/mia049 56:05

SEANCE SOUL HARVEST

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Picture courtesy of a fantastic Photographer Lauren Coakley and a fantastic subject Ravid Hawk, who is even hairier under the mask!  www.laurencoakley.com

The full moon is out ,I’m feeling a little hairier and hungrier than usual, the soul sacrifice must be upon us. Hope youse guys are having a wicked week slinking and slithering in the shadows. Here are some tunes that may make you shiver down your spine, jump to the left and step to right. Best enjoyed dipped under the moonlight ! May the spirit of Peter Lorre forever guide you!

Seance Soul Harvest Mixtape <<<—-Lefty Clicky for goosebumps now or Righty Clicky to listen later while you separate your candy

1) InnerSanctum

2) The Season Of the Witch – Donovan  00:24

3) Halloween – Club d’Elf  05:05

4) El mal de ojo  09:30

5) Iron Man – The Cardigans  10:22

6) Soul Sacrifice – Santana  14:30

7) Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones  28:05

8) Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show  34:10

9) Chance of a Ghost  37:21

10) Witches – Shelly Manne 40:37

11) What’s Become of the Baby – Grateful Dead  43:33

12) Space – Grateful Dead  51:37

13) Getting Squinty – Club d’Elf  57:20

14)  O Death – Tangle Eye

HEAVY

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If you have 12 hrs and 3 minutes to spare, light some incense in the chalice and check out this spiritual jazz transcendence into auditory nirvana. HEAVY. Infinite Thanks to spaceinvaderradio.com for this fantastic journey, I have now left this earthly vessel to commune and get down with the great spirits of soul and sound! I will never be the same!

http://archive.org/details/BlackClassicalSpiritualJazz19552012

Reviewer: Black Classical – – February 18, 2012
Subject: About the show
Broadcast on February 12th 2012 http://spaceinvaderradio.com/
[12hrs:03mins] Spiritual Jazz.

The download is at 128k due to the streaming server restrictions.

Tracklisting:

