Robert Glasper’s new jazz infused soul album, ‘Black Radio’, a slight detour from his jazz output (albeit with a strong hip hop influence), is mostly very good. Aside from some well-worn samples of his own work, this is a welcome return for the master musician. Continue reading Black Radio – Robert Glasper
For those of you in the Bay Area, you’ll know that the will know all about the Yerba Buena Discos team, if only from their huge 20th release by Homero Espinosa featuring Allegra Bandy – and now they are back with some equally fine soulful deep house to enjoy! Continue reading Homero Espinosa ft. Allegra Bandy – Then You Smiled
The Kid is back! Older, wiser but just as cool as he ever was even if he’s lost his Clark Gable pencil moustache!
We’ve been inundated with old and new disco of late but you can’t pass up on this 3 CD set that’s been “compiled with love” as its a fiting tribute to Loleatta Holloway and must have: The Definitive Salsoul Mixes!
Here at Fly we have been enjoying the sounds of Dennis Coffey of late and now the Detroit break maker has been remixed by a variety of local talent and rappers so we thought it only fair to share a taste.
Ikebe Shakedown is the self-titled album is one to shakedown your boogie on the dancefloor for another impressive debut album on Ubiquity Records.
The label that calls itself Year Zero certainly had a bit of a year zero concept when they thought up the musical compilation of a six set history of New York’s musical melting pot; so let’s investigate how high they got on with the first edition covering 1945-59.
I’ve been checking out Paul Bradshaw’s new blog ancienttofuture and came across this arresting music doc by Danilo Parra of Kalaparusha – an aging jazz man from back in the day – and the recording of his new album, in which he manages to channel John Coltrane to his own surprise. Continue reading The Unknown Story of Kalaparusha
Charlie Haden gets some sophisticated ladies to join in with his Quartet West project where they excel in lush, romantic arrangements of music from Hollywood’s golden era; and they are in London Town this weekend!