Recorded live at The Jazz Meet at The Shoreditch in London, 3rd April 2011. Jessica Lauren – Keys Jake Telford – Sax Silvio Galasso – Bass John Sam – Drums Max O’Donnell – Guitar Oliver Nelken – Trombone Mark Townson – Percussion
So a little bit late this week, but with valid reason. See… we wanted to bring you the GOOD stuff. And sure enough here it is on an exclusive tip… a little jazz inspired mix from probably one of the most in demand drummers of the moment, Mr Richard Spaven. Having provided the musical backbone to many a musician (Flying Lotus, Robert Mitchell, José James, The Cinematic Orchestra and a long list of the broken beat fraternity to name but a few), here Richard steps out from behind the drums to turn his hand to selecting and in the process blesses us with a little 47 minute mix featuring some of his current favourites. There’s brand newness from Mark de-Clive Lowe via Gene Harris (You need to check the digital EP) and Brainfeeder’s Austin Peralta, recent tracks from Robert Mitchell 3io and Dave Holland/Pepe Habichuela, Richard’s own collab with José James
I just uploaded “Podcast #16 – 20.04.11 Richard Spaven” to www.mixcloud.com – listen now!
This week we drop another guest mix, this time around from Mr Jim Lister AKA Jimmy Jean, a man who we think it’s fair to say has probably one of the deepest and dopest collections in London and the encyclopaedic knowledge that goes with it. Here he dons his jazz hat to drop a little Springtime inspired jazz mix for the Meet and boy does it deliver. A little Matthew Halsall magic (from his 2009 debut ‘Sending My Love’. Seek) kicks off the mix, before Jimmy Heath and Kenny Garrett warm things up on a funky jazz tip. A little mellow vocal excursion from Vanessa Rubin follows before two killer tracks from Grant Green and Dieter Rieth precede the fiery jazz fusion of The Crusaders’ Joe Sample. The deep Strata vibe of Regeneration‘s ‘Trying To Find A Way’ takes us into the home straight, before Milt Jackson‘s much sampled ‘Enchanted
Been meaning to write something about this album ever since I first caught a listen to a few tracks on Michael Linney’s Hedonist Show about a month back. Although I’m a big fan of Futuristica Music’s output, this one flew under the radar until thankfully we discovered each other care of the radio show and its been making my morning commute a lot more bearable ever since. ‘Messages’ is the debut album from promising young Manchester beat maker / musician Rise (real name Evan Jones), and it is possibly one of my favourite releases of 2011 so far. This is no ordinary jazz record. Taking a cue from the sample heavy loose jazz pastiches of Madlib, Rise (who also records under the aliases Mecca:83 and Redefinition) pairs hip hop drums with percussion and snippets from a dusty jazz collection to produce a modern-day take on the spiritual jazz sound of