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Month: June 2011

Duke Lumumba – Jungle Funk

Recorded during the same intercontinental odyssey that yielded Fela Kuti’s The ’69 Los Angeles Sessions, Ghanian trumpeter Duke Lumumba’s Jungle Funk is a groundbreaking and often brilliant marriage of Soul-Jazz textures and African rhythms. The music’s rich, dynamic melodies and supple, syncopated beats are both infectious and startlingly original. Although the song structures are rooted…

Impeach the Precedent

This album was released to benefit the Rainforest Action Network. Quality vibes throughout with a choice selection of exclusive tracks from a slew of dope artists. Peep the tracklist here. V/A – Impeach the Precedent; Kajmere Sound Recordings, 2005 Didn’t know it until I made this post, but there were two previous ones in this…

Ricky-Tick Big Band

Ricky-Tick Big Band is led by composer/guitarist/pianist Valtteri Pöyhönen of Dalindèo. The 15-strong outfit includes many of the label’s hard hitters, featuring Timo Lassy, Jukka Eskola, Antti Hynninen, Antti Lötjönen, Jaska Lukkarinen, plus many more of the young Finnish jazz A-listers including Antti Sarpila, one of the foremost Finnish big-band players on clarinet and tenor…

Alice Clark

Alice Clark’s name should fall right alongside those of the best Soul singers ever recorded. However, it is likely that 10 out of 10 people you know have never heard of her. It’s a shame really because her only record, the self-titled pressing on the Mainstream label from 1972, is a certified gem! If you’ve…

Ocote Soul Sounds – Taurus

Adrian Quesada and Martin Perna return to their sun-soaked Latin-psychedelia project Ocote Soul Sounds with their latest effort, Taurus. Like its bullish namesake, this pressing smashes through sonic barriers with a heavy and dynamic mix of pan-Latin flavor, conscious political attitude, Afrobeat and Hip-Hop rhythms. Just like the previous three platters from this duo, this…

Paris DJs Mixes

It’s getting a bit hard to keep up with the slew of mixes being delivered by the fine folks over at Paris DJs. Not complaining though as the selections are of top quality in every way. Check the latest that have been served up in the past couple of months and bookmark their page to…