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Soul Sugar: Chase The Light (Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk, and Dub)

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Phenomenal French band, Soul Sugar, comes through with what could surely be the best reggae album of 2017--Chase The Light (Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk, and Dub). True to its name, this album is full of funky, soulful reggae tunes, and each one has a delightful dub version as well.

Keyboard player Guillaume “Gee" Méténier, ...

Neil Ardley & The New Jazz Orchestra: On The Radio: BBC Sessions 1971

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An hour's worth of archival Neil Ardley and the New Jazz Orchestra is always a welcome event since it features the cream of British jazz from the late 1960s, early 70s. But this CD is split into two half hour programmes. The first is a live recording of Neil Ardley conducting the New Jazz Orchestra for ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Eternals: Espiritu Zombi

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Adventurist listeners want more from their music. That's why they venture into jazz, world, and improvised music. If you were a fan of the Talking Heads in the 1970s and 80s, the band's expanded lineup of backing singers and percussionists, plus keyboardist Bernie Worrell and guitarist Adrian Belew propelled the band out of its new wave ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Justin Mullens Pushes The Boundaries Of The French Horn & Offers New Compositions On "The Cornucopiad"

Justin Mullens Pushes The Boundaries Of The French Horn & Offers New Compositions On "The Cornucopiad"

ON BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND RECORDS (MARCH, 2016) "The spirit of the organization is firmly rooted in Brooklyn. All of the members reside there, and they wanted to give a nod to the vitality of its scene."—The Wall Street Journal The Cornucopiad Features The Justin Mullens Octet: Justin Mullens (French Horn), Chris Cheek (Alto Sax & Clarinet), Peter Hess (Bass Clarinet), ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Material: Hallucination Engine

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Material
Hallucination Engine
Axiom
1994

Some albums come along without any real intention other than to be what the are yet, without any fanfare, completely change the possible ways music can be perceived, felt and created by those lucky enough to hear them. Today's Rediscovery is one such album, a record that wasn't ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Warren Haynes: The Timeline of Sco-Mule and Beyond

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By all accounts, Warren Haynes is known to be an upbeat forward-thinking individual. In this recent conversation however, he is borderline ebullient. And why not? Last October he aided immeasurably in bringing the forty-five year career of the Allman Brothers Band to a spectacular close. By the time of that historic appearance at New York's Beacon ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jessi Teich Bares Her "Twisted Soul" On Stylish Crossover Record With A Jazz Spinal Cord, Paris-recorded Album Twisted Soul

Jessi Teich Bares Her "Twisted Soul" On Stylish Crossover Record With A Jazz Spinal Cord, Paris-recorded Album Twisted Soul

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Commonly considered an old blues, jazz, and soul singer-songwriter trapped in a young woman’s body, 10-time international songwriting award-winner Jessi Teich (pronounced TEACH) brings a pop sensibility to her stylish new album, Twisted Soul, recorded in jny: Paris and due March 3rd, 2015 on Madame Freak Records. Twisted Soul is the latest chapter of a success story based ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Kurt Gottschalk's Top 12 for 2014

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A dozen of my top picks and in no particular order.

<br /><br />Dave Burrell & Steve Swell
Turning Point
No Business

Neneh Cherry & FourTet
Blank Project
Smalltown Supersound

Gato Libre
Dudu
Libra

JazzWerkstatt Wien ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bernie Worrell: The Upper Air

Read "The Upper Air" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

I musicofili più esperti sanno bene che il jazz riserva sempre delle sorprese. Ricordate il romanzo di Tabucchi in cui si parla di una confederazione di anime diverse e contrarie, pronte ad aver la meglio nella psykè del protagonista? È anche il caso del pianista Bernie Worrell, co-fondatore del celebre gruppo funk Parliament-Funkadelic, nume tutelare dei ...

NEWS: RECORDING

M.O.D. Technologies Presents Six Releases Of Its Incunabula Digital Series

M.O.D. Technologies Presents Six Releases Of Its Incunabula Digital Series

MILFORD GRAVES & BILL LASWELL
The Stone - April 22, 2014
Song Title: Back In No Time
AVAILABLE AS DOWNLOAD ONLY. ONLINE AND VIA M.O.D.TECHNOLOGIES. OUT NOW! Milford Graves - Iconic Force of Nature, Teacher, Healer, Shaman, Spiritual Rhythmatist... His drums speak in heavy African and Afro-Cuban dialects. Echoes of timeless ...