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Word Is Bond JAZZ! Now Open For Business And Welcoming Your Visit

So after yesterday’s announcement, we would like to invite you to come and pay a visit to the newly created WIB Jazz! New site; all Jazz. Get ready to be schooled on old, current and future Jazz acts with in depth articles, reviews, news and much more from BlackClassical (editor in chief) and his newly formed WIB Jazz crew. We’re REALLY proud of this one – the biggest thing we’ve done since Word Is Bond, and if you pay a visit you’ll see why.

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Robert Glasper – Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP

With the imminent release of Word Is Bond Jazz, it seems appropriate to acknowledge the release from one of the freshest names in Jazz right now. Robert Glasper’s Black Radio Recovered is the wonderful remix’d follow up to his critically acclaimed Black Radio, one of the best releases of 2012. Stream and purchase after the jump…

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The Word Is Bond JAZZ! New website dedicated to Jazz launching Oct. 11th

The Word Is Bond is all about Hip-Hop, right? So why are we talkin’ all that Jazz? To put it simply, because Jazz is the origin. Hell, you could even argue that all modern music is based around Jazz. Yeah that

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The Jazz Jousters – Monky Business

Hopefully you are acquainted with the Jazz Jousters, but if not you needn’t worry. A bunch of producers take their hands to the tracks of those Jazz magicos, and it’s the turn of Thelonious Monk to be reinterpreted. The usual suspects like Gadget and DRTYDRDZ appear in this one and, as you might guess, the Jazz is channelled through this record. Dope ish, and check the previous ones on their Bandcamp. Download after the jump…

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Tenacious Prayer Forever: Ode to Masabumi Kikuchi

Jesus will it ever stop raining? Here is a couple of J Jazz mixes. One focusing on Masabumi Kikuchi the other classics / hard to find tunes.

First up Masabumi Kikuchi.

Incredibly talented Japanese jazz pianist and composer Masabumi Kikuchi who released many a sought after album. He’s worked with a veritable who’s who with regard to jazz musicians such as Sadao..

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Various Artists – Melancholic Jazz Moon BLK Ⅲ (Japan)

Our Polish homie Avens, reached out with this work from Japanese producers in the for of  “Melancholic Jazz” series. Featuring INO hidefumi, Kenichiro Nishihara, Soul Village, RF, Disco 2, The Farah Quintet.

There’s a 3 track preview of the album above and for more info head over to the Facebook page. Enjoy

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José James – It’s All Over Your Body EP

José James is one of my favourite dudes in Jazz because of his soulful jaunts; his voice applies itself to his eclectic mix of instrumentation, ranging from Jazz to Funk to Electronica. With an album set to drop on Blue Note Records next year, José James drops this EP. Featuring remixes from DJ Spinna and Oddisee, as well as the track Trouble (which US readers can download for free after the jump), it’s a real sweet release. Check out the tracks in his AllSaints Basement Sessions performance from a year back as well.

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