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17 septembre 2011 6 17 /09 /septembre /2011 10:30




Origine du Groupe : U.k
Style : Electro-Jazz , Electronic , Downtempo , Hip Hop
Sortie : 2007

By  Olukayode Balogun  from http://www.amazon.com

This 4hero release definitely has more soul and jazz than any previous ones but they haven't abandoned their jungle, drum & bass and break beat roots entirely. The result is an album that goes in many different directions, covers a lot of ground but still manages to sound cohesive and consistent. I believe this is the best 4hero release yet.

Vocally there's a lot on offer too - straight ahead singing, spoken word, rap - and again, it all fits together very nicely. I hear influences from the 80s, hints of Roy Ayers and I was even reminded of M.F.S.B.

Highlights include: The thumping, orchestral opener, "Morning Child", featuring Carina Andersson; "Look Inside", featuring FACE; the slow, sweeping, soulful "Give In", featuring vocals by Darien Brockington and rap & additional vocals by Phonte of Little Brother (Again?! That's the third time in less than two weeks!! I definitely have to get my Little Brother CDs soon!); the jazzy samba-esque title track (written old-time Donald Byrd/Alphonse Mouzon collaborator, Larry Mizell), featuring "original" vocals by Talita Long & Larry Mizell with "additional" vocals by Dego & Kaidi Tatham (this is the song that reminds me of Roy Ayers); "The Awakening", with spoken word written and performed by Ursula Rucker; the gorgeous instrumental "Sophia" (this is the song that reminds me of M.F.S.B.); the jazzy instrumental "Why Don't You Talk?", featuring a scorching saxophone solo by Jason Yarde; the bouncy "Bed Of Roses", featuring former Shalamar girl Jody Watley; and the much too short closer, "Dedication To The Horse", with its wailing guitar work by Dave Okumu.

The controversial Stevie Wonder cover, "Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You?)" is okay (I like the second half of the song a lot more than the first) but nothing special. Vocally and instrumentally, the song seems to travel the exact same path as the original, note for note. I've always believed that if you're brave enough to want to do a Stevie song on your album, you'd better be ready to do something new and exciting with it otherwise your efforts will end up sounding like a pale imitation. I say it again: it's a good attempt, it shows what a good singer Terry Devos is and if you don't have the original version, you might love it. Personally, I just don't feel it adds anything to the album and it could've stood tall and proud quite easily without it.

Overall, I think this album will appeal to broadminded jazz and soul lovers alike and if you like people like Incognito or Zero 7 (or Agent K, Silhouette Brown or Bruno E, I'm reliably informed), then you'll really get into this. Totally satisfying and highly recommended.

Tracklist :
01. Morning Child (feat. Carina Anderson)
02. Take My Time (feat. Jack Davey)
03. Look Inside (feat. Face)
04. Sink Or Swim (feat. lady alma)
05. Give In (feat. Darien Brockington And Little Brother)
06. Play With The Changes (feat. Larry Mizell And Talita Long)
07. Something In The Way (feat. Bembe Segue And Kaidi Tatham)
08. Stoke Up The Fire (feat. Face)
09. Awakening (feat. Ursula Rucker)
10. Sophia
11. Superwoman (feat. Terry D)
12. Why Dont You Talk
13. Bed Of Roses (feat. Jody Watley)
14. Dedication To The Horse


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2 mai 2011 1 02 /05 /mai /2011 15:00




Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : Electro Jazz , Nu-Jazz , Nu-Soul , Future Jazz , Deep House
Sortie : 2008

Broken Vibes (Isoul8 Edit) by Taylor McFerrin

Georgia by Taylor McFerrin

The Song I Promised You by Taylor McFerrin

Greene Sun by Taylor McFerrin


Par NujazzSpirit pour  http://nujazzspirit.blogspot.com

Je suis ravie de vous annoncer que TAYLOR MCFERRIN vient d'être signé sur le label de FLYING LOTUS, BRAINFEEDER ! C'est une bonne nouvelle !!
Comme vous le savez peut être Taylor Mcferrin a été remarqué grâce à un 1er EP "BROKEN VIBES" il y a quelques années. Ce morceau éponyme est inégalable ! Le chef d'oeuvre !
En août dernier, Taylor McFerrin a sorti un EP intitulé "EARLY RISER" . Je vous avoue que j'attends avec impatience son nouvel album, qui je pense va beaucoup surprendre au niveau du style musical...
Et enfin, Taylor McFerrin est un artiste que je place dans la même catégorie que Flying Lotus, José James ou encore Mark De Clive Lowe pour son côté innovateur et sa liberté ! Un artiste à donc surveiller de près !

