• www.thewickedsound.com Tamar Osbourne Wojtek Mazolewski Edward Waiki Nache Get Your Jazz Together
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    Watch Wojtek Mazolewski, Tamar Osborn and Edward Wakili-Hick in fiery improvisation taking part in “Get Your Jazz Together” initiative

    Wojtek Mazolewski, Tamar Osborn and Edward Wakili-Hick joined their forces in fiery improvisation as a part of the initiative “Get Your Jazz Together” from Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The artists met on Saturday 19th September 2020 on the stage of the legendary Warsaw club SPATiF. A special radio show hosted by the DJ and music journalist Pete On the Corner, featuring a recording of the concert, aired on Wednesday 23rd September on Worldwide FM, but it’s still available on Worldwide FM website and Mixcloud platform. Watch below a video to Wojtek Mazolewski, Tamar Osborn and Edward Wakili-Hick concert in Klub Spatif in Warsaw: “We need an opening. An eye to the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Liam Bailey Championn
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    Big Crown Records drops the remix of Liam Bailey reggae banger “Champion” featuring Black Thought of The Roots

    Big Crown Records drops the remix of Liam Bailey’s reggae banger “Champion” featuring Black Thought of The Roots. The original song "Champion" was first released in November 2019,  with the announcement of signing Liam Bailey to the Big Crown Records label. The song as a whole album was beautifully produced by Leon Michels from El Michels Affair.  This version features wordsmith and The Roots singer Black Though adding some extra verses. Massive dancefloor filler, connecting reggae, dub, soul, and hip hop with modern production, an instant classic. Bailey, born and raised in Nottingham, England, the son of an English mother and Jamaican father got his early influences from his mom’s…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia Remixed Ruby Bridges
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    Yazz Ahmed announces a new remix album “Polyhymnia Remixed” with a new version of “Ruby Bridges”.

    Yazz Ahmed announces a new remix album “Polyhymnia Remixed” with a new version of “Ruby Bridges”. The album features 4 tracks, taken from her previous album “Polyhymnia” based on the evocative concept of female empowerment and representation. DJ Plead, an acclaimed dance producer who was chosen for the first single, mixed Yazz’s psychedelic, Arabic Jazz with his own Middle-Eastern influences, compelling drum patterns, heady brass tones and groove-laden basslines.   "Remixing this tune was like solving a puzzle. I tried my best to make the remix match the live and organic feel of Yazz's music, which I am envious of. Once I had the new groove in place, the rest…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Neil Cowley Building Blocks.
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    Neil Cowley reconnects with his piano on a charming new EP “Building Blocks”

    Neil Cowley reconnects with his piano on a charming new EP “Building Blocks”. “Building Blocks” is a series of tracks released over three EPs chronicling Neil Cowley’s reconnection with his principal instrument and old friend, the piano. Merging sounds and influences from ambient, electronic, improvisational and contemporary classical music; the EPs set up the release of a full length debut solo album from Neil in 2021. Neil Cowley studied at London’s Royal Academy where his prodigious talent saw him performing a Shostakovich piano concerto at the age of 10. Turning his back on his classical career early on, he entered the world of old school RnB, soul and funk and…

  • ww.thewickedsound.com Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra A Wrinkle In Time.
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    Rob Mazurek came back with star studded Exploding Star Orchestra LP “Dimensional Stardust”

    Rob Mazurek came back with star-studded Exploding Star Orchestra LP "Dimensional Stardust" and shared a new song from that album “A Wrinkle in Time Sets Concentric Circles Reeling”. Following the 2018 JazzFest Berlin debut of new Exploding Star Orchestra (ESO) music, Mazurek returned to Chicago, where International Anthem took the opportunity to capture his new ESO compositions with a cast of collaborators from their collective constellation of artists. Over a handful of studio dates between August 2019 and March 2020, Mazurek arranged the pieces for eleven musicians — Nicole Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Jaimie Branch, Joel Ross, Mikel Patrick Avery, Tomeka Reid, Chad Taylor, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Macie Stewart, Angelica Sanchez, and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Raffy-Bushman-Look-Up
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    London-based pianist and composer, Raffy Bushman blends jazz with hip-hop on his debut EP “Look Up”

