• www.thewickedsound.com-Little-Dragon
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    Little Dragon announce new album with a second single “Hold On”

    Swedish band Little Dragon announce a new album with a second single “Hold On”. Two years after Lover Chanting EP and 2019’s “Tongue Kissing”. The album is called “New Me, Same Us”, and is out on March 27th via Ninja Tune. The album was entirely self-produced and recorded at the four-piece Swedish band’s home-built studio in Gothenburg. Little Dragon is a group of vocalist Yukimi Nagano, multi-instrumentalists Håkan Wirenstarnd and Fredrik Wallin on keyboards and bass respectively and Erik Bodin on drums and percussion. “New Me, Same Us” represents another chapter in the continuing evolution of Little Dragon, finding a new direction in their unique style of unhurried, off-kilter R’n’B,…

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    Polish nu-jazz band Jazzpospolita shared new single “Przedwiosnie”

    Polish nu-jazz band Jazzpospolita shared a new single "Przedwiosnie" (transl. An Early Spring). Jazzpospolita is one of the most interesting musical phenomena on the Polish scene. The band, which in 11 years has released 6 albums and played 400 concerts, from the beginning, in spite of its name, has eluded genre qualifications. With four members – guitar, bass, keyboards, drums – Jazzpospolita has developed its own recognizable sound and gained a large group of fans. The strength of Jazzpo – as fans often say about the group – is constituted by original compositions, situating the band at the junction of jazz, post-rock and electronics. The combination of jazz harmonies, rock…

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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/01/4 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound 2020/01/4 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. Maverick Sabre presents his new acoustic soul reggae single. Skip Marley - grandson of Bob Marley - made a beautiful duo with Grammy-nominated R'n'B singer H.E.R.  German dub artists Jamaram and Umberto Echo worked together to give us this bouncy and vibey tune. The next song is dub infused funky instrumental out from Greece courtesy of Timewarp Inc. German DJ Sepalot with Matthias Lindermayr, Fabian Füss, and Angela Aux made beautiful Radiohead inspired nu-jazz song.  Followed by charming and mesmerizing new single from polish nu-jazz/post-rock quartet Jazzpospolita. Ruby Rushton’s trumpeter…

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    Theo Croker shared his new video with Chronixx

    Theo Croker shared his new video with Chronixx. Song called “Understand Yourself” is the closing track from trumpeter last record “Star People Nation”. The album received Grammy Award nomination in category Best Contemporary Instrumental Music. With “Understand Yourself,” the album’s closing track, Croker joins forces with Chronixx, a Jamaican singer whose wide-ranging approach to music and innovative sound (what he calls “black experimental music”) made him the perfect choice for the record. The song notably samples Jamaican-born political leader Marcus Garvey’s “Know Yourself” speech. Garvey’s iconic words become the raw material for Croker and Chronixx’s sonic explorations, remixing Garvey’s message of nation-building and taking it into uncharted musical territory. “Understand Yourself”…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Tony Allen Hugh Masekela.
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    Tony Allen has announced a new album “Rejoice”, recorded with Hugh Masekela.

    Tony Allen has announced a new album “Rejoice”, recorded with Hugh Masekela. Two legends of African music released together. Tony Allen, the Nigerian master drummer, member and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s band Africa ’70, and the co-founder of Afrobeat. Hugh Masekela, South Africa’s legendary trumpet player, considered to be the father of South African jazz. The two great musicians met back in the ’70s, thanks to their respective close associations with Fela Kuti and they had talked about making an album together ever since. It wasn’t until 2010 when they happened to both be in the U.K. at the same time, and they were able to get together to work…

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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/01/3

      The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/01/3 The new weekly playlist contains as always some new jazz releases: London jazz act Golden Mean's song from debut album for Jazz Re:freshed; Elliot Galvin's solo piano track from the new album “Live In Paris" for Edition Records; Phronesis's piano player Ivo Neame collaboration with Jim Hart from duo's new record for Edition Records; also another debut album made by Dave Pope with two great bass players - Mike Pope and John Patitucci; polish jazz outfit High Definition Quartet scored polish epic poetic drama "Dziady" and song from another amazing album from Austrian saxophonist Muriel Grossmann. On other part: new song from Mac…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Gregory Porter Revival
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    Gregory Porter releases his new gospel-infused single “Revival”, and announces his sixth studio album “All Rise”.

