February 8

I Put You On To | Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus Cumbia & Jazz fusion

The Black Saint & Sinner Lady

Music to listen to

Hey Maaaaaan, Rob Lee here. As I’m sure many of you know I’m a music lover, an audiophile. I get into moods and the musical genre matches my mood many times. I think music should evoke feeling or it is at least connected. Imagine listening to music that’s just phoned in – there’s no passion, seduction, nothing. It’s flat – music like elevator music.

Charles Mingus, the double bassist, composer and bandleader,  is an artist that I discovered a few month’s ago. On Fridays after work for a year or so, my dad and I listen to jazz and drink scotch as an effort to bond. It’s a really good time and a journey. I seek music – I take referrals and look everywhere for it – it has to speak to me.  I was on a musical journey that usually starts with Youtube then descends into me creating a Pandora station and reviewing the artist’s bio somewhere. It’s like I was hooked.

A found out about Charles Mingus while on a John Coltrane kick – I recently watched Chasing Trane – highly recommended documentary on Netflix – with my girlfriend. I saw all of these old jazz players like Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins and McCoy Tyner. I stumbled upon The Black Saint & Sinner Lady after listening to the French cut of A Love Supreme. I thought “Hell, I’m a Black Saint…and I’ve dated sinner ladies, I should give this a shot.” It is a passionate album, a score actually to ballet I later read – an judging by the artwork of that record, he’s my type of lad, flavorful. It’s really good you should check it out. Additionally I relate to how Mingus is described in various bios from the exemplary talent followed by bouts of depression and being a large, temperamental man. Some of the sounds he generates cannot be duplicated – I love that. I want to share this with you and invite your suggestions of other Jazz musicians.

Rob Lee

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July 24

I Put You On To | Toro Y Moi

Originally icons of the lo-fi chillwave style, over time Chaz Bundick project’s evolved into something livelier and harder to pin downFor more

Included in this episode;

Intro:  Want – Samantha

  1. The Usual
  2.  So Many Details
  3. Still Sound
  4. You Hid
  5. Low Shoulder
  6. Girl Like You
  7. Tight (Produced by Toro y Moi) by Kool A.D., Lakutis and Mr. Muthafuxkin Exquire
  8. Say That

Artist Selected Discography

  • 2010 – Causers of This
  • 2011 – Underneath the Pine
  • 2013 – Anything in Return
  • 2015 – What For?
  • 2017 – Boo Boo

Artist Social Media

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August 18

Summer 14 | I Put You On To

Rob Lee’s playlist from the summer!

Tight – Kool AD featuring Lakutis & Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire

Riot – Fredo Santana featuring Childish Gambino

Say – G-Eazy featuring French Montana

Drunk – B.o.B. featuring Ty Dolla Sign

Victoria – Jon Waltz

Bang – Jon Waltz

Home – Jon Waltz

27 – Kevin Abstract

Chun Li – Tha Sidewayz

Trapped in Love – Daye Jack

Day2Day – Tunji Ige featuring Michael Christmas & iLoveMaKonnen

Club Going Up on a Tuesday – iLoveMaKonnen featuring Drake

No Angel (Beyonce Cover) – Tei Shi

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May 6

I Put You On To – May

Rob plays new music

She Like – Schoolboy Q

Back to Black – Andre 3000 & Beyonce

Cole Summer – J.Cole

Maine on fire – J.Cole

Beyond a reasonable doubt – Joey Bada$$ feat. Action Bronson

Nasty – Logic

My Trunk – Big K.R.I.T. feat. Trinidad James

$100 Bill – Jay-Z

Turnt Up – Chris Webby & Dizzy Wright

Heartbreaks & Setbacks – Thundercat

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