Aug 13

20 Years of House Classics from Cajual Records

Strut Records celebrates 20 years of Chicago house with Only 4 U, set to be released on October 30th as a double CD/LP and digital download. For more information and track listing CLICK HERE!

Aug 7

International Soundclash releases rare track from Dominica!

Check out this cadence-lypso jam from Midnight Groovers, “O Ti Yo”!

CLICK HERE

From the liner notes for International Soundclash:

The Midnight Groovers, led by local legend Chubby, are one of the most influential and longest running bands to come out of the small but musically fertile island of Dominica. This late ‘70s track is a masterclass in cadence-lypso, mixing an angular cadence rhythm and rolling bassline with ominous synths and a minor key vocal.

Aug 3

New Music from Christian Scott!

Here’s the video for Christian Scott’s brand new release, Christian aTunde Adjuah!

Jul 31

Listen to the new Antibalas record now!

RollingStone.com has Antibalas’ upcoming self-titled release from Daptone Records up for streaming! CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Jul 19

“London’s Calling” compilation teaser!

Celebrating the multi-cultural music scene of the most international of cities, London’s Calling is set for realease on July 30th! Check out the album teaser below…

 

Jul 10

RIP Azymuth’s Jose Roberto Betrami

“Jose Roberto Bertrami, one of Brazil’s most celebrated pianists and a revolutionary musician, sadly passed away in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday July 7, 2012 at the age of 66.

Keyboardist, composer and leader of the inimitable Brazilian trio Azymuth, Ze Bertrami is known for creating the mesmerising and genre blending samba doida (crazy samba) a mix of samba, jazz, funk and rock with an infectious swing and has had a huge influence on Brazilian music through his solo projects, collaborations and session work. One of the Brazilian greats, he is responsible for cross-pollinating Brazilian music, bossa nova, samba and folk styles, with jazz, R&B, using his unique keyboard sound, harmonics and is a true technocrat. Amongst many others, he arranged and written with Sarah Vaughan, Elis Regina, Mark Murphy, Joe Pass, Erasmo Carlos, Milton Nascimento, Airto, Flora Purim and his signature sound can be heard on many of the best-known Brazilian productions.

During his four decades with Azymuth Bertrami toured the world many times, signed to Milestones Records to release the classic albums ‘Light As A Feather’ and ‘Telecommunications’ and had a worldwide chart hit with ‘Jazz Carnival’. Since 1994 Bertrami rekindled his career with Far Out Recordings releasing two solo albums, ‘Things Are Different’ and ‘Aventura’, and ten Azymuth albums.

Joe Davis and Far Out Recordings has lost one of their dearest friends and most talented musician who shaped the sound of the label and Brazilian music for five decades. He will be sorely missed. 

Our thoughts and love go out to his family and friends.

Far Out Recordings
09/07/2012″
Jun 29

Souljazz Orchestra Returns!

CLICK HERE for details and track listing!

Jun 25

KonKoma – Album Teaser

Jun 21

New Video from Jazzanova!

Check out Jazzanova’s new video for “Let It Go” from their Funkhaus Sessions!

Jun 13

Ondatropica Album Teaser!

Check out this teaser for the upcoming album from Ondatropica, featuring members of Frente Cumbeiro and Quantic’s Combo Barbaro among other Columbian music all stars. The album drops July 16th on Soundway Records!

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