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GAS WASSER INDIEPOP
15 Zoll Maul
LINDIGO
Oye Maloya
LEDFOOT
Outsiders
CHICHARRON
Estrella Tropical
KAFKA BAND
Der Process
LAURENT BARDAINNE & TIGRE D'EAU DOUCE
Eden Beach Club
JOE BEL
Family Tree
MANUEL SCUZZO
Traumfabrik
CUAREIM QUARTET
A Jazz Story
ELECTRO DELUXE
Next
SRDJAN IVANOVIC
Modular
BERNHARD EDER
Golden Days
NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK, ENSEMBLE MUSIKFABRIK
Frank Zappa: Bad Doberan & Elsewhere
ZERO GR4VITY
Une Tres Legere Oscillation
HELGE SCHNEIDER
Live In Graz
LENER
Please Don't
RD: 2024-06-28
GAS WASSER INDIEPOP
15 Zoll Maul
Label: Broken Silence Records
Fileunder: Indie / Punk / Wave

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RD: 2024-06-14
LINDIGO
Oye Maloya
Label: Helico
Fileunder: World Music Africa / World Beat / Maloya
Lindigo, a band from La Réunion, is releasing its 8th album "Oyé Maloya". An impressive work that fully expresses the attitude to life, energy and essence of the collective, which was founded in 1999 under the direction of Olivier Araste. Engaging, groovy drum rhythms and vocals in Creole make this poignant, gripping, lively album a true ode to life!


The band Lindigo, which ...
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RD: 2024-05-03
LEDFOOT
Outsiders
Label: TBC Records
Fileunder: Blues / Americaner
After already releasing 6 solo albums, the first band album by American musician and songwriter (Bruce Springsteen, Sheena Easton, among others) Tim Scott Mcconnell aka Ledfoot is now being released. Whilst his very particular gothic blues style is still clearly audible, the addition of a band contributes to new sounds on the album, ranging in style from Americana to country to rock.


Ledf ...
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RD: 2024-05-03
CHICHARRON
Estrella Tropical
Label: Maaula Records
Fileunder: Latin / Peruvian Chicha / Cumbia
The Latin American-influenced band Chicharron is releasing its new album "Estrella Tropical". The 10 songs impress with their expressive vocals, concise rhythms and memorable melodies. The interplay of traditional and electronic instruments in particular makes the album an interesting listening experience.


Consisting of 5 talented musicians, they enrich the band with their individual expe ...
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RD: 2024-04-19
KAFKA BAND
Der Process
Label: Indies Scope Records
Fileunder: Indie / Rock
After the two albums "The Castle" (2014) and "America" (2019), the Czech Kafka Band is releasing "The Process", the final work in its trilogy of concept albums, all based on Franz Kafka´s unfinished works. The 12 songs, some of which are improvised, mainly contain lyrics from Kafka´s original texts, although some passages are also freely adapted from Kafka. An album that, like the original work, d ...
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RD: 2024-04-19
LAURENT BARDAINNE & TIGRE D´EAU DOUCE
Eden Beach Club
Label: Heavenly Sweetness
Fileunder: Jazz / Soul / Lounge
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Laurent Bardainne presents his third studio album "Eden Beach Club" together with his band Tigre d´Eau Douce. Following his internationally successful album "Hymne Au Soleil" from 2022, eleven new smooth groovy tracks are now being released that create a feeling of lightness and light-heartedness, in keeping with the theme of the album - a sunny day at the Eden B ...
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RD: 2024-03-22
JOE BEL
Family Tree
Label: La Ruche
Fileunder: Pop / Chanson / Folk
Second album from the musician Joe Bel, who is omnipresent in France in film, television, radio and the fashion world. Following her acclaimed debut album "Dreams", the follow-up "Family Tree" focuses on family values and the fusion of different cultures. Joe Bel´s velvety voice and harmonious melodies lend the 11 songs a familiar security and warm the heart.


