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Exclusive Premiere: Culross Close (K15) “Acceptance”

Much of the way in which the world operates today, at a human level, concerns exploitation, using another’s vulnerability for one’s own benefit, an idea so commonplace we only recognise its ill in the extremes. From reflection, to acceptance, to hope, ​Forgotten Ones​ delves into the contradictions of accepting the …

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Future Classics
Jazz

SEED Ensemble “Driftglass”

The latest release from London-based Jazz Re:Freshed label comes from a collective featuring some of the best musicians from the region including tuba player Theon Cross (Sons of Kemet), trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey (KOKOROKO), Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective) and others. Led by alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, also of KOKOROKO and Nerija, …

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Jazz

Angel Bat Dawid “The Oracle”

Incredibly special cassette/digital album from the Chicago-based “composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer”. A project full of warmth, experimentation and emotion, recorded solo for the most part, at home in Chicago or impromptu on tour in London & Capetown, straight to cell phone. Melodious clarinet riffing, pianos, overdubbing, singing …

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Electronic Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Chris Dawkins “Rootsman In Space” Ft. Jimi Tenor

Chris Dawkins is renowned for his work as a session musician and co-writer, penning and playing for Nightmares On Wax, touring and writing with Jimi Tenor and Maurice Fulton, collaborating with Dub pioneer Adrian Sherwood, and co-writing the blockbuster Oceans 11 Soundtrack with David Holmes – to name just a …

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Exclusive Premiere: The Reboot Joy Confession “Enjoy Solitude” (Nutriot Records)

We are excited to present the first taste from an outstanding compilation project from our friends at Nutriot out of beautiful Vienna, Austria. “For The Colleagues Of Ubu & Their Authorities” is the brainchild of Vienna based vinyl enthusiast, DJ & producer The Reboot Joy Confession. As composer, producer and sound …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Joe McPhee “Nation Time” (1971)

Bay Area’s Superior Viaduct label has reissued saxophonist Joe McPhee’s 1971 free-willing jazz classic ‘Nation Time.’ Originally released on the small CjR imprint, the very rare three track recording, which features the all-time cooker “Shakey Jake,” fuses funky backing grooves with McPhee’s fiery post-Coltrane tenor solos and melodies. Release Info …

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Jazz

Ill Considered “5” + “6”

These two essential new albums from jazz supergroup ILL CONSIDERED, recorded little more than a year after their first, intended to be listened to together, showcase the group’s rapid development. Leon Brichard on electric & upright bass, Idris Rahman on tenor sax and now bass clarinet (with devastating effect on …

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Interviews
Jazz

Rising trombonist / composer Rosie Turton shares her 5 influences

London-based trombonist and composer Rosie Turton is one of the up and coming voices on the UK jazz scene and has expressed herself through a variety of different musical outlets, from composing and playing with septet Nerija (Domino Recording Co), Sun Ra space-influenced Where Pathways Meet to recording with Jitwam and …

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Exclusive Premiere: Mark de Clive-Lowe “Memories Of Nanzenji” (Ropeadope Records)

On February 8th, pianist, producer and composer Mark de Clive-Lowe will release his new album Heritage via Ropeadope. For the half-Japanese half-New Zealander who calls Los Angeles home, Heritage is a deeply personal exploration of de Clive-Lowe’s ancestry and cultural roots. “ Heritage is the idea of transmitting from the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Duke Pearson “I Don’t Care Who Knows It” (Deluxe Expanded Remastered Edition)

This once lost Blue Note finally gets the treatment it deserves. Recorded over ‘68 to ‘70, released in ‘96, in full on CD but just in part on vinyl, Pearson’s LP really shines now, with the heavy versions of Brazilian classics, “Upa Neguinho”, sung by Flora Purim, and “Captain Bicardi”, …

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The Official MIMS Charts
Jazz

Jazz – The Best Tracks of 2018

What a year it’s been! An absolutely incredible one filled with new talents and musical forms as well as older voices and musical nods to previous musical movements. We picked through some of our highlights of the year, hopefully you discover a few artists that might have slipped past your …

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Boom Music
Jazz Worldwide Sounds

BOOM MUSIC – Show #47 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

We managed to record one last show for the year capturing some of our favorite new or previously unreleased, on vinyl at least, music to come out in the last 12 months. There’s music by Emanative, Allysha Joy, Sean Khan, Meridian Brothers, Rodrigo Tavares, and Ben Lamar Gay. As well …

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