• www.thewickedsound.com Celeste
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    Celeste delivers a gripping performance of brand new single ‘Strange’

    So simple, and so beautiful. incredible talented singer/songwriter Celeste delivers a gripping performance of brand new single ‘Strange’, with string arrangement by Seb Plano in popular YouTube series COLORS.  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZbO3pq9qq4[/embedyt] Celeste wrote “Strange” in Los Angeles last November, after driving down the freeway and seeing plumes of smoke emerging from the California wildfires. “Immediately I found myself becoming quite overwhelmed,” she remembers. “I began to think of all the destruction the fires caused, the loss, the isolation, people finding themselves in a situation where they have no home, no sense of familiarity.” “In the first verse I talk about the breakdown of certain relationships, when the burning passion or the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Daniel Casimir Tess Hirst
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    Daniel Casimir team up with Tess Hirst for new album ‘These Days’

    A masterpiece. Award-winning bassist Daniel Casimir Bass and vocalist Tess Hirst have released a collaborative track called ‘Security’. They shared a new song while confirming their debut album ‘These Days’ will arrive on the 1st of November via London-based record label Jazz re:freshed. Ahead of the album release, you can stream ‘Security’, below. Joining Casimir and Hirst recorded album with Robert Mitchell on keys, Tobie Carpenter on guitar and Olly Sarkar on drums. Apparently London has a record number of security cameras. Tess Hirst in relation to song lyrics commented on a capitalist world, “Our lives are not something they can own. Security highlights the essential need to trust other…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Yakul
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    Yakul release their debut video from debut EP release “Getting Late”

      Yakul is an exciting neo-soul 4-piece based in Brighton. Influenced by the likes of J-Dilla, D’angelo and the Soulquarians, they put their own stamp on music they like so much. In a unique way, they mixed together thoughtful, soulful lyrics with deep grooves and jazz infused progressions. Yakul released debut Getting Late EP in August this year. Album was promoted with two singles “Daydreaming” and “Blossoming”. Brighton’s band continues to support their forthcoming release with their third single, “Getting Late” with rapper and producer Louis IV. Since its release at the start of the month, tracks from the EP have picked up specialist radio support and plays from the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jazz in Brighton pier
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    Jazz Club in Brighton: Offie Mag Presents Chloe Bodur, Yadasofi & Ebi Soda

    From Offie Mag website: Patterns have just given us the keys to the Jazz Club for a few months so we’re opening up with some Jazz… in Brighton. Having investigated the term in our recently released magazine, ISSUE THREE, we’ve got three local acts that are going from strength to strength in the amazing, ambiguous scene that has been coined ‘UK Jazz.’ Chloe Bodur Chloe Bodur is the London vocalist that has been learning her trade on these shores and you can expect her to bring relatable, soulful lyrics and vocals, as well as her brilliant band. Having already supported Yazmin Lacey at this venue before, Jazz Club regulars will…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Sampa The Great
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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 7

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 7 is on the corner, waiting for your speakers.  New funky groove from YouTube sensation Otis McDonald; Brighton based Tru Thoughts’s “new queen of Hip Hop Soul” Harleighblu with Bluestaeb and Janne Robinson; my favourite track from latest Kuba Wiecek Trio album featuring Marcin Masecki; Monty Alexander putting reggae vibes into Thelonious Monk songs on his new record; atmospheric soulful track from singer and beatmaker Emmavie; brilliant funky groovy gravitating Oscar Jerome; magnetic electro-soul promoting new Sudan Archives; DJ Krush as always on the top of his game; massive energetic return to final form from Australian MC Sampa the Great; heavily Fela Kuti inspired afrobeat…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Anderson-Paak
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    Anderson Paak visited BBC Live Lounge to cover mega hit ‘Old Town Road’

