• 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…

  • 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…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Naia Heatwave
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    It’s sadly the end of summer, but London’s Naia brings us some funky “Heatwave”.

    It's sadly the end of summer, but London’s Naia brings us some funky “Heatwave”. Latino flavored funky track with a groovy bassline, energetic horns, kicking solos and sweet vocals it’s all that we need for a proper (end of) summer banger, and Naia delivered it all. The heat is on. I hope Naia will keep the temperature hot with the new releases. Naia are a sensational four-piece band, emerging onto the London jazz scene. An eclectic fusion of Latin, funk and neo-soul defines their sound, with live performances that never fail to get the audience up and moving.   Watch below a video to Naia new song “Heatwave”: Having members…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.09.3 cover Jazz Soul Funk Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist September 2020/09/3 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound September 2020/09/3 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats.   New music from Aratita Electronik Jazz Quintet, Okvsho, Sreya, Cosa Nostra Strings, Jazz Mafia, Lewis Patzner, Demae, Ego Ella May, Shunaji, Isatta Sheriff, Ruth Ellen, Soul Inscribed, Adeline, Contours & Yadava, Shai Soul-Wright, KAMAUU, Janelle Monáe, Andrew Wasylyk, Lionel Loueke, Sultan Stevenson, Aquiles Navarro, Tcheser Holmes, Skeltr, Sam Healey, Craig Hanson, La Récré, Ill Considered, Jungle By Night.   You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube.   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist September 2020/09/3 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist:   Aratita Electronik Jazz Quintet -…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Kokoroko BBC Proms
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    Kokoroko deliver an exceptional show at the BBC Proms

    London Afrobeat eight-piece group Kokoroko led by trumpet player Sheila Maurice-Grey delivers an exceptional show to the Royal Albert Hall stage for their BBC Proms debut broadcast, live-streamed on BBC Radio 3 and BBC iPlayer.   From our Blog: KOKOROKO came back with “Carry Me Home” and also From our Blog: Nubya Garcia announces her debut album “Source” with two powerful new singles “Pace” and “Source” including KOKOROKO horn players Cassie Kinoshi (alto sax), Richie Seivwright (trombone), and Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet)   Watch below a video to Kokoroko performing the song “Carry Me Home” at BBC Proms: The band’s name is an Orobo – a Nigerian tribe and language –…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.09.2 cover Jazz Funk Reggae
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist September 2020/09/2 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound September 2020/09/2 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats.   New music from Horatio Luna, Het Bewind, BT ALC Big Band, Eric Krasno, Karl Denson, Alan Evans, The Jig, Brasstracks, Masego, Common, James Alexander Bright, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Red Snapper, LTF, Kaidi & NK-OK, Blue Lab Beats, Nine Sparks Riots, Avatar Horns, Mestizo Beat, SoulChef, Hydroponikz, Mental Abstrato, Fernando TRZ, Marcelo Monteiro, Thiago Duar, Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos, Luzmira Zerpa, Michelle Sarah, Mungo's Hi Fi, Marina P, Tippa Irie, Dennis Alcapone, Night Owls, Alex Désert, Jesse Wagner, Malik The Freq" Moore", Roots And Tings, The Wailers.   You can listen…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.09.1 Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist September 2020/09/1 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound September 2020/09/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Alan Braufman, Tingvall Trio, Blue Lab Beats, Farnell Newton, Jason Fabus, Jerk, Avishai Cohen, Javier Nero, Tom Kelley, Melvin Butler, Aaron Kimmel, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, JD Allen, Jesse Fischer, Bibi Tanga & The Selenites, Barrett Martin Group, Kanoa Kaluhiwa, Josh Johnson, Katalyst, Błoto, Thunderblender, SPAZA, Nonku Phiri, Malcolm Jiyane, Gontse Makhene, Ariel Zamonsky, Spirit Fingers, Hadrien Feraud, Greg Spero, Dario Chiazzolino, Mike Mitchell, Marc Cary, Waldo's Gift.   You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube.   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist September 2020/09/1…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jerk Some Cosmic Shift
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    Jerk, Brooklyn producer releases his new album “Some Cosmic Shift” on DeepMatter Records

