• www.thewickedsound.com Maxwell House Project
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    Song of the Day: Maxwell House Project Buena Ventura

    The Maxwell House Project is a one-man musical project of trumpeter Max O’Leary, who just shares his first solo song Buena Ventura. After years of touring the globe with various artists (Mestizo Beat, Surefire Soul Ensemble, Mexico68, Tribal Seeds, Natural Vibrations, Save Ferris), Max decided it was finally time to sit down and start work on his solo project. Buena Ventura is essentially a Nu-Funk/Jamaican Disco mixed in an old tape-style sound. Reminiscent of a blend of Orgōne and Kraak & Smaak.  “I’ve always loved the sound that artists like Orgōne, Mestizo Beat, and Mexico68 have achieved at Killion Studios, and I have been lucky enough to record there! I do my best to emulate…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nubiyan Twist K.O.G If I Know.
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    Song of the Day: Nubiyan Twist & K.O.G. If I Know

    Nubiyan Twist unleashes one of the big dancefloor tracks from the record, If I Know featuring guest vocals from Ghanaian dynamo K.O.G. (Onipa / K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade). The song features hard-hitting Afrobeat horn lines, jazz elements and dubbed-out production alongside K.O.G.’s traditional vocals and rap. "'If I Know' is all about needing to respect everybody and to let them do their thing. Whatever your feelings, you should not bring people down, you should always encourage them", the band explained. If I Know is the last single from their forthcoming album “Freedom Fables” out via Strut Records and now arriving 12th March 2021. The Leeds / London collective is effortlessly fusing…

  • www.thewickedsound.com ŻYŃY I Do Falling In Blue You Know Me Records
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    Song of the Day: ŻYŃY I Do

    ŻYŃY new song I Do is a new release from U Know Me Records. The forthcoming album opens the second decade for the label, and a new chapter in the artist’s career.  ŻYŃY is a one-man project of Tomasz Woźniak, a graduate of the Jazz Department at the Academy of Music in Poznań (Poland) who also studied at Saint Louis College of Music in Rome. He is a multi-instrumentalist specialized in playing guitar and bass, a great turntablist, but most of all a producer, as proved by his latest album. He is inspired by many music genres, which you can clearly hear in his songs. ŻYŃY played on most of…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Piotr-Budniak-Essential-Group-Heart-Mind-and-Spirit
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    Polish jazz group Piotr Budniak Essential Group released an excellent new album “Heart, Mind & Spirit”.

    Polish jazz group Piotr Budniak Essential Group released an excellent new album “Heart, Mind & Spirit”. This is the group's fourth album, with all the music composed by the leader and drummer Piotr Budniak. This time, the band used both acoustic and electric instruments to enrich the sound. “Heart, Mind & Spirit” is full of warmth, melodies, drive and space. Wonderful composition and the band playing as one organism, absolute killer. If you like Mammal Hands, GoGo Penguin, Pink Freud, EABS / Bloto, then you will love this band. Essential Group features Wojciech Lichtański on saxophones, flute, David Doružka on guitar, Kajetan Borowski on piano and keyboards, Piotr Narajowski on double…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble The Underdog Implicate Order
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    Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble released new single “The Underdog” on his new label D.O.T. Records.

    Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble released new single “The Underdog” on his new label D.O.T. Records. The song is promoting the new album “Implicate Order”, third as a Nick Walters & Paradox Ensemble. This 11-piece band continues to break the mould of big band jazz, combining spiritual and eastern jazz moods with West African rhythms and a fusion of electronics. “Implicate Order” follows up the band's highly acclaimed “Awakening” released on 22a in January 2019, and their debut EP “Entanglement” released of Efpi Records in 2013. Nic Walters is a member of many musical projects: Paradox Ensemble / Ruby Rushton / Riot Jazz Brass Band / Beats & Pieces…

  • www.thewickedsound.com David Hinckley Your Man (On The Inside)
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    Guitarist David Hinckley releases his new double single “Your Man (On The Inside)” / “Western Nights”

