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The latest album releases on vinyl and news from the world of Jazz and beyond.

19 October 2020

Jesse Koolhaas & Myrthe van de Weetering - Archipelago

Archipelago is a tale depicting a poetic journey into a sombre universe. Eerie and intriguing, the music captures our attention for its duration and leaves us wanting more. Mixing classical with modern electronic production, the musicians take us on a cinematographic adventure where your imagination will flow freely. Close your eyes and let the music do its thing.

Jesse Koolhaas was joined by the brilliant violinist and composer Myrthe van de Weetering to create this beautiful album. They are accompanied by Héctor Hervás Veredas playing the Cello on all tracks and Bjørn Waling on drums for Mental Travelogue.

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18 October 2020

The Take Vibe EP

2020. Full On Lockdown: Musician Laurence Mason puts together this off the wall idea meshing together two of his biggest musical heroes, Dave Greenfield of the tough 1970's proto-punk band The Stranglers with the oh so cool 1960's jazz of Dave Brubeck.  He puts up his demo on Youtube not really expecting much in the way of feedback. And gets ONE MILLION hits. And hundreds of requests for a release. Jazz Room Records Head Honcho Paul Murphy says “Do you wanna record that and release it?”."Affirmative!" The result is this grooving Soulful and Funky Jazz version of “Golden Brown”. We're rush releasing this as when announced we were swamped with requests asking when it will be available.
On the “B” side is a languid and super cool version of “Walking On The Moon”, originally by 80's Supergroup The Police.
This is just a taster for what we're confident will be a must have album to be readied for 2021 release.

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17 October 2020

The Brig Band - Alive & Plugged

Aptly named after a Venice CA bar, the Brig Band was formed in 2002 by a group of local pro musicians when bar owner Dave Reiss decided to turn Tuesday nights into an all-star jazz/funk/hip-hop/rock jam. What was originally a quiet night turned into a legendary underground L.A. hang with people lining up down the block to get in, attracting some of the best players in the world. The band improvised most of the night, sometimes playing off of DJ Peyote Cody’s wide range of musical styles. All eight original tunes on Alive & Plugged began as spontaneous jams & were later expanded into full songs. Regular members have played professionally with everyone from Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington to Beck, Mike Posner and Al Di Meola. Special guests have included members of the Doors (Robby Krieger), Fishbone, Tool and Steely Dan. Current members include Kenneth Burgomaster (keys), Paul Murphy (guitar), Joel Taylor (drums), Mark Harris (bass), Jacob Allan (sax), Matt Von Roderick (trumpet), with David Ralicke (sax), Sal Marquez (trumpet) and DJ Peyote Cody

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16 October 2020

Pharoah Sanders - Live at the Antibes

Pharoah Sanders, live at the Antibes Jazz Festival in Juan-les-Pins on July 21, 1968. Experimental jazz titan Pharoah Sanders made a lasting impact with his unorthodox approach to tenor saxophone. Born Farrell Sanders in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1940, he was given the nickname Pharoah by grandmother, in reference to the potential regal lineage of his African heritage. Playing clarinet at church services during his youth, he began playing tenor sax at high school. In 1959 he moved to Oakland, California, where he played with rhythm and blues bands and befriended John Coltrane. Moving to New York in 1961, he drifted into Sun Ra’s Arkestra after experiencing a difficult period of homelessness. His status began to rise upon joining Coltrane’s band in 1965, where his discordant solos formed a strong contrast to Trane’s more melodious sound, though each player had a strong impact on the other’s subsequent work. Following Coltrane’s untimely death in 1967, Sanders formed a quartet of his own with former Jazz Messengers pianist Lonnie Liston Smith, bassist Norman “Sirone” Jones of the Untraditional Jazz Improvisational Team, and drummer Majeed Shabazz. For this blistering performance, given at the Antibes Jazz Festival of 1968 and broadcast on French radio station WDR3, the quartet moves through various Sanders free-jazz workouts, taking in “Venus” from the Tauhid album (1967) and “The Creator Has A Master Plan” from Karma (1969) along the way, with the rhythm section holding down the fort as Sanders blows himself into the stratosphere.

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15 October 2020

Matthew Halsall - Salute To The Sun

Matthew Halsall unveils new band and announces ‘Salute to the Sun’ his new album on Gondwana Records

Composer, trumpeter, producer, DJ and founder of Gondwana Records, Matthew Halsall has always worn many hats. But at the heart of everything that he does Halsall is first and foremost an artist and a musician. A trumpeter whose unflashy, soulful playing radiates a thoughtful beauty and a composer and band-leader who has created his own rich sound world. A sound that draws on the heritage of British jazz, the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as world music and electronica influences, and even modern art and architecture, to create something uniquely his own. A music that is rooted in Northern England but draws on global inspirations.

Salute to the Sun is his first album as a leader since Into Forever (2015) and marks the debut of his new band. A hand-picked ensemble featuring some of Manchester’s finest young musicians: Matt Cliffe flute & saxophone, Maddie Herbert harp, Liviu Gheorghe piano, Alan Taylor drums and Jack McCarthy percussion as well as long-time Halsall collaborator, bassist, Gavin Barras who has been at the heart of Halsall’s bands for over a decade. For Matthew it was important to have a band based locally and able, pre-Covid, to meet and play each week, and who also performed a sold-out monthly basement session at Yes in Manchester. The album draws energy from these sessions and inspiration from themes and ideas that have inspired Halsall through the years (on albums such as Oneness, Fletcher Moss Park and When the World Was One) ideas of ecology, the environment and harmony with nature.

