“There are few musicians in jazz who can make you feel that essentially all is right in the world.” - The Times
At the age of 84, Abdullah Ibrahim (AKA Dollar Brand) is set to release his first new album in four years. Entitled 'The Balance', this project features his long-time septet Ekaya.
street date: 28th of June.
listen to jabula (rejoice), out now.
i am chiminyo
this is the debut ep by drummer and percussionist chiminyo (maisha, cykada), available on 12" vinyl and digital. two tracks are out already and available on streaming platforms. Listen here!
a veritable fusion of jazz, drum and bass, and electronic dance music, these three tracks give insight into chiminyo's style and sound.
watch the video of 'we'll never know' here!
DWIGHT TRIBLE - MOTHERSHIP
The latest masterpiece from la-based singer dwight trible is out now.
featuring top musicians from the la jazz scene including mark de clive-lowe, miguel atwood-ferguson, kamasi washington, john B. Williams.
out on 2 x vinyl, limited cosmic vinyl, cd, and digital.
Check out the music video for 'brother where are you' here
theon cross' debut solo album 'fyah' is out now on all platforms and in all your favourite local records shops. with fellow londoners nubya garcia and moses boyd forming the other two thirds of the trio, this album is absolute fyah!
Butcher brown europe tour
Butcher brown are making a rare trip to europe this spring, tickets are going fast! dates include london jazz cafe, paris new morning, and amsterdam bimhuis.
CHeck out a video of them playing live at paste studios nyc here
gearbox automatic review
on analog planet
the one and only michael fremer reviews the gearbox automatic.
"The sound produced by this turntable/phono preamp combo is rich and generously warm while also reasonably well-detailed."
gearbox records kissaten on soho radio
Darrel sheinman presents a gearbox special every 4th friday of the month on soho radio london. a mixture of rare blue notes, funk and soul, and gearbox catalogue gems.