• www.thewickedsound.com-Ms-Lauren-Hill-
    Hip Hop,  News,  Soul,  Uncategorized

    Ms Lauren Hill release her new single “Guarding the Gates,” from the forthcoming film “Queen & Slim.”

    We haven’t heard from Ms. Lauren Hill much in a long 5 years. She becomes more active last year touring extensively around the world, celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” Lauren releases her new single “Guarding the Gates,” from the forthcoming film “Queen & Slim.” She has been performing “Guarding the Gates” live for several years but she has never recorded it before. Ms. Lauren Hill last song was a guest appearance on Pusha-T new single “Coming Home,” which will appear on his upcoming album. But her last proper solo song was the 2014’s “Black Rage,” which she dedicated to the citizens of Ferguson,…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ezra Collective
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    Ezra Collective will present live their exceptional album ‘You Can’t Steal My Joy’

    Ezra Collective will present live their exceptional album “You Can’t Steal My Joy“. Jazz five-piece will play tomorrow at Concorde2 in Brighton one of the last shows this year in the UK, before heading to tour the United States of America. The band is touring with material from their debut album “You Can’t Steal My Joy”, which features Jorja Smith, KOKOROKO and Loyle Carner, and looks destined to cement the band’s status as one of the UK’s most exciting groups. Listen to Ezra Collective at Glastonbury playing live songs from the album ‘You Can’t Steal My Joy’ London 5-piece Ezra Collective are proving themselves as a harmonious tour de force. Their sound…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Terri Lyne Carrington Social Science
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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 13 – good new music to share

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 13: There is so much good new music to listen to and share with you. So many incredible artists put out recently brilliant albums. London Jazz Festival was on last week, full of amazing gigs, that's the main reason why last Monday's playlist was strictly jazz. This time I have some jazz as well, to start with, but also soul, funk, reggae or electronic music. I hope you will like it! Please listen, share the playlist and enjoy! Comments are also really welcome. You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice)     Wicked Sound weekly playlist…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Yakul-Komedia
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    Brighton based neo-soul band Yakul will headline tomorrow show at Komedia

    With core influences from the likes of J-Dilla, D’Angelo and Hiatus Kaiyote, Brighton based four-piece Yakul put a unique spin on the music they’ve grown up with. Marrying together thoughtful, soulful lyrics with deep grooves and jazz infused progressions, Yakul seamlessly blend genres to create something fresh and original.   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFrDLcB5IkY[/embedyt] Yakul have just played a storming set at Love Supreme Festival, were the highlight of Red Bull Polyrhythm events in London and Brighton, as well as ONBlackheath Festival. They have supported Erykah Badu’s backing band RC & The Gritz at Ronnie Scott’s, coming back again in August to support Bluey’s from Incognito project Citrus Sun, as well as…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Steam-Down
    Jazz,  News

    Today Steam Down and Pyjaen will play EFG London Jazz Festival Royal Docks Weekender

    The EFG London Jazz Festival is back this November, brightening this chilly month with ambitious and exciting shows that showcase the very best in jazz. This year, we’re thrilled to be hosting a special festival-within-a-festival in the Royal Docks. On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, the EFG London Jazz Festival are taking over spaces and venues around the Royal Docks for a weekend filled with live performances, installations, workshops, and more: the Royal Docks Weekender. Programme, Saturday 23 November Erica McKoy (DJ set) 2pm at The Good Hotel The best in exciting and promising new music with inspiration from around the world. Tomorrow's Warriors Takeover 3pm-7pm at The Crystal Be the first to see the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Wojtek-Mazolewski-Quintet-When-Angels-Fall
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    Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet tomorrow in Jazz Cafe will present material from upcoming album ‘Komeda’

    Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet will play tomorrow in London’s Jazz Cafe as a part of EFG London Jazz Festival. The band will present material from the previous critically acclaimed record ‘Polka’ and from the upcoming album ‘Komeda’. WMQ is the most influential jazz group to come out of Poland in decades. Vigorously combining tradition and modernity the analog, and also one of the most exciting crossover acts right now. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C83HDj6s3kQ[/embedyt] Mazolewski took inspiration from famous polish directors Roman Polanski (‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘Knife in the Water’) and Jerzy Skolimowski (‘Barrier’), for whose movies Komeda wrote music. Songs from those recordings are represented on WMQ new album. “The combination of their talent and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com EABS polish jazz series London
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    Polish jazz group EABS as a part of EFG London Jazz Festival will close Polish Jazz London Series

    Wrocław’s septet EABS pursues the tradition of the Polish school of jazz, while escaping various sound patterns, presenting a carefree and completely original approach to genres and established musical standards, as proven on their debut album. EABS breathe fire into jazz, ignoring clichés, exploring and experimenting. What you may not know is that some of the best Jazz comes from Poland and it has that unique Slavic lyrical sound. As part of Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 B Side Events are bringing some of the best Polish Jazz to the borough. Showcasing the most interesting and highly acclaimed artists to come out of Poland the Polish Jazz Series brought…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-emma-jean-thackray-makaya-mccraven
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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 12 new jazz

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 12: 01. Steam Down - Free My Skin [Decca]  Buy 02. Moses Boyd - Stranger Than Fiction [Exodus Records] Buy   03. Emma-Jean Thackray - Too Shy - 12 Version" [ International Anthem] Buy   04. Nérija - Where It Ends And Begins [Domino Recording] Buy   05. Ezra Collective - Chris and Jane [Enter The Jungle] Buy 06. Flying Lotus - MmmHmm - Maida Vale Session [WARP] Buy   07. Ruby Rushton - Yardley Suite [22a]  Buy   08. Junius Paul - Baker's Dozen [International Anthem] Buy   09. Kamaal Williams - Strings (ATL) [K7] Buy   10. Mark Guiliana - BUD - Shigeto Remix [Motema]…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Laurent Bardainne
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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 11

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 11: 01. The Ashton Jones Project – Shelly, Get The Funk Outta Here! – vibrant and dynamic funk track from one of the UK’s most promising performers [Flash Town Records] Buy here. 02. Laurent Bardainne, Tigre d’Eau Douce – Porsche 944 – remarkable sax driven track from French composer and his new founded quartet [Heavenly Sweetness] Buy here. 03. Snoh Aalegra – Find Someone Like You – new jazzy bedroom jam from Iranian/Swedish R’n’B/soul singer [Artium Recordings, LLC] Buy here.   04. Marco Benevento – Oh Baby Can’t You See – from artist latest album, wonderfully fitted between vintage R&B and modern indie rock [Royal Potato…