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Vertaal

“You need to go hunt this down. They’re making incredible music!” Tony Minvielle – Jazz FM A shared love of groove, nu-jazz, and artists as diverse as, Bonobo, Yussef Kamaal and Badbadnotgood bonded session drummer Ajit Gill and keyboard player Theo Howarth when they met as teens in their hometown in Hertfordshire. The resulting burst of shared musical ideas traversing spiritual nu-jazz, Dilla-inspired hip-hop, broken beat and neo-soul, gave birth to Vertaal, the duo developing a passion for the freedom and raw expression of the music. As a youngster living in the capital, Ajit was exposed to the contrasting musical worlds of East-Coast hip hop, d‘n’b and rave culture mixed with traditional music from his family’s Indian heritage

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Justin Brown: Nyeusi

Read "Nyeusi" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

34 anni, da quindici a New York, Justin Brown è noto per le sue partnership con Ambrose Akinmusire, Vijay Iyer, StefonHarris, Esperanza Spalding, Christian McBride, Thundercat e altri. Come si vede è un batterista dall'ampio spettro stilistico e questo suo debutto discografico da leader lo conferma ampiamente. La musica di Nyeusi è una ...

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Cykada: Cykada

Read "Cykada" reviewed by Chris May

Cykada has been making waves on London's genre-melting alternative-jazz scene since 2017, but has yet to acquire a profile akin to those of some of the other bands with which its musicians are involved. These include spiritual-jazz septet Maisha and the Afrobeat-infused Ezra Collective. The release of Cykada, however, is going to strap a booster rocket ...

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Take Five with Black Tie Brass

Read "Take Five with Black Tie Brass" reviewed by Ryan McNulty

About Black Tie Brass: Black Tie Brass is a horn driven jazz funk band. Lead by Ryan McNulty, most of the band met at college in New York and have been playing together since 2008 and formed BTB is 2013. We released our first self-titled album after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. We ...

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Jose Gurria's Gurrisonic Orchestra: Three Kids Music

Read "Three Kids Music" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Accompanied by a richly illustrated, full-color 46-page booklet (with notes by Jeff Tamarkin, the Associate Editor of JazzTimes Magazine) and packaged in a lush trifold paper sleeve, Three Kids Music by José Gurría and his 21-piece Gurrisonic Orchestra projects a sort of hugeness and importance whose portent is completely fulfilled by the quality of the music ...


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