Interviews
Jazz

Vibration Black Finger: Jazz-Not-Jazz Mutations Rescued From The Vault

Lascelle Gordon aka Lascelles Lascelle, has been a mainstay in the UK music scene for a quite some time now. From DJing at the legendary Wag Club and playing percussion and guitar in the Brand New Heavies, to drumming for indie rockers Campag Velocet and improvising with fellow percussionist Patrick Dawes, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Paz ‎”Paz Are Back” (Spotlite Records, 1982)

“A total classic from back in the days!“ – Gilles Peterson via BBE Music: Recorded during the summer of 1980 and originally released in 1982 on Spotlight Records, ‘Paz are Back’ was the second (and arguably the finest) album by the London jazz collective, founded by vibraphonist, composer and arranger …

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Future Classics
Ambient Jazz

Torben Unit “Torben Unit” (Money $ex Records)

via Kudos: “New Band Name, new LP, The former Max Graef Band toured and worked on new music all year. Musical progress, and the impression of not enough edge and rawness in a lot of recent music, inspired and motivated a majority of the recording. The band has grown as …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Ishmael Ensemble “Songs For Knotty” (Banoffee Pies Records)

via Phonica: Banoffee Pies Records step into the realms of Contemporary Music with the Ishmael Ensemble. Opening their release schedule for 2017, the label drops their second LP and continues to investigate more musical landscapes. This time saxophonist and producer Ishmael leads the six piece electronic jazz ensemble on their …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Vibration Black Finger “Blackism”

via TwistedSoul: Unique and adventurous, like the man himself, Lascelle Lascelles (aka Lascelle Gordon) shares the highly inventive “Blackism” by his new project Vibration Black Finger. As one of the leading DJs at London’s Wag Club in the 80s, he earned a reputation as an eclectic and adventurous musical spirit, …

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Jazz Soul

Miles Mosley Rises With A Powerful Debut

After years of steady growth as a musician, vocalist, producer, composer, arranger, and upright bass virtuoso, Los Angeles’ Miles Mosley steps in with his powerful debut album “Uprising” (release date: January 27th on World Galaxy). The accolades Mosley has earned recently with his participation on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning “To Pimp …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Professor Brian Oblivion “Mendacity ’17”

Leading with a rude bludgeoned dirge-like bass line and accompanying bells, congas and horns. The opening of Mendacity ’17, released by Professor Brian Oblivian on Inauguration Day here in the United States, expresses that broad inquisitive despair while displaying how JAZZ can still be the most effective form of protest …

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Jazz Amnesty
Jazz

JAZZ AMNESTY SOUND SYSTEM #06 – A Free J.A.S.S. Festival

Welcome to A Free J.A.S.S. Festival; and when we say “free”, we mean free. Free from time, free from space, free from style and free to get in. Just press play and your ears will be whisked away in the Jazz Amnesty Sound System’s time machine to listen to some …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe “Duo Exchange” (1973, Survival Records)

via Boomkat: Incendiary and rare free jazz ripper from Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe from 1973. Out of print on vinyl ever since and a fierce addition to any jazz or avant-garde shelf. From Thurston Moore’s Top Ten Free Jazz Underground (1996): “Frank Lowe has been studying and playing a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Brazil Jazz

Victor Assis Brasil “Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim” (1970)

via Far Out Recordings: Following the recent reissue of Jose Mauro’s Obnoxius, Far Out Recordings presents the second release in the treasure trove of the Quartin catalogue, Victor Assis Brasil Plays Jobim. Over the course of the 1960s, Roberto Quartin released more than 20 albums in Brazil on his label …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Miles Mosley “Uprising” (via World Galaxy Records)

via World Galaxy: Miles Mosley stepped into the light with magnetic force this year following the release of his new single ‘ABRAHAM’, garnering critical acclaim from worldwide press such as NPR, The Guardian, BBC Radio, The FADER, and Bass Player Magazine. The Los Angeles-based upright bass virtuoso and composer has …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Georgia “All Kind Music” (Palto Flats Records)

ECM-era Don Cherry global jazz meets contemporary electronic avant-garde, true world dance music for the next millennium. With guest turns on every track, Georgia explore a new approach to studio production, incorporating the sounds of world and jazz music into their digital funk and combining and processing improvisation and composed …

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