\\ Seven tracks to get you through July
Ain’t no slowing down on new releases this Summer; a new signing for Rhythm Section and the return of a British producer sizzle this July amongst our selection of tunes to get you through the month. For your fix on the go, download our Jazz beats & flow playlist on Spotify.
Mallard Verte \\ Aquitaine (606 Lake Mix)
South London imprint Rhythm Section are on the money with this release; new signee Mallard Verte caught the eye of label founder Bradley Zero several times, dancing in front of the decks for almost every RS party in South London. A student of Jazz Double-Bass at Trinity School of Music, Mallard is only 20 years old but has already developed a worthy sonic identity. His debut EP Verte drops 21 July.
Trevor Lawrence Jr. \\ Auckland (feat Nicholas Payton, Donna Missal)
As a session drummer Trevor Lawrence Jr — also known as TrevBeats — has worked with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. He’s taken more forthright turn towards composition for 2017; he’s a member of Terrace Martin’s new project The Pollyseeds, and releases his own debut, Relationships, on 19 July via Ropeadope. Auckland is seductive evening-jazz, pierced by warm trumpet melodies and trappy snares.
Sudan Archives \\ Come Meh Way
Vocalist and self-taught violinist Sudan Archives is one of the most distinctive artists on the Stones Throw roster. Her new single Come Meh Way is a mad catchy delivery from LA. Listen to it in our new music Mixcloud show if you can handle it.
Pierrot Vidot \\ Commandeur
New from Strut Records is Ote Maloya, a compilation celebrating a scene that developed on Réunion Island from the mid 70s. It documents a period when Western instrumentation met traditional Malagasy, African and Indian instruments, spawning an epicentre of creativity in the Indian Ocean.
John Coltrane \\ Spiritual
Legend is a weighted label, but one that’s always warranted when describing John Coltrane. His interpretation of harmony and development of the Spiritual Jazz movement have left a legacy that grows beyond his own. July 2017 marks fifty years since his passing. Discover the artists who are flying the flag for Spiritual Jazz.
Four Tet \\ Two Thousand and Seventeen
British electronic artist Four Tet lays faux vocals beneath oriental strings on his much awaited return. As one Soundcloud listener wrote, “Fucking Hell You Came back Mr. Tet”.
Dwight Trible \\ Tryin’ Times ft Matthew Herbert
Vocalist Dwight Trible has laid down his vocals with J Dilla, Ninja Tune’s Life Force Trio and Bobby Hutcherson. With trumpeter Matthew Halsall — a man that’s been shaping Manchester’s Spiritual Jazz scene — they sound completely in sync. Together they reinterpret eight heavyweight tracks.
JS | Tina Edwards