Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to BOBBY HUTCHERSON – Selected by Spacewalker

I was awakened this morning to the news that Bobby Hutcherson, the prolific, legendary and arguably Jazz’s greatest vibraphonist has passed away. For music lovers, this scenario is all too familiar. For Jazz heads however, this neverending cycle of loss doesn’t take pit stops. I would like to be able …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Reissue Of The Week: Monk Higgins “Extra Soul Perception” (1968, Real Gone Music)

Don’t choke on or spit out the Kombucha and Kale chip combo you’re working on when the opening bars from “Code Of The Streets” by Gang Starr waft out in front of the Monk Higgins 1969 cover of “Little Green Apples”. Calmly rewind your mind to the fact that Milton …

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Playlists
Eclectic Jazz

Ezra Collective Selects: Inspirations

Ahead of their performance at the esteemed Dimensions Festival, London five-piece Jazz outfit Ezra Collective share a selection of tracks that have been fuelling their current sonic inspiration. Ezra Collective play a vital role in new sound of London Jazz by combining the delicate technicalities of Jazz musicianship with Afrobeat, …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Jack Sels “Dorian 0437” (SDBAN Records)

‘Dorian 0437’ is from the forthcoming collection of rare, previously unreleased studio and live recordings from famed Antwerp saxophonist Jack Sels entitled “Minor Works”, releasing August 31 on Belgian label SDBAN. One of the legends of Belgian Jazz and a highly influential figure on the post-war Belgian Jazz scene, Sels …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Album of the Week: Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From” (ChicagoxLondon Mixtape)

“I just met these wonderful people” says Chicago’s Makaya McCraven in the opening moments of the album/mixtape, referring to the fact he is on a stage playing with some of London’s finest young Jazz musicians whilst meeting them for the first time. Over the course of the two day ChicagoxLondon …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Reissue / Archival Release Of The Week: Bobby Rodriguez “Simply Macrame” (1973)

Starting with their best foot forward, Jazz Detective Records kick off their brand new label with a reissue of this ultra-rare Latin Jazz gem from Bobby Rodriguez. Originally recorded and privately pressed in 1973 on Jazz-Men Records, “Simply Macrame” contains a 16 minute rendition of Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Little Sunflower’, taking …

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Jazz

Video Premiere: Get The Blessing “Not With Standing”

Following the success of their 2015 album “Astronautilus”, Jazz-Rock mavericks Get The Blessing return with their spellbinding new Album “Bristopia”. Blending their mutant Jazz sensibilities with spacey electronics and post rock atmospheres, “Bristopia” ventures into new, unexplored territories. The band is comprised of bassist Jim Barr and Drummer Clive Deamer …

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Hip-Hop Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Reginald Chapman “We Shall Overcome” (Fresh Selects)

Multi-faceted instrumentalist, composer, and arranger Reginald Chapman joins the ranks of Fresh Selects on July 26th with the release of “Prototype”. This debut full-length album prominently features the Virginia native on bass trombone and calls upon a star-studded cast of supporting musicians that includes DJ Harrison (Stones Throw; Jack White), …

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Electronic Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Rippps “Pose” (Alpha Pup Records)

Netherlands’ Niels Broos and London’s Hyroglifics have teamed up for the collaborative project Rippps, unleashing their debut EP “Hue” on Alpha Pup Records, August 3, 2018. Five tracks of futuristic electronic music that blends stylistic synths and dynamic production work, Hue is equal parts unique, striking, and propulsive. The grooves …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Alice Coltrane “Spiritual Eternal” (Real Gone Music)

Capturing the slow progression from Jazz based music toward the secular, the new Alice Coltrane compilation, “Spiritual Eternal – The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings”, will contain the artist’s creative output during a three-album stint at the imprint. Real Gone Music, who will release the anthology on September 7th, 2018, …

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Brazil Jazz Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Hugo Fattoruso “La del Cheche”

London-based Brazilian specialists Far Out Recordings venture further out to Uruguay to record a new album with Fusion legend Hugo Fattoruso. After a twenty-year search for the man behind the cult ’70s Jazz-Funk group Opa, Far Out are honoured to present Hugo Fattoruso Y Barrio Opa: a new work from …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Yazmin Lacey “When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees” (First Word Records)

There is an immediate ice-water through the veins sensation every time the Nottingham-based singer Yazmin Lacey unfurls her raspy, burnt-caramel-sweet voice on the upcoming five-song EP “When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees”. Her lyrical phrasing, part Badu attitudinal but all candid and quotable, carries an unruffled UK “sort it” swag. …

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