Album: alchemist rats beg bashful (remixes) Artist: glass beach Genre: (#alt #emo #poppunk #jazz) Sub-Genres: (#remix #cover #variety) Label: Run For Cover Records Non-Airable Tracks: "yoshis island (world 7x7 mix)", "glass beach (ornamental ver)", "cold weather (GWIZ '180mph on the 405' Remix)" Description: First! This review has some required listening. The homework is to listen to glass beach’s the first glass beach album (2019). This album is great—maybe one of my all-t
Album: Maquishti Artist: Patricia Brennan Genre: #Jazz Sub-Genres: #Vibraphonist #Marimbist Label: Valley of Search Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: The influence of Brennan’s Mexican heritage is very evident in this album and instrumentals are simply beautiful. I enjoy listening to Maquishti while meditating or reading a book. I think the song “Point of No Return” is unique because she makes clicks and trills by scraping her tone bars with binder clips. The build up of t
Album: Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations Artist: Monty Alexander Genre: #Jazz Sub-Genres: #calypso, #reggae Label: Monty Alexander Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: Listening to this album was definitely a new venture for me. Usually, lyricless songs lose my interest, however, this album gave me flashbacks of the childhood cartoons I watched–namely Schoolhouse Rock! and Pink Panther. Monty Alexander’s Jamaican and Carribean roots definitely make an appearance in the album
Alex Price Presents “Life Story” at The Nash | 14 April 2019 The band practices before the performance. Today is Alex Price’s presentation of “Life Story” at The Nash in Phoenix, Arizona. Band members include: Alex Price (trumpet and flugelhorn, composition), Chaz Martineau (tenor saxophone), Sam Russo (drums and cymbals), Vincent Thiefain (upright bass), Jude Poorten (guitar and pedals), Benjamin Cortez (piano and vocals), Katelyn Vincent (vocals), and Kaili Otsuka (vocals).
Album: We Fell in Love in October (Sampler) Artist: Girl in Red Genre: #World and #Jazz, #Alt Sub-Genres: #Indie #Rock #pop, #Singersongwriter Label: Marie Ulven (Self-Released) Non-Airable Tracks: Summer Depression, I Need to Be Alone Description: This sample is a collection of singles and songs from upcoming EPs by Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven, aka Girl in Red. This is an absolutely lovely album, perfect for a sunny autumn day. The instrumentation is comprised mo
Album: Transition Artist: Eddie Arjun Genre: #Jazz Sub-Genres: #Fusion, #AlternativeJazz, #PowerJazz Label: Pheromone Records Non-Airable Tracks: Description: Eddie Arjun’s latest album: “Transition” is actually the type of fusion that I first had anticipated on when first hearing about Fusion Jazz. What I really like about this album is that this is a mix of Rhythm and Blues with Jazz. In my own opinion about Arjun’s performance, is that it reminds me of Christone Ingram; y
Album: The Capitol Studios Sessions Artist: Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Genre: #World and #Jazz Sub-Genres: JAZZZZZZ Label: Decca Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: American actor and jazz pianist, Jeff Goldblum, is out with his debut jazz album along with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra and honestly I love it! It is super relaxing but soooooo happy. It’s very sea breeze easy going with a lot of lively beats to keep you happy and awake. AND THE HORN
Album: iLLuminate Artist: iLLism Genre: #Hiphop Sub-Genres: #funk, #pop, #jazz, #synth Label: iLLism Non-Airable Tracks: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13 Description: “iLLism” were featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Tour last summer, which should speak volumes to their musicianship and originality. They mix elements of R&B, hip-hop, funk, and jazz, and are usually supported a live band. This all being said, I didn’t enjoy the majority of this album. Songs like “Life” sounded a bit juvenile, an
Album: Rise Artist: Nuf Said Genre: #Jazz, #Funk Sub-Genres: #NeoSoul, #RandB Label: Ropeadope Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: Jazz will forever be one of my personal favorite genres to listen to upon my leisure. The ambience overall feels lively and has its own panache. “Nuf Said” is a modern Jazz group that I have come to appreciate as far as modern Jazz goes. The arrangement in this album is your standard in a Jazz Band and that’s what I like about this album itself.
Album: Move On: A Sondheim Adventure Artist: Cyrille Aimée Genre: #World and #Jazz Sub-Genres: N/A Label: Mack Avenue Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: Cyrille Aimee is a French Jazz singer from Fontainebleu, France. She is out with her new album “Move On: A Sondheim Adventure” and it is something. Honestly, I don’t hate it… but I don’t love it. I don’t really want to listen to it again. This is the kind of music that would be fun to hear in a restaurant or jazz l
Album: To Be Safe, Loved and Home (Single) Artist: Craig Cardiff Genre: #World and #Jazz Sub-Genres: #Folk, #SingerSongwriter Label: Antifragile Music Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: This is a song that one would expect to hear in a coffee shop, as it is super relaxing. The lyrics are really sweet and poetic. I’m sure one would enjoy this song if they are into folk acoustic, easy going music. It is perfect to play in the background on a Sunday morning, or when relaxing
Album: King of the Hill (Track) Artist: Flying Lotus, Thundercat, BadBadNotGood Genre: #Electronic Sub-Genres: #Electronic, #AcidJazz, #Funk, #RandB Label: Brainfeeder Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: King of the Hill, a collaboration between Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and BadBadNotGood, dropped a few weeks ago on October 30th. The track is one of the singles off the newly released (as of November 16th) 36-track compilation album Brainfeeder X, celebrating the innovative r
Album: Parcels Artist: Parcels Genre: #jazzpop/#funk Sub-Genres: #funk, #jazzfunk, #electronicdisco Label: Kitsune Musique Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: I wasn’t initially sure what to expect when I began playing this album. The fellow music-lovers at KAMP promised me it was going to be just “okay.” When I started listening though, I am not going to lie, I kind of dug it. It was funky and weird, and felt like one long song. After hearing it, I dubbed it as elevator fu
Album: Crime Zone Artist: Connie Han Genre: World/Jazz Sub-Genres: Jazz Blues Label: Mack Avenue II, LLC Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: This is my first time fully listening to a world/jazz album and I’m wondering to myself why I have not listened to more of this genre. “Another Kind of Right” is very upbeat and zestful whereas “Crime Zone” sounds mysterious, like a soundtrack that comes from Pink Panther. “By the Grace of God” sounds like a continuation of the ladder,
Album: Jassbusters Artist: Connan Mockasin Genre: #Alternative Sub-Genres: #Rock, #Indie, #Experimental, #Jazz Label: Kemado Records Non-Airable Tracks: “Momo’s,” “Last Night,” “You Can Do Anything,” “B’nD,” “Sexy Man,” and “Les Be Honest” Description: Connan Mockasin is a New Zealand singer, famous for being quite peculiar in nature, especially through his music. From his album, “Forever Dolphin Love,” to “Caramel” and his most recent project “Jassbusters” his evolution thr