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BRISTOL jazz explorers Ishmael Ensemble are flexing their embouchures and are ready to step on and out from their acclaimed debut set from two years back, A State of Flow, a love letter to jazz and the capital of the South West, pushing out into dub, the dancefloor, ambient and more. The new album is …

IF YOU’RE at all a follower of the Chicago music scene that erupted in so many directions back at the turn of the century, then the rhythmic adepts Chad Taylor and Joshua Abrams will probably need no introduction; given how, they were so deeply woven into intelligent, seminal albums by the Chicago Underground Trio and all its various …

TAKE one of the finest and most intuitive leftfield jazz rhythm sections of past decades, Chicago drummer Chad Taylor and bassist Joshua Abrams, who between them amass waay over a couple hundred performance credits to their name on Discogs for artists such as the Chicago Underground Trio and all its various spiralling iterations, Brokeback, Sam …

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY artist by trade and by vocation, comfortable in any number of mediums, Heka is the sonic alias of Francesca Brierley, who’s just signed to the excellent Manchester-based independent Balloon Machine, home already to the breathtaking folk stylings of Laura Fell. Her debut EP for the zine-turned-label is succinctly titled (a) and will be …

IF EVER there was a living legend of jazz, then South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, must surely be right up there; Julliard-educated, rubbing performative shoulders with the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Archie Shepp, he performed at Nelson Mandela’s presidential inauguration after being a forthriht supporter of the ANC …

FINLAND – the happiest country in the world, apparently … well that’s not really a surprise when they’ve got We Jazz records, the Helsinki-based label, dedicated to keeping pulses racing and minds open. Now comes news of their latest contribution to our wellbeing, a live recording of the potent five piece Koma Saxo captured in …

AMIDST a plethora of social media frenzy, highly publicised pop culture and over-indulgent music production, the socially conscious and musically prolific duo Zeitgeist & Tucceri release a most exquisite lament for nature. The Melbourne/Berlin duo have dropped “Learning Curve” ahead of their highly anticipated album Jin Mu, due out in June on La Sape Records. …

A reimagining of something old into something new is one thing, but a completely original re-invention is another.. One thing I’ve learned whilst talking to musicians is that, being a musician myself, it’s never easy to describe your own music. Luckily, when speaking to Dave Manington, one of London’s staple jazz bassists and composers, I …

WHEN it was initially sketched out as project, Notes With Attachments, Welsh bass legend Pino Palladino and Californian songwriter and producer Blake Mills’ forthcoming album for New Deal/Impulse!, was all set to be a Pino solo affair; but, in the way of these things, especially when these things feature two wholly open-minded creatives, it grew, …

Caulbearers are a Manchester-based collective of musicians, but with contributors also hailing from around the UK and Europe.Based on the songs of producer and vocalist Damien Mahoney, their sound has been described as “archaic Funk fables and Soul migrations… bittersweet songs of the self, soul and society” and “roots music from the rainy city… Psychedelic …