Archive for June, 2020

  • More Lockdown Jazz

    By Chris Wells on June 24, 2020
    Deputy Editor Kevin Le Gendre with some more hot jazz to while away those lockdown hours.   NDUDUZO MAKATHINI MODES OF COMMUNICATION: LETTERS FROM THE UNDERWORLD [IMPULSE!] A member of Shabaka & The Ancestors, South African pianist Makathini steps out as a solo artist in his own right and stakes a strong claim as a composer as well as player. […]
  • Jarrod Lawson: New Single Now/Album Coming

    By Chris Wells on June 17, 2020
    Dome Records has just rush-released a brand new single from Portland’s popular soulman Jarrod Lawson, with plans in hand to follow it up fast with an entire album this autumn. The tune, Embrace What We Are, was inspired by the long lineage of police brutality in the US: Jarrod actually began writing in response to the death of Eric Garner […]
  • Jazz Is Dead

    By Chris Wells on June 15, 2020
    Born out of the revered LA concert series Jazz Is Dead – founded by multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Adrian Younge and DJ, producer and A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad – comes the duo’s brand new record label of the same name, which is set to release a string of new studio albums from a selection of iconic […]
  • More Lockdown Albums

    By Chris Wells on June 10, 2020
    PRINCE & THE NEW POWER GENERATION UP ALL NITE WITH PRINCE: THE ONE NITE ALONE COLLECTION [THE PRINCE ESTATE/LEGACY RECORDINGS] Prince could easily have cleaned up with a live album during his ‘80s Imperial Phase. Ever the contrarian, His Royal Badness’ one official – let’s not even start with the bootlegs – live album came out slap bang in the […]
  • Re:imagine That

    By Chris Wells on June 10, 2020
    A bunch of stars of UK jazz, soul and R&B has lined up for Blue Note Re:imagined, a new studio album that takes a collection of 16 classic Blue Note tracks and reworks them for today. Jorja Smith, Yazmin Lacey, Ezra Collective, Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Emma-Jean Thackray, Jordan Rakei, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Poppy Ajudha and more contribute to […]