Thursday, May 05, 2016



The magic sunshine here is all from the legendary catalog of MPS Records – unusually groovy jazz tracks from the 60s and 70s, all hand-picked by the equally legendary DJ Gilles Peterson! Peterson first turned many ears onto MPS back a few decades ago – with his excellent Talkin Jazz series – and this set follows strongly in that legacy, but also really shows both the deeper knowledge of the label's catalog we've acquired over the years, and the further development of Gilles' incredible ear for finding an unusual tune! The music here isn't just funky jazz, it's a huge range of sounds at once – some modal and spiritual elements, some global jazz experiments, a few vocal tracks, and even some very cool space-age styles – served up in a package that seems to make each new track burst forward with fresh feeling in the company of the others – that rare quality that can make a compilation like this so great. Titles include "Lillemor" by Francy Boland, "Out Of The Sorcellery" by Eddie Louiss, "Big P" by Modern Jazz Group Freiburg, "Stone Ground Seven" by Singers Unlimited, "Harp Revolution" by Johnny Teupen, "Service" by Orchester Roland Kovac, "Love Train" by Third Wave, "Dew" by Don Ellis, "Our Chant" by Gunter Hampel, "Denn Liebe Ist Stark Wie Der Tod" by Wolfgang Lauth, "Why & How" by Mark Murphy, and "Cancion Del Fuego Fatuo" by Pedro Iturralde with Paco DeLucia.  ~ Dusty Groove


Eloise Laws has announced a new song "Can't Let Myself" to be released May, 15th 2016. Feeling Ms. Laws' soothing voice and deep lyrics, the new single is jazzy, soulful, and very heart-touching all at the same time. Music lovers will fall in love with this single as Eloise did not fall short in setting the bar with this new song. The song has a sultry melody, smooth jazz feeling with a unique R&B flow that immediately hooks you in. The lyrics speak for themselves and are reflective, personal, uplifting and liberating. It is an Anthem for Women not to allow anyone to take your happiness or joy away and to maintain one's self worth... no matter the outcome. This song encourages any woman who has lost herself to press the reset button and demand respect for herself. Her message is in this song is simply... move forward and leave what causes hurt behind. As an added treat, the single is accompanied by Hubert Laws on flute. Anyone listening to the harmony and collaboration on this single will agree that it has "Hit the Mark" and is "On Point".


A brilliant creative leap for singer,rhymer, and producer Anderson. Paak as a solo star – release months after his standout, near show-stealing moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record! Paak's proved himself a stellar collaborator many times over by the Malibu dropped, and here he proves a stellar host – but make no mistake, Malibu is his show, and a REALLY strong one. Contemporary hip hop soul with grit and heart – with appearances by BJ The Chicago Kid, Robert Glasper, Rapsody, The Game, Talib Kweli and more on the mic, plus guest production by Madlib, Hi-Tek and others. Includes "The Bird", "Heart Don't Stand A Chance", "The Waters" with BJ The Chicago Kid, "Put Me Thru", "Without You" feat Rapsody, "Room In Here" feat The Game & Sonyae Elise, "Celebrate", "Come Down", "Your Prime", "The Dreamer" with Talib Kweli & Timan Family Choir and more. ~ Dusty Groove

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