Thursday, May 12, 2016

Branford Marsalis Quartet & Kurt Elling - 'Upward Spiral' (2016)



The Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling Soar on Upward Spiral, Available June 10 on Marsalis Music via OKeh Records. For more information please visit http://www.branfordmarsalis.com/albums/upward-spiral
Here is a little preview of their new album...


Monday, May 2, 2016

VA - 'Autour de Chet' (2016)



Dans cet hommage à l'icône Chet Baker, retrouvez à la voix Ibeyi, Charles Pasi, Yael Naim, Hugh Coltman, Camélia Jordana, José James, Sandra Nkaké, Piers Faccini, Rosemary Standley et Elodie Frégé, accompagnés à la trompette par Erik Truffaz, Benjamin Biolay, Airelle Besson, Alex Tassel, Stéphane Belmondo et Luca Aquino ainsi des musiciens Bojan Z, Cyril Atef, Christophe Minck et Pierre François Dufour.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa - "Eros' (2016)

Brand new album by duo Paolo Fresu and Omar Sosa, feat Natacha Atlas and Jaques Morelenbaum, EROS has been released on Tuk Music on April 29, 2016. Album is available for streaming on: Spotify / Deezer / MusicMe





Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa - "Eros' (2016)
1.Teardrop / Ya Habibi (Massive Attack / Fresu-Sosa-Atlas-Bishai 
2. Sensuousness (Paolo Fresu) 
3. Zeus’ Desires (Paolo Fresu) 
4. Brezza Del Verano (Omar Sosa) 
5. My Soul, My Spirit (Fresu-Sosa-Atlas-Bishai)
6. La Llamada (Omar Sosa) 

7. What Is Inside – Himeros (Omar Sosa / Omar Sosa - Paolo Fresu) 
8. Who Wu (Omar Sosa) 
9. Eros Mediterraneo (Paolo Fresu) 10. Fradelo(Omar Sosa) 
11. What Lies Ahead (Peter Gabriel / Isaac Gabriel) 
12. Why (Omar Sosa)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Emil Brandqvist Trio - 'Falling Crystals' (2016)



'Falling Crystals' is Emil Brandqvist Trio’s third album released by the German label Skip Records. Released  April 1,  their new album contains twelve amazingly quiet acoustic jazz gems and is now available for streaming on Deezer and Spotify.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Miles Davis & Robert Glasper - 'Everything is Beautiful' (2016)



The album blends a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across Miles' incredible tenure with Columbia Records (1955-1985) with original reinterpretations of songs by Davis. From the obvious (riffs and passages within the catalog) to the obscure (samples of Miles' in-studio instructions spoken after false starts), Glasper has built something unique but still unquestionably Miles. He has invited Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Bilal, Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote & John Scofield among others to participate in this unique project, coming out May 27, 2016.. More...

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Manuel Volpe & Rhabdomantic Orchestra - 'Albore' (2016)



"Albore" is a record about an initiation, a spiritual journey that drives the listener into an hypnotic and evocative world made of Yoruba polyrhythms, Middle Eastern impressions, spiritual Jazz drifts, Ethiopian groove vibes and Afrobeat-like brass sections. It is a mix of different sonic landscapes where the instruments of Volpe's Orchestra weave a texture of voices into a sort of magical realism. These 10 compositions pay tribute to John Lurie’s late work, the spiritual Jazz of Pharoah Sanders and the ethnomusical studies of Lloyd Miller. More...

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Gregory Porter - ‘Take Me To The Alley‘ (2016)

Gregory Porter has announced his new album ‘Take Me To The Alley‘ will be released on May 6th 2016.
The album features a reworked version of ‘Holding On’, the track Gregory co-wrote with electronic act Disclosure, as well as autobiographical songs including ‘Don’t Lose Your Steam’ and title track ‘Take Me To The Alley’, both written with his family in mind. Read more...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Manu Katché - 'Unstatic' (2016)

Manu Katché’s previous quartet recording at the New Morning in 2014 was noticeable for the absence of a bassist. And the surprise here is that for his new album Unstatic the drummer-star has gone into the studio with a new group, enhanced by the addition of double bass player Ellen Andrea Wang. The new opus, an immensely enjoyable affair, reveals a suite of soundscapes whose colours form a soft blend : no disturbing fits and starts here, even if the sonic scenery often has a very contagious rush of energy. Consisting of eleven titles, each an immediately memorable invitation for us to join them on their journey, the album entwines us with the skilful spinning of a whirling dervish. And not only does this procure intense pleasure : the new record reveals the drummer-leader to be a composer of growing serenity. Read more...
'Unstatic' is to be realesed March 11th 2016 on Anteprima Productions.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith – A cosmic rhythm with each stroke (2016)



A cosmic rhythm with each stroke features pianist Viay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Vijay has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smith’s Golden Quartet, but the present album is the first documentation of their duo work, produced by Manfred Eicher at New York’s Avatar Studios in October 2015. More...

Monday, February 1, 2016

Gogo Penguin - 'Man Made Object' (2016)



It's been two long years since their last LP "v.20'. Now Manchester based trio GoGo Penguin (drummer Rob Turner, double bassist Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth) is coming back with their third album called "Man Made Object", out February 5th on iconic Blue Note Records. And it's a great comeback. Drawing on a heady brew of influences from Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack and Aphex Twin, GoGo Penguin has created a brave new sound that is wholly their own. Read more...
Available for streaming on Spotify / Deezer

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cyrille Aimée - 'Let's Get Lost' (2016)



In her second Mack Avenue Records recording, the groove-spirited Let’s Get Lost, rising-star vocalist and bandleader Cyrille Aimée wonderfully displays her versatility as a sweet-sounding jazz songbird with a catchy repertoire—from new takes on old-time standards to crowd-pleasing originals and even a hip singer-songwriter tune that closes the 12-song collection. More...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hidden Jazz Quartett - 'Raw and Cooked' (2016)



The debut album by the Hidden Jazz Quartett is bringing on something special. „Coming with a strong flow, and continue to grow,“ Gang Starr said in „Jazz Thing“, and that’s exactly what „Raw and Cooked“ is about. Here we have it: A group of fantastic players, a strong idea of what the music should sound like and a sense of togetherness. „Raw and Cooked“ is past, present and future combined.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Submotion Orchestra - 'Colour Theory' (2016)

Submotion Orchestra will release their fourth album "Colour Theory" on 19th February 2016 via Counter Records.
"Colour Theory" is a new benchmark for Submotion Orchestra - an expansion of their cinematic, highly textured electronica to shape a record of immense poise and epic scope. Drawing on a stellar cast of collaborators including Andrew Ashong (Sound Signature / Which Way), Royce Wood Jr, Catching Flies and, of course, the amazing Ruby Wood, the album embodies a new confidence and dynamism exemplified by 'Kimono' - a truly stirring, shimmering four-to-the-floor groove reminiscent of John Talabot.  Read more...

STREAMING NOW in full on KCRW

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Ibrahim Maalouf - 'Kalthoum' (LIVE)


French trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf presents music from his recent album "Kalthoum" at the Philharmonie de Paris (Recorded Dec 15, 2015). Big thanks to Arte.tv for sharing this event....

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