There’s big competition in the trendy and hip brass band section and I’m not talking Grimethorpe! Here’s the latest and the best, the debut album by the Hackney Colliery Band.
As you might guess from the cover, this album is inspired by the music of Ethiopia and when it’s done by Ben Lamdin, you know it’s going to be jazz of the highest quality – put it down as a must have.
Happy Birthday to Tru-Thoughts, 10 years young, a major achievement for any independent record label especially in these turbulent time of falling record sales, thoughtless free loaders/uploaders and distributors going bust (which happened to the label last year).
Fans of Tru-Thoughts with instantly recgonise Shapes 09:01 as a Robert Luis labour of love with the massive 29 track double CD showcasing all what’s best about the label and its wide range of artists.
I think it’s safe to say this is the most anticipated album of the year so far and every second of the 14 track Sessions album has been worth waiting for; a true meeting of fantastic jazz minds!
If you’re going to see Bonobo’s DJ set in Brighton tonight, watch out for members of the band that played at Koko to be in the audience as Audio is the place to be and to celebrate two new releases, the live DVD and a special 10″ remix that are both due out on Monday.
Alice Russell has been underground for so long you being to wonder whether she’ll ever find her pot of golden recognition at the end of the musical rainbow; lets hope Pot Of Gold finally does it for her at it’s her best yet!
Hot off the presses, we get to hear the first single from Lizzy Parks’ new album after her intimate performance at the Big Chill Festival.
Now-Again have done the impossible, they’ve hit on a combination that can challenge their own Heliocentrics and Mulatu Astatke as they put the Sun Ra and James Brown in the Sahara
The reluctant dark prince of dubstep finally comes out of the shadows with the heavy weight triple vinyl debut album, Diary Of An Afro Warrior
With Gilles dropping some hot remix of ‘Quiet Dawn’ this week, time to have another listen to Everything Under The Sun by Nostalgia 77
And things at Impossible Ark Records are very good indeed with this album, Example Of Twelves’ second release to date — keeping that modal spirit alive
As kids say today (endlessly), Oh My God! Rarely is this truly deserved of 10 inches of plastic but in the case of this re-issue on Kindred Spirits, OMG needs to be in capitals
Twelve months ago we were mesmerised by the debut 12″ of this Parisian quartet and now the album est arriv?© and Communication is what everyone is talking about