Roy Campbell/Joe McPhee Music is the healing Force
Fred Stone Theme from Laurence of Arabia
Fred Stone Elissa
Bob Thiele lament for John Coltrane
Bob Thiele Love Supreme
Dwight Trible In the beginning GOD
Massimo Urbani Quartet Dedication to Albert Ayler
Elvin Jones Love Supreme
Massimo Urbani Quartet Dedication to John Coltrane
Family of Percussion Circulus Aquae
Sunday Palaver Last March
Blackclassical Remixes Sarah Webster Fabio
1. My Own Thing
2. Echo of Rain
3. Crossfire
4. I would be for you Rain
Cheikh Tidiane Fall African Spiritual Soldier
Cheikh Tidiane Fall African Ancestrial Piece
Sarah Webster Fabio Turn from Love
Sun Ra Antique Blacks
Soloman Iria: Prayer
David S Ware Theme from the Stargazers
Karmu Daahoud: Deep River In Her Voice
Kahn Jamal Drum dance to the Motherloade
Mor Thaim Return of the Fisher King
Pyramids Anomawa
Pyramids Birth speed and merging
Pyramids Lalibela suite
Pyramids Speed
Pyramids King of Kings
Pyramids Indigo
Pyramids Ya ke ya Ke
Pyramids Land of the eternal nile
Herbie Hancock / Don Cherry / Mtume Kawaida
Pyramids Queen of Spirits
Brother Ah Sweet Illumination
JJ Clayton Fragments
Jef Gilson Malagasy
Sam Rivers Topaz
Edward Vesala Call of the Sea
Oracy The Weight don’t make things no lighter
Warren Smith Echora
Richard Abrahams Degrees and levels of light
Sun Ra Mayan Temples
Amir Bakra I love Music
Amir Bakra Black Mass Excerpt
Don Rendell Space walk
Warren Smith Ann of Nizgh
Infinate Sound Spain
Infinate Sound Ocean
Babatunde Lee Lion’s walk
Infinate Sound Ocean (Reprise)
Griot Galaxy Necrophillia
Griot Galaxy After the Dream
Griot Galaxy Dragons
Dizzy Reece Nirvana
Dizzy Reece Possession
Dizzy Reece Crisis
Carlos Garnett Black Nile
Carlos Garnett Dawid
Griot Galaxy Khamti Noblia
Two Banks of Four One Day
Cheikh Tidiane Fall Few Maka Black Snow
Terumassa Hino / Mal Waldrom Reminiscence suite
Build an Ark Nature
Roy Brooks and the Artistic Truth Black Survival
Edward Vesala Wind
Milton Marsh Everlasting
Organic Music Society Brazilian Ceremonial Hymn
Muhal Richard Abrams How are you?
Don Cherry Relativity suite part 1
Organic Music Society Manuscha Raga Kamboji
John Coltrane Welcome
John Coltrane Om
Karmu Daåhoud Poem for our Majestic Ancestors
Les Oubliés de Jazz Ensemble Nigger/UR/AH Musician
Nobuo Hara Sharps and Flats Sohran Bushi
Babs Robert Love Planet Extra Pol Action Ice Cream 70
Charles Tolliver’s Music Inc Ruthies Heart
Dinamitri Jazz Folklore Kongo Bells
Amiri Baraka There really was an Africa Poem
Masahiko Togashi The Beginning
John Coltrane Dearly Beloved
Dave Lee Jr Spirit Voices
Eddie Gale It must be you
Bruce Johnson Rainstorm/Calm/Peace
Donald Alexander Strachan and The Freedom Ensemble Song for Searching
Cozzi Anatz Hortus
Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble: Black Beauty
Azar Lawrence: The Beautiful and Omnipresence of Love
Sun Ra: When There is No Sun (horo)
Roland Kirk: Spirits up Above
Doug Hammond: Dat’n
Imamu Amiri Baraka: Chant
Pharoah Sanders: Red, Black & Green
Alice Coltrane: Universal Consciousness
Ornette Coleman: Trouble in the East pt 1
Pharoah Sanders: Creator Has a Master Plan
Ornette Coleman: Trouble in the East
Don Moye: Black paradlisia
Michael White: Preytude
Marion Brown: Karintha (Poem from Cane)
Black Artist’s Group: Sweet Street Song
Alice Coltrane: Galaxy Around Satchidananda
Sun Ra: When there is no sun (live)
Emil Richards: Journey To Bliss Part 3
Alice Coltrane: A Love Supreme
Albert Ayler: Change Has Come
Marion Brown: Karintha Part 2
Pharoah Sanders: To John
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme, Pt. 1 Acknowledgment
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme, Pt. 4 Psalm
Roach Om: A Poem for lost Souls
John Tchichai: Afrodisiaca
Last Poets: Invocation
Pheeroan Ak Laff: Michelle Del
Marion Brown: Flute Song
Lightmen: Free as you wanna be
Joe McPhee: Scorpio’s Dance
Hannibal: Sunrise Forest
Hamiet Bluiett: Ayana Nneke
Sonny Murray: Suns of Africa Pt ii
Khan Jamal: Pure Energy
William Norwood Look At Teyonda
Eddie Gale The Coming Of Gwilu
Eddie Gale Song of Will
Eddie Gale Understanding
Eddie Gale Fulton Street
Eddie Gale Walk with Thee
Eddie Gale The Gleeker
Eddie Gale Look At Teyonda
Eddie Gale The Rain
Piano Choir: Almoravids
Jayne Cortez: I am New York City
Oneness of Ju-Ju: Introduction
Gill Scott Heron: Peace Go with you Brother
George Russell: Events iv
Earth Wind and Fire: Energy
Muriel Winston: Song for Daddy
Build an Ark: Key to the Universe
Cheikh Tidiane Fall Few Maka: Diom Futa
Akira Miyazawa: Bull Trout
Brother Ah Sound Awareness: Beyond Yourself
Heath Brothers: Smilin’ Billy Suite
Heath Brothers: Maimouna
Sarah Webster Fabio: I Would Be for You Rain
Cecil McBee: A Feeling
Cecil McBee: Voice of the 7th Angel
Clifford Jordan 872
Ensemble Al-Salaam Music Is Nothing But A Prayer
The Sojourner Ensemble Al-Salaam
John Betsch Ra
George Russell Part ii Events
Stanley Cowell Lullabye
Pharaoh Sanders Prince of Peace
Brother Ah Love Piece
The Descendants of Mike and Phoebe Attica
Shamek Farrah/Sonelius Smith The World of Children
The Descendants of Mike and Phoebe two songs for a boy named Mark
Haki R. Madhubuti Medasi: Pyramids to projects
Letta Mbulu Sunrise
Southern Freedom Arkestra Love is where the spirit Lies
Don Cherry Malukans
Watts Prophets My People ill stop callin you Nigger
Don Cherry Daisy McKee
Don Cherry & Eternal Orchestra / Penderecki Actions
Stanley Crouch Aint No Ambulances For No Nigguhs Tonight
Don Ellis Mirror Pond Of Stars
Lester Bowie Amina
Marc Levin Twilight Dance
Nathan Davis Poem For Martin Luther King
Dave Lee Jr The Freedom Bells
Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio Imhotep
Barma Village Poet Blackman My Brother
Mombassa Kenia
Mombassa Holz
Barma Village Poet Social Narcotics
Art Blakey Elephant Walk
Horace Silver Message From Kenya
M’Boom! Re-percussion
Mike Knock Underground
Coalition Kenya’s horizon
Hannibal Revelation
Airto Encontro No Bar
Art Ensemble of Chicago Certain Blacks

