As much as the mention of Futuristica’s Jazz Chronicle’s session in the Guardian’s Guide on Saturday as their ‘Pick of the Week’ was appreciated, they missed out that Manchester’s finest Matthew Halsall was a special guest DJ!
Continue reading Matthew Halsall – Spiritual Surfing at 60MPC 03/02/11
Last year we showed Build An Ark some Love (Part 1) and leader Carlos Ni?±o showed us some love back. Now it’s time to do it all over again as Love (Part 2) is now in the air!
Continue reading Build An Ark – Love (Part 2)
It’s nearly two decades since Sun Ra left this planet but he is still constantly in our thoughts and is a relevant today as ever, hence the latest re-issue by Kindred Spirit of this classic album The Antique Black.
Continue reading Sun Ra – The Antique Black
Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly Records celebrates its 50th release with new single ‘Bright Star’ that’s out today and its blindin’!
Continue reading Stimming, Ben Watt & Julia Biel – Bright Star
Coming outta Ottawa, Canada, this group is the modern embodiment of soul-jazz Afro funk and I’m a little guilty that we haven’t given them as much credit as they deserve in the past; lets put that to rights with their new album Rising Sun!
Continue reading The Souljazz Orchestra – Rising Sun
With a live show at Cargo on the 19th November, it’s time we had some love from the magnificent Build An Ark; yes – yes!
Continue reading Build An Ark – Love (Part 1)
Could you believe what Gilles Peterson said about this guy last week? And GP isn’t the only one impressed with the debut album from the man called Oliver Thomas Johnson (aka Dorian Concept).
Continue reading Dorian Concept – When Planets Explode
Karen Pearson, better known as Karen P, has just compiled the latest episode of …Broadcasting for Sonar Kollektiv so it was a great time to catch up with the Radio “Oscar” winner to find out why she’s so hectic at the moment.
Continue reading Karen P …. Broadcasting Worldwide
The latest from the Dutch version of Plug Research/Stones Throw Records brings together 15 tracks that touch the future with the sound of the past
Continue reading V/A – Kindred Spirit – Witness Future Vintage Vol. 2
Medeski, Martin & Wood have been plugging away on Blue Note for years but it has only been with the addition of guitar supremo John Scofield that they got their premiership promotion.
Continue reading Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood – Out Louder
Peterson was the one to exclusively play ‘Desert Fairy Princess’ on his show the other week and what a monster version it is.
Continue reading Nostalgia 77 Octet – ‘The Impossible Equation’
Dwight Trible has been hangin’ out with all the youngsters but his latest album brings back a golden age of jazz.
Continue reading Dwight Trible – Living Water
Why hasn’t Cassandra Wilson had the success of Norah Jones? Compared to her Blue Note coleague, she had a head start, as it’s been 20 years since her debut album was released.
Continue reading Cassandra Wilson – Thunderbird