Your Queen Is A ReptileImpulse - On this third studio album, they bring a genre defying approach that celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U. K. Scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen. Your queen is a reptile was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the U.
K. Sons of kemet is the iconoclastic mix of tenor sax, tuba and double drums. Shrink-wrapped.
We Out Here / VariousBrownswood - Shrink-wrapped.
Heaven And EarthYoung Turks - The artist’s own words best convey the inspiration behind this monolith of an album “The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind. Kamasi washington’s sophomore album heaven and earth not only fulfills its overarching ambition, citizen and culture, as well as self and other, self and self, but illustrates the dialectic between seen and unseen, real and imagined, and does so through the lens of a mature but never jaded revolutionary consciousness.
The earth side of this album represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. We are simultaneously the creators of our personal universe and creations of our personal universe. The reality we experience is a mere creation of our consciousness, but our consciousness creates this reality based on those very same experiences.
Heaven And Earth - This idea inspired me to make this album Heaven and Earth. The heaven side of this album represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me. Who i am and the choices I make lie somewhere in between. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Black FocusBrownswood - Shrink-wrapped. Cd shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Deluxe 2 CDVerve - The standard version available in cd and lp formats incorporates 7 tracks, 2 of which are two completely unheard, brand new original compositions as well as Coltrane classics like Impressions and Vilia. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Featuring the classic quartet – john coltrane, mccoy tyner, jimmy garrison and elvin jones – and recorded at the end of a two-week run at Birdland, the music on this album represents one of the most influential groups in music history both performing in a musical style it had perfected and reaching in new, exploratory directions that were to affect the trajectory of jazz from that point forward.
Shrink-wrapped. Unknown until 2004 and unheard until now, these recordings by the John Coltrane Quartet are, as Sonny Rollins says in the liner notes, like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid. Shrink-wrapped. The deluxe version also available in cd and LP formats incorporates 7 alternate takes of some of the tracks from the standard – a must have for any Coltrane fan.
Universal BeingsInternational Anthem - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Cd shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Harmony of DifferenceYoung Turks - Earlier this year, avant-garde jazz titan Kamasi Washington premiered Harmony of Difference, an original six-movement suite, as part of this year’s Whitney Biennial. In his own words, “my hope is that witnessing the beautiful harmony created by merging different musical melodies will help people realize the beauty in our own differences.
Against a backdrop of “fake news, ” chemical warfare and presidential missteps, Washington’s 13-minute opus thrives with gospel-infused power, resting alongside his previous work while occupying new sonic space…. Each of the first five movements is its own unique composition. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Harmony of Difference - Truth, ” the sixth movement, fuses all five compositions into one simultaneous performance. The huge scale makes his music feel like a sacred offering in bleak times” - pitchfork Best New Track “a liberation theology for fearsome times” - New York Times “We can count on the man Kamasi Washington to deliver peace in the form of jazz” - The Fader “an expansive, winding new song.
. Truth’ unfurls with breezy piano chords, soulful electric guitar counter-melodies, wordless choral chants and washes of the bandleader’s smoldering saxophone. Rolling Stone Shrink-wrapped.
Vanished Gardens Feat. Lucinda WilliamsBlue Note - With his newest band the marvels—a guitar-driven group featuring bill frisell, Greg Leisz, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland—Lloyd released the 2016 album I Long To See You which NPR called “music that evokes an uncommon state of grace. Now on vanished gardens, thelonious monk, and covers of jimi hendrix, new Lloyd originals, The Marvels add a new dimension by collaborating with revered singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams to pioneer a new genre of Americana Jazz that draws on the musicians many influences and experiences with reimagined versions of Williams favorites, and more.
. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. At 80 years old, nea jazz master charles lloyd remains an intrepid musical pioneer, entering his ninth decade at a creative peak in what now stands as a mountainous and formidable career. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
LebrobaECM - Shrink-wrapped. There are references to west african music and the blues as well as the history of jazz drumming, but Cyrilles priority today is an elliptical style in which meter is implied rather than stated. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. In his own pieces, cyrille rarely puts the focus on the drums, preferring to play melodically and interactively, including the title track and the closing Pretty Beauty, sensitive to pitch and to space.
Andrew cyrilles title lebroba is a contraction of Leland, Brooklyn and Baltimore, birthplaces of the protagonists of an album bringing together three of creative musics independent thinkers. Frisell contributed to cyrille s previous ECM disc The Declaration of Musical Independence, but Lebroba marks a first-time meeting for the guitarist and Wadada Leo Smith.
Lebroba - Each of them made his first ecm appearance long ago: drummer andrew cyrille on marion browns Afternoon of a Georgia Faun 1970, and guitarist Bill Frisell on Eberhard Webers Fluid Rustle 1979; these are, of course, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith on his own classic Divine Love 1978, players of enduring influence.
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. A generous leader, wadadas elegant dedication to Alice Coltrane, and all three musicians bring in compositions, Cyrille gives plenty of room to his cohorts, with Turiya, unfurling slowly over its 17-minute duration.
ReturnBlack Focus Records - At times the keyboard work evokes the classic 70s fusion work of Lonnie Liston Smith or Roy Ayers, but underpinned by rhythms more reminiscent of blunted hip-hop and arrangements subliminally laced with the cut-ups of pirate radio. The return is a natural evolution from the Yussef Kamaal project, mining the influence of visionary jazz but blended with all kinds of texture, sounds and signals from the over-saturated London streets.
. Kamaal williams mine a similar seam on the other side of the Atlantic alongside other exciting London talents such as Ezra Collective, Ruby Rushton and Shabaka Hutchings. Notable tracks for old and new listeners are slow', 'medina', 'situations', 'London Shuffle' which features Mansur Brown of Mansur's Message and for those die hard Yussef Kamaal fans - they should hear the interpolated roots of 'Strings of Light' in the title track 'The Return.
Return - Whether re-defining experimental fusion sounds with the hugley acclaimed Yussef Kamaal, and Rhythm Section as Henry Wu, or his catalogue of 12s for imprints such as MCDE, Eglo, South Londons Kamaal Williams has been a key figure in his thriving international scene for the past few years. Shrink-wrapped.
And that signature wu Funk can be heard on Broken Theme, and High Roller. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.