Born in France, Joe Bel spent ...
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RD: 2024-03-01
MANUEL SCUZZO
Traumfabrik
Label: Misitunes
Fileunder: Electronica / Experimental / Indie
Musician and producer Manuel Scuzzo releases his second solo album "Traumfabrik", a reinterpretation of previously created film music for the film "Traumfabrik - eine Stadt träumt sich selbst". With the help of synthesiser sounds, drum machines and samples of everyday noises, Scuzzo creates a uniquely dreamy album, far removed from the usual spherical and hazy sounds that one might first thin ...
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RD: 2024-02-23
CUAREIM QUARTET
A Jazz Story
Label: Art Melodies
Fileunder: Jazz / Latin
With their 3rd album "A Jazz Story", the Uruguayan string formation Cuareim Quartet releases a tribute to the history of jazz, in which the listener is taken on a journey through time through the diverse and extensive genre in the form of contemporary, poetic and varied pieces paired with traditional Latin American influences.

In 2013, the two violinists Rodrigo Bauzá and Federico Nathan, ...
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RD: 2024-02-16
ELECTRO DELUXE
Next
Label: Stardown
Fileunder: Funk / NuJazz
With this new album, we return to the FUNdamentals. As authors, composers, arrangers, and producers of our 7th studio album, we happy to share with you "NEXT”.


As with everything chez Electro Deluxe "NEXT" is artisanal. Hands-on carefully crafted writing and recording. Created at home, this album is designed as an invitation to welcome YOU in to our living room.
While continuing t ...
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RD: 2024-02-16
SRDJAN IVANOVIC
Modular
Label: Rue Des Balkans
Fileunder: Jazz / Balkan
The drummer Srdjan Ivanovic is releasing his new album "Modular". With his quartet, the musician has developed a new concept of compositional modules. Ivanovic skilfully plays with Western melodies, combining them with Eastern rhythms to create an innovative jazz experience.


Growing up in Greece, the Bosnian-born son of a classical guitarist and composer was exposed to music at an early a ...
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RD: 2024-02-02
BERNHARD EDER
Golden Days
Label: Tron Records
Fileunder: Indie Rock
Austrian musician Bernhard Eder has released his latest album "Golden Days". With the 10 songs, the musician shows that he can conjure up not only gentle but also more energetic music reminiscent of Krautrock. Developed in just one room, "Golden Days" reveals a refreshingly new facet of the artist´s sound with psychedelic elements and dissonant crescendos.

Perfectionist, adaptable, calming. In a ...
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RD: 2024-01-26
NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK, ENSEMBLE MUSIKFABRIK
Frank Zappa: Bad Doberan & Elsewhere
Label: Yatak Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Rock / Frank Zappa
With "Bad Doberan & Elsewhere", the multi-instrumentalist and lead singer of the former Frank Zappa band Napoleon Murphy Brock and the Ensemble Musikfabrik are releasing an impressive concert recording of the Zappanale 2019. With 10 songs, Brock takes us on a musical journey through Zappa´s jazz-rock masterpieces accompanied by the contemporary ensemble.

The American Napoleon Murphy Brock is ...
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RD: 2023-12-15
ZERO GR4VITY
Une Tres Legere Oscillation
Label: Jarring Effects
Fileunder: Electro / Ambient / Dance
The multi-instrumentalist ZERO GR4VITY releases his debut album "Une Très Légère Oscillation". Inspired by renowned artists such as John Hopkins and Niels Frahm, the 12 tracks are characterised by multi-layered synthetic sound elements.


ZERO GR4VITY is the electro-ambient project of multi-instrumentalist Johann Guillon. Known from the renowned group EZ3kiel, the music ...
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RD: 2023-12-08
HELGE SCHNEIDER
Live In Graz
Label: Railroad Tracks
Fileunder: Jazz / Pop / Helge Schneider
Following on from his last masterstroke "Torereo", Helge Schneider presents a live album from the beautiful city of Graz.Over 10 songs, Helge and his Travelling Stars deliver a usually insane performance."Are the hearing aids switched on, gentlemen?" then it starts.Helge fans are already looking forward to it: a new live LP by the master with his band!


Recorded in Graz, a beautiful city i ...
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RD: 2023-12-01
LENER
Please Don´t
Label: Sun King Music
Fileunder: Indie Pop / Singer-Songwriter
The young singer Lener is celebrating her debut as a solo artist with the release of her EP "Please Don´t". Once part of the band SweetLemon, Lener is now doing her own thing - and it sounds atmospheric: soft, almost trance-like vocals are accompanied by melodic bass lines and psychadelic synthesiser sounds.


