Monday, April 8, 2013

SFJAZZ Hotplate: Music of Gil Scott-Heron

Join us for an exciting Hotplate show in the Joe Henderson Lab this Thursday night, as local songstress Scheherazade Stone breathes new life into the words of Gil Scott-Heron. SFJAZZ Education Director Rebeca MauleĆ³n leads the Front Burner multi-media discussion about the life and times of the legendary musician and poet between the 7PM and 9PM sets. Make sure to show up early for each set as DJ Pat Les Stache spins some of the legend's best-known tracks before the live music begins. This is a seriously fun jazz hang and the joint is always packed!

General Admission Ticket Prices:
7pm set: $20
9pm set: $10
10:30pm set: $5
Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Here is a re-posting of the hour long Hotplate mix I put together a while back when we first presented Scheherazade Stone's tribute to Gil Scott-Heron less than a year ago. The mix features a number of classic gems taken from Gil Scott-Heron's many solo led recordings, as well as some choice cuts he co-wrote and produced with multi-instrumentalist and long time music counterpart Brian Jackson. With the ability to blend jazz, funk, and soulful grooves together with socially conscious poetry and politically driven vocals, it's easy to see why many (including myself) consider Gil Scott-Heron one of the most influential and important singer/songwriters to have come out of America in the second half of the last century.

Gil Scott-Heron SFJAZZ Hotplate Mix

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01. Gil Scott-Heron - "Intro/ Blue Collar" - 1982
02. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - "The Bottle" - 1974
03. Gil Scott-Heron - "Lady Day and John Coltrane" - 1971
04. Gil Scott-Heron - "No Knock" - 1972
05. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - "Hello Sunday! Hello Road!" - 1977
06. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - "It's Your World (Live)" - 1976
07. Gil Scott-Heron - "Whitey on the Moon" - 1970
08. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - "Under The Hammer" - 1977
09. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - "Johannesburg" - 1975
10. Gil Scott-Heron - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" - 1970
11. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - "Willing" - 1980
12. Gil Scott-Heron - "Fast Lane" - 1982
13. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - "Home is Where The Hatred Is (Live)" - 1976

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