Dezron Douglas – ATALAYA

Like a rich, dark roast coffee, the music on Dezron Douglas’ latest LP blooms with a robust, full-bodied smoothness, and you’ll savor every drop. Released today on Chicago’s great International Anthem label, ATALAYA finds the world renowned bassist leading a crack team of jazz impresarios (George Burton on piano and Rhodes, Joe Dyson Jr. onContinue reading “Dezron Douglas – ATALAYA”

Ghost Funk Orchestra – A New Kind of Love

The NY-based 10-piece continues to remix the funk genre into a slick new beast with their third LP, A New Kind of Love. Ghost Funk Orchestra took the sensuality that could be felt occasionally on their 2020 psychedelic soul record, An Ode to Escapism, and based an entire album around it. This effort finds theContinue reading “Ghost Funk Orchestra – A New Kind of Love”

Surya Botofasina – Everyone’s Children

Surya Botofasina’s mentorship with Alice Coltrane and his upbringing at the famed Sai Anantam Ashram can be clearly felt on his Carlos Niño-produced debut record. Available today from Spiritmuse Records, Everyone’s Children is a transcendent combination of ambient, spiritual jazz and meditative new age music. The tracks are minimalist in nature, often featuring just relaxedContinue reading “Surya Botofasina – Everyone’s Children”

Mal Waldron – Searching In Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert

Tompkins Square has gifted the jazz world with a true gem: a smokin’ previously unreleased Mal Waldron solo piano concert from the height of his powers. Waldron, a New York City-born pianist and composer, was known for playing with the likes of John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus, as well as being the lastContinue reading “Mal Waldron – Searching In Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert”

Aaron Dooley – Trapped in Purgatory

All kosmische and jazz fusion fans need to check out Aaron Dooley’s first official album on Island House Recordings, Trapped in Purgatory. Dooley, of whom RCU regulars may also know from being a member of Osmium House, gathered together a crack team of ace improvisers, armed with a disparate collection of instruments. Then he allowedContinue reading “Aaron Dooley – Trapped in Purgatory”

Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation – How Good It Is

Do you need some soul-to-soul resuscitation? Then you HAVE to hear the jazz-funk gospel of Jimetta Rose and The Voices of Creation’s How Good It Is. Available today through London’s Night Dreamer Records, this album is as cathartic as it gets. Rose, a former collaborator with the likes of Angel Bat Dawid and Georgia AnneContinue reading “Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation – How Good It Is”

Seventh Shadow of the Sun – s/t

Every free jazz head out there should get to know the stellar new self-titled album by Seventh Shadow of the Sun. Seventh Shadow of the Sun is a western Maryland-based astral jazz project that defies categorization at every turn. On this record, they combine the mystical presence of spiritual jazz with the cosmic freedom ofContinue reading “Seventh Shadow of the Sun – s/t”

Single Premiere: “George the Revelator,” by Revelators Sound System

“George the Revelator,” the debut single by Revelators Sound System, a new experimental jazz project by MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger and Cameron Ralston from Spacebomb, is officially out today. Just announced this morning, this new collaborative effort was captured between 2020 and 2021, at Taylor’s Durham, NC home and Spacebomb studio in Richmond,Continue reading “Single Premiere: “George the Revelator,” by Revelators Sound System”

The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo – The Prophets In The City

Let the vivacious grooves of The Bogie Band and Joe Russo shake any last remaining bits of winter blues out of your body and soul with their new collaboration, The Prophets in The City. Available tomorrow through Royal Potato Family, this album features Russo and Stuart Bogie leading a collective of only percussion and windContinue reading “The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo – The Prophets In The City”

Alabaster DePlume – “I’m Good at Not Crying” Music Video

Alabaster DePlume continues to show that he’s one of the most unique voices in modern jazz today with his subtly campy video for “I’m Good at Not Crying,” from his upcoming album, Gold, which drops April 1 on International Anthem. While resting on a tiny scrap of land surrounded by water and ancient ruins underContinue reading “Alabaster DePlume – “I’m Good at Not Crying” Music Video”