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P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble by strangefruitmusic
April 25, 2010, 12:35 am
Filed under: Jazz, music, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

P.E. Hewitt’s Winter Winds is one of the rarest damn-good 70s jazz albums you could ever hope to come across. That’s a subtle, but important distinction. There are many rare jazz albums in every imaginable subgenre – funk, free, fusion… But Hewitt, a composer, arranger, vibraphonist, pianist and pilot, helmed a crack group of musicians and recorded adamn-good album … Without ever taking the time out to name his record company. His three albums – pressed in a maximum run of one hundred pieces per album – recently surfaced after Bay Area collector Chris Veltri re-discovered an old find and sent music detectives on the hunt. You see, Hewitt’s “Winter Winds” album so damn-good that neither a micro press nor forty years of silence could suppress its reemergence.



Herbie Hancock – Imagine (new lp) by strangefruitmusic
April 14, 2010, 12:28 am
Filed under: Jazz, music | Tags: ,

With thanks to one of my favorite blogs Bama Love Soul 

Herbie Hancock’s The Imagine Project, the new CD from multiple Grammy-winning artist and musical pioneer Herbie Hancock, is an unprecedented international recording and film project featuring collaborations between music legend Herbie Hancock and over a dozen superstars from every region of the planet. Utilizing the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility, the musical collaborations combine Hancock’s genre-defying musical vision with the “local” musical identity of cultures from around the world. Additionally, footage from each recording session has been shot in each locale to be included in a planned documentary. With veteran music producer Larry Klein serving as one of the album’s producing consultants. The Imagine Projectis set for release June 21st via Hancock Records/RED. Go HERE for D/L and More



Jose James & Jef Neve – For All We Know by strangefruitmusic
April 11, 2010, 4:04 pm
Filed under: Jazz, music | Tags: , , , ,

“This record is all about capturing the moment,” José James says of For All We Know, his upcoming Impulse! release.  The album, a collaboration between James and noted Belgian pianist Jef Neve, finds the charismatic young vocalist applying his warm, rich baritone to a sterling assortment of timeless jazz and pop standards.  The result is an eloquently spare, effortlessly expressive set, with James’ vivid performances and the intimate duo format lending new emotional depth to such beloved classics as “Tenderly,” “Body and Soul,” “Everyday I Have the Blues,” Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” and George and Ira Gershwin’s “Embraceable You.”  (VerveMusicGroup)

We Can t wait for this one. The release date will be 11th of may 2010. (i tunes)



Floating Points – My Plastic People mix by strangefruitmusic
April 2, 2010, 11:41 am
Filed under: Electronic, mix, music | Tags: , , , , , ,

This is more like it Sam Sheperd aka Floating Points provides the world with a great mix. And shows his taste in music. Altough lots of people think Floating Points is post-dubstep or house. We know he’s so much more. Whether assembling tracks on his own, running the leftfield Eglo imprint with partner Alexander Nut, or leading the grandiose Floating Points Ensemble with a bevvy of live musicians, Shepherd clearly isn’t just another UK bass music producer. As this My Plastic People mix—made in tribute to the endangered Northeast London nightspot—proves, his tastes extend well beyond electronic music—much of the podcast focuses on jazz and funk gems from the 1970s, with only a few newer cuts making an appearance. You can check Floating Points in september on Strange Fruit at Watt. But before enjoy this great mix. Click

Tracklist:

01 Flora Purim “Encounters” (Milestone)

02 Deniece Williams “Slip Away” (Columbia)
03 Esther Philips “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” (KUDU)
04 Windy City “(So You Think) Somethin’s Missin'” (Chi Sound)
05 James Brown “Mind Power” (Polydor)
06 Gil Scott-Heron “Lady Day and John Coltrane” (Flying Dutchman)
07 Brian Auger & Oblivion Express “Whenever You’re Ready” (RCA)
08 Willie Bobo “Sixty-Two Fifty” (Columbia)
09 Chick Corea & Return to Forever “Captain Marvel” (Polydor)
10 Kuniyuki “Precious Hall (Dub)” (Natural Resource)
11 Larry Heard “Missing You” (Track Mode)
12 Herbert “Suddenly” (Studio !K7)
13 Darkstar “Aidy’s Girl Is a Computer (Kyle Hall Oats B So Deep Remix)” (Hyperdub)
14 Floating Points “Shark Chase” (Eglo)
15 Pharoah Sanders “Greeting To Saud (Brother McCoy Tyner)” (Impulse)

And dont forget to support Plastic People to stay open. Click on the link for more info!