    Composer/guitarist David Hinckley releases his new double single "Your Man (On The Inside)" and "Western Nights". The tracks are modern takes on 70's instrumental symphonic soul informed by the cinematic sounds of Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, and Adrian Younge. Great composition, excellent string arrangement, and his guitar sounds so beautiful, a bit nostalgic, and very cinematic. This man needs more recognition! Hinckley's guitars call to mind everyone from Wes Montgomery and his smokey octave melodies to Ernie Isley's psychedelic solos. The string arrangements, composed by Hinckley and engineer Elio DeLuca, are straight from the playbook of Thom Bell and his iconic work with The Delfonics and The Stylistics.   Watch…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Pink Freud Pink Sunrise Radio Pink Freud piano forte brutto netto
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    Pink Freud released two new singles “Pink Sunrise” and “Radio Pink Freud”, from their forthcoming album “[piano forte brutto netto]”.

    Polish jazz group Pink Freud released two new singles “Pink Sunrise” and “Radio Pink Freud”, from their forthcoming album “[piano forte brutto netto]” via Mystic Production. Pink Freud is a jazz band founded in Gdańsk in 1998 by Wojtek Mazolewski. The ensemble has since become a strong force in the Polish music market. It has built its own niche on the ground of new jazz with a punk twist, remaining stylistically soul-searching through the years. The band features Wojtek Mazolewski (bass), Adam Baron (trumpet), Arek Kopera (saxophone) Rafał Klimczuk (drums). Pink Freud, nicknamed “the export product of Polish culture” is a phenomenon in the Polish jazz scene, but also quite…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Allysha Joy Light It Again Better
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    Allysha Joy from 30/70 Collective announces a new EP album “Light It Again” with a new single “Better”

    Allysha Joy from 30/70 Collective announces a new EP album “Light It Again” via First Word Records,  with a new single “Better”. The EP album contains 4 songs produced and engineered by Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote drummer Clever Austin. “Light It Again” features accompaniment from an all-star set of Melbourne artists; Horatio Luna, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Danika Smith and Josh Kelly. Horatio, Ziggy and Josh are also Allysha’s band members in 30/70 Collective. Across a variety of grooves and deep lyricism, this EP touches on love, shame, mental health, grief & spirituality. It also marks a new sound for a Allysha,  transmitting her honest and raw expression through the signature crunch and sonic landscape…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Emma Jean Thackray EFG London Jazz Festival 2020
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    Emma-Jean Thackray tonight at EFG London Jazz Festival 2020

    Emma-Jean Thackray play tonight at EFG London Jazz Festival 2020   Watch on Friday 13 November, 9:00pm at https://www.mixcloud.com/efglo...   Repped by Gilles Peterson, RBMA, Sounds of The Universe and many more, rising mega-talent Emma-Jean Thackray wears many musical hats. As a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, bandleader and DJ, she is just as at home working with the London Symphony Orchestra as she is hosting her show on Worldwide FM or tearing it up on trumpet with her quartet. From her solo releases "Ley Lines" on The Vinyl Factory and acclaimed "Walrus" EP, she maintains her trajectory as one of the most talented young musicians in the jazz scene. Her…

  • www,thewickedsound.com EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 Launch
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    The Wicked Sound’s The EFG London Jazz Festival concerts selection

    The Wicked Sound’s The EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 concerts selection The EFG London Jazz Festival will be going ahead as a huge range of shows and special events online, with live concerts now streamed from venues across London and remaining an integral part of the programme. There are a host of streams and online events in the Festival, many available free to view: new work, new collaborations, unique performances, bespoke productions from international artists, talks, family events and interactive sessions, bringing this exceptional 10-day event to audiences across the world. Here is our concerts selection of London Jazz Festival concerts worth to see this year: (Friday 13 November) Jazz…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Makaya McCraven x Nubya Garcia Source remix
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    Makaya McCraven remixed Nubya Garcia powerful new song “Source”.

