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Album review: Black Flower – ‘Magma’: a perfumed souk of North African psych jazz from the Lowlands quintet

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Album review: Claude Cooper – ‘Myriad Sounds’: taut, essential Bristol jazz breaks and cinematic LSD groove

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Album review: Spiritczualic Enhancement Center – ‘Carpet Album’: filmic, psychedelic and enveloping – travel deep, travel wisely

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Continuing their excavation of the works of Almon Memela, one of those unheralded dynamos of seventies South African music, We Are Busy Bodies have just released ‘Deeper Roots’ by ROOTS (available from 13th May). If you picked up on the review of Memela’s soul-jazz classic ‘Funky Africa’ in Backseat Mafia last week you’ll already have …

We have the pleasure once again of Premiering the new video of the new Simeon Davis Group track The Diver taken from the groups forthcoming album ‘Of Narratives & Nocturnes’. Regarding the track the group comments;: “Like all the compositions on this album, “The Diver” is completely through-composed. Combining elements of jazz, neo-soul, classical form, …

This was the second date on (LIVE – Red Snapper (redsnapperofficial.com)) new UK tour; a tour they’ve not attempted for far too long. Though I did try and see them in 2021 this was impacted by the pandemic; so I couldn’t wait for this one. On the eve of the release of their new material, …

Celebrated Composer and Bassist Dave Manington is someone we’ve featured before on Backseat Mafia, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere the video for his new track ’Fones’, a collaboration with our very own Athens – London based jazz and folk singer Lara Eidi. Using words by the revered Greek poet Constantine P Cavafys, …

Jazz newcomers, Rich Meehan Trio make their debut on the new single ‘Prelude’. Taken from the upcoming EP ‘Suite Antique’, the single is a first taste of the trio’s unique and multi- layered sound. Fusing elements of classical with contemporary jazz and subtle flecks of electronica, the new single and upcoming EP offer an exciting …

In association with DJ Amir and 180 Proof,  BBE Music’s newest drop is nothing short of a brand new celebration of something already iconic. ‘Strata Records – The Sound Of Detroit – Reimagined By Jazzanova’ is the wonderful, full-length project by the Berlin-based production collective who have lovingly reworked some of the standout moments from …

London based composer/producer Pascal Bideau has been developing his Akusmi project for some time now both in his home studio and with Berlin based musicians Florian Juncker (trombone), Ruth Velten (saxophone) and Daniel Brandt of Brandt Brauer Frick (drums / electronic percussions). Inspired by an immersive gamelan experience during an Indonesian sabbatical then imagined through …

‘ Where Would We Be‘ is the first single taken from the upcoming album ‘Lost In Abstraction’, the second album from Welsh Harpist Amanda Whiting. Following her critically acclaimed ‘After Dark‘ debut, Amanda Whiting explores new territories – with an emotionally charged energy and spiritual questioning a new  soundscape of modernity has emerged. The Reynolds/ Thorne/ …

Those inspired curators at We Are Busy Bodies continue to astound with this latest release in their expanding achive from the seminal South African jazz label As Shams/The Sun. Pat Matshikiza and Kippie Moketsi’s ‘Tshona!’ (available from 15th April) was originally issued in 1975 and produced by label boss Rashid Vally, a pivotal figure in …