Black Classical returns to The Jazz Meet bringing with him a tight selection of British Jazz flavours. Featuring the unmistakable vocals of Norma Winstone and some of the best musicians Britain has ever had to offer, our man from Manchester delivers just over 60 minutes of evocative, deeper than deep tracks as only he knows how. Take a listen and let us know what you think… TRACKLIST Michael Garrick – Fellow Feeling Tony Coe – Zeitgeist Conclusion The Michael Garrick Sextet with Norma Winstone – The Heart Is A Lotus Neil Ardley / Ian Carr / Mike Gibbs / Stan Tracey – Dirge; Fear No More The Heat O’ The Sun (II) Neil Ardley / Ian Carr / Mike Gibbs / Stan Tracey – Fool Talk (III) The Michael Garrick Qunitet featuring Joe Harriot and Shake Keane – Epithalamion Neil Ardley / Ian Carr / Mike Gibbs / Stan Tracey
The award-winning Brit jazz outfit Kairos 4tet enlist the voice of Omar Lye-Fook MBE on latest track ‘Song For The Open Road’
The award-winning Brit jazz outfit Kairos 4tet enlist the voice of Omar Lye-Fook MBE on latest track ‘Song For The Open Road’. Watch the video.
Hello we’re back… and with the festive season now ended, we find ourselves in a brand new year and 2012 is all but a fading memory. It was a good year for us on the live front with our move to Floripa resulting in some excellent live sessions (culminating with our 2nd birthday back in December), and we were also very happy to see Jessica finally releasing her ‘Jessica Lauren Four’ album on Freestyle Records to much acclaim. Musically, it was another strong year in the jazz genre, with a plethora of albums, singles and EPs being released over the course of twelve months, with many of the major players also releasing on vinyl (always a good thing to see!). There were so many stand out tracks, it’s difficult to round it down to a definitive ‘Best Of’ so as has become customary on this site, below you’ll find a collection
This week’s session comes from our good friend Jarred Rice. You may remember that he was meant to join us for the inaugural Jazz Meet Live back in December but the severe weather put paid to his appearance that day. Well, a few months on and he finally makes his debut this Sunday as we return to The Shoreditch (in ahem… Shoreditch) for another full day of live jazz, funky fusion and a touch of Latin. As a little primer to the event, he dropped this recent mix in to us and we’re more than happy to share it with you. What we get is a 45 minute selection of awesome jazz, an assorted pallet of moods including the eclectic range of Urszula Dudziak on “Kama (Part 1)” from Michal Urbaniak’s Fusion‘s highly rated “Atma” LP, British jazz from Dudley Moore, Tubby Hayes and Don Rendell, and Dave Mackay &