Tracklist :
01. Broken Vibes (feat Vincent Parker)(07:52)
02. Georgia (03:54)
03. Greene Sun (03:54)
04. The Song I Promised You (06:17)
05. Georgia (Karizma's Bruk It Down remix)(08:01)
06. Broken Vibes (feat Vincent Parker - Isoul8 edit)(08:34)
07. Celebrity (bonus track)(04:32)


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31 mars 2011 4 31 /03 /mars /2011 11:00




Origine du Groupe : U.K
Style : Nu-jazz , Downtempo , Lo-Fi , Alternative
Sortie : 2011

By Colin Buttimer   from http://www.bbc.co.uk

Nostalgia 77 is the working name of Benedic Lamdin, a prolific producer who's produced 11 albums in a variety of guises since 2004. His music encompasses everything from sample-based compositions to collaborations with real, live musicians of the calibre of Keith and Julie Tippett, amongst others. The Sleepwalking Society, the fourth Nostalgia 77 album, very much falls into the latter category, this time placing the German singer Josa Peit centre-stage.

Album opener Sleepwalker states its case with emphatic rhythm, bluesy vocals, winds and roaring organ while Golden Morning delights with its softly played snare drums, wood-toned double bass and Peit's hushed yet heartfelt vocals. Mockingbird features lyrical sax that falls like dappled sunlight on a melancholic ode to loneliness which slowly disappears into silence.

Strings introduce Cherry and then pause to reveal plucked acoustic guitar and Peit's clear-toned lament before picking up the melody and carrying the song through to its end. The tonal colour of the entire album is a sepia-edged cyan: encompassing as it does a reflective range of jazz and folk-inflected blues that explores the uncertainty of life and the hurt of failed relationships. The Sleepwalking Society ends with Hush, an almost nine-minute threnody that wistfully sounds out one last aftermath at a stately pace.

Throughout the album, Lamdin's production offers a sense of clarity and understated confidence. The sound distantly connects to 4hero's later work in its exploration of new-found acoustic song-form developing out of a background of programmed beats. Married to that is a clear focus on percussion and its priority in the mix. Although actually released on Tru Thoughts Records, The Sleepwalking Society could also have found a comfortable home on Germany's Compost Records alongside the likes of Clara Hill, Koop and Micatone.

Tracklist :
01. Sleepwalker
02. Beautiful Lie
03. Simmerdown
04. Golden Morning
05. When Love Is Strange
06. Blue Shadow
07. Mockingbird
08. Cherry
09. Hush


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30 mars 2011 3 30 /03 /mars /2011 15:00



Origine du Groupe : India , Germany
Style : Nu-Jazz , Electro , Electronic , Downtempo , Remix
Sortie : 2010

Par BooyakaA   pour http://www.lastfm.fr

Bajka (prononcez Biker), B. Pluwatsch, est né en Inde de parents allemands, le 25 décembre 1978. On parle de Bajka à la fois en tant que poète et en tant que chanteuse. Actuellement elle vit à Munich en Allemagne. Son parcours est rythmé par les voyages, elle vit tour à tour en Afghanistan, au Népal, au Pakistan, et en Afrique du Sud. Elle fera ses études à Goa, Bangalore, Lagos, au Portugal, à Seattle, Durban, et Capetown.
Fille de J Pluwatsch, un membre du ‘German Krautrock band Embryo’, Bajka étudie également la musique à Prague. Sa relation avec l’Asie reste le thème principal de ses poèmes. On la retrouve exercer ses talents de spoken-word sur pas mal de projets, dont nottament « Transglobal Underground’s ‘Instinctive Traveller’ » et « South African Zulu Nation’s ‘Bubblegum’ ». Elle chante aussi aux côtés de « Noujum Oazza » et ses musiciens ‘Urban Devish’, et puis pour l’Orchestre Royal du Maroc. Son timbre de voix profond et particulier est teinté de jazz et de soul, récemment on la retrouve sur pas mal de collaborations avec la scène electro (Bonobo, Radio Citizen…). Elle se fait connaitre du grand public grâce à ses apparitions sur le dernier album de Bonobo « Days to Come ».

Tracklist :
01. True (Bahama Soul Club Remix)
02. The Beaver’s lesson (Mop Mop Jamaica Remix)
03. The Bellman’s Speech (Valique seaside Remix)
04. The Baker’s Tale (Fab Samperi Remix)
05. The Hunting (Solo Moderna Remix)
06. The Landing (Bebo Best Remix)
07. The Banker’s Fate (Minimatic Remix)
08. The Barrister’s Dream (Renegades Of Jazz Remix)
09. The Vanishing (Dr. Rubberfunk Remix)
10. The Beaver’s lesson (Smoove Remix)
11. The Bellman’s Speech (Jojo Effect Remix)
12. The Hunting (Club des Belugas Remix)
13. The Barrister’s Dream (Basement Freaks Remix)


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8 septembre 2010 3 08 /09 /septembre /2010 12:00




Origine du Groupe : Czech Republic
Style : Electro Jazz , Nu-Jazz , Downtempo , Nu-Soul
Sortie : 2008

From Official Myspace :
Founded in 2001 in Prague, Czech Republic, Alvik has become a driving force behind the best sounds resonating in Europe today.

