• www.thewickedsound.com Emma Jean Thackray Um Yang.
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    Emma-Jean Thackray announces a new release “Um Yang” and shares two remixes

    Emma-Jean Thackray announces a new release “Um Yang” and shares some new remixes. The new long-dreamed project is straight-to-disc record dedicated to the Taoist philosophy of duality and harmony, of balancing melody and rhythm, groove and free improvisation, the cerebral and physical. The album was recorded and cut direct-to-disk at Artone Studio in Haarlem, Holland, the same way as the previous Night Dreamer releases. The two-track project features Thackray on trumpet, vocals and percussion, alongside Soweto Kinch on sax, Lyle Barton (Golden Mean) on rhodes, Ben Kelly (Paradox Ensemble) on sousaphone, Dwayne Kilvington (Wonky Logic, Steam Down, Bryony Jarman Pinto) on percussion, Crispin Robinson (Galliano) on congas, and Dougal Taylor…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Tenderlonious Quarantena 22a new album
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    Tenderlonious announced a new LP “Quarantena” with the same-titled first single.

    Tenderlonious announced a new LP “Quarantena” with the same-titled first single. London’s multi-instrumentalist and prolific producer spend his time during the lockdown in his home studio playing his vast collection of synths, drum machines, and instruments he’s built up over the past twenty years. Armed with an arsenal of hardware and inspired by sci-fi & fantasy movies, he has delivered a soundtrack to his quarantine. “When COVID-19 hit the UK back in March this year the music game changed almost overnight - no more gigs, no more studio sessions with the band, many music stores and outlets shutting up shop. This drastic change offered plenty of time for reflection, opening…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.06.4 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist June 2020/07/1 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound June 2020/07/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Anderson.Paak, H.E.R., SAULT, Jon Batiste, St. Augustine High School Marching 100, David Gauthier, Gospel Soul Children Choir, Craig Adams, Braedon Gautier, Brennan Gautier, Autumn Rowe, Seth Trachy, Eric Binder Trio, Walter Smith III, Petros Klampanis, Poldoore, Knxwledge, Project Karnak, Alex Blake, Martin J Stephens, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington, Phoelix, Dele Sosimi, Medlar, Etuk Ubong, Alan Braufman, Charles Tolliver, Lenny White, Buster Williams, Idris Ackamoor, The Pyramids, Sun Ra Arkestra. You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube. The Wicked Sound…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ezra Collective Footprints
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    Blue Note Records and Decca shared an Ezra Collective new version of Wayne Shorter’s track “Footprints”.

    Blue Note Records and Decca shared an Ezra Collective new version of Wayne Shorter’s track “Footprints” from the forthcoming compilation “Blue Note Re:Imagined”. This album contains a number of top young British musicians covering tracks from the phenomenal back catalog of iconic jazz label Blue Note Records. "Footprints" was first released in 1967 on “Adam’s Apple”, Shorter’s tenth album as a leader and seventh for Blue Note Records, which featured Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. The song was recorded again the same year by the Miles Davis Quintet on the album “Miles Smiles”, which featured both Wayne Shorter…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Kamaal Williams One More Time
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    Kamaal Williams shared two new songs “One More Time” and “Hold On” from his forthcoming album “Wu Hen”.

    Kamaal Williams shared two new songs “One More Time” and “Hold On” from his forthcoming sophomore album “Wu Hen”. Williams' forthcoming LP is his second studio album under his name, he released his debut LP “The Return” in 2018, followed by !K7’s DJ-Kick’s series mix in 2019, and “Live at Dekmantel Festival” from 2020.  Wu Hen oscillates between celestial jazz, funk, rap and r&b reinforced with the rugged beat-heavy attitude of grime, jungle, house and garage – a self-styled fusion Kamaal describes as Wu Funk.  New players on this record include Greg Paul on drums (of Kalayst Collective), Rick Leon James on bass, Quinn Mason on saxophone alongside vocal features from…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jimmy Heath Con Alma Love Letter
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    “Love Letter” is the name of legendary jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath posthumous album

    “Love Letter” is the name of legendary jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath’s posthumous album. The saxophone legend passed away on January 19, aged 93. Jimmy Heath was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader. He started his long successful career as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's band, late in 1949, and his last record he pays homage to his master, taking on Dizzy’s “Con Alma”. He was the brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Albert Heath, with whom he formed the Heath Brothers. Heath’s played on more than 100 albums, and wrote more than 125 songs, many of which have become jazz standards. Gems from his catalogue…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.06.4 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist June 2020/06/4 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound June 2020/06/4 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Thijsenterprise, John Beltran, Photay, Miles Francis & Jas Walton, LCSM (Likwid Continual Space Motion), Ghettolette String Ensemble, Farnell Newton, Toranpetto, BrandonLee Cierley, Jazzinuf, Etymology Records, Rymden, Bugge Wesseltoft, Magnus Öström, Dan Berglund, Nautilus, Vibration Black Finger, JAF Trio, Ezra Collective, The Stance Brothers, Teppo Makynen, Souleance, The Greyboy Allstars, The Allergies, The Cuban Brothers. You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube. The Wicked Sound weekly playlist June 2020/06/4 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist: Thijsenterprise - Another Digital Handshake John Beltran - Entardecer…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ego Ella May Nubiyan Twist
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    Ego Ella May announced her debut album “Honey For Wounds” with two beautiful singles “Give A Little’” and “How Long ‘Til We’re Home”.

