Forgotten Treasures

Mackey Feary Band “S/T” (1978)

Must-have rare groove from the Hawaiian Islands. The first recording from Mackey Feary’s solo effort — created after Feary’s departure from Kalapana, the seminal 1970s group that shaped the sound of contemporary Hawaii. The group’s debut LP finds Feary and his counterparts weaving jazz, soul, rock, and groove into a …

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Future Classics

John Carroll Kirby releases brilliant new cosmic jazz LP ‘Septet’

Los Angeles-based composer, producer, and pianist John Carroll Kirby, who has made a strong name for himself over the last several years collaborating with everyone from Solange (produced three tracks on A Seat At The Table, and featured on When I Get Home), and Blood Orange, to Frank Ocean, Miley Cyrus and …

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Crucial Material

Crucial Material — June 21st, 2021

Another bumper edition of Crucial Material full of essential listening. Here are our favorite EP’s, Albums and Reissues of the past couple of weeks. As always we encourage you to buy digital or physical releases if you discover a release you love. Support artists and labels! JAZZ Jaubi — Nafs …

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Wild Honey ‘Ruinas Futuras’

A new Madrileño soundtrack. Guillermo Farré’s hushed vocals are buoyed by cinematic strings & brass arrangements, and the tight drums & percussion of Shawn Lee. ‘Ruinas Futuras’ was composed in fragments on phone voice memos, between fatherhood and office work. Slowly accumulated before their rediscovery one day on a train. …

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Crucial Material — May 17th, 2021

Another bumper edition of Crucial Material full of essential listening. Here are our favorite EP’s, Albums and Reissues of the past couple of weeks. As always we encourage you to buy digital or physical releases if you discover a release you love. Support artists and labels! JAZZ Carlos Niño & …

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Agile Experiments “Bloom Anubis”

Dave De Rose and his co-conspirators have out-done themselves on this, their 8th album. A perfect meeting of jazz, improvisation, groove and electronics, with decidedly punk and psychedelic twists and turns Agile Experiments are essentially a different group on every record, and in the beginning every track could have a …

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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – May 1st, 2021

Another bumper edition of Crucial Material full of essential listening. Here are our favorite EP’s, Albums and Reissues of the past couple of weeks. As always we encourage you to buy digital or physical releases if you discover a release you love. Support artists and labels! JAZZ Natural Information Society …

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SOLIDARITY with UNIST’OT’EN

As musicians living in Montreal who recognize that this territory, historically known as Tiohtià:ke, was colonized and occupied, we felt the need to demonstrate our total solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation. Their ancestral territory, located in northwest British Columbia, has suffered for several years from the invasion of various oil …

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Crucial Material – April 12th, 2021

Another bumper edition of Crucial Material full of essential listening. This week’s edition proves again that there is still much to explore in the interplay between jazz and electronic music, new forms and old ways, from Kaidi Tatham’s keys & drum programming to Damon Locks coupling live jazz and sampled …

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