Excellent work from Greyboy – his first album in years, and well worth the wait! The set shows considerable growth in his style – yet should still also be extremely pleasing to fans of his older work, as he's kept the commitment to mixing heavy hip hop beats with tight funky jazz, and ... read moreCD
The most abstract and experimental work we've ever heard from Medeski, Martin & Wood – recorded on a single date at the Hawaiian studio The Shack in February of 1997 – a hypnotic blend hand percussion, keys, bass and guitar that's a world away for MM & W's more mainstream groove ... read moreCD
A damn funky little album – and one of the best new records on Stones Throw in years! Connie Price & The Keystones are a modern group – but one who's steeped in all the older messed-up funky styles of their Stones Throw labelmates. There's a wonderfully tripped-out sound to their ... read moreCD
Erik Truffaz —
Saloua ... CD Blue Note (France), 2005. Used ...
An enigmatic chapter in the always-compelling career of trumpeter Erik Truffaz – one that has him bringing in some distinct Mid East influences, in the form of vocalists Nya and Mournir Troudi! The core group's a quartet, with Truffaz playing in his usual moody trumpet style, as well as a ... read moreCD
A really radical change for trumpeter Erik Truffaz – and his most striking album to date! Part of the set features soundscape-oriented numbers that are slightly similar to his earlier work, but which also show a range of expression that lies somewhere between the atmospherics of Jon Hassel ... read moreCD