Following last year’s pre-Christmas sojourn into jazz, our friend Tom Greig returns with another fantastically festive themed mixtape of beautifully composed deepness. Starting off with his customary ‘slowed down’ version of Jessica Lauren’s ‘White Mountain’, Tom presents 80 minutes of spiritually charged music that would certainly suit an alternative midnight mass. There’s music from Jazz Meet favourites Michael Garrick, Jef Gilson, Norman Connors, Ramsey Lewis and Herbie Hancock to name but a few, while he delves a little deeper to pull out outstanding pieces from Herman Gehlen, Erich Heinschuster Sextet and Father Herrera and the Trio ESP. Filled to the brim with bright musical moments, the odd religious message and plenty of soothing sounds, we hope you enjoy this final regular mixtape of 2013 and thank you for your continued support throughout 2013 and beyond. We hope you have a great Christmas and New Year. TRACKLIST Jessica Lauren Four – White Mountain
Have we got a treat for you this week. A while back resident Nik Weston secured this little mix from the Digger’s Digest crew and after a little hold up, it’s now time to unleash it. Selected and mixed by Mr. Ash, who was also responsible for compiling a selection of French jazz styles for the recent Freedom Jazz France compilation released on the Parisian record label, Heavenly Sweetness earlier this year, here he digs further still to bring us another ten pieces of strictly Gallic goodness. With names like Jef Gilson, Christian Vander, Guy Lafitte, Cossi Anatz and Randy Weston’s African Rhythms amongst the artists named on the tracklist, you can get a feel for the sounds involved, this isn’t your standard fare. Deep, modal, spiritual and free jazz is the order of the day, and they all hold that certain bit of class that we’ve come to expect from our
When someone starts an email with the words ‘unreleased Stanton Davis‘ we tend to sit up and notice, so for mixtape #92 may we present to you DJ Deano Sounds, label boss of Cultures of Soul Records and a serious collector of vinyl. Here he supplies us with just over an hour’s worth of deep and spiritual jazz, dipping into his record box to pull out some of the rarer bits in his collection while sandwiching the session with two previously unheard tracks from the Massachusetts flugelhorn player, who released the seminal jazz funk masterpiece ‘Brighter Days’ (comped by Soul Jazz, reissued by Cultures of Soul) back in 1977. There’s plenty of music to peak your interest here whether it’s the somewhat scarce Doug Hammond outing away from Tribe, or the Charles Tyner selection which hasn’t been seen properly on vinyl since the 1990s. There’s also the soul jazz heavyweight
A little late this week, but please let us present number 89 in our Jazz Meet mixtape series. This week, we dig in the archives to rediscover this beautiful jazz mix from long time friend of The Jazz Meet and Here And Now Recordings record boss, Mr John Cunningham AKA JC.