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Aja & Sfiso

Our regular blog writer "George C Glasser" continues his personal insight into the music scene of the 60's in the USA.  This months edition is Summer Of Love "A Monterey Popa" Part Two.Here

             Release date: 03/04/17

            Formats: CD/ Digital                          


                 Genre: Jazz

         Label : A.M.A Records

This is Francesca's 3rd solo album,as well as having been guest vocalist with Gerardo Frisina on Schema records.

This latest release is called "Be Free" and will be released on A.M.A Records (Italy) along with Producer Diego   Lombardo And Executive producer Antonio Martino at the healm of her latest project.

The album has 13 tracks including 8 original compositions and covering tracks from Coltrane,Hubbard & Gil Evans no bad thing at all.

The whole album is a breath of fresh air that evokes memories of the legends but also takes you into the mindset of jazz in 2017.

Good Girl
Children's Rhyme
Little Sunflower
Life Is Fine
Soul in the Kitchen
Let Your Soul Stand Cool
La Nevada
Let The Rain
Be Free


Francesca Sortino - Lead Vocals
Valentina Ruggero & Samantha Sessa -Vocals
Pietro Parmegiani - Piano
Roberto Rossi - Horns
Alberto Parmegiani - Guitar
Francesco D'Errico - Electroacoustics
Luca Bulgarelli - Bass
Robert Bonisolo - Tenor Saxophone
Pietro Lussu - Piano.Electric Piano

Release date: 24/03/17 

Formats: Vinyl LP/ CD/ Digital | Cat No: FARO196

Genre: Jazz

Label: Far Out

Philippe Baden Powell (son of Brazilian musical legend, Baden Powell de Aquino) is reinventing Brazilian jazz in the lineage of his father’s generation. Balancing the classical with the spiritual, the cinematic with the introspective, and sensitivity with a distinctly Brazilian groove, Notes Over Poetry, a new album for Far Out Recordings, calls upon the inspiration of the many musical and artistic greats Baden Powell has been surrounded by throughout his life.

“The great Brazilian poet and old family friend, Vinicius de Moraes used to say that ‘life is the art of encounter’, and that is what this album is about.” A nomadic upbringing - moving between Rio, Paris and the coincidently named German city of Baden-Baden, as well as touring internationally alongside his father and brother, provided boundless encounters with inspirational figures, too many to name. Touring also gave Philippe his first taste of life in the spotlight: recorded when he was just thirteen, a sold out show alongside his father and brother at Sala Cecília Meireles in Rio De Janeiro, would become the 1996 album Baden Powell & Filhos.

Classically Brazilian in its roots, but global in its outlook, Notes Over Poetry sits as comfortably next to Tom Jobim’s ‘Wave’ as it does to Robert Glasper’s ‘Black Radio’. Vamos Donatear - a track dedicated to the great Joao Donato - is hot, fluid samba-jazz in the vein of the Brazilian legend himself, while the equally groovy Chica hosts punchy horn arrangements reminiscent of masterpieces by Arthur Verocai and Eumir Deodato. With lyrics in English, title track and the satin-soft ‘State Of Music’ lean toward the cooler climate of North American Hip/Hop and RnB, while ‘For You To Know’ is a spellbinding syrup of deep-jazz, flaunting Philippe’s innate talent for writing powerfully emotive melody and harmony.

To his father, Philippe attributes key characteristics which have enriched and guided him in his professional life: “He transmitted to me the passion and commitment indispensable to any artist.” With his father he also shares an innate pull towards collaboration as key to the creative process. “I can’t remember a time making music just by myself, I’ve always felt like a kid with toys waiting for friends to come and play.” Credit is indeed due to the musicians on the album, many of whom are legendary artists in their own right: French jazz drummer André Ceccarelli, who has worked with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Michel Legrande; prolific Belgian jazz vocalist David Linx; and Afro-Brazilian percussion master Ruca Rebordão.

Today we are in the midst of a global revival of jazz as an art-form capable of traversing its once tired image as music for an older generation, with the emergence of artists like Kamasi Washington, Shabaka Hutchings and Takuya Kuroda. Parallel to this, from MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) to Samba, Bossa-Nova and Tropicalia, new generations are discovering Brazilian music from the 60’s onwards. Philippe Baden Powell’s music perfectly reflects Brazil’s huge and unique contribution to the global jazz landscape, and with Notes Over Poetry, set for release in Spring 2017, he presents a milestone release in his career as a torchbearer for a new wave of Brazilian Jazz artists.

Release date: 10 March 2017
Genre: Jazz
Label: On The Corner Records
Format(s): LP / DIGI
Cat #: OTCLP002 

The Search from Collocutor, the band’s second LP, is the story of a journey, from disillusionment to new beginnings, alienation to belonging, darkness to hope. It is a journey that can be interpreted as spiritual, emotional or physical/geographical, depending on the listener’s own experiences.

The album had already been listed by The Vinyl Factory as one of their “Best new vinyl releases to look out for in 2017”, and has gained the enthusiastic support of icons such as Gilles Peterson, Mulatu Astatke and many others. Collocutor have The 2017 Mercury Awards submission in their sights and The Search could well have jazz breaching the shortlist yet again. 

Tamar Osborn has kicked off 2017 appearing at the Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2017 alongside Ninja Tune’s Sarathy Korwar: an incredible performance that set the tone of one of the most important celebrations of independent music.

Collocutor’s sound has also graced the ears of the diverse audience that gathered to the Church of Sound (2/2/2017), with the band performing music from Yusef Lateef’s songbook as well as receiving a rapturous ovation for The Search. A sold-out concert, a moment of magic at Hackney's historic St. James the Great church, the new go-to destination for London jazz lovers that will be followed quickly by a headline performance at The Jazz Cafe.

Founded in 2013, On The Corner Records has rapidly established itself at the vanguard of the London jazz scene and Collocutor, its first signing has now become a leading force in the UK homegrown jazz movement.

Thanks to  Francesco Soragna
- Jus Like Music Media

Richard Earnshaw - #6 20th Anniversary Mix Series

Release Date: 03 February 2017

Label : BBE

Available on Digital Downloads

Soulful house maestro and one-half of chart-topping outfit Spiritchaser, Richard Earnshaw delivers the 6th instalment of our anniversary mix series. Delving deep into BBE's back catalogue, Richard selects vintage cuts from label mainstays Masters At Work, DJ Spinna and Kon, as well as spotlighting lesser known titles from Vaitea & Ghostchant. Far from a 'straight-up' House mix, Earnshaw explores a variety of flavours and tempos, glued together with that vital, highly distinctive musical touch with which he's made his name.

It's another very cool release from UK based label BBE perfect for the upmarket dance floors,

Aja - Ketch A Vibe