Prairiewolf – s/t

Prairiewolf is on the loose. The dream team of Stefan Beck (Golden Brown) on guitar and steel, Tyler Wilcox (Aquarium Drunkard) on bass and Jeremy Erwin (Heat Warps) on keys and synth, has finally released their first proper studio album, and it was very much worth the wait. The trio creates dreamy lounge soundscapes thatContinue reading “Prairiewolf – s/t”

Drew Gardner – Flowers in Space

On this, his second solo flight, Drew Gardner leans into more groove-based jams with the help of Ryan Jewell and Garcia Peoples’ Andy Cush. Pulled from the sessions for his first (stellar) solo album on Eiderdown Records, Flowers in Space wanders down the hazy grey areas that exist between the worlds of jazz, rock andContinue reading “Drew Gardner – Flowers in Space”

Elkhorn – On The Whole Universe In All Directions

With the use of a vibraphone, Elkhorn has once again changed the name of the game. Available today on Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz, On The Whole Universe In All Directions finds the Philly/NYC guitar duo expanding their sound and transforming their entire dynamic by placing Drew Gardner on vibraphones and drums, instead of behindContinue reading “Elkhorn – On The Whole Universe In All Directions”

Emergency Group – Inspection Of Cruelty

Fresh out of the Island House Recordings stable, Emergency Group’s debut record is a dizzying display of cosmic jazz fusion that any electric Miles Davis fan would obsess over. Hailing from Brooklyn, Emergency Group is made up of Robert Boston on keyboards, Dave Mandl on bass, Andreas Brade on drums and Jonathan Byerley on guitar.Continue reading “Emergency Group – Inspection Of Cruelty”

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”