BendingCorners' kozmigroov tribute to the keyboard wizard George Duke. This set explores the more "galactic" of his material and showcases his tunes as a leader and as a sideman.
Galactic Duke (George Duke Tribute)
Bye Bye Byrd (Donald Byrd Tribute)
BendingCorners' kozmigroov tribute to the legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd.
More Hornin' 'Round
Its horn time yet again at BendingCorners. We weren't originally planning on making a third "hornin" set, but here it is none the less. BC loves them horns.
Beam Me Up, Scotty
Interstellar warp jazz for trekking amoung the stars.
77 Exploding Suns
Possibly the most outerstellar set BendingCorners has ever produced. Cosmic jazz inside a black hole created by 77 exploding suns.
BendingCorners' annual "jazzatronic" set where we showcase the past year's notable examples of electronically-affected jazz grooves.
A set of stretched out guitar grooves with funky riffs, heavy drums, and fuzzed electronics. Bumping right along.
Four extended-length jazz grooves to extend your consciousness.
Astral Jazz Dreams2010 Podcasts
Another in BC's long line of kozmigroov sets. Starting off with one of the most recognized kozmigroov masterpieces ever, we then head off into the dreamscape, and finish with another kozmigroov magnum opus. Astral dreams indeed.
Vanguard (66 minutes)
Crossfire (62 minutes)
Contemporary Corners (col. 1) (64 minutes)
This is the first in a series of sets where we explore the groove of contemporary jazz. If the tune was recorded in the 21st century, we consider it "contemporary". For this first collection, we highlight some of the artists that have been topping "the critic's charts" most recently.
Nova Spirit Rhythm (45 minutes)
Jazzatronic 2009, part 2 (beat wise) (63 minutes)
Jazzatronic 2009, part 1 (space ways) (65 minutes)
Pisces Escapes (62 minutes)
Brasstastic (64 minutes)
Infinite Jazz Voyage (63 minutes)
The Beatles: JazzBand (55 minutes)
Russell's Electronic Sonata (60 minutes)
The innovative avant-garde composer and arranger George Russell became one with the cosmos last month. This is BendingCorners tribute to his masterpiece that is 'Electronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature'. Presented here is a 60 minute mix of the groovy parts of the Sonata from the 1968 and 1971 recordings.
May Flowers (88 minutes)
Jazzatronic 2008 (66 minutes)
Aries Rising (56 minutes)
Chilled (82 minutes)
Freddie Flys (93 minutes)
Freddie flys, in more ways than one. This is BendingCorners tribute to the late great jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who flew the coup just a few days ago. Presented in order of release are some of Freddie's most dope smokin' tunes from BC's favorite time - the early 70's. Freddie flys high.
Empyreal Jazz Rads (63 minutes)
Enigmatic Spaces (62 minutes)
Hot Buttered Hayes (64 minutes)
Teo's Masterpieces (73 minutes)
The master jazz producer Teo Macero passed away in early 2008. This is BendingCorners' tribute to his brilliant productions. Presented in order of release, is one song from each of the ledgendary Jazz Masterpieces that Teo produced during his tenure at Columbia Records.
Miles' Indian Trip (81 minutes)
Spurred by the recent release of "Miles From India", BendingCorners explores some of the original material that inspired Bob Belden in the first place. BC has been waiting for an excuse to do a full Miles set, and this seemed like the perfect time to do so. Presented here are some of the trippier sides of Miles' Eastern inspired tunes from the early-70's.
Jazzatronic 2007 (52 minutes)
Hornin' 'Round (modern) (82 minutes)
Its trumpet time again at BendingCorners. This is the second of a two part series, and this time around we focus on modern day trumpeters with some of BC's favorite players from the 90's thru today. Like the classic first set, we again highlight the more progressive side of the trumpet spectrum.
Bending Dubs (71 minutes)
Another set inspired by luminary labels. This time around we explore the dub side of the groove, as pioneered by Channel One and Studio One. Spanning 4 decades of jazzy-dub, the set starts off in a traditional 70's style dub and gets more progressive with each selection. Smoke out and dub down.
Stoned Ninja bbeats (75 minutes)
Celestial Jazz Expansions (75 minutes)
Its time again for BendingCorner's annual trip down the cosmic jazzways. Like previous years, this set travels amoung the celestial bodies of the kozmigroov elite as well as the cosmic underground. From well-known to unknown we set the needle on the space groove and expand to beyond.
Femme Fatale (70 minutes)
A celebration of women bending their corners. Yes, this is a spotlight on female groovers, but its so much more... These are more than just females singing in a male band. These are tunes where the woman is front and center as the leader, the creator, the artist, the name-sake. And, though there are a number of the typical names you'll find on a "women of" collection, this set showcases the groovie bent side of the available material.
Zawinderful (78 minutes)
Jazz fusion legend Josef Zawinul passed away on September 11th and this is BendingCorners' homage to his genre-defining and category-bending music. The tunes presented here date from 1967 to 1975 and span Joe's three main groups: Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, and Weather Report. All songs were composed by Joe and feature Joe on a range of keyboards.
Hornin' 'Round (classic) (81 minutes)
Modern Architecture (79 minutes)
Rummaging through the archives, we pullout a modern jazz groove set spun live, in the field, and on the fly. This is the second half of a two part set in which BendingCorners provided the musical atmosphere for an architectural art show. Where as part one focused on classic architectural atmospheres, this set shines light on the more modern scene.