    London-based pianist and composer, Raffy Bushman blends jazz with hip-hop on his debut EP “Look Up”. Having honed his craft along with like-minded musicians over the years, Raffy delivered his first EP, the honest and personal story of his lifelong musical journey through Hip Hop, Jazz, Classical, and Gospel, all major voices contributing to his own individual sound. The compositions are beat-heavy, yet they exude the love for adventurous harmonies and delicate textures. The trio, comprised of bassist Tom Driessler and drummer Sam Michnik, blends the roots of jazz with a sultry Hip-Hop ethos.  Watch below a video to Raffy Bushman new song “Look Up”, the first single from his…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nubiyan Twist Cherise Tittle Tattle
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    Nubiyan Twist announces a new album “Freedom Fables” with a single “Tittle Tattle”

    Nubiyan Twist announces a new album “Freedom Fables” with a new single “Tittle Tattle” featuring super talented young vocalist Cherise Adams-Burnett. The Leeds / London collective is effortlessly fusing on that track different genres like soul, jazz, hip hop, highlife, or broken beat with great musicianship and lyrics. “Freedom Fables” is set to catapult Nubiyan Twist even further into the limelight and cement their position as one of the UK's leading soulful collectives of the current generation. It’s the follow-up to the acclaimed "Jungle Run" from Spring 2019. The album will feature some great guests: Cherise, Soweto Kinch, Pat Thomas, Ria Moran, K.O.G. and Ego Ella May, who sang on…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Maria Chiara Argirò Jamie Lemming Kosetsu
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    Maria Chiara Argirò and Jamie Leeming present “Retrograde” and “Kosetsu” from their debut album “Flow”.

    Pianist Maria Chiara Argirò and guitarist Jamie Leeming present the first two singles “Retrograde” and “Kosetsu” from their highly anticipated debut album “Flow”. Combining elements of modern jazz, electronica and contemporary folk music to create an expansive and cinematic sound, they explore a broad range of textures and emotions, ranging from dynamic sections brim-full of movement, pace and excitement, to moments that are more reflective and vulnerable. Watch below a video to Maria Chiara Argirò & Jamie Leeming new song “Retrograde”, from their forthcoming debut album “Flow”: Both are familiar names on the London jazz scene; Argirò is involved with a variety of projects including Liran Donin's 1000 Boats, Kinkajous,…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Josh Johnson Nerf Day
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    Josh Johnson unveils his new single promoting his debut LP Freedom Exercise

    Josh Johnson unveils his new singles “Western Ave” and “Nerf Day”,  promoting his debut LP “Freedom Exercise” on Northern Spy Records. Josh is a saxophonist, keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He has performed extensively with the likes of Jeff Parker, Makaya McCraven, Kiefer, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Marquis Hill, and Leon Bridges.  Johnson can be heard on such amazing records Makaya McCraven “Universal Beings” and “Universal Beings E&F Sides”, Chicago Underground Quartet “Good Days”, Jeff Parker “Suite for Max Brown” and “The New Breed”, Joshua Crumbly “Rise”, Jeremy Cunningham “The Weather Up There”, Marquis Hill “Love Tape” and “Modern Flows Vol 2”, Nate Mercerau “Joy Techniques” and Mark de Clive-Lowe “Heritage” and “Heritage…

  • www,thewickedsound.com EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 Launch
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    EFG London Jazz Festival Launch 2020

