After last week’s performance at the Big Chill, it was time to have another look at the Ashley Beedle & Darren Morris’ MAV!S project.
Continue reading Ashley Beedle & Darren Morris presents MAV!S
Day 3: Waking up to a beautiful sunny Sunday morning with Big Chill Radio playing Dudley Perkins’ ‘Flowers’ and a full day ahead of awesome music listening pleasure, I almost felt as excited as a teenager – would it last?
Continue reading Big Chill Festival 2010 – Sunday 08.08.10
I can’t believe the original New Morning was released back early last year as it still sounds fresh as a ‘new moring’ so what’s with the Deluxe Edition re-issue? We’ll it’s lots more than a new sleeve, DON’T over look this one!
Continue reading Sabrina Malheiros – New Morning : Deluxe Edition
Yet another essential compilation album that concentrates on the 60s-70s but this time it’s hot out of Panama on the always excellent Soundway label.
Continue reading V/A – Panama! 2 Latin, Funk and Calypso on the Isthmus 1967-77
Viagem 2 is the next in a series of DJ compiled albums celebrating 50 years of Bossa Nova (circa 1962-1970) selected by Blue Note & Schema recording artist and all round man of cool, Nicola Conte.
Continue reading V/A – Nicola Conte Presents Viagem 2
Now you’ve probably been thinking that Nicola Conte has been quiet of late but over the past 2 years, instead of bashing out 12s on Schema, he’s been working on his latest album and it’s definitely been worth the wait.
Continue reading Nicola Conte – Rituals
There’s been loads of interest in stripping down six of the best of Ursula 1000′s lounge, exotica, world music, bossa nova and merengue inspirations and remixing them into Undressed
Continue reading Ursula 1000 – Undressed …Remixed
A certain record store in London’s Berwick St. environs has had the cover of the first edition of Percussion Madness in their shop window for over a year now. Now if you haven’t got the message yet, Revisited just reinforces the fact that you need both albums in your collection
Continue reading Louie Vega Presents Luisito Quintero: Percussion Madness Revisited
Silencing the oh-so-chatty Cargo crowd José James & Andreya Triana sang spectacularly for this Brownswood Sessions special with Gilles Peterson and Karen P expertly providing the DJ interludes
Continue reading Jose James & Andreya Triana – Brownswood Sessions at Cargo (Live Review)
Those with good memories will recall that David Bowie’s backing band in the early 70s, The Spiders From Mars. The drummer was a certain Mick “Woody” Woodmansey on drums and thirty years on, 1-D is joined by his two drumming sons Nick and Dan to form 3-D (geddit?)
Continue reading 3-D – Future Primitive
Deepgroove’s latest 12″ is another one of their weekend weapons of mass destruction on the dancefloor
Continue reading Deepgroove – ‘Altern8or’
Stockholm’s Markus Enochson produced one of the albums of last year, Night Games. It was a bit of a slow burner but this new 12″ is well hot
Continue reading Markus Enochson – ‘Endless Dance’ / ‘Tonight The Night’ (Remix 12″)
In 1961, this was part of the jazz ‘new wave’ on Impulse! and how exciting to have been on this Creed Taylor produced album
Continue reading Oliver Nelson – The Blues and the Abstract Truth
There was a bit of a delay in the release of this one but anything by Mark Murphy is eagerly awaited by fans of the ever youthful jazz crooner
Continue reading Mark Murphy – Love is What Stays
This album nicely follows on from Sundays Afternoon At Dingwalls. Quality Latin jazz soul and funk all-wrapped up in a Dingwalls feel for today. This band would definitely be a live booking if Dingwalls was still a regular session
Continue reading Guida de Palma & Jazzinho – Atlas