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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Future Classics
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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Future Classics
Jazz

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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Future Classics
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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Future Classics
Jazz

Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet “London / Theme De Yoyo” (Lanquidity Records)

London-based Polish label Lanquidity Records is proud to present “London / Theme De Yoyo”, the new EP by Wojtek Mazolewski. Bassist, composer and a leading figure of the 21st century Polish jazz movement, Wojtek Mazolewski heads the Wojtek Mazolowski Quintet. His ability to present Jazz to younger listeners in the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Lloyd McNeill Quartet “Washington Suite” (1970, Soul Jazz Records)

Informed Jazz reflection of the times Sometimes you hear a flute used in a composition and immediately your shoulders jump up to cover your ears. It comes off as a cosmetic afterthought that bears no sustenance. NOBODY got time for that! Lloyd McNeill does it differently. The professor, painter and world-renowned …

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Exclusive Preview
Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet “London” (Lanquidity Records)

London-based Polish label Lanquidity Records is proud to present “London / Theme De Yoyo”, the new EP by Wojtek Mazolewski. Bassist, composer and a leading figure of the 21st century Polish jazz movement, Wojtek Mazolewski heads the Wojtek Mazolowski Quintet. His ability to present Jazz to younger listeners in the …

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Future Classics
Electronic Jazz

Afrikan Sciences “Infinite Instant”

Afrikan Sciences returns with his distinct sonic identity percolating forward. Eric Douglas Porter, who performs under the moniker of Afrikan Sciences, releases his distinctive three song EP, “Infinite Instant”. Sonically, these three songs engender dissimilar characteristics in tone and presentation, but still retain all the beautiful and peculiar traits that …

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Jazz Amnesty
Jazz

JAZZ AMNESTY SOUND SYSTEM – #08 (Feelin’ It Out)

This mix was made six years ago, when Andy Williams and Sweet Daddy Luv first joined forces to help spread the gospel of Jazz. This 2 hour tag team session helped convince them to give this Jazz Amnesty Sound System thing a go. Please enjoy this mix of Andy and …

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