    EFG London Jazz Festival Launch 2020 Thursday 24 September | 8pm   This year the EFG London Jazz Festival will be an event that is both live and digital - Living in Two Worlds - and will run from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 November 2020. The London Jazz Festival is a music festival held every November since 1992, as  EFG London Jazz Festival since 2013. It takes place in London venues such as the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall and in smaller jazz clubs, such as Ronnie Scott's and the Vortex Jazz Club. It is produced by Serious. The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have meant we have had to rethink how music is experienced to create a Festival that is accessible to a wide audience and…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.09.4 cover Jazz Soul Funk Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist September 2020/09/4 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound September 2020/09/4 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats.   New music from Ben Wendel, Joel Remmel Trio, Jukka Eskola, Horace Tapscott, Michael Session, Neil Swainson Quintet, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, SAULT, Greg Spero, Transviolet, Mike Casey, corto.alto, Soweto Kinch, JABBERLOOP, Huw Marc Bennett, DJ Mitsu The Beats, Javier Santiago, Braxton Cook, Gavin Grant, H ZETTRIO, Nation Beat, Het Bewind, Afrolicious, Death by Dub, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Heliocentrics, Sarathy Korwar, Kushal Gaya, Rymden, Bugge Wesseltoft, Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund.   You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube.   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist September 2020/09/4…

  • SOUL 2020 albums recommended by The Wicked Sound
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    SOUL 2020 albums recommended by The Wicked Sound

    Adrian Younge presents Angela Munoz Introspection by Angela Munoz Rose in the Dark by Cleo Sol Honey For Wounds by Ego Ella May Our Dear Metropolis by Gallowstreet How The Mighty Fall by Izo FitzRoy No Beginning No End 2 by José James UNTITLED (Black Is) by SAULT UNTITLED (Rise) by SAULT aloha by Son Little Morning Matters by Yazmin Lacey Songs Of An Unknown Tongue by Zara McFarlane

  • FUNK 2020 albums recommended by The Wicked Sound
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    FUNK 2020 albums recommended by The Wicked Sound

    Say The Word by The Allergies Fragments Of The Soul by Badge and Talkalot Elevator Music for an Elevated Mood by Cory Wong Lowdown by Crowd Company My Life at 45 by Dr Rubberfunk Adult Themes by El Michels Affair Whole Again Hooligan by J-Felix Mordechai by Khruangbin I'm Here Now by Lack of Afro Mutation by Les Frères Smith OFFICIEL Lexplosion II by Lexsoul Dancemachine Man From the Future by Polyrhythmics Our Kind of Movement by Speedometer The Fearless Flyers by The Fearless Flyers Como De Allstars by The Greyboy Allstars Stand Up For Love by The Haggis Horns Electric Dream: Live at Red Rocks by The Motet Live…

  • JAZZ 2020 albums recommended by The Wicked Sound
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    JAZZ 2020 albums recommended by The Wicked Sound

    Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man by Aaron Parks To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1 by Alabaster DePlume Dialectic Soul by Asher Gamedze AuB by AuB Against Empire (24 bit) by Bill Laswell Runway by Bob Reynolds Cassowary by CASSOWARY Blue to Red by Chip Wickham Continuation by Collocutor Ugh by Ebi Soda Gary Bartz & Maisha - Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions by Gary Bartz & Maisha Symphonie Pacifique by Greg Foat Suite for Max Brown by Jeff Parker MORE COMING SOON

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nubya Garcia NPR Tiny Desk
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    Nubya Garcia with her band performed at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert series

    Nubya Garcia with her band performed at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert series. Nubya performed songs from her new album, "Source", for the latest installment of NPR’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series. With her band, the saxophonist performed "Source", "Pace", and "Boundless Beings" on the vast, swaying boat that houses Soup Studios. Watch it happen below. Watch below a video of Nubya Garcia performs her new compositions for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series: “Source” was produced by Garcia and renowned producer Kwes (Nérija, Bobby Womack, Solange), and features Garcia’s hard-touring band of keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones, bassist Daniel Casimir and drummer Sam Jones.  LP feautures guest appearances…