A stunning exploration of the contemporary jazz world with new thrillers blurring everything from spiritual jazz to electronic experimentations.
Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ brings together many of the ground-breaking artists involved in the new jazz scene that has developed in the UK over the last few years. Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release.
As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices - and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists has up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond).
‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more.
Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple album edition which comes with a bonus limited-edition one-off pressing 7" single, a standard triple album, and a deluxe double CD pack. This album also comes with extensive sleevenotes, artist interviews and exclusive photography.
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - When The World
Yazmin Lacey - 90 Degrees
Hector Plimmer - Communication Control
Ill Considered - Long Way Home (Live At The Crypt)
The Expansions - Mosaic
Chip Wickham - Red Planet
Levitation Orchestra - Odyssey
Emma-Jean Thackray's Walrus - Walrus
Tenderlonious And The 22A Arkestra - The Shakedown
Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin Featuring Nubya Garcia
Collocutor - Gozo
Makaya Mccraven - Untitled
Nat Birchall - Ancient World
Ruby Rushton - Moonlight Woman
Ebi Soda - Dimmsdale
The Cromagnon Band - Thunder Perfect
Seed Ensemble - Mirrors
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