Leyla McCalla – Money Is King (2019)

“McCalla also grasps the potential for lively music to carry comment, critique and lament. In the title track — in which she takes a wry, salty, horn-accented turn as a cabaret blues diva — she voices impatience with the myth of upward mobility. “You keep telling me to climb this ladder,” she protests wearily. “I’ve got to pay my dues / But as I rise, the stakes get higher.” In “Money Is King,” drawn from the catalog of Trinidadian musician Neville Marcano, she aims breezily rhythmic, plainspoken wit at the corrupting power of wealth.”

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Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet – Berlin (2018)


“I offer you an album full of enthusiasm and emotion”, affirms Wojtek Mazolewski. “This nostalgic, crazy and introspective musical tale is the reflection of my experiences. Music is an abstract message, packed with energy and power, which you can interpret as you wish. Take from it whatever works for you – that’s why it exists.” Bandcamp

Cecil Taylor – Bemsha Swing (1956)

“Cecil Taylor: Pianist, poet, free jazz pioneer — died 4/5/18 in his home.
A truly distinctive voice on piano, Cecil Taylor was a free jazz composer, performer, and improvisationist whose approach to the instrument often had people likening his style to playing a set of “88 tuned drums.” Starting his solo career in the ’50s, Taylor’s unconventional approach often had him swimming upstream as he waited for music critics and listeners to catch up to the sounds he was making. His career hit a groove in the ’70s, which included a performance in Jimmy Carter’s White House, and Taylor released an impressive number of albums over a career that stretched from 1956 to 2010.” Source

The Greg Foat Group – Have Spacesuit will Travel pt1 & pt2 (2012)

Have Spacesuit will Travel pt1


Have Spacesuit will Travel pt2

“It’s been a year since the magnificent ‘Dark Is The Sun’ first enchanted listeners back in 2011, and we’re thrilled to announce the next installment of mesmerizing non-contemporary jazz by The Greg Foat Group with their new album Girl And Robot With Flowers.
Evading the dreaded ‘second album syndrome’ with consummate ease, Girl And Robot With Flowers is a sonic soundscape of epic proportions that leaves Dark is the Sun in the dust while propelling the listener into infinity and beyond!
With a doff of the hat to sci-fi writer Brian Aldiss, we’re whisked off on a thematic journey into the emotive and enthralling realms of cinematic jazz, seductive ambience and exciting, majestic drama. Often unpredictable and certainly never dull…”Source

The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr – Farrah Galbi Aljadeed (1980)


“I’m writing these introductory words in early August 2018. It is a Sunday and tomorrow The Scorpions will have one of their first rehearsals again. Seif Abu Bakr returned to his home country Sudan from Kuwait few weeks ago and the plan to re-release the music had been an igniting spark as well. Either way, it seems the narration of The Scorpions has not reached its end yet, let us hope this will only be another starting point within the bands long career. A starting point from which onwards they will receive a little more of the attention they have had deserved right from the beginning; both by a new generation of Sudanese as well as by the rest of the world.
Jannis Stuertz (founder of Habibi Funk red.)
Khartoum, 5th of August 2018.” Bandcamp

Condor Gruppe – Orbit Of The Sun & Moon (2018)

“Condor Gruppe is back with a new record, INTERPLANETARY TRAVELS. The title hinting at Sun Ra is no coincidence. Pushing their musical boundaries even further, Condor Gruppe recorded 8 new songs that give you the creepy feel of a horror soundtrack, the heroïsm of the best film scores and the hypnotising grooves of jungle tribes. Diverse, yet exciting and challenging enough to give you a mesmerizing trip through the band’s own dusty record shelves.

The Record will be released on March 16th at De Roma in Antwerp. More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/351578675297398/” Source

Geir Sundstøl – Waterloo (2018)

This is the last track on the album Brødløs (05.10.2018) – hubromusic.com

Sanskriti Shrestha: tablas
Mats Eilertsen: upright bass
Erland Dahlen: drums and percussion
David Wallumrød: keyboards
Nils Petter Molvær: trumpet
Geir Sundstøl: National guitar and Shankar Shankar guitar
Recorded at Studio Intim and mixed by Bård Ingebrigtsen at Amper Tone.