Maybe some missed out but you get the point. Thanks for listening.

Dorothy Ashby, the Hip Harpist

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Softly ,as in a morning sunrise, her ancient strings are plucked, grasped and manipulated to achieve the sounds of angel wings floating on a heavenly breeze.The Harp, the earliest versions are found around 3500 B.C. and since then they have been strummed across this beautiful world, including the kora from Afrika, the koto in Japan, or China’s guzheng, even Guiness beer has it in their logo.

The harp used to be an instrument for the orchestra pit until two young girls from Detroit , both born in August, decided to pick up this stringed winged bird and fly off to the groove of the Jazz bebop beat. Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane are two of the most famous jazz harpists I could think of that has really changed the course of the harp. I could probably count the number jazz harpists on my hands, and thank goodness with each year that passes another calloused fingertip comes into this obscure fold.

Where Alice Turiyasangitananda Coltrane strummed transcendental spirit fire on her harp, Dorothy Ashby plucked those strings with the cool hip shaking Soul that dug down deep into your bone marrow! I love them both, really, two of my favorite artists!

As with Alice , Dorothy looked out into world music to express her soulful voice. Mrs.Ashby played everything from the piano, the Harp, and the koto. I encourage you to get lost in both of their magnificent albums, you will be pleased nonetheless.

In the meantime, you can groove your socks off to this Dorothy Ashby compilation, which is just the tip of the cool iceberg! If you have heard one of the tunes in a mixtape I’m not sorry for the repeat , just one of her songs can make a mediocre mixtape superb! As you listen to each pluck, strum and mastery of the vibration I leave you cats  to remember, Be hip, Be cool and always be groovy!

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DorothyAshbyMixtape<<<– Lefty Clicky to get yer harpy groove on now or Righty clicky to hear the vibrations later!                                                                                                                                                               

1) Soul Vibrations – AfroHarping                                                                                                   00:01

2) Feeling Good – The Fantastic Jazz Harp of Dorothy Ashby                                                  03:13

3) Myself When Young – The Rubiyat of Dorothy Ashby                                                          08: 18 

4) Truth Spoken Here – Dorothy’s Harp                                                                                       13:33

5) Heaven and Hell – The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby                                                               16:06

6) My Favorite Things – Django/Misty                                                                                         19:12

7) Fool On the Hill -Dorothy’s Harp                                                                                               24:46

8) Anto de Ossanha  – Dorothy’s Harp                                                                                          28:07

9) Nabu Corfa – The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby                                                    31:24

10) The Windmills of Your Mind – Dorothy’s Harp                                                                     35:07

11) Little Sunflower – Afro-Harping                                                                                              38:07

12) Essence Of A Sapphire – The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby                              41:40

13) What Am I Here For – The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby                                 44:48

14) Flighty – The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby                                                         47:04

15) Pawky – In a Minor Groove                                                                                                     50:27

16) Joyful Grass And Grape – The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby                                               57:28

17) The House of the Rising Sun – The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby                 1:01:01

18) The Moving Finger Jazz – The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby                                            1:03:53

19) Theme From Valley Of The Dolls – Afro-Harping                                                            1:09:27

20) This Girl’s in Love With You – Dorothy’s Harp                                                                 1:12:55

21) Dust – The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby                                                                              1:15:28

22) Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise – Django /Misty                                                               1:18:14