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14 October 2019

Sokratis Votskos Quartet - Sketching the Unknown

Linking the ancient and the modern across time and space, the Sokratis Votskos Quartet presents Sketching the Unknown – a modern jazz journey into the folk and modal music of ancient Greece. Playing rich original compositions, the Quartet draw freely on Greek and Balkan folk sources, jazz idioms, and the classical makams of the near East. Returning to ancient Greek modes such as Dorian, Phrygian and Lydian, a fresh perspective is brought to the modal style that was popularised by Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock.

Album will be released on November 1.

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13 October 2019

Jukka Eskola Soul Trio - Steamy

With "Steamy!" Jukka Eskola Soul Trio reaches its second album on Timmion and delivers another sure-shot for the soul jazz thirsty masses. As with his first self titled debut, this troupe of premium Finnish jazzers turns all the relevant corner stones of soulful and progressive jazz, never running too far up the deep end, but always harnessed with expressive sensitivity and professional cool. It's like the 1960's and 1970's global jazz movement got condensed into a radiant ball of hipness, heady and completely unpretentious. 

In addition to the two single releases "Tiny B" and "Stick Of A Branch" Soul Trio dip their groove jazz chops into numbers such as "Five On Three", the shuffling "Jongo Street" and the fatback funky "Steamy". There's also a strong strain of Brazil on several tracks from bossa nova to richly percussive rhythms. On the over 7 minute long "Smash" they mellow out into a beautiful mood that sounds like John Patton swinging with a bunch of European cats. There's even a few studio tricks that we'll leave for the listener to discover.   

Calling the Soul Trio a group of virtuosic players is an understatement as all of them have been working at it on a professional level since the 1990's. Trumpetist Eskola and drummer Teppo Mäkynen were both a part of the Helsinki nu jazz movement of the time, which later evolved into the now iconic Five Corners Quintet, while organist Mikko Helevä has hammered his Hammond in underground Finnish jazz funk groups for as long as his two band mates. Together they cook up a stew, which is like a bowl of perfect bouillabaisse, rich with flavour and with nice bits to chew on. 

Out on October 11

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12 October 2019

Kamaal Williams - The Return

The groundbreaking album by Kamaal Williams is now available in a limited edition of 500 copies on transparant vinyl.

The Return is a rich tapestry of visionary jazz woven together with the sounds and signals of South London Streets. Known for his critically acclaimed project as Yussef Kamaal on Brownswood and his more dancefloor focused tracks as Henry Wu, Kamaal Williams debut album opened the door wide for everyone to follow in his footsteps and step through to experience one of the most exciting musical movements 2018 had witnessed.

Already regarded as a true figurehead within the new wave of jazz and the refreshed hip-hop beat scene that he has helped build from the start, Kamaal Williams has been an in-demand artist who has tirelessly and consistently perfected his craft as both Henry Wu and half of the Brownswood group Yussef Kamaal. Adding to the list of long sold out 12"s as Wu, it was with longtime supporter Gilles Peterson on the label side that Kamaal alongside Yussef Dayes created the now a modern-classic album Black Focus. A record that arguably captured the very best moments of improvised rhythmic jazz and cut it to wax, and in doing so gifted us with one of the decade's most widely adored albums. Now, some two years later Kamaal Williams has returned in solo mode with an album that not only builds on the very best elements of Black Focus but also surpasses it with some astonishing arrangements. The Return is an album that is both daringly progressive and funky yet ticks all the right boxes for those looking to dip into some cosmic, exploratory and effortlessly enjoyable visionary sounds.

Much like late-era 4 Hero and the current US connections of Kamasi Washington and Thundercat, Kamaal Williams is using the tones and textures of jazz as a jumping off point to explore a new era of street-level soul that is as equally influenced by the coolest corners of hip-hop. Looking out of the studio window toward the hustle and bustle of the London streets of which Kamaal and crew live and breathe, and backed with a wealth of knowledge and a record collection jam-packed with jazz, hip-hop, funk and fusion as well as some of the best house and techno. Kamaal Williams The Return is both a true step forward for the sound that Yussef Kamaal were progenitors of, yet also opens the door wide for us and everyone else following in his footsteps to step through and experience one of the most exciting musical movements London has had in years.

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11 October 2019

Su Ra Arkestra - Live in Kalisz 1986

Lanquidity Records is super excited and proud to announce that after a few years of intense search and meticulous preparation, the label is now ready to present to you their Sun Ra Arkestra project - a rare recording of the ensemble's little-known, first ever performance in Poland in 1986!!!

Recently rediscovered, the complete tape of the concert was forgotten for almost three decades in a Kalisz basement collecting dust.

The recordings have been remastered by the infinitely talented Marcin Cichy (Ninja Tune), giving the chance to re-live each musical moment of this historical gig.

More info here
10 October 2019

Sean Kuti - Night Dreamer - Direct to Disc Session

Brand new London based record label Night Dreamer have recaptured the organic essence of direct to disc through a series of recordings at Artone Studio in Haarlem, Netherlands.  The label will launch officially on 4th November with the release of a vinyl EP by Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti who dropped into the studio with Fela's original backing band, Egypt 80 back in May, taking a break from a world tour. Further sessions by the likes of Seu Jorge, Sarathy Korwar and BaBa ZuLa have been recorded and are scheduled for release in 2020.