Alvik was built on their performances in Prague'ss smaller jazz clubs before graduating to larger halls, playing across Europe and touring the Czech Republic and the United States . With this growth the group's sound has evolved into its present form with a style which is as easy to listen to as it is hard to define.

Alvik is the perfection of elements brought by each of its members: front singer and songwriter-singer Anya Stuart, who has helped the band cross into the international scene with her North American roots; Bharata Rajnosek, hornman who cuts between sax, flute and trumpet; Petr Tichy, compelling stand-up bass player, Mishan Pajdiak on drums and samples from Prague and Audun Nedrelid, with his Norweigian fingers gracing the keyboard.

Together, Alvik breathes a new kind of jazz that transgresses a wide variety of styles and tempos from abstract hip-hop to broken beats to drum and bass and Latin rhythms.

Over the years Alvik has developed more into a project. Hosting few concerts per year in their native Prague or at European festivals, Alvik thrives on the on-stage convergence of the many guest artists involved in the project. Starting in 2004 with an intense collaboration with the Apollon Quartet and Jazz legend Emil Viklicky, Alvik has continued work with their original bass player Martin Zpevak, and added many other names to the list such as Norwegian hornman Oyvind Svendsen, American vocalist Tonya Graves and Czech pianist/flutist Vitek Pospisil.

Most recently Alvik has enjoy a cooperation with Slovakian jazz drummer Martin Valihora , who played as a guest on their E.P. Cold June (2007) as well as the greater part of the Forms Apart album (October 2008).

The collaboration spirit in Alvik continues well into the studio as they have had remixes done by artists from Prince of Tennis to Ishfaq

Tracklist :
04.On Air On Skin
05.Final Next
07.Samba In Paris
09.Cold June
11.Got My Self
12.Trent Beat


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4 août 2010 3 04 /08 /août /2010 12:00


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Origine du Groupe : Hongry
Style : Hip Hop Jazz Downtempo
Sortie : 2010

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| release date: 29-Mar-2010 | produced & mastered by: Rare | artwork by: Veni Galabova |

Rare and Cheese bring us back to the golden years of hip-hop. "Jazzpolice" comes with beautiful frisky jazzy cuts,
lo-fi beats, scratches and wise funky stories right from the street. If you dig the early 90s sound of A Tribe Called Quest,
Lord Finesse, Main Source and Compton's Most Wanted, this album is for you!

01. Randomfunk (02:04)
02. Jazzpolice (03:12)
03. Movin' (02:15)
04. Jazz 20 (03:16)
05. Havin Fun (01:56)
06. So Called Game (02:08)



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28 juillet 2010 3 28 /07 /juillet /2010 12:00


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Origine du Groupe : France
Style : New Jazz , Fusion Electro Jazz , Rap Fusion
Sortie : 2001

Ce cd est le fruit même du mélange du jazz et de toutes autres sortes de musiques."Eric Truffaz revisité" est un remix des anciennes musiques des précédents albums avec toujours cette extraordinaire mélange de Jungle,drum&bass,jazz classic,moderne,rap,bass.MAIS en plus de ceci,des spécialistes de l'électronique se sont associés au quartet(Mobile in motion,Pierre Audetat,goo,Alex Gopher,...) Ce cd vous pationnera très certainement.Ecoutez ces vrais artistes qui vous emmèneront dans un voyage au coeur des rencontres musicales.

Par wassin

Tracklist :
1. Mobile In Motion - The Dawn Part I
2. Pierre Audétat - Less
3. Alex Gopher - Bending New Corners
4. Pierre Henry - More
5. Goo - Siegfried
6. Bugge Weisseltoft - Sweet Mercy
7. Mobile In Motion - The Dawn Part II



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9 juin 2010 3 09 /06 /juin /2010 12:00


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The Good and Evil Sessions are the first in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series Continuum, which emphasizes diverse styles of music with a rotating, leaderless cast of musicians. This one melds Danny Blume and Chris Kelly of Good and Evil fame with turntable maven Miso and some of the heavy-hitters from the avant-garde jazz world, including bassist William Parker, pianist Matthew Shipp, and trumpeter Roy Campbell. The results are unpredictable and deliciously sassy, with groove-based throbs, jazz beats, and turntable scratches setting the stage for down-in-the-bucket solos that purr with joyous abandon. Free improv meets punk and dance rhythms laced with foot-tapping, body-swaying pulses. While the pop inflections are certain to spark a debate within the tiny but intense and vocal free jazz community over the commercialization of art, the generally uncompromising improvisations of the Shipp/Parker contingent stand up reasonably well even if somewhat less-intense and complex than usual. This sort of crossover fusion could widen the appeal of these otherwise relatively obscure though extremely talented performers. Shipp is in superb form, spinning webs of simple (though never simplistic) phrases, veiled by supple nuance. Miso's scratches are a constant, subversive presence, while the Blume-Kelly guitar duo keeps the hips shaking and the trombone twosome of Alex Lodico and Josh Roseman adds a raunchy bottom. Roy Campbell's fading repetitions on "On the Run" are lovingly distorted through the filter of the Good and Evil lens.

