Zara McFarlane’s Expansive Jazz Vision — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2468739601/album=1145363017/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The singer has found a perfect balance between the Jamaican music of her youth and the modern jazz she’s known for. via Zara McFarlane’s Expansive Jazz Vision — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Zara McFarlane’s Expansive Jazz Vision — Bandcamp Daily

Ezra Collective share Sun Ra cover, Space is the Place, from forthcoming EP

London’s Ezra Collective have shared their blissful take on Sun Ra’s Space is the Place. Space is the Place, mixed by Floating Points and recorded at Abbey Road, is the first track from the “jazz-meets-afrobeat-meets-hip-hop” five piece’s forthcoming second EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher. On the six-track EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher, Ezra Collective pay respect to jazz greats before them, whilst adding their timeless and boundless energy and … Continue reading Ezra Collective share Sun Ra cover, Space is the Place, from forthcoming EP

Nomade Orquestra’s EntreMundos mini documentary

Brazilian electro-jazz outfit, Nomade Orquestra have launched a mini documentary to tie in with the release of their second album, EntreMundos. The mini documentary shows the creative benefits of fusing hedonism with spirituality, and gives an insight into life and politics in São Paulo, where the 10-piece band are based. It also shows footage from the studio sessions at Red Bull Studios where the album was recorded. Describing their … Continue reading Nomade Orquestra’s EntreMundos mini documentary

Gig Review: Kamaal Williams Ensemble presents Black Focus, KOKO, London

Yussef Kamaal’s Black Focus album – with its injection of high-vibe electro-jazz-bass-funk – has already won its place as one of my all-time greatest 45s since gracing this planet last year. The energy, vibrancy and passion captured by the South London pairing of keyboardist Kamaal Williams, aka Henry Wu, and drummer Yussef Dayes is electrifying and pure musical dynamite – unrivalled and a perfect match. … Continue reading Gig Review: Kamaal Williams Ensemble presents Black Focus, KOKO, London

Nautilus: Japanese jazz-funk trio’s slick cover of Roy Ayers’ We Live in Brooklyn Baby

Classic Roy Ayers tune We Live in Brooklyn Baby gets a new treatment courtesy of the Japanese jazz-funk trio, Nautilus. Nautilus’s slick production of We Live in Brooklyn Baby would do the legendary vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers proud, with its modern rare groove spin. Nautilus is a Japanese trio comprised of drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki, keyboardist Daisuke Takeuchi, and bassist Shigeki Umezawa. We Live in Brooklyn … Continue reading Nautilus: Japanese jazz-funk trio’s slick cover of Roy Ayers’ We Live in Brooklyn Baby

Drummer Richard Spaven teams up with Jordan Rakei on new single, The Self

Drummer and producer Richard Spaven has teamed up with soulful vocalist Jordan Rakei on his latest track, The Self. Drawing on dubstep drums and a sweet melody, The Self is a perfect partnership between a pair of musicians keeping it about the music first and foremost as the low key video reveals. The Self is the title track from Richard Spaven’s forthcoming album of the same … Continue reading Drummer Richard Spaven teams up with Jordan Rakei on new single, The Self

Blue Lab Beats release Keep Moving single from forthcoming Freedom EP

Blue Lab Beats team up with saxophone player Nubiya Garcia to create some jazz, beats and blues vibes. The track, Keep Moving, will feature on the London production duo’s forthcoming Freedom EP. Blue Lab Beats Keep Moving featuring Nubya Garcia is out now. Blue Lab Beats’s Freedom EP is available to pre-order now Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer specialising in … Continue reading Blue Lab Beats release Keep Moving single from forthcoming Freedom EP