Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Reissue / Archival Release Of The Week: Bobby Rodriguez “Simply Macrame” (1973)

Starting with their best foot forward, Jazz Detective Records kick off their brand new label with a reissue of this ultra-rare Latin Jazz gem from Bobby Rodriguez. Originally recorded and privately pressed in 1973 on Jazz-Men Records, “Simply Macrame” contains a 16 minute rendition of Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Little Sunflower’, taking …

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Jazz

Video Premiere: Get The Blessing “Not With Standing”

Following the success of their 2015 album “Astronautilus”, Jazz-Rock mavericks Get The Blessing return with their spellbinding new Album “Bristopia”. Blending their mutant Jazz sensibilities with spacey electronics and post rock atmospheres, “Bristopia” ventures into new, unexplored territories. The band is comprised of bassist Jim Barr and Drummer Clive Deamer …

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Hip-Hop Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Reginald Chapman “We Shall Overcome” (Fresh Selects)

Multi-faceted instrumentalist, composer, and arranger Reginald Chapman joins the ranks of Fresh Selects on July 26th with the release of “Prototype”. This debut full-length album prominently features the Virginia native on bass trombone and calls upon a star-studded cast of supporting musicians that includes DJ Harrison (Stones Throw; Jack White), …

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Electronic Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Rippps “Pose” (Alpha Pup Records)

Netherlands’ Niels Broos and London’s Hyroglifics have teamed up for the collaborative project Rippps, unleashing their debut EP “Hue” on Alpha Pup Records, August 3, 2018. Five tracks of futuristic electronic music that blends stylistic synths and dynamic production work, Hue is equal parts unique, striking, and propulsive. The grooves …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Alice Coltrane “Spiritual Eternal” (Real Gone Music)

Capturing the slow progression from Jazz based music toward the secular, the new Alice Coltrane compilation, “Spiritual Eternal – The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings”, will contain the artist’s creative output during a three-album stint at the imprint. Real Gone Music, who will release the anthology on September 7th, 2018, …

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Brazil Jazz Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Hugo Fattoruso “La del Cheche”

London-based Brazilian specialists Far Out Recordings venture further out to Uruguay to record a new album with Fusion legend Hugo Fattoruso. After a twenty-year search for the man behind the cult ’70s Jazz-Funk group Opa, Far Out are honoured to present Hugo Fattoruso Y Barrio Opa: a new work from …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Yazmin Lacey “When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees” (First Word Records)

There is an immediate ice-water through the veins sensation every time the Nottingham-based singer Yazmin Lacey unfurls her raspy, burnt-caramel-sweet voice on the upcoming five-song EP “When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees”. Her lyrical phrasing, part Badu attitudinal but all candid and quotable, carries an unruffled UK “sort it” swag. …

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Balance Radio Show
Beats Eclectic Jazz Soul

BALANCE – Show #538 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

So much quality music floating around, so it’s brand new stuff all the way on this edition of BALANCE with Spacewalker! Featuring music from K15, Chip Wickham, Kamaal Williams, Dreamcast, Moods, Prophet & more! TRACKLIST Kamaal Williams – The Return | Black Focus R+R=NOW – Change of Tone | Blue …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Kiefer “Happysad” (Stones Throw Records)

via STR: Kiefer is a constant in Mndsgn’s live trio, has shared the stage with Moses Sumney and Terrace Martin, and has lent production talents to the likes of Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak. He began playing piano as a child and producing beats at around age twelve, moving from San …

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Electronic Jazz Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Skymark “The Power Of A Positive Smile”

Jazz and Soul fused with House aesthetics isn’t anything new… that is until you find yourself listening to the production of Marc Friedli aka Skymark. With his tastes firmly rooted in Jazz Fusion, Brazilian and Soul music, Skymark has created his own intimate universe where he’s been able to develop …

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Jazz Amnesty
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System – #13 “Black Lives Matter”

Ever since African people were forcibly brought to North America they have worked hard to attain ‘Black Liberation’ from the provocative stance of White American racism. This generational racism has been faced in every sector of our society and has created a cultural inferiority complex akin to a form of …

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MIMS Radio
Beats Eclectic Electronic Jazz Soul & Funk

MIMS Radio Live Sessions – S02E07

We had some fantastic interviews for Episode 7 of MIMS Radio presented by the Phi Centre! On the phone we had Daedelus, one of the pioneers of LA’s now infamous Beat Scene, to discuss his album “Taut” and the music industry at large. Montreal Soul singer Fredy V joined us …

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