Night Dreamer on Instagram here
9 October 2019

Yelfris Valdés - For The Ones

After the success of his first EP ‘The World of Eshu Dina’ last year, trumpeter Yelfris Valdés finally debuts his highly anticipated new project ‘For the Ones...' Released on Vinyl and Digital on October 4th via newly formed Música Macondo Records.

For this record Yelfris employs an adventurous and experimental shift in his composition, drawing on his classical training and love of jazz whilst at the same time delving further into the world of electronica, gaining inspiration from artists like Jon Hassell, Bonobo and Aphex Twin resulting something truly unique.

Yelfris has deliberately connected with his Yoruba religion and its shamanic chants, subtly infusing those deeply personal elements with electronica and live instrumentation creating a beautiful pulsating soundscape. In purposefully mutating the acoustic sound of his trumpet he adds depth without losing his power and tenderness.

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8 October 2019

Mike Selesia - Flavor

One of the rarest spiritual jazz LPs ever 

This is a cool jazz album all the way around. From the black and white hand-drawn to the fact that it came out of Fresno, California (not exactly a hotbed for jazz) to the handful of styles present (straight ahead, funky, free, and even a raga), this record’s got it going on. High-quality musicianship and some far-out stoner tracks make this album stand head and shoulders above most of its private peers. Original very limited issue (rumor has it that only 300 were pressed). This album was a very limited press that was handed out at their shows and sold to local record stores. Only together for nine months, Mike Selesia (who plays Sax and Flute) and the band recorded this album in one day presented this fascinating hybrid of early 60s Coltrane, early 70s Miles Davis

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7 October 2019

Hiromi - Spectrum

Spectrum is the latest chapter in Hiromi’s ever-evolving musical life. “I’m hungry to learn,” she told DownBeat magazine, “so I’ll always keep my big ears open fully, ready to learn every single minute that I play.”

Read more about Hiromi here
6 October 2019

Jelena Jovovic - Heartbeat

Never judge a book by it's cover, but this is a truly fantastic vocal album by Jelena Jovovic. 

According to Patrick Forge: ''I’m impressed with Jelena’s Heartbeat.  She's great and the whole thing sounds great. The supporting casts are on point! At times she really reminds me of Sarah Vaughn.... And I don't think there are many singers out there who get anywhere close to that. She's got a fabulous tone, and she phrases sweetly with plenty of push and pull with the pulse of the music...’''

What's more to say?

More info here
5 October 2019

Portico Quartet - Memory Streams

Portico Quartet return with Memory Streams, their fifth studio album and one that continues the journey that first started with 2008's Mercury nominated debut Knee Deep in the North Sea.

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It’s show time!

Our recommended list of upcoming concerts, events and festivals you don't want to miss... Enjoy!

24 October 2019 - 27 October 2019  |  Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Festival Jazz International Nijmegen

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25 October 2019 - 26 October 2019  |  Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Jazz International Rotterdam

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1 November 2019  |  Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Saskia Laroo 40 years in business

Trompettiste Saskia Laroo viert deze avond vier mijlpalen in Het Concertgebouw: ze staat 40 jaar op het podium, viert 25 jaar Saskia Laroo Band en Laroo Records, én ze presenteert haar nieuwe album Trumpets around the World.

More info here
10 November 2019  |  Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ibrahim Maalouf at Paradiso

Master trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf comes to Amsterdam on November 10 to play at Paradiso!

More info here
25 January 2020  |  At Sea, Miami and more

Blue Note at Sea 2020

Blue Note at Sea will return in 2020 with a fantastic program including Robert Glasper, Gregory Porter, Kamasi Washington, Melody Bardot, David Sanborn and much more.

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30 January 2020 - 22 January 2020  |  Europe

Moonchild - Little Ghost European Tour

Following the release of their highly anticipated album ‘Little Ghost’, Moonchild head out to Europe in 2020, having previously played sold out shows across the continent. With a unique style of alternative R&B, soul and new-school jazz that has cemented their spot in today’s music scene, the extraordinary tour will feature new music from the band.

Tour dates:

30 JAN   Nalen Klubb, Stockholm, Sweden

01 FEB   Clamores, Madrid, Spain

02 FEB   La Nau, Barcelona, Spain

03 FEB   Le Rocher De Palmer, Bordeaux, France

05 FEB   Kaufleuten Festsaal, Zurich, Switzerland

07 FEB   Boogaloo, Zagreb, Croatia

08 FEB   Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria

10 FEB   Private Club, Berlin, Germany

12 FEB   Doornroosje (Small Hall), Nijmegen, Holland

13 FEB   Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Holland

14 FEB   Bird, Rotterdam, Holland

15 FEB   La Maroquinerie, Paris, France

17 FEB   Patterns, Brighton, UK

18 FEB   Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK

19 FEB   Scala, London, UK

21 FEB   Biko Club, Milan, Italy

22 FEB   Alcazar, Rome, Italy

27 March 2020 - 28 March 2020  |  Capetown, South Africa

Capetown International Jazz Festival

Cape Town International Jazz festival celebrates it's 20th! edition on March 29 and 30

Website of Cape Town Jazz International here
3 July 2020 - 18 July 2020  |  Montreux, Swiss

Montreux Jazz

No text needed ;-)

Festival website
10 July 2020 - 12 July 2020  |  Rotterdam, the Netherlands

North Sea Jazz festival 2020

The annual biggest jazz festival in Holland. Do we need to say more?

Website of North Sea Jazz here

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