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Oct 26th, 2014 12:49pm


Paolo Conte, back with another LP, Snob has a flavour of South America, specially on this superb track Tropical with it’s jazzy trumpets and latin bongos. The master Italian singer, pianist, composer, and lawyer is still going strong at 77.

“A gruff smoker’s voice, a piano style that wanders from honky-tonk to tango palace to tony cabaret, and a weathered romantic’s world view have made Paolo Conte a well-known songwriter in Italy.” (The New York Times)

Snob, the new studio album by Paolo Conte produced by Rita Allevato contains 15 new songs: a return to the origins of music and texts that have made Paolo Conte an artist appreciated all over the world. A return that is also, inevitably, evolution and ongoing research; exploration of soundscapes and words that, as the old trouvailles, in addition to disclosing unusual meanings, are transformed into pictorial sounds and images.

Buy it on iTunes here

Aug 2nd, 2014 17:43pm

Beach Diggin' again

Guts and Mambo are back with the second insulation of Beach Diggin’ - Vol.2 carries on where Vol.1 left off with an eclectic array of hard-to-find rarities and guilty pleasures. This track kicks off the proceedings with a funky pop loop and Mavis John’s sultry voice. Try stopping your foot tapping to this one!

Dancehall vibes on Hey Mister by Althea Forrest & Togetherness, Folky bossa soul on Amor a Tres by Celeste, funk and disco continues from Lee Alfred and the Hamilton Brothers respectively. Soulful jazz in the shape of Fou De Toi by Bajy & Electrical Haitian Orchestra. Sonya Spence brings it back to a laid back disco vibe before we go off in a reggae tangent with East of Handsworth by Linton Haugton. Moody Leftfield-pop from Letta Mbulu then slides into tropical percussionists The Lain Langley Group on Amazon Trail, this flows nicely into Osmar Milito’s organ led calypso sound, we then mellow right out with Kalalou, a jazz instrumental by Mushi & Lakansyel. Finishing off with Marsha Wilson’s Love Is Gonna Get You.

I’ve not heard any of these tracks before, so it’s a credit to Guts for digging’ deep and unearthing this great collections of gems. See you at the beach.

Buy it on iTunes now, you need it.

Jul 21st, 2013 11:42am

Apocalypse Now

Bassist/songwriter/vocalist Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat storms back with the follow-up the Flying Lotus co-produced The Golden Age of Apocalypse. Thundercat teamed up with executive producer Flying Lotus once again, to form a profound body of work for his second album, Apocalypse. Full of jazz influences that you'd expect with Flying Lotus, but also Bruner's father Ronald Bruner, Sr., is an internationally renowned jazz drummer who played with the Temptations, Diana Ross, Gary Bartz and Gladys Knight

The neo-soul of Heartbreaks + Setbacks is beautiful, Burner is on top form on the LP and I hope it will push his music to a wider audience. Each track offers something different, yet collectively works in harmony. The Life Aquatic is an instrumental of lotus beats and Burner bass. This track Oh Sheit It's X adds some disco pomp and funk guitars with a future-retro synths. Without You's skippy beats backsliding in and out of the bubbling melody is half ballad and half instrumental interlude, delightful. Burner pours blood, sweat and tears into this recored.

A welcome return and Highly Recommended.

Categories: Electronic, Funk, Jazz, Soul
Sep 30th, 2012 20:50pm

Psychedelic Voodoo Chills

Fans of The Black Keys will undoubtably enjoy Dr. John's latest album, Locked Down. Dr. John has been there done that, making his own brand of music for nearly 50 years, now into his seventies he's made another prolific LP, yet another revival of his unique blend of psychedelic voodoo blues, soul and jazz. No coincidence then that this LP is produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Auerbach is not weighted down by nostalgic paths into the Doctors past success, instead we get the big blues riffs, jagged guitars and dirty production we are used to with The Black Keys. Considering Dr.John is a major influence on the Keys it's good to hear his sound has been enhanced by Dan Auerbach's contribution. A big shot contender for album of the year lists I highly recommend Locked Down.

Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Blues, Jazz, Rock, Soul
Mar 12th, 2011 19:02pm


He was groovin' and that was when he coulda sworn the room was movin'

Here another classic from Gil Scott Heron, Angel Dust is from his 1978 album Secrets recorded with Brian Jackson. A story of the effects of Angel Dust and how it's a short-cut to the grave - 'God only knew why they was dustin'!'

Gil 70's output included some most influential music of that decade. Secrets is great album and often get overlooked for his more better known LP's such as Winter in America and Pieces of a Man. Secrets is well worth a spin if you like a bit 70's jazz fuck, Gil was the master.

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Categories: Funk, Jazz, Soul
Jan 25th, 2011 00:28am

I love this old 60's tune, Rosso was a great trumpeter and this has a real quirky flavour. Like an italian Herp AlbertRaffaele Celeste "Nini" Rosso 1926 – 1994 was an Italian jazz trumpeter and composer.