Influenced early on by the music of her parents´ home, Lena Haslberger founded th ...
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RD: 2023-12-08
ALI N. ASKIN
Up Chute
Label: Yatak Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Fusion / Electronica
Together with his band project, composer, music producer and keyboardist Ali N. Askin is releasing his latest album "Up Chute". Each of the instrumental compositions convinces with its own character and skilfully plays with the genre boundaries of jazz, electronic music and experimental music.


Ali N. Askin was born in 1962 as the son of Turkish immigrants. After his school years, during w ...
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RD: 2023-11-24
LES MAMANS DU CONGO / RROBIN
Ya Mizole
Label: Jarring Effects
Fileunder: World Music / Hip-Hop / Electro
Second album of the celebrated project of the Congolese formation Les Mamans Du Congo with the French hip-hop and electronic producer RROBIN. "Ya Mizole" follows on seamlessly from its acclaimed predecessor and convinces with massive hip-hop beats paired with traditional vocal rhythms.


Les Mamans Du Congo was launched in 2018 with the support of the Institut Français and the Coop&e ...
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RD: 2023-10-27
BENOBY
In Das Blau
Label: Benoby
Fileunder: Pop / Indie / HipHop
3rd studio album of the German singer-songwriter Benoby. Together with producer Malte Kuhn (Cro, Province, Shindy) and guests such as Alin Coen, a mix of orchestral compositions and urban sound influenced by hip hop, jazz, classical music and pop was created. His inimitable voice, tinged with pain and warmth, draws lightly yet seriously and melancholically deep into the interior of a fascinating l ...
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RD: 2023-11-10
TRAM DES BALKANS & MELISSA ZANTMAN
En Cavale
Label: Les Entetes Production
Fileunder: World Music / Jazz / Klezmer
The French band Tram des Balkans & releases their latest project "En Cavale" together with the shining singer Mélissa Zantman. Inspired by diverse worldly influences, the album with its multilingual songs is an extraordinary, tension-filled fusion of jazz, pop, rock and klezmer.


In 2002, the band Tram des Balkans was founded and initially concentrated on pure klezmer.Influenced ...
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RD: 2023-10-27
ALICE UNDER WATER
Fuckomania
Label: Off Ya Tree Records
Fileunder: Indie / Punk / Electro
Alice Under Water, the singer from the future, releases her debut album "Fuckomania". With her socially critical lyrics and driving beats, the fictional podcast protagonist moves between electro, punk and house and thus awakens anticipation for the sound of the future!


The year is 2047 and the fictitious singer Alice Under Water smuggles herself from the seedy south of Hamburg to the pros ...
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RD: 2023-11-03
INTERNA
Nach Außen Konziliant
Label: Waldinsel Records
Fileunder: Indie / Wave / Post-Punk
"Nach Außen Konziliant" is the debut album of the newly founded project interna from 2/3 Keine Zähne im Maul Aber Lapaloma Pfeifen (Steffen Frahm and Lars Stuhlmacher) and 2/3 Sie Kamen Australien (Simon Falk, Lars Stuhlmacher). Critical, introspective and yet charming and catchy, the anthem of everyday problems is stretched between indie rock, electronic, new wave and punk rock.

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RD: 2023-11-17
MANOU GALLO
Afro Bass Fusion
Label: Manou Gallo
Fileunder: Afrobeat / Funk / Soul / Jazz
With "Afro Bass Fusion", the renowned "Afro Groove Queen" Manou Gallo (Zap Mama), celebrated worldwide for her inimitable guitar grooves, delivers her fifth studio album. The multi-instrumentalist draws as usual from a broad and diverse musical spectrum between word, funk, soul, R&B or jazz.


The bassist Manou Gallo, who comes from Divo (Ivory Coast), started her musical career in the ...
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RD: 2023-10-27
THE LAST HURRAH!!
Modern Nostalgia
Label: TBC Records
Fileunder: Country Rock / Folk / Blues
The band The Last Hurrah(!!) around the Norwegian musician Hans Peter "HP" Gundersen presents their latest album "Modern Nostalgia". The name says it all - the album is characterised by the musical roots and inspirations of the band members. A comforting melancholy hovers over the modern compositions, reminiscent of greats like Fleetwood Mac, Marianne Faithfull as well as Gene Clark.


HP G ...
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RD: 2023-10-27
CÉLINE BONACINA
Jump!
Label: Cristal Groupe-Cristal Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Soul-Jazz
The French jazz musician Céline Bonacina presents her latest album "Jump! Energetic, festive and sensitive at the same time, the saxophonist takes her listeners on a detailed sound journey between jazzy saxophone solos, precise drumming and soft vocals.


