Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Hermeto Pascoal “Viajando Com O Som (The Lost ’76 Vice​-​Versa Studio Session)” (1976, Far Out)

via FOR: There have been few musicians to ever reach the stature of Hermeto Pascoal. A true maestro and a cultural icon, he represents the highest level of musical evolution; as a multi-instrumentalist, as a composer, and as an arranger. Once described by Miles Davis as “the most impressive musician …

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Future Classics
Electronic Jazz

Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin “Idiom” (YAM Records)

via YAM: Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin are forces to be reckoned with. Both integral parts of the burgeoning South London jazz scene, these young musicians contribute to numerous outfits including Ata Kak, Jamie Isaac, MC Pinty, Moses Boyd Exodus and Ezra Collective, as well as pushing their own solo …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Natasha Agrama “The Heart of Infinite Change” (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)

From the intricate arrangement and soaring nature of the lead song ‘Black Narcissus’ from “The Heart of Infinite Change”, it becomes apparent that this debut release from Natasha Agrama is not her first time working with jazz masters. On this Joe Henderson composition, Agrama uses her finely tuned vocal instrument …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Jazz

Horatio Luna “Local Honey” (Wax Museum)

via Wax Museum Records: We are proud to present the latest offering on our in-house label from Melbourne’s own Horatio Luna. An associated act of the notoriously talented 30/70 collective, their jazz-tronic improvised tape has been for a minute in these parts. Local Honey by Horatio Luna Skillfully remastered from …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

François Tusques “Free Jazz” (1965, Finders Keepers Records)

via FK: As Finders Keepers’ disobedient little-sister-label reaches her 20th release anniversary, Cacophonic Records are proud to present a record that will not only leave rare record collectors salivating but will open ambitious ears to a truly pioneering album from the seldom celebrated and individualistic micro-genre that is French Free …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Tenderlonious + Dennis Ayler “8R1CK C17Y” (22a Music)

via 22a: 22a017 has arrived and it sees two of London’s most celebrated underground producers enter into album territory. Comprised of ten cuts “8R1CK C17Y” takes the listener on a journey through Afro-House, Funk, Rare Groove, Boogie and Broken Beat to name a few. Tunes like ‘Brick City (4am)’ and …

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Future Classics
House / Techno Jazz

Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar & Shabaka Hutchings “A.R.E. Project” (Technicolour Records)

via Boomkat: Recorded over 2.5 hours of music across 2 sessions, with 90 minutes streamed live via NTS. Technicolour give up four edits of a freely expressive session between Afro-cubist electronic producer Hieroglyphic Being, far-reaching percussionist Sarathy Korwar, and sax-tooting jazz-cat Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming) extracted …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Moses Boyd “Absolute Zero” (Exodus Recordings)

via Bleep: Moses Boyd has placed himself at the fertile nexus of jazz and club music in recent years. Along with two solo releases, the drummer has collaborated with the likes of Four Tet and Floating Points as well as picking up MOBO and Worldwide Awards for his unique brand …

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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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