    Ego Ella May announced her debut album “Honey For Wounds” with two beautiful singles “Give A Little” and “How Long 'Til We're Home”. “Honey For Wounds” take on on jazz, r’n’b, and neo-soul featuring collaborations and production from artists including Alfa Mist, Theo Croker, Ashley Henry, Andrew Ashong, Wu-Lu, Melo Zed, Joe Armon Jones (Ezra Collective), Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist),  Wonky Logic (Steam Down), Oscar Jerome (Kokoroko), and Eddie Hick (Sons of Kemet). “Give A Little’ is about being sick of your own sh*t, and hoping something will give and it will all make sense. It’s about feeling like something’s got to give… Like there needs to be a silver…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Graham Costello STRATA Lyra
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    Glasgow’s jazz collective Graham Costello’s STRATA drops two powerful singles “Cygnus“ and “Lyra”

    Glasgow's jazz collective Graham Costello’s STRATA drops two powerful singles "Cygnus" and "Lyra". Glasgow’s jazz collective STRATA is back with two new singles recorded as a sextet with “Cygnus”, and as a quartet in “Lyra”. Both tracks are taken from their forthcoming album through Gearbox Records. STRATA is fronted by composer, arranger, and masterful drummer Graham Costello, who, alongside leading STRATA, powers the drums behind rising Scottish collective corto.alto and doom-jazz trio AKU. Graham’s hard-working, DIY approach to music-making has helped put Glasgow’s buzzing, independent music scene on the map. Watch below the video to Graham Costello’s STRATA two new singles “Cygnus“ and “Lyra”: “‘Lyra’, like our previous single “Cygnus”, is…

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    Ryan Porter explodes with raw energy on his new live album “Live in Paris at New Morning“ with West Coast Get Down Crew.

    Ryan Porter explodes with raw energy on his new live album “Live in Paris at New Morning“ with West Coast Get Down Crew. The album was recorded on 17th October 2019 at Paris’ historic jazz club New Morning. Live set featured material from his last two full-length albums, "The Optimist" and "Force For Good". That evening started with a tribute to his personal mentor Roy Hargrove, by interpreting his songs “Strasbourg / St. Denis”. “The day before (the concert) was the late great Roy Hargrove’s birthday and I was honored to be playing at New Morning because it was one of Roy’s favorite jazz clubs to play at in Paris.…

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    Joe Downard released his debut album “Seven Japanese Tales” promoted by songs “Terror” and “A Portrait Of Shunkin”.

    Joe Downard released his debut album “Seven Japanese Tales” promoted by songs “Terror” and “A Portrait Of Shunkin”. The album was written as a suite, comprised of 7 pieces inspired by seven short stories by writer Junichiro Tanizaki featured in “Seven Japanese Tales”. The music features a range of moods and dynamics supported by soundscapes, analogue electronics and acoustic sextet. Joe Downard is a member of London quintet Waaju, which just released their second album on Olindo Records. From our blog: Uk jazz outfit Waaju released a new single “Listening Glasses”  The album features five other rising stars of the London scene Alex Hitchcock on tenor sax, James Copus on trumpet,…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Zara McFaralane Black Treasure
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    Zara McFarlane shared two new songs “Black Treasure” and “Future Echoes” from her forthcoming album “Songs of Unknown Tongue”.

    Zara McFarlane shared two new songs “Black Treasure” and “Future Echoes” from her forthcoming album “Songs of Unknown Tongue”. “Black Treasure” is inspired by an exploration of Zara’s Jamaican heritage, especially folk traditions of Bruckins Party, Dinki Mini, and Kumina ritual dances. Her new sound is the culmination of this research and a reflection on how the history of Zara’s ancestors affects her story today. Four years after her critically acclaimed, produced by Moses Boyd, reggae oriented third studio album “Arise”, she changed her musical direction into more heavy electro grooves of producers Kwake Bass and Wu-Lu. Watch below the video to Zara McFarlane two new songs “Black Treasure” and…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.06.3 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist June 2020/06/3 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound June 2020/06/3 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Hoodna Orchestra, Jimmy Heath, Petter Eldh, Koma Saxo, Christian Lillinger, Otis Sandsjö, Jonas Kullhammar, Mikko Innanen, Ryan Porter, West Coast Get Down, Kamasi Washington, Brandon Coleman, Cameron Graves, Miles Mosley, Thundercat, Tony Austin, GoGo Penguin, Mecca:83, Leon Bridges, Terrace Martin, Jorja Smith, RoRo, Jo Kaiat, Noam David, Avishai Cohen, Kahil El'Zabar, David Murray, Kansas Smitty's, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Mulatu Astatke, Black Jesus Experience, Nikitch, Kuna Maze, Detroit Swindle, Jitwam, You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube.   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist June…

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    Ambrose Akinmusire shared a new song “Mr Roscoe (consider the simultaneous)” promoting his new album.

    Ambrose Akinmusire shared a new song “Mr Roscoe (consider the simultaneous)” promoting his new album “On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment” (Blue Note Records). The title of song references to jazz saxophonist and the key figure in avant-garde jazz Roscoe Mitchell, who has played with Akinmusire in duo and quartet settings. Mitchell is known for cofounding the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) Akinmusire recorded “On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment” in a quartet with his longtime bandmates: pianist Sam Harris, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Justin Brown. Watch below a video to to Ambrose Akinmusire a new…

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    Angel Bat Dawid released a “Transition East” inspired by Total Refreshment Centre

    Angel Bat Dawid released two new songs inspired by Total Refreshment Centre. Both new pieces of music are her response to Emma Warren's 2019 book "Make Some Space", about the history of London DIY music institution Total Refreshment Centre. The first track, “Transition East” is a tribute to the recently revived Chicago community centre that served as a base for AACM and icons from the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s. Very similar institution to London’s TRC. Watch below a video to Angel Bat Dawid two new songs “Transition East” and “No Space Fo Us”: The second track “No Space Fo Us” was composed and recorded at a space in…