colour
scheme
Nigel Burgess 12 for 2017 Jukebox Listen

No particular order

When Alice Coltrane changed her name to Turiyasangitananda and became a spiritual leader in the Vedic religion, she released four cassettes of devotional music.  This wonderful release includes selections from these cassettes for the first time on vinyl.  
Even those untouched by spiritual connotations of this music should be able to embrace its truly numinous energy.

In Cart   

Alice Coltrane
The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
LUAKA BOP
Jazz
£28.99


When Alice Coltrane changed her name to Turiyasangitananda and became a spiritual leader in the Vedic religion, she released four cassettes of devotional music. This wonderful release includes selections from these cassettes for the first time on vinyl. Even those untouched by spiritual connotations of this music should be able to embrace its truly numinous energy.

This second album from two of London’s finest musicians sees them letting off steam to produce some wonderful hook laden music and infectious rhythms.  Still can’t believe this wasn’t shortlisted for 2017 Mercury awards.

In Cart   

Binker And Moses
Journey To The Mountain Of Forever
GEARBOX
Jazz
£22.99


This second album from two of London’s finest musicians sees them letting off steam to produce some wonderful hook laden music and infectious rhythms. Still can’t believe this wasn’t shortlisted for 2017 Mercury awards.

EABS have created their unique compositions of Polish Jazz legend Krzysztof Komeda’s lesser-known compositions.  by employing an approach exercising the idea of “reconstruction from deconstruction” where sampling and looping are merged with jazz improvisations. The injection of hip-hop, jungle, funk, gospel and electronic music add a futuristic tone to the tracks.

In Cart   

Eabs
Repetitions (Letters To Krysztof Komeda)
ASTIGMATIC RECORDS
Jazz
£28.00


EABS have created their unique compositions of Polish Jazz legend Krzysztof Komeda’s lesser-known compositions. by employing an approach exercising the idea of “reconstruction from deconstruction” where sampling and looping are merged with jazz improvisations. The injection of hip-hop, jungle, funk, gospel and electronic music add a futuristic tone to the tracks.

Another London musician that proves with this release that she really is a class act.  Produced by Moses Boyd, the album sees Zara putting her own perspective on her African Caribbean family lineage.  Her vocal connections with Nina Simone are audible and as such she can do no wrong in my book.

In Cart   

Zara Mcfarlane
Arise
BROWNSWOOD
Jazz
£17.99


Another London musician that proves with this release that she really is a class act. Produced by Moses Boyd, the album sees Zara putting her own perspective on her African Caribbean family lineage. Her vocal connections with Nina Simone are audible and as such she can do no wrong in my book.

This third release by Melanie continues the high reputation she received from her first two full-length releases.  On first listen this album may sound a little raw, but the reality is a minimalist and unembellished album of genuine warmth and humanity.

In Cart   

Melanie De Biasio
Lilies
PIAS
Library. S/Trax. D/Tempo.
£21.00


This third release by Melanie continues the high reputation she received from her first two full-length releases. On first listen this album may sound a little raw, but the reality is a minimalist and unembellished album of genuine warmth and humanity.

If you’ve never seen this Brighton based trio play, then make it a new year’s resolution to do so in 2018.  This hugely impressive debut 12” EP sees them very comfortably crossing over into hip-hop as they are playing modern jazz fusion.

In Cart   

Vels Trio
Yellow Ochre
TOTAL REFRESHMENT CENTRE
Jazz
£25.00


If you’ve never seen this Brighton based trio play, then make it a new year’s resolution to do so in 2018. This hugely impressive debut 12” EP sees them very comfortably crossing over into hip-hop as they are playing modern jazz fusion.

This 6-track release from the five-piece funk, jazz and hip hop influenced outfit is a recording made at a small local venue in Richmond, Virginia, in July 2017. The album is a compelling, whirlwind fusion of funk, rock and jazz, and following their wonderful live performance at If Music I can’t wait to see the infectious energy they create at a full London gig sometime soon.

In Cart   

Butcher Brown
Live at Vagabond
GEARBOX
Jazz
£21.00


This 6-track release from the five-piece funk, jazz and hip hop influenced outfit is a recording made at a small local venue in Richmond, Virginia, in July 2017. The album is a compelling, whirlwind fusion of funk, rock and jazz, and following their wonderful live performance at If Music I can’t wait to see the infectious energy they create at a full London gig sometime soon.

This album by another of London’s most talented musicians took me back to elements of one of my all-time favourite albums, Bitches Brew by Mile Davis.  The album has a futuristic feel as she uses Arabic scales and effects pedals to make the flugelhorn sound almost futuristic.

In Cart   

Yazz Ahmed
La Saboteuse
NAIM JAZZ
Jazz
£28.00


This album by another of London’s most talented musicians took me back to elements of one of my all-time favourite albums, Bitches Brew by Mile Davis. The album has a futuristic feel as she uses Arabic scales and effects pedals to make the flugelhorn sound almost futuristic.

The Leipzig-based formation sound fluidly produces a brilliant symbiosis of jazz and indie, mature serenity and vital dynamics, sublime finesse and high energy.  The complex arrangements propelled by bass and drums are the backbone for the multi-faceted guitar play and effect-modified saxophone.

In Cart   

Laurent De Schepper Trio
Into Olymp
KARL RECORDS
Jazz
£23.99


The Leipzig-based formation sound fluidly produces a brilliant symbiosis of jazz and indie, mature serenity and vital dynamics, sublime finesse and high energy. The complex arrangements propelled by bass and drums are the backbone for the multi-faceted guitar play and effect-modified saxophone.

This is a live recording is a 4 track set from the long-standing Finnish group that was recorded at Helsinki's We Jazz Festival.  The album offers various moods from hummable tunes to the deep search for the shape of jazz to come in the same package.

In Cart   

Jaska Lukkarinen Trio
Origami
WE JAZZ
Jazz
£19.25


This is a live recording is a 4 track set from the long-standing Finnish group that was recorded at Helsinki's We Jazz Festival. The album offers various moods from hummable tunes to the deep search for the shape of jazz to come in the same package.

This is a memorable and distinctive album which blends very British experimental music and psychedelia with a strong and lyrical strain of British jazz. It’s endlessly listenable and makes for a pleasurable ambient experience while also repaying deeper and more focused listening, which will reveal the layers of skilful arranging and superb playing.

In Cart   

Hampshire & Foat
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
ATHENS OF THE NORTH
Jazz
£22.99


This is a memorable and distinctive album which blends very British experimental music and psychedelia with a strong and lyrical strain of British jazz. It’s endlessly listenable and makes for a pleasurable ambient experience while also repaying deeper and more focused listening, which will reveal the layers of skilful arranging and superb playing.

Taking their cues from ‘70s jazz-funk refracted through the bass-heavy sounds of London club culture, the pair released this wonderful debut album. Jazz is always best experienced live and with 'Black Focus' Yussef Kamaal have captured the unpredictable and at times fragmented intensity of the live experience on vinyl. This is the kind of record that inspires new listeners to explore unfamiliar sounds and musical histories.  Another record that bodes very well for the future of British jazz.

In Cart   

Yussef Kamaal
Black Focus
BROWNSWOOD
Jazz
£17.99


Taking their cues from ‘70s jazz-funk refracted through the bass-heavy sounds of London club culture, the pair released this wonderful debut album. Jazz is always best experienced live and with 'Black Focus' Yussef Kamaal have captured the unpredictable and at times fragmented intensity of the live experience on vinyl. This is the kind of record that inspires new listeners to explore unfamiliar sounds and musical histories. Another record that bodes very well for the future of British jazz.