We’re back and this time around it’s Jazz Meet resident Rob Coley stepping up to deliver another mellow selection of contemporary finds. Things begin with a freshly reissued gem from Henri-Pierre Noël, out now via the Wah Wah 45s imprint, before we head into spiritual territory via Jazzman Records with a little Tumi Mogorosi goodness. California bassist Aneesa Strings provides the next tune (go seek the album, it’s lush!) before our old friend Richard Spaven drops in with some fresh future flavours. Collocutor give us a little something forthcoming from On The Corner records and there’s further spiritually charged music from everyone’s favourite Italian Jazzman Nicola Conte. We wrap things up with the irrepressible Mr Ginger Baker, a long-lost library piece from Sammy Burdso and some smooth BAM from Nicholas Payton. We hope you enjoy this little mixtape and thank you as ever for your continued support! TRACKLIST 1. Henri-Pierre
It’s been a while since we sourced a proper contemporary jazz mixtape so resident Rob Coley steps up to the plate this week to deliver some of his current favourites on a jazz tip. Over the 60 minutes of music, you’ll hear plenty of piano, a few different moods and of course some of the finest jazz talent plying there trade today. Whether it’s the low key opener by highly rated Canadian trio BadBadNotGood, the sound of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s violin on Mark de Clive-Lowe’s latest electronic opus or simply the hip hop swagger of UK newcomers RMD Groove, there’s a little something for everyone here, and the best bit is none of it is rare! So press play and if you like what you hear, remember to support the artists’ endeavours. For it’s that which will keep the scene ticking along. Thanks for listening. TRACKLIST 1. BadBadNotGood – Differently, Still 2. Visioneers –
As we take our first tentative steps into December and the festive season, we unleash the first of our seasonal mixtapes to keep you all warm and fuzzy this winter. Our brother from another Koray Özel provides the soundtrack this week, and it’s a beautiful downtempo selection of classic and contemporary jazz with a definite atmospheric lean. The Toronto resident, co-founder of A Child Runs Free, Death by Jazz!, Nite Moves (TO), and now label manager at his own Istolethesoul Records imprint, pairs new with old in a scintillating mix, kicking things off with a little Sarah Vaughan, Gene Shaw and Dorothy Ashby before continuing the ascent with choice sounds from Madlib (in one of his many guises), Nick Rosen and Ahmad Jamal. He ventures into the ‘spiritual’ realm before rounding things off with music from two heavyweights of today’s jazz scene, Jose James and Matthew Halsall. Give it a listen and
So here it is… the second edition of ‘The Record Pool’. Just a little late this month as the end of February caught us a bit by surprise and short on time, but let’s finally close out the month here at The Jazz Meet and take a fresh look back at a few of the records that caught our attention over the course of the past 30 days. Unearthing three more albums that run the full gamut of current jazz flavours, we present a lost début recording from saxophonist Nat Birchall, an electronic jazz project from Mark de Clive-Lowe and a digital only project from pianist Eddie Moore and his quartet The Outer Circle. Read below for our thoughts on each recording and peep the samples to get a much fuller picture of each project. ———- ———- For the Hard Bop Enthusiast Nat Birchall – The Sixth Sense Available on Sound Soul
Resident Rob Coley returns to the Jazz Meet turntables for his first mix of 2013, bringing with him a stack of newness on the jazz front to please your ears over 54 minutes of assorted flavours.