Have you heard… Dee Dee Bridgewater – Afro Blue

I’m very excited to see this get a repress from the ever dependable Mr Bongo label. Never been released outside of Japan before now, this is the singer’s debut album dating back to 1974. Includes timeless versions of ‘People Make The Would Go Round’ and ‘Love From The Sun’ to name a few. Order the vinyl or CD direct from Mr Bongo here

Exclusive Premiere – Between Walls – Waited For Nothing

Tell Me I’m Dreaming are pleased to premiere the first single from Between Walls from a cracking new EP ‘Means To An End’ on the excellent Futurepast Zine Label. A great jazzy breaks tune that you’re going to love. The release is out today and available digitally or on vinyl from their bandcamp site here

Have You Heard… Waaju – Grown

One of the best groups to come out of the recent UK Jazz resurgence has without a doubt been Waaju. Their debut eponymous album was a strong highlight of 2018 and helped to put the label Olindo Records on the map. The band are now all set to release their second album ‘Grown’ this coming Friday also via Olindo. You might recognise the title track from the last show I did. The new album feels like a natural progression from the last. There seems to a wider scope this time round and I think the result is a set even better than their first. You can pre-order the album at the link above and get four tracks upfront, with the full release coming 15th June.

Exclusive Premiere – 67100 – Morning

We’re pleased to share this first track ‘Morning’ from the excellent new EP from 67100 for the always on point Dope Tones label. The ‘Through The Window’ EP will include three new tracks each representing three different moments and three different feelings according to the course of a sunny day. Musically the set hits somewhere between a broken beat and a jazz vibe. As well as the three original tracks, there will also be a great remix of lead track ‘Morning’ by Steven Wobblejay. The EP can be pre-ordererd from bandcamp at the link below.

https://67100.bandcamp.com/album/through-the-window

A Good Day to Shop Bandcamp

As bandcamp are waiving their fees once more for 24 hours, it’s a good day to have a bandcamp slurge. Here are my top ten picks for where to spend your money…

Another Mix In The Cloud

Another one I forgot to hit record from the start, but only missed a couple of mins on this one, half the lovely Butterfly track though, oh well! Hopefully you can still get into it! Starting off with a few recent jazz purchases, almost like a rollover from my recent jazz meet set, and then hitting a banging old school house vibe early doors and calming it down a touch for the remainder. So in other words, all over the shop.

Kimiko Kasai – Butterfly
Ruby Rushton – Sun Khosi
Waaju – Grown
Maggie Scott – Summertime (Kon edit)
Cleveland – Coimbra
Patrice Scott – Untitled
Steve Spacek – Waiting 4 You
Grampa – She’s Crazy (Mystipsycholix)
X2 – Zeta 1
Masalo – New Dance
Omar S – The Sound of Neptune
Norm Talley – The Gambler
Dreamscape – Forevermore
67100 – Morning (Steven Wobblejay remix)
Afikan Sciences – Invitation
M5K – Ice Cold Party Jam
Moodymann – Taken Away
Hanna – I Needed
Unknown – Is It Cool (L-F…’s edit)
Wayne Davis – Look At The People (Kon’s work to do flip)
Unknown
Kenneth Scott – Straylight (Kai Alce remix)
Middle Name Dance Band – Lovers Carnival
Volk – The Day We Met Again
Linkwood – Citrus
Hector Plimmer – Wall Street feat. Andrew Ashong (Matthew Herbert’s Street Dub)