Future Classics
Afro Jazz

Ayetoro “Ominira!” (Funsho)

Ayetoro is an internationally acclaimed Afrobeat band led by composer and pianist Funsho Ogundipe. He was a regular at Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti’s Shrine, and formally launched into the Nigerian music scene in 1998 with his top 50 hit ‘Something Dey’ – a blues-flavoured piano-driven tune from an album of the …

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My Favorite Things
Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

MY FAVORITE THINGS #06 – Hosted by Psycut (France)

My Favorite Things #6 is a deep mix of beautiful and hard-to-get Jazz LPs like Benny Bailey on Saba, Attila Engin Group from Denmark, The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble (Private US), and two Brazil Jazz LPs: Amanto Maita and Aquarius. I’ve selected the best of my recent digs on brand new …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul & Funk

The Lyman Woodard Organization “Saturday Night Special” (1975, Strata / BBE)

It’s no coincidence that the album cover for “Saturday Night Special” by The Lyman Woodard Organization bears the image of cigarette papers, cash, and a pistol. Recorded in 1975 and reissued by Wax Poetics in 2009, this album is aptly regarded as a Jazz-Fusion classic. The photo is composed of …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz Soul

BALANCE – Show #532: NYC Diggin’ Special 3 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

It’s a good excuse as any for a diggin’ excursion show, so here it is, just music that I picked on my recent trip to NYC, my favorite city to dig for records. From jazz to hip hop, house to soul, a balanced batch as you’re already accustomed to on …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani “Witchdoctor’s Son” (1976, Matsuli Music)

Matsuli Music is proud to be releasing another forgotten gem of the South African Jazz diaspora – the 1976 Istanbul session featuring Johnny Dyani and Okay Temiz fusing deep roots and new routes, integrating folklore and rhythm within an experimental, avant-garde vision of love and life. Available for the first …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Salah Ragab and The Cairo Jazz Band “Egyptian Jazz” (1968 – 1973, Art Yard Records)

via Art Yard: In 1968, while he was also the leader of the Military Music Departments in Heliopolis, Salah Ragab formed the first jazz big band in Egypt, The Cairo Jazz Band. Some of the best musicians in Egypt of that time were members – Zaki Osman (trumpet), Saied Salama …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul & Funk

30/70 Collective “Elevate” (Rhythm Section)

On their 20th release Rhythm Section, the London-based but Worldwide-minded label, continue to stretch the boundaries of what an underground/dance floor label can be. Bradley Zero once again taps into the talent pool of Melbourne, Australia and presents this ‘mini-album’ from the 30/70 Collective. Rhythm Section has previously released an …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Miryam Solomon “Magnolia”

Miryam Solomon is a London based singer/songwriter, by way of Sweden and Eritrea. She released her debut EP “Evergreen” in 2014, and has now returned with Women Make Music Award funded “Magnolia”. In her own words Miryam says “Magnolia is in many ways about endings and new beginnings.” Magnolia by …

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Exclusive Preview
Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Will Sessions ft. Amp Fiddler “Dance Girl / Chameleon”

Keeping with their commitment to not be pinned down to any particular genre comes Will Sessions’ latest LP, “Kindred Live”. The band, along with special guest Amp Fiddler on Fender Rhodes, synth and clavinet, pay tribute to the pioneers of jazz fusion by recreating the songs of genre-defining artists such …

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Boom Music
Eclectic Electronic Hip-Hop Jazz

BOOM MUSIC – Show #37 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

Episode 37 from CF HQ is another guest-less transmission hosted by Miguel and Oliver, opening with a Chicago tribute as inspired by the ChicagoXLondon series of events happening at Total Refreshment Centre last week. Hosted by EZH Mag and International Anthem, the series of events sought to create “a platform …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Ezra Collective “Juan Pablo: The Philosopher”

via Twistedsoul: Ezra Collective return with their vibrant fusion of sounds on “Juan Pablo: The Philosopher”. Consisting of Joe Armon-Jones, (piano), TJ Koleoso (bass), Femi Koleoso (drums), James Mollison (saxophone), Dylan Jones (trumpet) and boosted by Nubya Garcia and Theon Cross the band blaze through their five new compositions and …

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House / Techno Jazz

The Astral Walkers “The Passage EP” (Deepblak Recordings)

On their début expedition as Astral Walkers, AYBEE and Lars Bartkuhn produce house music compositions that merge dubious elements from various genres and styles in electronic music. Percolating rhythms that run throughout the EP pay silent tribute to the Body and Soul era of house music, while certain melodies acknowledge …

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