Following up their successful 2016 release The Nashville Session, British funk and soul jazz veterans The New Mastersounds returned to the same analogue studio to record another set of tunes in front of an invited local audience. The album perfectly captures the energy and chemistry between these four musicians at the top of their game after nearly two...
Renewable Energy expands on The New Mastersounds template while still providing plenty of the band's trademark sounds. Guitarist Eddie Roberts, drummer Simon Allen, bassist Pete Shand and keyboardist Joe Tatton are joined by Sam Bell, one of the founding members of NMS precursor The Mastersounds who also guested on two previous NMS albums, plays...
Come Away with Me is the debut studio album by American recording artist Norah Jones, released on February 26, 2002 by Blue Note Records. Recording sessions took place at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York City and Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York.
Manchester-based trumpeter Matthew Halsall's second album Colour Yes ploughs the same delicate, acoustic, modal jazz furrow as his debut, Sending My Love (Gondwana, 2008). The lineup of fellow Mancunians is much the same too, with flautist Roger Wickham replaced by harpist Rachael Gladwin on three of the six tracks.
Heavy Weather is the eighth album by Weather Report, released in 1977 through Columbia Records. The release originally sold about 500,000 copies; it would prove to be the band's most commercially successful album. Heavy Weather received a 5-star review from Down Beat magazine and went on to be voted jazz album of the year by the readers of that publication.
Black Market is an instrumental jazz fusion album released by Weather Report in 1976. This album was produced by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. It was recorded in December 1975 and released in April 1976 through Columbia Records. This is Weather Report's seventh overall album and the first with the bass player Jaco Pastorius who features on two tracks.
First of its kind for Funk Embassy Records, the compilers have dug the archives of Estonian Radio for funk, soul-jazz, disco, instrumentals, library music and covers. Influences from West made it to Soviet Variety musicians on one hand; to rock, jazz, folk and fusion artists on the other.
Take A Look Outside is the fourth, and until now, unreleased album by Kapingbdi, a six-piece band from West Africa, which billed itself as “African Jazz-Funk-Rock from Liberia”. It is a skilful mix of African and Western elements, with a spiritual heart and dynamic grooves.
Magma's newest album Zëss is a 38-minute musical work by Christian Vander. Composed in 1970, Zëss had long been plagued by its incompleteness, its recording was deferred for years. Four decades after its first draft, the work has finally been recorded in an orchestral version that gives it both its true dreamlike dimension and its transcending power.
Sinbad is a 1976 album by jazz keyboardist, Weldon Irvine. Before Weldon Irvine became known as a musician himself, he served as the bandleader for jazz singer Nina Simone. On his 1976 album Sinbad he's exploring the extremes of his music capabilities. The energetic grooves he brought together with Don Blackman, guitarist Eric Gale, and saxophonist...
September of My Years is a 1965 studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released on Reprise Records in September 1965 on LP and October 1986 on CD. The orchestral arrangements are by Gordon Jenkins, their fifth album collaboration.
It Is Finished is a live album from Nina Simone with sitar, Madagascar harp, Spanish guitar and lots of interesting-sounding African percussion instruments. This live album includes the epic heavy-afro version of "Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter" with a massive percussion breakdown. Simone is at her best when she performs live and the energy of these...
Dating back to the very early '70s, a splendid Polish Hammond fueled jazz-LP with flashes of rock gets reissued in its original format, including reproduced artwork.
The group's first album, the self-titled Nouvelle Vague, was released in 2004. The songs on the first album were recorded with female vocalists who reportedly had not previously heard the songs they would be singing. The songs on the first album were recorded with female vocalists who reportedly had not previously heard the songs they would be singing.
Azymuth announce two volumes of previously unheard tracks recorded 1973-75 These are demo recordings and were not recorded in a professional studio, therefore the sound may differ from other releases by Azymuth. The best care has been taken in the restoration and mastering of this release.
Manu Katché went to the Conservatoire but his musical origins are to be found in rock music. Even though the drummer extraordinaire has listened to a lot of jazz music, he hasn't played that much of it. The case gets even harder to crack when you listen to Katché's tenth album, The ScOpe, where he digs deep into the roots of groove music all the while...
"Walking to New Orleans" is an upcoming studio album by American guitarist and singer George Benson, released by Provogue Records. It is Benson's first recording since Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, which was released in 2013. The album will be released on 26 April 2019.
"Ironside" is Ruby Rushton’s 4th studio album and most complete work to date. It was recorded over a 2 day session at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Ironside sees the band continuing to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying recording.