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Article: Record Label Profile

We Jazz Records: Finland's indie label shaking up the global conversation

Read "We Jazz Records: Finland's indie label shaking up the global conversation" reviewed by Rob Garratt


The past decade's genre-bending jazz renaissance has been well-documented, but between the trailblazing players taking improvised music to increasingly hip places, and the ever-growing audience queuing up to hear them, sits the homegrown labels bottling these brave, thrilling (r)evolutions for all to hear. In conversations about the state of jazz today, it's often easier to distil ...

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz is not a competitive sport and “Best Ofs" are misnomers. End of the year listicles have no bearing on the artistic standing of the albums they include, or on those they neglect, just like a five star review doesn't make the album it graces any better than it already is. But, apparently, humans ...

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Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Because The End Is Really The Beginning; Birth Of Creation; Summon The Fire; Blood Of The Past; Super Zodiac; Astral Flying; Timewave Zero; Unity; The Universe Wakes Up.

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Blue World

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Naima (Take 1); Village Blues (Take 2); Blue World; Village Blues (Take 1); Village Blues (Take 3); Like Sonny; Traneing In; Naima (Take 2).

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Article: Album Review

John Coltrane: Blue World

Read "Blue World" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Discovering old and forgotten audio tapes of a jazz icon like John Coltrane is always exciting, but their posthumous release can have mixed motives. Taking advantage of the musician's name to make money is less salutary than, say, providing more great music for the public or providing opportunities for enthusiasts and scholars to fill in gaps ...

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Article: Album Review

The Comet Is Coming: Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery

Read "Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


The Comet Is Coming è una delle tre formazioni (Sons of Kemet e Shabaka and the Ancestor, le altre due) attraverso le quali Shabaka Hutchings (punta di diamante e guru della effervescente scena londinese) da forma alla sua proteiforme visione musicale. Il progetto prende forma durante un'esibizione del duo Danalogue (batteria) e Betamax (sintetizzatori) ossia Soccer96, ...

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Article: Album Review

The Comet Is Coming: Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery

Read "Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery" reviewed by Chris May


In 2018, saxophonist and clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings' Sons Of Kemet became the first British band to be signed to the canonical US label Impulse. That partnership has now been augmented with the futuristic trio The Comet Is Coming, in which Hutchings goes under the alias King Shabaka. Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery is ...

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Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Deluxe Edition

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: CD 1: Untitled Original 11383; Nature Boy ; Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1); Vilia (Take 3); Impressions (Take 3); Slow Blues; One Up, One Down (Take 1). CD 2: Vilia (Take 5); Impressions (Take 1); Impressions (Take 2); Impressions (Take 4); Untitled Original 11386 (Take 2); Untitled Original 11386 (Take 5); One Up, One Down (Take 6).

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Your Queen Is A Reptile

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: My Queen Is Ada Eastman; My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clark; My Queen Is Harriet Tubman; My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper; My Queen Is Angela Davis; My Queen Is Nanny of the Maroons; My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa; My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu; My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence.

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Long Ago and Far Away

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Au Privave; My Old Flame; What Will I Do; Long Ago and Far Away; My Love and I; Everything Happens to Me


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