Céline Bonacina is a French jazz saxophonist and composer. She played at the age of 7 in conservatories such as Belfort, Be ...
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RD: 2023-10-20
STEVE LEHMAN & ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE JAZZ
Ex-Machina
Label: ONJ
Fileunder: Jazz / Bigband
American saxophonist Steve Lehman and the world-renowned French big band Orchestre National De Jazz present "Ex Machina". Together with leader Frédéric Maurin, the KI IRCAM was involved in the composition process and a unique album for orchestra was created.


Steve Lehman is one of the most renowned jazz saxophonists and composers of his time. At a young age, the musician stu ...
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RD: 2023-10-13
DANIEL SCHOLZ & TONY LAKATOS
Château Les Clos
Label: Broken Silence Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Soul-Jazz
German producer and drummer Daniel Scholz presents his new album "Château Les Clos". The 12 compositions are sometimes detailed and upbeat with excited solos, sometimes soothing and almost dreamy. The result is a multi-faceted album that gives the feeling of long summer evenings in France!

Daniel Scholz started classical drum lessons at the age of 5. Due to his interest in pop and rock musi ...
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RD: 2023-10-06
WERCKMEISTER
Maruschka
Label: Erdgleich
Fileunder: Indie / Singer-Songwriter / Gothic
The Viennese band Werckmeister around singer David Howald presents their new album "Maruschka". Skillfully playing with the gloomy and distinctive vocal color and upbeat ornaments and melodies, the musicians navigate genre-wise between singer-songwriter, post-punk, pop with ambient influences, thus creating an original soundscape rich in detail.


The Viennese trio Werckmeister has been wor ...
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RD: 2023-10-20
ESRAP & GASMAC GILMORE
...Weil Sie Wien Nicht Kennen
Label: Springstoff
Fileunder: World / Balkan / Rap
First joint album of the multifaceted project around the Austro-Turkish sibling duo EsRAP and the Viennese rock duo Gasmac Gilmore. Highly interesting Arabic melodies, arabesque and chanting meet danceable Balkan beats with Klezmer influences as well as indie rock.


Growing up in the old Viennese working-class district of Ottakring, the siblings Esra and Enes Özmen deal in their mixed ...
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RD: 2023-10-06
HENRY SPENCER
The Defector
Label: AMP Music & Records
Fileunder: Jazz
The British jazz trumpeter and composer Henry Spencer presents his new album "The Defector". Together with his talented band, Henry Spencer fuses jazz, rock and minimalism in a unique way with a large line-up.


Henry Spencer, who grew up on a dairy farm, started playing the piano at the age of 6. At the age of 10, the musician discovered his love for the trumpet and began to perfect his pl ...
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RD: 2023-09-29
GREYSHADOW
Unfulfilled Desires
Label: Greyshadow Records
Fileunder: Indie Pop / Synth-Pop / Disco
The Austrian singer-songwriter Greyshadow presents his debut album "Unfulfilled Desires". With funky guitar riffs, extended synth grooves and driving drums, Greyshadow creates a unique soundscape of dreamy indie sounds and catchy pop melodies. Above this floats his characteristic and distinctive voice, which makes the melancholy lyrics sound almost comforting in a future-oriented way.


The ...
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RD: 2023-09-15
LIV WARFIELD
The Edge
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Rock / Funk / R'N'B
New album by former Prince companion (The New Power Generation) and Soul Train Music Award winner Liv Warfield. On her third album "The Edge", the artist, together with Bobby Sparks (keys), Mark Lettieri (guitar) and Jay McK (bass), convinces with a diverse mixture of funk and rock with various influences from AOR to Afrobeat.


Growing up in Peoria, Illinois, Liv Warfield came into contact ...
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RD: 2023-09-22
KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION
Second Term
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: R'N'B / Funk / Soul / Jazz
The band Kennedy Administration presents its new album "Second Term". With powerful, funky basslines and rhythmic beats, a varied soundscape unfolds that sometimes plays with ringing trumpets and sometimes with melancholic keyboard sounds. Above it all, Kennedy´s symphonic, crystal-clear voice rises and gives the album a unique presence. "Second Term" is an eclectic palette of sounds and emotions ...
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RD: 2023-09-08
TAYFUN GUTTSTADT
Tarâpzâde
Label: good&lovely records
Fileunder: World / Electro / Hip-Hop
Tarâpzâde" is the name of the debut album by the Berliner-by-choice Tayfun Guttstadt, which negotiates the relationship between tradition and the present with 11 tracks. The compositions combine hip-hop and trap with oriental classical music and centuries-old poems. Music for a new generation. From Berlin, for the world.


