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EP Review: Rich Meehan Trio – Suite Antinque

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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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There’s nothing cooler than a hot blast of melodic jazz and Melbourne band The Rookies are doing us the honour of premiering their new single ‘Dry Bones’: a sizzling piece of jazzy goodness with a serious subtext. This is their first release since 2019 – a far distant land and another world away. There is …

With the release of The Paradox: Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, techno legend Jeff Mills and keyboard wizard Jean-Phi Dary embark on an exciting, ground-breaking musical trip that takes Techno and electronic dance music to a new level. In the past Jeff has spoken of the need to, “take a few steps back and try …

From Basement Jaxx to Sir Elton, Kano to Brian Ferry, Nathan ‘Tugg’ Curran defines the ‘go-to’ drummer but that’s only one dimension of this restless spirited musician. Beyond the world of an exemplary sticks-man, Curran has over the last couple of years used space to energise his own music, calling on his deep rooted jazz …

The matter of music can be transient. Yes there are roots and traditions but essentially soundscapes demand no borders. Musical minds are left to wander free and for Belarusian collective SOYUZ that means from Minsk across continents to Brazil, a journey that’s now been captured on their new album ‘Force of the Wind’, available right …

They are definitely spoiling us ! So far this year Toronto’s We Are Busy Bodies have graced us with seminal releases from the less frequented corners of South African jazz history. Now they’ve switched the spotlight to the equally hip seventies Venezuelan scene where the fusion of American jazz and Latin stylings reconsidered the possibilities. …

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, best known for their 1997 hit “Zoot Suit Riot” have been playing music since 1989 and continue to bring their swing, ska, jazz and various other sounds to live audiences. September 24th, they played the Tracyton Movie House in Bremerton, Washington.

For a go-to drummer like Nathan ‘Tugg’ Curran (see Basement Jaxx, Kano, Gorgon City and more) those recent pandemic times could have felt like a grinding pause but rather than kicking back he used the space to re-energise his own music. From Curran’s foundations of dancefloor syncopation, techno templates, future jazz visions and funk fuelled …

Tony Glausi released the new deluxe version of his album ‘Everything At Once’ (read our review here). Originally released last year, ‘Everything At Once’ features straight-to-the-gut pop jams and R&B-influenced tunes that take inspiration from a bevy of sources. The deluxe version of ‘Everything At Once’ features three new songs — “Nuestro Amor,” and remixes …

What makes a two piece band so enthralling? In the rock frame it’s often down to dynamics – how can something so huge come from a couple of people –but in jazz, where the form is less structured, less song bound making a duo work can get more complicated. A recent entry into the discussion …

You may have clocked the announcement on Backseat Mafia a couple of days ago about Stellar Legions debut release and Sdban Records Autumn offensive . In hot pursuit comes news of a second mighty push to keep the imprint’s jazz momentum rolling, the mega-octet M.CHUZI’s breakout LP ‘Papara’ due 4th November. Giles Peterson endorsed, this …