What a huge Thank you I have to give to the folks over at the LULA in Toronto! Seriously, for over 15 years this place is the must, see, hear, do, dance, and go to place for great music and food. They 15 year anniversary event is a week long celebration of music, dance, art, and culinary wrapped in to one great celebration. Although I can't attend the event, the folks at Lula hooked me up with a beautiful care package complete with CD's, programs and other goodies! (love my Canada peeps!).
More Jazz and More Jazz and more Jazz, I should change my name to JAZZ. (kidding but love Jazz). Love this album 5ive by The Sure Co. out of London. The folks over at Jazz Refreshed have been consistently promoting, pushing and producing great Jazz acts in the UK for years. I believe I own every album they have released including this one! If you don't know the Jazz sounds across the pond, I highly suggestion starting with the Jazz Refreshed!
Probably my all time favorite Jazz album from Japan! These guys go by the name of J.A,M - Just a Mestro. Members of the the Soil and Pimp sessions Jazz outfit, JAM put together an incredible album of jazz dance, jazz groove and jazz soul music with some cool special features guests!! Have this on CD and vinyl, and wow is the vinyl hard to get!! But worth the investment! Now go dig this!
One of my favorite jazz albums from Japan. The almighty Quasimode! Love these guys. SO much jazz dance groovy business on this album titled MODE OF BLUE! Highly recommend! I have it on vinyl and CD! hard to find on Vinyl and very expensive! But if your a jazz head like me, whats money? hahah.
That groovy latin bossa jazz vibe today. Bahama Soul Club is on point! Dance vibes all the way through. Music digging some great vibes right here! Highly recommended.
Bad Bad not Good should be called Awesome Awesome so Awesome! These guys are great! Jazz, Funk, Beats, Melodies, Sonic Rhythms, and just awesome tunes that have your head bobbin and grooven! I couldn't find any info on where the hell these guys are from, but it doesn't matter with a sound like that, these cats are the business!! Push play, and get digging!
I've been really on a jazz kick lately......haha then again, when am I not on a jazz kick! "Can I kick it? Yes you can!" anyways, thats neither here or there, but I will say I am really digging this jazzy groove album by the Miramode Orchestra! The 7 piece band out of Berlin, brings the right mixture of Jazz, Soul, Orchestra, Experimental, Soundwave and Eclecticism to their album TUMBLER, I have had this baby on repeat since finding it, and have since ordered the vinyl! Dig if you will.
Stumbled across this excellent project called Havana Meets Kingston! A tale of two beautiful islands, their rhythms, there music, and the love that connects them! Oddly directed out of Australia, the album / story and documentary is exquisite and magnificent! I picked up the first 7" single, as well as the digital download of it!! Highly recommend! The future of music and culture looks very bright!!
Absolutely one of the best I've heard in ages and by far the best that is coming out the London scene today! Moses Boyd takes listeners on a journey through jazz, high jazz, and more!! Just push play!
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