The impeccable Soul Brother Record’s latest release is as essential as the old Jazz with Attitude sessions.
Continue reading V/A – Fusion With Attitude
There’s Fela Kuti’s beat-print all through the 13 tracks and it’s great. Very close to the full 80 CD minutes it’s called Re-Offering as there was a 2002 version ‘Volume 1′ just called Offering
Continue reading V/A – Osunlade: Re-Offering
This is Mr. Fukutomi’s ninth album. It’s said to be his most broad reaching so it should appeal to more than his established fanbase such as: Norman Jay, Danny Krivit and Dimitri from Paris
Continue reading Yukihiro Fukutomi – Equality
The “legend on the quiet” that is Dwight Trible, is contemplating what to do on a Friday Night over a glass of red wine. Join him and Gerry Hectic for the first of our three-part interview…
Continue reading Dwight Trible – Part 1: North Sea Jazz Festival / Horace Tapscott
Back towards the end of last year, I started my review of David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters featuring Pharoah Sanders, ‘Gwotet’ with, “Apparently Dave Murray (tenor sax) has been flirting with African-Caribbean music for years with mixed results. Good job then I missed all of them and get hit with this gem.”
Continue reading David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters feat. Pharoah Sanders – ‘Gwotet’
Whilst the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble has over a twenty-year history, it took Chicago’s Deeper Soul Recordings remix releases to bring them to a whole new audience.
Continue reading Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – The Deeper Soul Remix Project
Flowriders are a Dutch band that likes to mix broken beats, soul, jazz and feel good music. Back in 2001, they were Hartog Eysman and Vincent Helbers and an old PC — roll on four years and here we are with the release of their debut album.
Continue reading Flowriders – Starcraft
I’d not heard of Mod X (real name, Vincent de Azevedo) before but apparently he’s got a background in classical piano, successful commercials and an ability to mix up hip hop, house, raga, soul and afro.
Continue reading Interview with the Man Behind ‘The Quest’, Mod X
LA based outfits Ammoncontact & Daedelus are appearing in London this week. Gerry Hectic hooks up with the new wave of jazz hiphopnitects Carlos NiÒo & Daedelus…
Continue reading Ammoncontact & Daedelus Give Us Some Love