From tight-knit modern interplay to elastic improvisation and laid back groove to hard swing - Live at the Vortex - is an album that displays the Kristian Borring Quartet as a lyrical and relaxed musical unit performing on stage.
London based folk-jazz singer-songwriter Monika Lidke’s third album is her first ever project exclusively in Polish, her native language. In this love-letter to her mother tongue, Lidke takes us on a journey, having created sublime musical arrangements to the poems of contemporary Polish poet – Andrzej Ballo.
From hard swing to no-nonsense grooves, contemplative melodies to intricate musical interplay, Silent Storm is an album that epitomises the very best of the vibrant UK jazz scene and cements Kristian’s reputation for having a lyrical and unique voice as well as an extraordinary command of his instrument.
With a line-up steeped in tradition, Draw By Four take the classic 60s organ quartet into brand new territory where the compositions from leader Jon Shenoy (Ivo Neame Large Ensemble) mix contrapuntal bass lines and rhythmic hooks with thoughtful lyricism.
Postcard to Bill Evans is a recording characterized by a feeling of timelessness and an exquisitely breezy playfulness especially on the first track, one of Evans’ most cherished originals ‘Time Remembered’ from 1962.
A three year project, 11 tracks, 8 original tunes, 4 collaborations, 3 cover tunes. 6 Musicians, 1 Producer/Engineer*, lots of advice, a few retakes, 1 re-write, numerous lunches, 1 early morning drizzly morning photo session, 3 trips to Jordans Village for 1 beautiful Steinway, with Ben’s mobile recording studio, numerous trips to Ben’s Storehouse studios. *an earlier song recording from song writing course, 1 graphic designer and lots, lots more.
Urban Novel is a personal homage to life in the metropolis – from the cool swinging opener of Hipster to the laid back feel of Arcade Coffee Shop to the intense, frantic vibe of Hiden Corners the album has a strong sense of melody throughout, set in a contemporary ‘soundscape’.
If I was to describe you, from Polish songstress Monika Lidke. This collection of self-composed soft jazz/folk songs reflects Lidke’s Polish and French personas, each of its fourteen tracks imbued with appealing honesty, freshness and lyrical accomplishment.
Acrobat is a London-based Jazz organ trio, founded in 2008 by its three members. The warmth and presence of the classic organ/guitar groups are heard alongside new textures and stylish improvising. Compelling grooves and melodic clarity invite the listener inside one of the most exciting sounds in Jazz today.
Nausicaa is the debut album from London-based Danish guitarist Kristian Borring. It's an assured and confident debut, demonstrating Borring's talents as a composer and player. There are some complex time signatures on display, but they're never overdone and the music remains accessible from the get-go.
Where live instruments, vocalists and beatbox queens collide with some heavy Zed Bias production, find Dekata Project. Already creating a stir in underground house and broken beat circles for their sassy and diverse 4 track debut, the Viral EP the Dekata Project build on their ever-growing live following with this buzzing EP that launches them on the international stage.
Waking up to Beauty by multilingual singer-songwriter, Monika Lidke, is a collection of 10 self-penned songs. It will have a lot of appeal to listeners who like genuinely emotional, soulful, lilting compositions and straight from the heart poetic lyrics
Robin’s Little Big Band swells like a musical train with such ease and vigour they lay just the right foundation for Gwyn Jay Allen to navigate through his deep dulcet vocals. “Rocking Chair" and “Chicken Rhythm" are two gems which show off Robin’s vocals over Gwyn’s jazzy scatty tones. A great choice of songs from the American Jazz song book makes it so easy to enjoy and sing along to.