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Nu-Jazz


Well Worm Discs may have started out as an outpost for Bristol-centric nu- jazz expressionism (Snazzback Run Logan Run, Dun Dun Dun, the luscious ‘New Horizons’ compilation album etc.) but the signs are that this very particular underground is working its way beyond the wild west. There’s been excursions to Glasgow with Corto Alto’s soul …

Emerging guitarist & composer Emily Jane Roberts returns with the 2nd single from upcoming EP ‘The Persistence of Memory’. Inspired by the sounds of Hiatus Kaiyote and Nubya Garcia, shimmering guitar loops intersperse with euphoric horn lines, setting the scene for a brooding keys solo from Sultan Stephenson (Tomorrow’s Warriors). Previous support from Jazz Revelations, …

The pronunciation might be tricky but you can’t question the discerning taste of Belgian label Sdban Ultra in the nu-jazz, funk and grooves department. More proof comes with the label’s first taster from Black Flower’s soon-to-come ‘Magma’LP (due 28th January), ‘O Fogo’. Four albums in and Black Flower have been steadily sharpening their kaleidoscopic blend …

‘Got to find a city, find myself a city to live in’ pleaded David Byrne a good while back- well if he’s still looking or fancies a change after his decades of globetrotting then Geneva may be worth a punt. There you will find Bongo Joe records, the forward thinking outer-national label headed up by …

If you’re in the mood this evening for a leisurely, almost lounge-esque track to ease you into the upcoming weekend, Brooklyn collaborators Crumb is exactly the easy, relaxed group of artists for that. Their single, “Ghostride”, is laid-back, dreamy number taken from their forthcoming album Jinx, scheduled for release June 14th. A sanguine piece from the quartet, the …

He doesn’t play out very often, doesn’t Ben Lamdin, aka Nostalgia 77 so there’s much excitement here in Backseat Mafia towers that he’s announced a rare live appearance, along with his full live band, at Rich Mix, London on Friday 18th September. After bursting onto the scene with this atmospheric (nu)jazz and fresh take on …

I think everyone deserves a treat now and then, and with me trying to cut out biscuits and beer (not together, you understand) I’ve been saving something slightly special to write about for a few days now. Sad isn’t it, but there you go. I’ve always really enjoyed the jazzy tripped out funk-electronica of Nostalgia …