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Pop quiz: name the famous jazz trumpeter that got his start in bop and yet continued on to greater success for decades after? Who was the trumpeter responsible for discovering Herbie Hancock and putting him on in his band? Who continued to evolve throughout his career, moving first away from a well-regarded quintet and embracing […]

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Pop quiz: name the famous jazz trumpeter that got his start in bop and yet continued on to greater success for decades after? Who was the trumpeter responsible for discovering Herbie Hancock and putting him on in his band? Who continued to evolve throughout his career, moving first away from a well-regarded quintet and embracing […]

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Part live concert, part political commentary, all poetry. Black Wax is a portrait of the great Gil Scott-Heron in 1982, at the peak of his powers. With Robert Mugge (who directed many music docs including the fantastic Sun Ra film, A Joyful Noise) behind the camera, we follow Scott-Heron on an honest tour of Washington […]

The decision to sell records at In Sheep’s Clothing came naturally. Music discovery has always been central to In Sheep’s Clothing’s DNA. A year after we opened the listening bar in L.A.’s Arts District, we launched a monthly record fair and invited our favorite area record vendors and labels to share finds and sounds with […]

Here’s the second edition of our themed mix series from music supervisor Lauren Fay Levy aka Lost And Sound. Color as Sound is a a sonic color story in rainbow order. How do colors sound? Volume 1 leans more ambient/instrumental while the next edition will be lyric based. Artwork by Mariano Peccinetti.

If you enjoyed the album Horizon Unlimited in our record collection, here is a 2014 YouTube series by Okayafrica, interviewing the iconic Nigerian identical twin pop stars The Lijadu Sisters. In each part of the series, the sisters reflect on experiences they’ve had through their many years in show business and provide a wealth of […]

Tom Cathcart operates Last Resort, a record label born from the NTS radio show of the same name out of London. In it’s 4 year span, the label has produced a thoughtfully limited output of releases that all lead back to one unsuspecting town in the US Midwest that’s more commonly associated with birthing superstar […]

If you enjoyed the late Cameroonian writer and composer Francis Bebey’s album Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984 in our record collection, here’s a rare on-camera interview with him recorded at Real World Studios in 1995, just six years before he passed away. This video should especially delight lovers of Bebey’s biggest song, “The Coffee Cola Song,” many […]

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