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Ruth Goller ‘Skylla’

Bassist, vocalist, composer, environmentalist and now solo artist, Ruth Goller launches her dark and brooding debut album today. Hailed by the Guardian for her “thunderous bass-guitar hooks’, Goller helped lay the foundation for the UK’s jazz renaissance whilst playing in many of its most influential and popular bands, from her …

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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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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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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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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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Future Classic: Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective ‘Night Dreamer Direct​-​to​-​Disc Sessions’

The prolific drummer, percussionist and musical artist Sarathy Korwar, alongside his allstar “UPAJ Collective”, has already broken considerable ground, rebalancing spiritual jazz with authentic Indian classical music. However, “UPAJ” means “to improvise” in Hindi, and here, whilst making a formidable debut contribution to Night Dreamer’s direct-to-disc series, recording at Artone …

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Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes “Heritage of the Invisible II”

Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes of Irreversible Entanglements, disentangle themselves long enough to record for their second duo album, and first for International Anthem. Just as sharp and revolutionary in spirit as the larger group’s recordings. Having been friends & collaborators for far longer than the larger group, “Heritage of …

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Nikitch & Kuna Maze “The Leak / Domu & Sonar’s Ghost Remix”

It’s a very rare day when any record label manages to lure the legendary broken beat pioneer and veteran of Reinforced’s “2nd Wave”, Dominic Stanton, most commonly known as Domu, to come out of retirement to share one remix, let alone three, yet Tru Thoughts have managed just that.  French …

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Siti Muharam “Siti of Unguja”

The weight of history permeates this sumptuous album of modern taarab from Siti Muharam, the great-granddaughter of “mother of taarab” Siti binti Saad. Taarab originated in late 19th century Zanzibar when Arabic music introduced by the ruling sultans combined with influences from east Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Born in …

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