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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Olli Ahvenlahti “Minor Minor” (We Jazz Records)

Finnish Jazz legend Olli Ahvenlahti presents his grade-A cooker ‘Minor Minor’ from his “Thinking, Whistling” LP on 7″ vinyl. The original track (featured here) takes us back to the origins of straight up Jazz music. Coyly swung and playfully nonchalant, it loosens things up in a smooth and effortless style. …

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Beats Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: The Breathing Effect “Waves” (Bastard Jazz)

Bastard Jazz presents the next instalment of their long running “Tempo Dreams” compilation series! The series calls upon established artists to shine a light on their favourite producers and compile an album of all unreleased music from the emerging & underrated young talents. With Volume 5, Bastard Jazz welcomes the …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to ROY HARGROVE – Mixed by TJ Oliver-Gorton

On November 2nd, innovative trumpeter and composer Roy Hargrove sadly passed away at the far too young age of 49.His death was caused by cardiac arrest brought on by kidney disease. Hargrove was considered by many as the greatest trumpeter of his generation. During the nineties, he established himself as …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Charles Mingus “Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden” (BBE Music)

During one week in February of 1973, you could attend a live performance by the Charles Mingus Quintet at the intimate Strata Detroit Concert gallery for a mere six bucks. That’s right. You could hear, or bear witness to the great American composer, besides Duke Ellington for next to cheap. …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Album Of The Week: Makaya McCraven “Universal Beings” (International Anthem Recording Co.)

Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven is one of the most cutting-edge artists in Jazz right now. He’s followed up his incredible Chicago-meets-London mixtape “Where We Come From”, which was released earlier this year, with a brand new 22-track album on the International Anthem label titled “Universal Beings”. Universal Beings by Makaya …

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Boom Music
Eclectic Jazz Soul & Funk

BOOM MUSIC – Show #46 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

Episode 46 kicks off with the lead single off Insólito UniVerso’s debut album “La Candela del Río” forthcoming on Olindo Records and now available for pre-order! The rest of the show features music from far and wide including Thabang Tabane’s excellent debut album for Mushroom Hour Half Hour from South …

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Jazz Soul & Funk

Video Premiere: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble “Heru”

Dubbed as the Original Bad Boys of Jazz, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) are seven incredibly talented kin originating from Chicago and based in NYC who have blazed a trail as leading artists in the music industry today. With the respect and personal invitation of some of the greatest artists …

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Guest Mixes
Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Rebecca Vasmant (Sub Club, Glasgow)

“This mix was inspired by my love of music, and being first and foremost a music fan.” “These are songs that spark off an emotion within myself. I feel so lucky to have discovered the records I have up to now, and am excited every day by the prospect of …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul & Funk

Butcher Brown “Camden Session” (Gearbox Records)

Without a doubt, “Camden Session”, the latest release by the five-member Funk-Jazz collective Butcher Brown, lands on an ever-wavering dime between instrumental Hip Hop vibes and any Headhunters-era Herbie Hancock creation. Recorded at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studios, “Camden Session” was cut live to disc at Gearbox Records in London using …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: No Cosmos “The Post Human Shuffle”

“Accepting the terms and conditions, you allow your consciousness to be separated from your body. You now exist in a pure, digital state, online, forever. You and your friends celebrate having become immortal beings by dancing, but it is not the same now.” NO COSMOS is the alias of Montreal-based …

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Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Jazz

Reissue Of The Week: Takeo Moriyama “East Plants” (BBE Music)

As a part of BBE Music’s “J Jazz Masterclass Series”, spawning from the brilliant “J Jazz” compilation that came out earlier in the year, the label has just reissued Takeo Moriyama’s 1983 masterpiece “East Plants”. Since the time of it’s original release and up until now, only the deepest Japanese …

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The Official MIMS Charts
Jazz

Jazz Top 30 – The Official MIMS Chart

Brand new Jazz selections hand-picked by the Music Is My Sanctuary team, updated weekly! (Cover Photo: Kamaal Williams by Bruno Destombes) In today’s times, access to new releases and information has never been easier. Because of this one can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite amount of options …

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