    Jerk, Brooklyn producer releases his new album “Some Cosmic Shift” on DeepMatter Records. Jerk is the brainchild of composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Kinney. The project is an exploration of the connection between jazz and hip-hop with compositions blurring the lines between hip hop beats and instrumental jazz compositions. As a band, Jerk is Joshua Kinney on Saxophone, Carey Ozmun on Trumpet, Jean Matthieu Carvin on Keyboards, Mikey Migliore on Bass, and Martine Wade on Drums. Jerk’s releases include a trio of EPs (Pink, Yellow, and Green), a full-length beat tape entitled “Pressing On”, and his forthcoming live jazz album entitled ‘Some Cosmic Shift’, releasing August 14th via DeepMatter Records.…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.08.2 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist August 2020/08/2 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound August 2020/08/2 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Poldoore, SoulChef, Makaya McCraven, Kosmo Sound, Himalaya Collective, Szatt, Moo Latte, JD Allen, Daniel Casimir, Tess Hirst, Lady Blackbird, The New Mastersounds, Lamar Williams Jr., Rymden, Bugge Wesseltoft, Magnud Öström, Dan Berglund, Otis Sandsjö, Petter Eldh, Dan Nicholls, Tilo Weber, Förnuft och Känsla, ARTEMIS, Renee Rosnes, Melissa Aldana, Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Noriko Ueda, Allison Miller, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Billy Childs, egoistic 4 leaves, MASAHIRO KITAGAWA, Chiminyo, Clara Serra López, Stalawa, Junior Demus, Ricardo Grilli, Throttle Elevator Music, Kamasi Washington.   You can listen to this playlist also on…

  • Shabaka Hutchings shares his “Composition In Memory Of Victims Of Hiroshima”.
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    Shabaka Hutchings shares his “Composition In Memory Of Victims Of Hiroshima”.

    Shabaka Hutchings shares his “Composition In Memory Of Victims Of Hiroshima”, performed live with Alabaster dePlume on sax, Betamax on drums and Neil Charles on double bass. The 6th of August 2020 marks 75 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, killing an estimated 135,000 people. Stop the War commemorate the occasion with a special performance from jazz revolutionary Shabaka Hutchings. Hutchings, a Mercury Prize-nominated saxophonist and bandleader is one of the leading figures in the current flowering of the UK jazz scene. He is an integral part of three unique and groundbreaking bands (Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming and Shabaka & The Ancestors), each of whom have…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Terrace Martin Kamashi Washington Denzel Curry Racism on Trial.
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    Terrace Martin shares his Three Part Music Series “Racism on Trial” Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper and Denzel Curry.

    Terrace Martin shares his Three Part Music Series "Racism on Trial" with Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper and Denzel Curry. In early June 2020, following the murder of George Floyd, Terrace Martin team up with Kamasi Washington, Denzel Curry, G Perico and Daylyt to make angry and energetic Protest Song “PIG FEET”.   “Someone asked, how do I feel? I told them hurt, fearless, angry, aware and fully ready to protect me, my family & my people at all cost. I got together with Black men that felt the same way and created a work of truth. PIG FEET”, Martin said about the track.   Musicians teamed up again for the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Alabaster dePlume Visit Croatia The Good Vine
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    Alabaster dePlume releases new mini EP called “Visit Croatia”.

    Alabaster dePlume releases a new mini EP called “Visit Croatia”. Back in February he released one of the best albums this year, “To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1” through International Anthem (Chicago) Lost Map (Eigg) and Total Refreshment Centre (London). It is a compilation of instrumentals, taken from early releases, re-mastered, with new some material. "Visit Croatia" from that album was later prominently sampled by Bon Iver on "PDLIF". Today, he released that song as a single with two previously unreleased B-sides: "Black Drifts" and "The Good Wine".   From our Blog: Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar and Alabaster dePlume unite on a new song “Amoeba’s Dream”.   Watch the video below to Alabaster…