BabyCorners, Hush (70 minutes)
Got an infant or toddler and are tired of cheesy new age baby lullaibies? Get hip, and try out this mix on your little one. It has been specifically designed for children, and their musically discerning parents. The music was carefully choosen to soothe, chill, and hush your child (and/or you) into a pleasant bliss.
Afro Jazz Jive (65 minutes)
Jazzatronic 2006 (70 minutes)
April has become the month for BendingCorner's annual feature of the standout "jazzatronic" tunes from the past year. Like previous years, this set showcases BC's favorite examples of the continual use and merging of electronics, jazz instrumentation, and modern production techniques. New for this year, though, is the inclusion of 5 listener-created submissions! Yes folks, if you submit your music to BC (and we like it), we'll play it.
Straight-Ahead, Turn Left (77 minutes)
Alice in Wonderland (46 minutes)
BendingCorners tribute to the late great Alice Coltrane. On January 12th 2007 the jazz world lost another of its pioneers. Alice was a seminal player in the Kozmigroov spiritual scene and this is BC's take on her more mellow and moving material. Spark a J, relax, and float down stream.
Trigonometry (80 minutes)
Mr. Dynamite (70 minutes)
The soulfather's body may be gone, but his music remains with us forever. And so thankful (for his music) we are! Like so many others, here is BC's take on the "James Brown Tribute", with an attempt to spotlight some of his more "jazzy" numbers. These aren't the most popular or well-known of his tunes, but they definitely got the groove! Pappa's bag has popped. Peace to you, brutha. RIP.
Interstellar Jazz Orbits (82 minutes)
Fuzzadelic (83 minutes)
Continental Beats (75 minutes)
A beat heavy set, where we explore the "infinite beat" of drums, bass, and percussion focused grooves from all six of the inhabitable continents. Beats from the North American, South American, African, European, Asian, and Australian(New Zealand) continents are all represented. Not world beat, but rather beats around the world.
So Full (74 minutes)
Soul Jazz (70 minutes)
Sundance (72 minutes)
A celebration of summer thats all over the musical map. There is a little something for everyone in this mix. From classic to modern with elements of jazz, soul, spirit, disco, house, latin, bossa, nu, and downtempo, these grooves all have an uplifting summertime vibe.
Medium Rare (72 minutes)
Jazzatronic 2005 (70 minutes)
Fission (73 minutes)
As a follow up to JazzDJ's Fusion set, BendingCorners brings you Fission, a showcase of grinding guitars and squelchy synths. Presented here in roughly chronological order we follow the progression of "fusion jazz" from beautiful guitars in the late 1960's, to fast and furious jamming in the early 70's, to heavy synth work in the mid/late 70's (capped on both ends by Miroslav Vitous).
Luscious (66 minutes)
Classic Architecture (79 minutes)
Scandiland (88 minutes)
Acknowledging the arrival of Winter, this set explores the jazz scene of Scandinavia, where the winters are cold, dark, and gloomy, yet the jazz is blinding white hot. From 1972 to 2005, from Finland to Norway and Sweden, we travel the many styles and genres of scandinavian jazz.
Sonic Jazz Trek (78 minutes)
Warped Oscillations (50 minutes)
Oscillations (77 minutes)
Spirits Within (72 minutes)
As a shout out to our musical brothers at Quincy Essential, this one digs into the spiritual side of the groove. The spirit is inside everyone of us, however we all experience and express it differently. The musicians in this set express their spirits uniquely as well. From modal moments and divine grooves to wailing saxes and soaring gospels, the spirit is definitely within.
Desert Moments (64 minutes)
One for the burners. In celebration of Burning Man's 20th anniversary this mix is perfect for lazy moments around camp or solo desert strolls. If you need a break from busy camp life, or are just looking to chill, put on the headphones, play this mix, and head out toward the open desert.
WORD! (64 minutes)
We're bending a few corners with this mix: an exploration of poetry, scat, spoken word, cadence, and even rap in jazz-n-groove. From jazz scat and spoken word to reggae, afro-funk and early jazz rap in the 70's right on thru to the modern phusion of jazz, cadence, and electronics. Word to your mother!
Double Z (69 minutes)
Nu Standards (65 minutes)
Warm Fronts (69 minutes)
Jazzatronic 2004 (77 minutes)
Modes and Moods (62 minutes)
Cinematic Jazz Scenes (72 minutes)
Strata Sphere (70 minutes)
Epic Jazz Brew (78 minutes)
Hangin Onto Summer (78 minutes)
Spaced Out (58 minutes)
Out In Between (76 minutes)
Is it jazz? Is it rock? Is it electronic? Who knows, who cares. These tunes don't fit into a nice genre as they tend to fall inbetween categories and are often on the more "out" side of things. Though they are "out", and probably won't be heard on a dance floor anytime soon, they certainly do groove. Out Groove?
Jazzatronic 2003 (81 minutes)
A mixed set of our favorite "jazzatronic" tunes that were released in 2003. A Fine selection of music demonstrating the increasing fusion of jazz, electronics, and modern production. Note: unfortunately there is some minor bass distortion during the '2 banks of 4' tune and some high-end static during the 'hird' tune.
Jam On It (74 minutes)
Cosmic Jazz Journeys (77 minutes)
Vocalities (74 minutes)
Jazzatronic 2002 (79 minutes)
A set of "jazzatronic" tunes released in 2002.
Galactic Jazz Trip (74 minutes)
A galactic trip through the cosmos of KOZMIGROOV!
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