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…
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..
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
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.
Joseph Jacobs – Midnight Mist
Real nice track from Joseph Jacobs. Typically a producer, this is 100% composition, and it’s some real melodic, mellow jazz. Nice stuff.
Broke/ – C91
New some ish from Cascade Records affiliate Broke/. The producer puts down his sample-laden beats, all short joints but some mellow chill vibe, fitted with filters and jazz and all you would need for a sunny afternoon such as this. Download after the jump…