BeatSession 05|23|11

Original Sample:

Moonstreams by Grover Washington, Jr.

Grover Washington Jr.’s 1981 collaboration with Bill Withers, “Just The Two of Us”, is one of my favorite feel good joints and probably Grover’s most well known release. This week’s sample comes from Grover’s 1975 album release which is aptly named Feels So Good. He released a ton of feel good tracks throughout his 30 year career as a jazz saxophonist. Jazz funk, soul jazz, smooth jazz — call it what you want… I just call it good music. Grover went on to record 25+ albums. His last recorded album, Aria, was completed just four months before his sudden death on December 17, 1999. Watch one of the last interviews recorded of this jazz legend as he discusses Aria and its fusion of jazz, classical, and opera.

It’s good to see some new and old faces on this week’s featured producers. Thanks for participating and listening each week.

peace, @illa0804/@generationill

Featured Beats and Producers:

Box Groove by Francis Peralta (Toronto, Canada)

Philadelphia by Bruce Juice (Orlando, FL)

Smoke Rings by Ant Hearn (Southampton, England)

Twisting in The Wind by Jason Leary (Conway, SC)

Hosef by Blankface (Detroit, MI)

Less is More by SoyisReal (Orlando, FL)

AfterTheNonRapture by thadizzie1 (San Francisco, CA)

Soulful Equinox by NeV (Augusta, GA)

Some Shit I Threw Together About a Minute Ago by Sideways (Portland, OR)

Schweet Anarchy by Blackph03nix (London, England)

The Hold Up by PMBeatz (Washington DC)

Gale by Gee (Toronto, Canada)

Imagine That remix feat. Muneshine by Chrizo (Las Piñas, Philippines)

Open Wide Shut by Freshvilla (Orlando, FL)

Another Song Which Uses This Sample:

Slippin’ by DMX (prod. by DJ Shok)

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7 Responses to BeatSession 05|23|11

  1. Blankface says:

    Some of these were veeeery creative. I’d sit here and point out my favorites, but there are so many different styles it wouldn’t even be fair, haha.

  2. thadizzie1 says:

    Dope session guys!!!!

  3. Francis Peralta says:

    this is my first beat session…enjoyed everyone’s different take on the sample. props to PMBeatz that Hold Up beat is so ill

  4. thadizzie1 says:

    God damn freshvilla!!!!

  5. Francis Peralta says:

    that Freshvilla beat go hard

  6. 25/8 says:

    man i wish i wasnt so busy rite now, i wanna mix it up wit all of yall!! like all that boom bap i heard this week! all of u killed it!

  7. PMBeatz says:

    Thanks Francis. Glad to see new faces. Aaand some old ones – Fresh Villa n Soyisreal. Ant Hearn, ur on another level homie. I enjoy ur music.

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