Category Archives: Jazz Vibes

Azymuth

“Dear Limmertz” / “Maracana” (Far Out Recordings) 12′

Following the recent release of Azymuth’s new album Fênix, we’re proud to announce a 12” reissue of two of the Brazilian mavericks’ heaviest dance cuts, remastered from the original Outubro tapes.

Alex Malheiros’ earth-shaking slap bass in the first few seconds of ‘Dear Limmertz’ makes up an iconic moment in jazz-funk history. Next to their groundbreaking disco hit ‘Jazz Carnival’, it’s one of the heftiest of Azymuth’s dense and still growing catalogue of floor fillers Continue reading Azymuth

Shabaka and the Ancestors

WISDOM OF ELDERS  (Brownswood Recordings) LP

Tradition shapes your work. For saxophonist and bandleader Shabaka Hutchings, that’s something he’s long understood. After years spent in the orbit of London’s jazz circuit, he examines and reimagines his influences with a dexterity that’s unique. Drawing out the vision underlying his new album, he says, “I see energy as being a form of wisdom to be passed down through the ages.” Unpicking the album’s title, he continues, “When we study the music, the lives, the words of our master musicians we obtain a glimpse of that artist’s essential energy source. Continue reading Shabaka and the Ancestors