    Gregory Porter releases his new gospel-infused single “Revival”, and announces his sixth studio album “All Rise”. Phenomenal jazz-soul singer and one of the best voices of our generation, Gregory Porter releases his new gospel-infused anthem called “Revival”. He has also announces that his sixth album “All Rise”, is due out on 17 April on Decca Records/Blue Note. “All Rise” is produced by Troy Miller, whose credits include Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum and Emeli Sandé.  Porter after singing Nat King Cole’s standards on his last album, is returning to his own songwriting, mixing jazz, soul, blues, and gospel. Listen to Gregory Porter new single “Revival” from the upcoming album “All Rise”…

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    Thundercat shared new single “Black Qualls” and announced his fourth studio album “It Is What It Is”.

    Thundercat on his new song, “Black Qualls”, build a link between past and future in funk music. He teamed up with Steve Lacy (from The Internet) and funk icon Steve Arrington (from Slave). The song will appear on Thundercat’s new album, “It Is What It Is”, out 3rd od April on Brainfeeder. There will be also a different version of “Black Qualls” on “It Is What It Is” that will feature additional contributions from Childish Gambino. The 15-track record is executive produced by both Thundercat and his frequent collaborator Flying Lotus, same as his last, 2017 album, “Drunk”.  “What It Is” features contributions from Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington,…

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    Jeff Parker and the New Breed ensemble announces new album “Suite for Max Brown”

    Jeff Parker and the New Breed ensemble announces the new album “Suite for Max Brown”. Tortoise‘s guitarist Jeff Parker will release his new album on January 24 via a new partnership between the New York-based label Nonesuch Records and the Chicago–based International Anthem. Last year was a great year for International Anthem and they keep doing it in 2020 with some amazing records like this one. Jeff Parker is a member of the post-rock group Tortoise and was a founding member of Isotope 217 and the Chicago Underground Trio. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and played with Makaya McCraven, Brian Blade,…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Celeste BBC Sound of 2020
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    Celeste has won BBC Music’s Sound of 2020 and shared a new song “Stop This Flame

    Celeste is a winner of BBC Music’s Sound Of 2020 poll. She was chosen by a panel of 170 tastemakers including critics, DJs, radio and TV producers, streaming experts, festival bookers, and previous years alumni artists. BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac says: “Celeste is a phenomenal talent, a voice that does not come around often and when you are exposed to it, is impossible to ignore. I have received countless emotional texts from listeners who have had to sit in their car and lose themselves to her song ‘Strange’ before carrying on with their evening. Her songwriting is personal and poignant but with universal appeal. I think she could easily…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jeff Parker Suite for Max Brown
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    The Wicked Sound Weekly Playlist 2020/01/2

    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/01/2 brings us some excellent jazz: debut single from Phronesis‘s double bass player Jasper Hoiby and his new project Planet B, a second single from Tortoise‘s guitarist Jeff Parker‘s upcoming album, and a new Moses Boyd‘s collaboration featured Poppy Ajudha on vocal. Jazz master Charles Lloyd in the live version of classic and Yazzmin Lacey singing on top of Jake Milliner instrumental. Lots of beautiful voices: mentioned already Yazmin Lacey and Poppy Ajudha, Jose James with a new funky song, Emily King and Sara Bareilles in an acoustic duo, and Celeste celebrating her BBC Sound of 2020 award with a new uptempo single. Some instrumental…

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    The Wicked Sound Weekly Playlist 2020/01/1 New Year – New Music!

    Happy New Year!!!   The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/01/1 Jazz Funk Soul Hip Hop Reggae Beats.  It’s a New Year, and a New Decade and it’s time to start it with a kick. That’s a selection of songs from the end of last year, all of them fool of energy and good vibes. Some fresh stuff and some oldies, but released recently as an outtake or remix.    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)   The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/01/1 Jazz Funk Soul Hip Hop Reggae Beats Tracklist:   01…