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Exclusive Premiere: Ishmael Ensemble “First Light”

On 26th October multi-instrumentalist/DJ Pete Cunningham and cohorts aka Ishmael Ensemble present “Severn Songs 2”, the second in a 7” vinyl trilogy inspired by Bristol, its surrounding regions and, as the title suggests, the River Severn. The “Severn Songs” series marks Cunningham’s most ambitious project yet. Prior to expanding into …

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Jazz Amnesty
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System – #14 “New J.A.S.S. Sounds”

Sweet Daddy Luv offers up a tight 10 tracks of newer Jazz moments from the latter half of this decade. Reminding y’all that the Jazz Amnesty Sound System continues to come correct! TRACKLIST Kamaal Williams “Medina” – Black Focus Records (2018) Jameszoo ft. Arthur Verocai “Flu” – Brainfeeder (2016) Steiger …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Rejoicer “Energy Dreams” (Stones Throw Records)

Yuvi Hawkin, the Tel-Aviv based producer who records using the moniker Rejoicer, chops up and filters a confluence of ideas and colours on his Stones Throw début Energy Dreams. The combination of Neo-Fusion Jazz, experimental Beats, world music accents, and Classical music orchestration bears the fruit of an eleven song …

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Guest Mixes
Hip-Hop House / Techno Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Snips (Barbershop Records, London)

Founder of Barbershop Records and co-founder of Livin Proof, London’s Snips has been DJing and producing for over 15 years. He’s recently announced his latest EP “London Livin’” in which he fuses Hip Hop, House, Soul and Funk in the same fashion as he is known to do behind the …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Album Of The Week: The Gondwana Orchestra (feat. Dwight Trible) “Colors”

To help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the UK-based Gondwana Records, the label is putting out a collection of limited-edition Spiritual Jazz releases. As a part of this series, the label has just released an EP paying homage to legendary saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders featuring the Gondwana Orchestra and special guest …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to BOBBY HUTCHERSON – Selected by Spacewalker

I was awakened this morning to the news that Bobby Hutcherson, the prolific, legendary and arguably Jazz’s greatest vibraphonist has passed away. For music lovers, this scenario is all too familiar. For Jazz heads however, this neverending cycle of loss doesn’t take pit stops. I would like to be able …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Reissue Of The Week: Monk Higgins “Extra Soul Perception” (1968, Real Gone Music)

Don’t choke on or spit out the Kombucha and Kale chip combo you’re working on when the opening bars from “Code Of The Streets” by Gang Starr waft out in front of the Monk Higgins 1969 cover of “Little Green Apples”. Calmly rewind your mind to the fact that Milton …

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Playlists
Eclectic Jazz

Ezra Collective Selects: Inspirations

Ahead of their performance at the esteemed Dimensions Festival, London five-piece Jazz outfit Ezra Collective share a selection of tracks that have been fuelling their current sonic inspiration. Ezra Collective play a vital role in new sound of London Jazz by combining the delicate technicalities of Jazz musicianship with Afrobeat, …

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Exclusive Premiere: Jack Sels “Dorian 0437” (SDBAN Records)

‘Dorian 0437’ is from the forthcoming collection of rare, previously unreleased studio and live recordings from famed Antwerp saxophonist Jack Sels entitled “Minor Works”, releasing August 31 on Belgian label SDBAN. One of the legends of Belgian Jazz and a highly influential figure on the post-war Belgian Jazz scene, Sels …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Album of the Week: Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From” (ChicagoxLondon Mixtape)

“I just met these wonderful people” says Chicago’s Makaya McCraven in the opening moments of the album/mixtape, referring to the fact he is on a stage playing with some of London’s finest young Jazz musicians whilst meeting them for the first time. Over the course of the two day ChicagoxLondon …

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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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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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