Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul & Funk

Danser’s Inferno “Creation One” (1972, Everland Jazz)

via Forced Exposure: Everland Jazz present a reissue of Danser’s Inferno’s Creation One, originally released in 1973. “Creation One” is a stunning eight track, jam packed album, so elusive but full of pure joy! Invigorating, stimulating, delightful, a treasure of rhythms grooves and breaks! ‘Sombre Guitar’ is the favourite to …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Pharoah Sanders “Izipho Zam (My Gifts)” (1973, Everland Jazz)

via Forced Exposure: Everland Jazz present a reissue of Pharoah Sanders’ “Izipho Zam (My Gifts)”, originally released in 1973. Popular and increasingly in demand, Izipho Zam (My Gifts) falls into the ‘rare’ category among record collectors and is a gift to fans of master Pharoah Sanders. This demand is partially …

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Future Classics
Jazz

ILL CONSIDERED “Self-Titled”

Ill Considered are a band comprising four musicians interacting with each other to create freely improvised music, based loosely around simple pre-written themes or composed on the spot. Deep grooves and plaintive melodies ranging from whispered chants to monstrous climaxes, the group react to the mood of the audience and …

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Exclusive Preview
Electronic Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Werkha “Shakedown Radio feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto (Extended)” (Tru-Thoughts)

The 21st of July brings the eagerly awaited return of Werkha with the “We Communicate EP”. The EP holds a collection of three fresh tracks that are bubbling with the energy and impetus of new surroundings, life changes and myriad experiments in the live arena and the studio. The eerie, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Lloyd McNeill Quartet “Asha” (1969, Soul Jazz Records)

via SOTU: New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album, the debut release from flautist Lloyd McNeill released on his private-press Asha Record label and recorded in Washington, DC in 1969 (originally only 500 copies were ever made). First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in …

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Future Classics
Jazz

EABS “Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda)” (Astigmatic Records)

via Astigmatic Records: The growth in popularity of jazz music in recent years has been described as a renaissance or new chapter for the genre. Attracting new audiences has seen a growth in acclaim for international artists including Kamasi Washington & The West Coast Get Down collective or BadBadNotGood. This …

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Jazz

Tony Allen “A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers” (Blue Note)

via Juno: Those who’ve studied Tony Allen’s distinctive drumming style often cite Art Blakey as an influence, so it’s little surprise to find him paying tribute to the legendary jazz drummer on this superb album. Joined by his regular band, Allen covers a quartet of tracks written and recorded by …

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Jazz Amnesty
Jazz

JAZZ AMNESTY SOUND SYSTEM – #09 “99% Ahmed Abdul-Malik”

This episode is dedicated to Ahmed Abdul-Malik. Born Johnathan Timm Jr. (January 30, 1927 – October 2, 1993), Ahmed Abdul-Malik was supposedly born in the West Indies and later rumoured to be of Sudanese decent. An Afro-Vincentian double bassist and oud player, Brooklynite, and known by many of his predecessors as …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Vels Trio “Yellow Ochre” (Total Refreshment Records)

For years now it’s been evident that the most exciting jazz music around has been coming out of the UK. With acts such as Yusef Kamaal, The Cinematic Orchestra, Greg Foat or Nostalgia 77, it’s somewhat outrageous that the impact of the British jazz scene is not applauded more and …

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Nubya Garcia “Nubya’s 5ive” (jazz re:freshed)

via Twistedsoul: Say hello to Nubya Garcia, the London-based saxophonist and composer who works as part of six-piece, Maisha, and the Nérija septet. Taking a step away from band duties, Garcia releases her first solo project “Nubya’s 5ive” via Jazz re:freshed. The 5 song project which “explores the common ground between progressive …

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Jazz

Emanative “Ominous Shanti”

Emanative aka Nick Woodmansey makes his return on self-released limited 7″, Ominous Shanti / Black Enchantment – two tracks that perfectly display Nick’s flavour for interesting rhythms, eastern sounds and contemporary influences. The A-side, ‘Ominous Shanti’ sees Nick collaborate and create with Tamar Osborn, Sarathy Korwar, Suman Joshi, Ben Hadwen, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Alice Coltrane “The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda” (1982-1995, Luaka Bop

There is a prodigious stretch of time between 1967 and 1973 where Alice Coltrane released daunting and spiritual music, that continues to extend beyond the jazz genre. Her penchant for combining blues, bebop, classical, gospel and eastern music compositional styles cannot be limited to one uniform moniker. Pharoah Sanders, Ron …

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