About the Urban Flux

Prayers” is a breathtaking piece from his “Month of Sunday Collection” painted by renown visionary & street artist Frank Morrison.

Greetings jazz enthusiast thanks so much for visiting The Urban Flux. First of all, the initial purpose of this Blog is driven by my faith, love, compassion and zeal to share with you the immeasurable sounds of jazz along with upcoming new artists that’s probably located somewhere near you that the rest of the world hasn’t heard yet.

In the meantime, one thing you may find interesting or possibly annoying at times is the content posted throughout this blog is and will always be a work in progress. In other words, there is continuum of diversity which encompasses music news, reviews, artists and whatever else might draw music aficionados in dialogue to keep America’s original musical art form in the forefront where it deserves to be.

Sincerely, Rob Young | The Urban Flux [… intriguing jazz nuances develop by prolific new voices for modernist, traditionalist and novice]

Quote: [John 3:16-18] – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

[1 John 1:9-10] – 9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.”

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being … When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups … I want to speak to their souls.” —John Coltrane

All custom graphics other then album images, press, media banners and photos on this Blog where created by yours truly Rob Young for Urban Flux Media.

I’m sure the majority of visitors to this blog is already registered to VOTE, but if you know someone that might not be please continue to encourage them to register because the enemy of regular folks in this country. The one% and the wannabes are doing everything in their power to prevent people [47% plus equals 99%] from doing what the constitution gives all of a right to do VOTE! These are evil times so we must do what is right to combat these mean-spirited obstructionists!

31 thoughts on “About the Urban Flux”

  1. Just wanted to drop a quick note of thanks for including me on your music blogroll. It’s much appreciated.

    I’ll pick up your RSS feed and follow along. Looks like some good stuff here. Keep it up!


  2. I love that you have included my latest release here, but……my name is NICK MANSON, not Nick Mason (I think he was the drummer for Pink Floyd).

  3. Thank you Rob for viewing my art. I really appreciate the compliment.
    It would be an honor to have my work featured on your blog.
    It would be also.be fine if you added my link.

    Have a happy holiday.

  4. Thanks so much for writing the article about me.
    Janelle Headley

  5. Dear Rob,

    I wanted to let you know that I have created a collection of jazz images on a site called Spectives. Your site is one that I have added to the collection and if you want to take a look here is the link http://www.spectives.com/jazzy

    I hope you enjoy viewing the collection!

    • theurbanflux said:

      Hi Ileane, thanks for keeping me in the mix of things. You’re always on top of everything! Peace and blessings, Rob

  6. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Rob! Give your head-banner a name for the subscribers please.

  7. Hey there, Thanks for the Terje Lie item. Would love to send a copy of the CD your way for review. I have an address that I’ve used to send music to Terrill – is that the same one to use for you, Rob?

    Many thanks,


    • theurbanflux said:

      Hi Cary, no problem. I’m always looking for new music by upcoming musicians. My address is not the same as Terrill’s because we live in different locations. I’ll e-mail my address if that’s alright with you? Thanks for stopping by with peace, Rob

  8. Rob – please email me your contact info we would love to have some two for the show media artists reviewed on your site… Thanks

  9. Harry Melchior said:

    …thank you for this amazing BLOG!

  10. Great blog!



    CALL TO ORDER NOW AT 678-526-8028

  12. Daniel Atkinson said:

    I am the ethnomusicilogist that is part of the Angola Project with Howard Wiley. You mispelled my name in the review. My name is Daniel, not David. Can you please make the correction?

    Thank you,

    Daniel Atkinson

    • theurbanflux said:

      Hi Daniel,

      First of all, thanks for visiting. Sorry about the mishap with your name, however I corrected it and thanks for taking your time to point this out. And please, if you will tell Howard that he has great success with his new project.

      Peace and blessings, Rob

  13. Thank you so very much for mentioning my album “Mississippi’s Daughter” in the “Jazz not Jazz” section.

    The Urban Flux is a great display of art, music and enlightenment. Again, I’m grateful for your support.

    Love & Light,
    Gabbie McGee
    “Mississippi’s Daughter”

    • theurbanflux said:

      Hi Mrs. Gabbie McGee, thanks for stopping by and sharing your kindness. It’s an honor for me to even hear about artist like you, let alone share this information with others is a joy! Bless you and yours in your life’s journey, may your live it abundantly!

      Peace and blessings, Rob

  14. just wanted to thank you for including me on your Jazz Not Jazz list. much appreciated!

    all the best,

    • theurbanflux said:

      Hi Ms Hurtt, actually it’s pleasure! Thanks dropping by, it’s a joy to hear artist as yourself. Keep doing what you do, I look forward to more music from you in the future!

      Grace and peace, Rob

  15. Hello Rob! Thank you for posting about my Cd release…I just came across your website..great job!!

    Thanks again!! The album’s available now on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby

    All the Best!!

  16. Hey Rob,
    Wanted to hip you to my new jazz blog. As a publicist in the jazz biz for the past 15 years I’ve worked a ton of great music some of which you’ve reviewed at The Urban Flux and I thank you. I’ll make sure you get all of our press releases at your gmail address. I believe you also may have found me under my nom de plumme, Vic Bradley at http://stmonkey.blogspot.com where i write about culture and the arts including some jazz pieces.

    Keep up the good work.


    • theurbanflux said:

      Hi Brad/Vic,
      Thank you my friend for your generous words of encouragement. It looks like we need to put our heads together and see what happens! I’ll check out your Blog this evening! Peace and blessings, Rob

  17. Hello,

    My name is Alex Hoffman and I’m the tenor sax player from the recent Brian Lynch “Unsung Heroes” record that you reviewed on your blog. I was wondering if I could have your address so I could send you my own debut recording as a leader on Smalls Records, for which Brian Lynch was a consultant. Thank you for giving such kind attention to our music and I hope to hear from you soon.


  18. Rob, what a beautiful site you have produced with both your words and the visual dynamics. I look forward to checking it out even further, within the archives, etc.

    Is my understanding correct that you will no longer be making entries? I hope not! But if it’s true, I hope that it is for reasons that are not unfortunate, and I wish you all the best in all of your future endeavors. We need more people like you.

    All the best!


    • theurbanflux said:

      Angelika, you’re the best my beloved sister in jazz (and otherwise) thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. Somehow, I believe they are from your heart. Thank you!!!!

  19. We LOVE your work and we always tell folks to check your blog for the latest and greatest in jazz

    WGMC JAZZ 90.1

  20. Thanks for posting my cd on your site. I had no idea it was on here lol. Thanks for the support.

    Nasir Dickerson & The Renaissance Messengers

  21. HI Rob, congratulations for your blog, it looks really interesting. If you have time check out thids project and tell me what do you think about it.
    best regards

  22. I handle artist on Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music including one you mentioned in your Urban Flux blog, Russell Kirk – thank you for that. Would love to send you several other for your review if you don’t mind. Can we exchange emails? Thanks.

    • Hi Ester, thanks for your comment. I’d love to listen and review your artist but at the moment this blog is inactive as content goes. Thank you so much, I will email you for future reference. Peace, Rob

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