Tuesday, December 26, 2017

GoGo Penguin - 'A Humdrum Star' (2018)

Manchester-based trio GoGo Penguin is coming back with their new record 'A Humdrum Star'. New album comes out February 9 on Blue Note Records.

A Humdrum Star builds on the heady momentum of its acclaimed predecessors - the 2014 Mercury Prize-nominated V2.0 and their 2016 Blue Note debut Man Made Object - and transports it to new realms. “I think we felt even more liberated on this album—and I think there’s more of each of us on it” says bassist Nick Blacka. Their latest material reveals both native turf and far-flung influences. MORE...
The album’s lead track “Raven” is available to stream and download now. More coming soon...

Thursday, November 23, 2017

ECM Records available for streaming now

Christmas comes early this year! Our favourite jazz and contemporary music label ECM Records had finally decided to join the streaming revolution :) A wonderful world of ECM soundscapes, including iconic records of Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Chick Corea, and Tomasz Stańko is now available on Play Music, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and Qobuz.
"...In recent years, ECM and the musicians have had to face unauthorized streaming of recordings via video sharing websites, plus piracy, bootlegs, and a proliferation of illegal download sites. It was important to make the catalogue accessible within a framework where copyrights are respected." More of the press release...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Mammal Hands - 'Shadow Work' (2017)

Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands unleash their third album, Shadow Work: drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own. Recorded at 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester, it is the result of 18 months of intensive touring and mammoth writing sessions. More...

Monday, October 23, 2017

Christian Scott - 'The Emancipation Procrastination' (2017)

'The Emancipation Procrastination' is the third in a three-album series of  collectively titled 'The Centennial Trilogy' ('Ruler Rebel' and 'Diaspora' released earlier this year). MORE ...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Stacey Kent - 'I Know I Dream' (2017)

With over 2 million albums sold, a Grammy nomination and international recognition as one of the most successful and prolific jazz vocalist of her time, Stacey Kent stands strong among the artists that don’t have much left to prove.
She surprises us once more with her brand new album, I Know I Dream. Recorded inside the famous Angel Studios in London with an orchestra of around 60 musicians, this is her first orchestral album in a career that spans two decades and more than 15 albums.  
'I Know I Dream' will be released internationally on October 20, 2017. More...

Friday, October 6, 2017

Melanie De Biasio - 'Lilies' (2017)

Lilies resonates with beauty, multi-instrumentalist De Biasio casting a mesmerising shadow over the proceedings alongside her long-term ensemble of players and will undoubtedly once again see her further the acclaim of fans both in Europe and further afield. More...

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Portico Quartet - 'Art in the Age of Automation' (2017)

Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet has always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of three studio albums, from their 2007 breakthrough ‘Knee-Deep in the North Sea’, and 2010 John Leckie produced ‘Isla’, to the self titled record ‘Portico Quartet’ in 2012. Now rebooted as Portico Quartet after a brief spell as the three-piece Portico, the group are set to release their fourth studio album Art In The Age Of Automation this August on Manchester’s forward thinking indy jazz and electronica label Gondwana Records. It’s an eagerly anticipated return, with the band teasing both a return to their mesmeric signature sound and fresh new sonic departures in their new music. Read more... 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Christian Scott - 'Diaspora' (2017)

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