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14 October 2020

Blue Note Re:Imagined

Jazz harmony meets alternative hip-hop and soul in the music of self-taught pianist and producer Alfa Mist. His new single out today is a reworking of Eddie Henderson’s jazz fusion classic “Galaxy,” which originally appeared on the trumpeter’s 1975 Blue Note album Sunburst. The song is the eighth single to be released from  Blue Note Re:Imagined, a forthcoming collection of Blue Note tracks re-imagined by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents.

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13 October 2020

Pete Joseph - I Rise With the Birds

Five years have passed since Pete Josef’s debut album “Colour” caused a sensation worldwide amongst music lovers and critics alike. Since then, it’s hardly surprising that his steadily increasing fanbase have been awaiting its follow up impatiently. “I Rise With The Birds” will be released in October on Sonar Kollektiv and one can say without doubt that the wait was worth it. The album’s ten tracks offer gold until the last note of music, and an hour of food for thought about life’s ups and downs.

The blue-eyed soul singer from Bristol has come to be a well-respected multi-instrumentalist and producer over the years merging jazz, soul, pop, and electronic music and collaborating with Manu Delago, Rag’n’Bone Man and Roni Size among others.

Taking all of the production reins himself, he brings in long-time Bristol collaborators John Pratt and Ben Plocki (saxes), Nick Malcolm and Gary Alesbrook (trumpets), Rory Francis and Justin Fellows (drums, percussion), Roshan ‘Tosh’ Wijetunge (double bass), Luke ‘Typesun’ Harney (drums) and of course the voice of honey that so compliments Josef’s vocal on ‘Colour’ and beyond, Marie Lister.
Most featured perhaps are Barney Sage (drum kit); the rhythmic backbone behind six of the ten tracks, and the virtuosic Austrian string players that provide so many highlights throughout; Bernie Mallinger (Violin, Viola) and Clemens Sainitzer (Cello). Notable contributions also come from new-found musical inspirations, Blythe Peppino (vocals), Bill Banwell (bass) and Miguel Andrews (drums). The result is a work of utterly beautiful, layered compositions with lush orchestral arrangements, subtle electronic textures and heartfelt performances.

There is a broad and grand sense of scale to these songs, but they never lose the intimacy or devotion we’ve come to expect from Pete Josef.

On the album’s creation, Pete explains: „This is an album about reconciliation, connection, and space and balance in life. I‘ve had a long and deep attachment to music, you might even say music has defined me. So a few years ago when I started to lose my way with it, I found it disorientting. I felt like I lost some of my soul.
I stopped even listening to music, and so I put my energy into other things - I built stuff, I started a family and made a home, and I learned a lot about other things. And it was nice, healthy even, so intense is the art of music making. Happily, I rekindled my love, in a big part through making this album...and it has been a complete joy. I have travelled to record some very special musicians in the natural beauty of Carinthia, southern Austria, and I returned home to make music with some of my closest friends. I have loved once again being the artist, and
playing engineer, performer, producer and arranger. This album has been my gift to myself at the dawn of a new chapter. I hope you will receive it as a gift too. So here‘s to reinvention, and fin- ding love again.“

Throughout “I Rise With The Birds” placid and the jaunty moments balance each other perfectly. Launching with “Night Eyes”, the opener provides a wake-up call following a long night. With his most accomplished piece of work to date, Pete’s pedigree as a singer-songwriter comes into full bloom, with songs like “Friend On The Line”, “Lavender” or the bittersweet “Snatching Time”. On tracks such as the beautifully melodic “This Sun” Pete‘s soft vocals flowing effortlessly over a soulful river of sound, a perfect track for hazy summer evenings. Constantly shifting the dynamics, dancefloor ready tracks like “Mainframe” (co-written by Alex Barck from Jazzanova and Sebastian Damerius) or “Giants” show the versatility on display with this incredible album. 

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10 October 2020

Sade - This Far

A complete cannon of work by Sade to date encased in a beautifully finished boxset is now available worldwide.

Previously difficult to source in its original format, the much-anticipated boxset comprises of remastered versions of all six studio albums to date, delivered on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl.

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9 October 2020

João Negrão - Asfalto Selvagem

"ASFALTO SELVAGEM" LP is one of the rarest soundtracks ever made in Brazil, arranged by João Negrão. Truly a hard to find item! Asfalto Selvagem is a 1964 Brazilian film directed by J.B. Tanko, a drama based on the first part of the novel "Asfalto Selvagem: Engraçadinha, Seus Pecados e Seus Amores", by writer Nélson Rodrigues.

Imagine Les Baxter meets Ennio Morricone and Armando Trovajoli on Jazz Bossa Nova.

Ed Motta’s Favorite

1964 Jazz Bossa Nova Reissue for the first time Worldwide

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8 October 2020

Mark de Clive-Lowe - Dreamweavers

Introducing the forthcoming album “Dreamweavers”, the magic trio Mark de Clive-Lowe, Andrea Lombardini and Tommaso Cappellato deliver two extra bonus tracks on a limited “Aqua-marine” coloured 7inch beauty.
“Masina’s World” and “Mizugaki” totally reflect the vibe of the soon to come LP and will have Electronic/Jazz heads impatient for more.

Released October 8, 2020

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25 October 2020  |  Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, the Netherlands

Maestro & Bas van Lier at Brasserie Paardenburg

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30 January 2021  |  Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Maestro at the Concertgebouw Lounge

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