Compiled by DJ, record collector and label boss Gilles Peterson, the tastemaking Brownswood Bubblers series returns. Released on vinyl for the first time, the idea remains the same – shining a light on new and under-the-radar talent.
West coast jazz music is alive and well, with many entities in the movement breaking open doors with magnetic force and luminous brilliance.
Henry Wu (aka Kamaal Williams of Yussef Kamaal) is a name you should know. Part of Peckham’s 22a collective, the crew has been throwing down jazzy, soulful ideas for some time now.
Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip- hop producer for artists like Common, Kanye West, The Roots, and Kaytranada, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist.
“Examples,” the 28-track album by Eric Lau, is his third instrumental album, a veritable tapestry of vibes, ranging through Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Funk & Brazilian beats.
Lost for decades, South African band Batsumi, self-titled album finally see’s the light of day. Recorded in 1974 in Soweto, “Batsumi” is an intriguing, rousing reminder of the inventive styles that flourished in apartheid-era South Africa