    Anderson Paak visited BBC Live Lounge to cover Lil Nas X's mega-hit 'Old Town Road' "Old Town Road" still holds the record for the longest-running Number One single of all time in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He managed to turn this semi country semi hip hop song into soulful jazzy He was singing behind his drumkit backed by his usual collaborators The Free Nationals (Jose Rios – guitar, backing vocals, Ron Tnava Avant – keyboards, backing vocals, Kelsey Gonzalez – bass guitar, backing vocals, Callum Connor – DJ, drums, backing vocals). Later on, he carries on with his own tunes: 'King James' from his latest album 'Ventura' (2019) and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Kuba-Wiecek
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    Polish Jazz London Series present Kuba Wiecek Trio

    Kuba Więcek is one of the most recognisable jazz musicians in Poland and winner of numerous prizes for his debut album Another Raindrop which was the first in the cult series Polish Jazz in 28 years. ‘Multitasking’ is a second album by Kuba Wiecek Trio released on Warner Music Poland on legendary Polish Jazz series (historic label of Krzysztof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko). As well as garnering praise in his home country, the album attracted the attention of international audiences, reviewers and festivals with the trio have toured across Europe, the USA and Asia. The concert of Kuba Więcek Trio at the St Mary’s Music Hall is part of Polish…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Gregory Porter
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    Gregory Porter debuted with a podcast ‘TheHang’

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MlZQiDtxvQ[/embedyt] “It’s beautifully simple – in each episode I sit down and talk with a close friend of mine, we shoot the breeze about music, life, cars, food, wine, whatever…” – Gregory Porter Gregory Porter – The Hang debuted 8th of August. Porter’s first guest was Jeff Goldblum. The actor has a side gig as a jazz pianist and once backed Porter on The Graham Norton Show. In fact, Goldblum says in the podcast, that appearance with Porter helped his band land a recording contract in 2018. In total, The Hang will feature 10 episodes released over as many weeks. Gregory Porter will host other jazz musicians like Jeff…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Damian-Marley
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    Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley Performs NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

    Bob Marley’s youngest son Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley performed three songs from his last album, 2017’s Stony Hill. He performed mellowed renditions of “Slave Mill,” the Slick Rick-inspired “So a Child May Follow,” and “Speak Life”, all in new acoustic versions. Damian was backed during the session by keyboardist Sean “Pow” Diedrick, drummer Courtney “Bam” Diedrick, bassist Shiah Coore, guitarist Elton “Elly B” Brown and vocalists Roselyn Williams and Sherieta Lewis.  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id28fCyYgIU[/embedyt] Damian Robert Nesta “Jr. Gong” Marley, born July 21, 1978, is a Jamaican Reggae recording artist. Damian is the youngest son of Bob Marley. Damian’s nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father’s nickname of Tuff Gong. Damian has been performing since the age…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Yakul
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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 6

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 6 is full of great tracks. New song from funk legend Bootsy Collins with his The Rubber Band, brand new single from Bobby McFerrin’ s talented daughter Madison McFerrin, UK soul master Omar this time with Terri Walker, brand new Ms. Lauryn Hill featured on Pusha T new song, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The PlayList presenting talent of Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh, rising German jazz band Wanubalé, unexpected Raphael Saadiq who sounds like Stevie Wonder’s lost track, amazing new Brighton’s band Yakul with a help from Louis VI, James Carter Organ Trio Live from Newport Festival on his debut for Blue Note Records as…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Scrimshire
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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 5

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 5 is coming after a break. Full of goodies as always. Celeste, PYJÆN, Joshua Redman, Free Nationals, Mac Miller, Kali Uchis, Zara McFarlane, Dennis Bovell, Skinny Pelembe, Shafiq Husayn, Erykah Badu, Rosie Lowe, Jay Electronica, Chali 2na, Krafty Kuts, Skye, Tenderlonious, Scrimshire, Joshua Idehen, Chip Wickham. This will be a fantastic festival line up. Please listen, share and enjoy! Comments are also really welcome. The Wicked Sound week 5 tracklist: Celeste – Coco Blood PYJÆN – In Search of the Sticky Side Joshua Redman, Brooklyn Rider, Satoshi Takeishi, Scott Colley – Between Dog and Wolf Free Nationals, Mac Miller, Kali Uchis – Time Zara McFarlane,…