Born in Turin, he soon became one of the best-known jazz trumpeters in Italy, reaching the crest of his popularity in the 1960s. He became known in the UK in 1962 when his recording of "Concerto Disperato" was covered by Ken Thorne and his Orchestra and became a hit under the title The Theme from The Legion's Last Patrol

His 1965 worldwide hit Il Silenzio went to #1 in Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and sold over five million copies by the end of 1967. It was awarded a gold disc. Rosso died of a tumor in 1994, at the age of 68.

Categories: Jazz
Nov 20th, 2010 17:19pm

The great Paolo Conte has a new album out called Nelson, some of which he showcased at the Royal Albert hall last Wednesday. This is a nice chilled out song leading with Conte's subtle piano and builds up with  his bands amazing accordion players over a bolero beat. It another great album from Italian to add to his amazing back catalogue.

Check out the new album on iTunes here

Official Paolo site

Categories: Jazz, World
Nov 19th, 2010 00:22am

This week I went to see the great Paolo Conte at The Royal Albert Hall, it was his first concert in the UK to tour his new album Nelson. So naturally Paolo Conte for one night only was sold out. It was a night to remember, even at the grand old age of 73 Conte has still his mojo. Surrounded by the most amazing musicians, it was an incredible performance.

He's been described as Italy's answer to everyone from Jacques Brel to Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, but he inhabits a world of his own, in which he can switch, often within the same song, from echoes of French chanson to jazz-edged swing, with occasional excursions into stomping R&B or Latin styles, and with his piano work matched by an equally versatile band, which features the remarkable multi-instrumentalist Massimo Pitzianti. This tune, Max is an all time classic Conte song and an all time favourite of mine. Truly Exceptional.

Like this? Try: More Paolo Conte, Serge Gainsbourg, Astor Piazzolla, Tom Waits, Arthur H


Categories: Chill, Jazz, World
Jun 10th, 2010 00:07am

Leon Thomas is a real cult hero nowadays, this is one of his biggest tunes and an absolute epic! The percussion is outstanding. This track appears on the Blues And The Soulful Truth LP, and also on his anthology collection. Thomas is known for his work with Pharoah Sanders, particularly the 1969 classic song The Creator Has a Master Plan from Sanders' Karma album, well worth checking out. Thomas has a most distinctive vocal style, he often breaks out into yodeling in the middle of a vocal. Mad as a box of frogs and truly unique, sadly no longer with us, he died in 1999 from heart failure, I'm sure he shaped his mind to die.

Categories: Jazz, Psychedelic
Oct 19th, 2009 01:39am

A real feel good vibe, just add blue sky, a Mojito and a spanish dancer!

This Album is just amazing, to many good tunes on to pick just one. Many worldly influences and styles chop about with a colourful array of happiness. Gotan Project’s Christoph H. Müller and Peruvian percussionist Rodolfo Muñoz (Chinchivi, Sandunga) have teamed up to create RADIOKIJADA, a unique musical adventure based upon Afro Peruvian rhythms and culture, a crossover of powerful percussion, strong melodies, deep basslines and contemporary production methods.

Bands place in MySpace, Official Site 

Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Electronic, French, Jazz, World
Sep 20th, 2009 23:52pm

Some more Scandinavian pop, this time with a jazz flavour, featuring Little Dragon's Yukumi Nagano on vocals, a now classic album from the Swedish jazz poppers, Koop Island is an easy listening open-top car journey through the mountains. Cool stuff.

Bands place in MySpace

Official Site

But it from iTunes

Sep 1st, 2009 00:46am


Let me kiss you on your Poo Poo La La!

This tune tells you a little love story, the lyrics crack me up. Gotta love this!

Ayers grew up in a musical family. At the age of five, Lionel Hampton gave him his first pair of mallets, which led to the vibraphone being his trademark sound for decades.

Roy's Place in MySpace


Categories: Funk, Jazz, Soul
Jun 6th, 2009 01:24am

More Mulatu Astatke, this is a classic track!

In 2005, this track appeared on the soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers. In addition, Volume 4 of the Ethiopiques series is devoted entirely to Mulatu's music. Mulatu has also produced songs for many artists from East Africa, including Mahmoud Ahmed. His signature instrument is the vibraphone.

Mulatu Astatke is considered the father of Ethiopian jazz (or Ethio-jazz!) And this is one of the reasons why.

More info - ethiojazz.com

Categories: Jazz
Jun 6th, 2009 01:10am

You have to be in a certain mood I think to really get into a bit of late night jazz. I guess it helps if your propping up the bar at midnight in Ronnie Scotts with a Rum and Coke. But Mulatu Astatke I can listen to any time, the African rhythms just get you. With his new material (released in the Uk in February 2009) he's teamed up with a London-based psychedelic jazz ensemble called The Heliocentrics and the results are exceptional. If you like this check out the album, really good shit!

More info - inspiration-information-3.com

Buy it - iTunes

Categories: Jazz