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MANCHESTER instrumental trio GoGo Penguin have released an absolutely superb, eclectic remix album, GGP/RMX on Blue Note today, bringing together talents such as Squarepusher, Clark, 808 State, James Holden, Machinedrum and so many more to spiral their most recent, eponymous album out into delicious fractal directions. It really looks likely to be remixes set of …

THE EXCELLENT, leftfield Mancunian trio GoGo Penguin, who work out in the truly creative zones where dancefloor and intelligence and jazz bump into each other, decided they could be lifelong friends, are all set to release a really exciting remixes album, GGP/RMX, for Blue Note in May. They’ve been creating their particular forward-forging meshing of …

WITH their deliciously tempting new remix album GGP/RMX out in a month’s time, GoGo Penguin are just keeping them comin’; following the deeply energised MachineDrum retake on “Atomised” and Squarepusher’s stealthily head-melting inversion of “F Major Pixie”, the Mancunian trio have just dropped the blissful dream of “Totem”, as overseen by James Holden. Come listen …

THE EXCELLENT Mancunian trio GoGo Penguin, whose catalogue is full of thrills of jazz with a firm focus on creativity and the dancefloor, working in the same territories as Cinematic Orchestra and Red Snapper, are all set to release a really exciting remixes album, GGP/RMX, for Blue Note in May; and boy, what an excellent …

THE LEFTFIELD, inventive Mancunian piano trio GoGo Penguin, who work out in the truly creative zones where dancefloor and intelligence and a jazzy feel bump into each other, decided they could be lifelong friends, have announced a remix album for Blue Note, to be entitled GGP/RMX; and boy have they lined up a mighty cast …

BLUE NOTE, the jazz imprint absolutely without parallel since 1939, has announced a new series of vinyl-only remasters and reissues to run from December into the middle part of 2021. Sixteen titles, all all-time classics of the jazz world, are up for inclusion so far in the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series – a …

NOO YOIK jazz trumpet legend Charles Tolliver is poised to release his first studio material in more than decade at the end of this month. The Gearbox imprint will be releasing Connect, on July 31st – the first time we will have heard Charles since his ensemble appearance on Keyon Harrold’s Introducing … in 2009. …

Legendary Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell has put together a new trio featuring bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Rudy Royston for a new album Valentine, released on August 14th via Blue Note Records. From it, they’ve released their version of the Civil Rights anthem ‘We shall overcome’. “I’ve been playing the song for years, and I’m …

The genre defying instrumental trio ‘GoGo Penguin’ have released a further single ‘Don’t Go’ to preview their forthcoming self-titled album, available June 5th via the iconic Blue Note label. Described by bassist Nick Blacka as an attempt ‘to create emotion using the sonorous timbre of the double bass against the prepared piano’ the track drips …

Here at Backseat Mafia, we caught up (socially distancing of course!) with GoGo Penguin member, Pianist Chris Illingworth. Talking about their new self-titled album set to be released in June, how he is spending his time during lockdown aswell as delving further into any gigs and concerts they have planned and just a general catch …