On October 26th okayplayer is proud to announce a new blog will be added to our network. We currently have Caribbean and Afro centric blogs with Large Up and OKAYAFRICA, respectively, and now we move to jazz with, The Revivalist. Revive Music Group will launch this jazz inspired channel on okp: "The Revivalist is the pioneer online journal for the burgeoning jazz community. We highlight the groundbreaking and gifted musicians that educate, inspire and transform audiences through their live musicianship. By illuminating the renewal of jazz: history, culture, and music, synthesized with the sensibilities of hip-hop, The Revivalist is at the heart of a cultural resurgence in documenting and foretelling live music innovation." Check after the jump for a teaser vid. To coincide with the launch, The Revivalist will host the release of Freedom Suite, an exciting new project by Nnenna Freelon and hip-hop quartet The Beast, hosted by 9th Wonder with guest appearances by Brandford Marsalis, Phonte, ?uestlove and more. Coming out on The Revivalist on Oct. 26th. Click here for a free download of Freedom Suite Part 2.
*UPDATE: The Revivalist just launched today. Head over there to download Freedom Suite, read up on features on Kat Rodriguez, Casey Benjamin, Ben Williams, and more. Album reviews, upcoming shows, and just about anything you'd want to know going on in the Jazz world, head over there now.