 ~ Steven Loewy


Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : New Jazz , Free Jazz , Downtempo , Avant Garde , Abstract , Piano
Sortie : 2003

Tracklist :
1.  Brainwash — 6:35
2.  Then Again — 4:40
3.  The Stakeout — 4:49
4.  Close Call — 4:18
5.  The Hideout — 4:39
6.  On the Run — 4:42
7.  Roll It Back — 4:03
8.  Change of Plans — 5:09
9.  Sweetbitter — 4:21



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9 avril 2010 5 09 /04 /avril /2010 11:00


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Sortie : 2009

Style : Nu-Jazz , Electro ,  Downtempo , Jazz , Hip Hop

Tracklist :

01. Breathe
02. To Zion (feat. Maru)
03. Lovers Fiction (feat. Yu Sakai)
04. Beyond The Fields (Interlude)
05. 220 Cures
06. A Kind Of Nocturne With Shingo Suzuki
07. Yellow
08. All Things In The Universe (feat. Hanah)
09. Mood
10. 284 Cures
11. Amaretto


Après « Monologue », le guitariste/producteur Yukihiro Atsumi, plus connu sous le nom de Thirdiq, revient avec un nouvel album « Who may find love in the imaginary axis » (dans les bacs depuis le 16 septembre) un opus où se mélange jazz, soul, hip hop avec beaucoup de subtilité…. Retour sur quelques tracks.

Letters – The them of the film « love in the imaginary axis »
Quoi de mieux pour conclure un album que de finir sur un morceau tel que celui-ci. « Letters » est une composition de 12 minutes à mi-chemin entre l’interlude et l’improvisation. Page se tourne, stylo écrit, son crépite, voix susurre… Le tout sur un musique douce où se mélange flûte, guitare, bruitages électroniques.

« To Zion » feat Maru
Reprendre un morceau considéré comme un classique par beaucoup est souvent un raté. S’attaquer à du Lauryn Hill n’est pas une tâche facile tant la voix de l’artiste est puissante. Mais sur cette reprise de « To Zion », Thirdiq a su trouver une adaptation « jazzy » qui pourrait redonner une seconde vie à ce track. La voix suave de Maru pourrait presque faire oublier la chanteuse des Fugees surtout au début du morceau. En même temps, depuis son Unplugged, l’artiste est un peu passée de l’autre côté…

« Yellow »
S’il fallait retenir un morceau, ce serait celui-ci. « Yellow » est un titre catchy très groovy. La combinaison guitare-basse-flûte est plus qu’entraînante. Sur les 50 premières secondes les instruments s’enchaînent avec beaucoup de subtilité s’en se cannibaliser les uns les autres.

« All The Things of the Univers » feat hanah
« All The Things of the Univers » transporte. L’association guitare-voix sublime le morceau et Hanah rappellerait presque Amel Larrieux.


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26 mars 2010 5 26 /03 /mars /2010 10:30
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Sortie : 2009
Style : Jazz Hip Hop , Funk , Soul

Tracklist :
1. J.Z. Funk
2. Tomorrow's Children feat. Josh Schoix (Lottum Strasse Interlude)
3. Time Past (The Brass Guitar Interlude)
4. The Pequod (Buz Ribs Nixon Interlude)
5. The Candidate feat. Ray Mann (Sol Days Interlude)
6. As I Walk The Earth, My True Love Waits For Me feat. Josh Schoix
7. Planetarium
8. Ruci Sez feat. Josh Schoix & Gideon Priess
9. We Go Thru Life...Until The End feat. Edvesen (Outro)


Funky and eclectic beatcraft from DJ Regal -- a pretty moody set of funky boombap beats, heady bass lines and moody elements on the outer edges! Regal gets a variety of moods out on these tracks, from dusty soul beat hip hop backdrops, spacey bits of soul jazz keys and other echoey bits, spaced out bits of reggae, more head nodding funky parts to more less beat reliant modes that are more about mood! Titles include "JZ Funk" Time Past", "The Pequod", "Planetarium", "Ruck Sez" feat Josh Schoix & Gideon Priess, "We Go Thru Life. . .Until The End" feat Edseven and more.
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