    Makaya McCraven remixed Nubya Garcia powerful new song “Source”, taken from her self-titled debut album. The album was released on Concorde Jazz, and make a serious waves. The original album track “Source”, before the remix, is an epic 12-minute journey with guest appearances by Ms Maurice, Cassie Kinoshi and Richie Seivwright, blending jazz, reggae and afrobeat. Makaya McCraven took it a little bit further into his percussive musical landscape. Nubya took part in Makaya McCraven's recording sessions in London, which end up on critically acclaimed 2018's "Universal Being", and the new one coming soon "Universal Beings E&F Sides".   From our Blog: Nubya Garcia announces her debut album “Source” with two powerful new singles “Pace” and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Binker and Moses Escape The Flames Intoxication From The Jahvmonishi Leaves
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    English energetic jazz duo Binker and Moses announced live album “Escape The Flames”.

    England is in the middle of lockdown, all the music clubs are closed, all the live gigs are canceled, but English energetic jazz duo Binker and Moses just announced live album “Escape The Flames”. This 6-track recording is taken from their “Journey to the Mountain of Forever” album launch at the iconic Total Refreshment Centre back in 2017.  All the tracks are from the first part of “Journey to the Mountain of Forever” album, which contains only the duo of sax and drums. The second one was recorded with guest appearances from saxophonist Evan Parker, trumpeter Byron Wallen, harpist Tori Handsley tabla player Sarathy Korwar and drummer Yussef Dayes. Sessions…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ilhan Ersahin Aslan Instanbul Sessions
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    Ilhan Ersahin presents “Aslan”, the second single from his internationally praised Instanbul Sessions project’s new album

    Acclaimed saxophonist and composer Ilhan Ersahin presents “Aslan”, the second single from his internationally praised Instanbul Sessions project’s new album “Instanbul Sessions Bir Zamanlar Simdi”. Founder of Nublu Records and the renowned East Village nightclub of the same name, Ersahin again brings together the sounds of east and west to produce something new and vital, further perfecting a style first introduced with Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz. Now recording as a quartet, Istanbul Sessions’ “Bir Zamanlar Simdi” combines Ersahin’s free-form avant-jazz riffs skillfully and seamlessly with the exotically flavored grooves conjured by Istanbul bassist Alp Ersonmez, drummer Turgut Alp Bekoglu, and percussionist Izzet Kizil to dazzling effect.  …

  • www.thewickedsound.com Thijsenterprise Sketchy Lahringen
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    Thijsenterprise release a second single “Sketchy” from his forthcoming album “Lahringen”

    Thijsenterprise release a second single “Sketchy” from his forthcoming album “Lahringen” coming out via Rucksack Records. As my first reaction to the title of this track, I thought of a sketch of drawing, as something rough and incomplete. Something that gives us a general idea but without many details. But after watching a homemade video to the track made by Thijsenterprise, a similar idea came to me - "sketchy" in skate’s slang is used to describe anything that is not perfect or ideal. My impression was absolutely opposite, composition is short, but expressive, and perfect the way it is, it stuck in my head, and don’t want to leave. Artist confessed that…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Jimi-Tenor-Sugar-and-Spice Afroeuropean Aulos
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    Finnish composer Jimi Tenor announces his new album “Aulos” on Philophon Records with a new single “Afroeuropean”.

    Finnish composer Jimi Tenor announces his new album “Aulos” on Philophon Records with a new single “Afroeuropean”. It’s the third song promoting his new LP, first one “Vocalize My Luv” came out in 2019 featuring Frafra gospel singers Florence Adooni and Lizzy Amaliyenga, the second one “Sugar and Spice” came in July 2020, as a perfect summer hit for Jazz, Boogie, Soul and Afro-Beat lovers. "Aulos“ is Jimi Tenor's second album on Philophon. "Aulos“ is a woodwind instrument from ancient Greece - like the tenor sax is a woodwind instrument of modern times. Basically, the core crew is the same as on his Philophon debut „Order of Nothingness“: besides our Finnish singer…