Mark your calendars: On January 10th, 2019 a new Bohren album will see the light of day or yet better: will see the dark of night. Bohren is one of those bands best listened to after dark. It’s also one of those bands that had a big impact on me. The blog name Midnight Ritual Radio is no coinicidence (hint: Midnight Radio).
Check out the Coffee Beak Sessions for some very cool funky world music from the 1970s.
Julie London is one of my favorite classic jazz singers. Here is her famous song Cry me a River from the movie The Girl can’t help it (1956) featuring Tom Ewell and Jayne Mansfield.
Out for Delivery is a wonderful album blending traditional jazz with contempory pop and even a little soul. Lauren Desberg’s classy smooth voice is backed by an exceptional band. Don’t just watch the video, listen to the full album. It’s surprisingly diverse. And like all of Lauren’s albums it’s available for free as a name-your-price download.
Mad About Records from Portugal is reissuing old very rare albums on limited vinyl. The LPs usually sell out fast, but the label also offers digital downloads of all the albums. Here is one of their newest releases, an interesting album of afro-cuban influenced spiritual jazz with some bits of exotica from the 60s.
An eclectic masterpiece of jazz, gospel, psychedelic space tunes, hip-hop beats, and civil rights activism. What started out as a solo sound collage project by Damon Locks turned into a full blown 15-piece ensemble. Where Future Unfolds is a diverse and powerful live album which I highly recommend.
Max Clouth is a jazz musician from Frankfurt, Germany. He not only studied jazz guitar, but also went to India to study classical Indian music. In his music he fuses all the western and Indian concepts to a fascinating result.