I paid the piper / I'm gon' pick the tune.

A list of music that I intend to buy, with my reasons for wanting to buy it.
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Markus Stockhausen & The Metropole Orkest - Felice
Up tempo, big band composition with a nu jazz backbone. Brings back memories of MdCLs/Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra’s “Take the space Trane

Get it here.

Muzart - Soundwaves
More of that “spring has sprung” sound. This is the kind of up tempo, half nu jazz/half broken, catchy sun-drenched vocals business that made me love Sunday nights @ Velvet Rooms.
Not many people making these kind of tunes at the moment. Shame.

Not sure how I missed this one, album came out in 2013 …

Yaaba Funk - Political War
On “My vote dey count" featuring contributions from, amongst others, Jason Yarde and Daz-i-kue. Released today.
Go. Get. Now.

 

Reva Devito - Kisses

Spring-like, soul-slash-pop. Close enough to soul to get listed here.
Can’t find an album… Record label has a lot of good stuff on soundcloud.

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Jacob Collier - Don’t you worry ‘bout a thingWow.Hurl yourself onto this kid’s bandwagon. NOW!!!
More (including another stevie cover), here

thewaysoundtravels:

Jacob Collier - Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing

Wow.
Hurl yourself onto this kid’s bandwagon. NOW!!!

More (including another stevie cover), here

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Sounds a bit like a duet between Porter and Larrieux, but it isn’t. So that gives me two artists to check out: Leron Thomas and Gretchen Parlato.

Happy 5th birthday, soundcloud!  I can’t imagine this blog (or the world) without you..

New EP from Eglo’s leading lady, replete with captivating vocal performance. Great to hear some musical experimentation going on in there, too (“La neta”, on the B side, is most definitely not your typical nu-jazz-soul track.)  Fatimah, keep these coming.

Howeefeel - People of the world [Family Groove Records]

If you’re stuck at work on a Tuesday night  trying, in vain, to refactor some code that was written in the year 157 AD, then you’ll need this.

Get it here.


For some unforgivable reason I do not own any of this amazing woman’s solo material. Most of said solo material is:
Amazing in every sense of the word.
Produced by Stevie (in his prime).
Hugely influential for Common and Kanye (see above video, and also: this video).
How did I miss all of this?

For some unforgivable reason I do not own any of this amazing woman’s solo material. Most of said solo material is:

  • Amazing in every sense of the word.
  • Produced by Stevie (in his prime).
  • Hugely influential for Common and Kanye (see above video, and also: this video).

How did I miss all of this?