At the age of 13, the son of German-Turkish parents, who ...
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RD: 2023-08-25
AMC TRIO
Following The Light
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz
The Slovakian AMC Trio presents their new album "Following The Light" with Randy Brecker and creates a genre-crossing, original sound through their compositions beyond traditional jazz. Influenced by their roots, the album tells its own musical stories with soulful melodies and remains true to the trio´s distinctive style.


The trio, which has been around for about 20 years, has developed ...
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RD: 2023-08-04
GREY PARIS
Lee Waves EP
Label: Springstoff
Fileunder: NuJazz / Electronica
"Lee Waves" is the new release by the Berlin trio Grey Paris, which presents a fascinating fusion of complex rhythms and minimalist atmosphere with four songs. The trio´s compositions take listeners on an acoustic journey inspired by artists such as E.S.T., Gogo Penguin, Nils Frahm and Brandt Brauer Frick.


Since their formation in 2016, the band, consisting of piano, bass, drums and a sop ...
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RD: 2023-07-07
MARRIAGE MATERIAL
Enchantment Under The Sea
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Jazz / Funk / Fusion
The Berlin band Marriage Material releases its second album "Enchantment Under The Sea". Music like a kaleidoscope - an incomparably colourful and constantly changing mix of jazz, progressive rock, neo-classical and funk with influences from Zawinul, Pastorius, Zappa or Tribal Tech. Intelligent compositions with recognition value, carried by powerful drums and resounding electric bass grooves, rem ...
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RD: 2023-06-09
INTERNA
In Der Terrassenwelt
Label: Waldinsel Records
Fileunder: Indie / Wave / Post-Punk
"Terrassenwelt / Im Schwimmbad mit den Boys" is the first single of the newly founded project interna from 2/3 Keine Zähne im Maul Aber Lapaloma Pfeifen (Steffen Frahm and Lars Stuhlmann) and 2/3 Sie Kamen Australien (Simon Falk, Lars Stuhlmann). Critical, introspective and yet charming and catchy, the anthem of everyday problems is stretched between indie rock, electronic, new wave and punk ...
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RD: 2023-06-23
FREAK
The Streets Of Fiesta
Label: Sun King Music
Fileunder: Alternative / Electronic / Punk
FREAK presents its debut album "The Streets of Fiesta" and combines the raw sound of punk with electronic elements to create a new genre, the self-titled "Future Punk". The result is nine songs that reflect Benito Altmann´s experiences in Barcelona.


The formation of the band was spontaneous and happened when Dr. Christ asked his friend Benito to read a poem from his book that he had writt ...
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RD: 2023-06-16
IDA NIELSEN
More Sauce, Please!
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Funk / R&B / Disco
New album from Ida Nielsen, known primarily as Prince bassist. On "More Sauce, Please!" the songwriter and bandleader, visibly influenced by her musical background, combines funky beats, slap-bass virtuosity, lively rap and pop earworms with her signature 4-string Sandberg California electric bass in the foreground.

Born in 1975 in the small Danish town of Aarhus, Ida Nielsen grabbed the ba ...
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RD: 2023-06-09
TONY LIOTTA
Visions
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Funk / Fusion
Renowned drummer Tony Liotta releases his new album "Visions" together with singer Louis Virie Blanche and musician Enrico Santacatterina. "Visions" is a tribute to the soul and R&B sound of the 70s, characterized by Liotta´s unique and unmistakable groove.


Italian drummer Tony Liotta is one of the most renowned drummers in the music industry. The musician grew up in America listening ...
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RD: 2023-06-02
MOHAMED LAMOURI
Mehari
Label: Almost Musique
Fileunder: World Music / Arabien / Rai
Algerian Raï singer Mohamed Lamouri releases his second album "Méhari". In the five adapted cover versions and six original compositions, Mohamed Lamouri blurs the boundaries of Arab and Western cultures. His raw voice paired with brilliant trumpets, soft organ sounds and rhythmic drums make "Méhari" a unique listening experience.


Mohamed Lamouri was born in 1982 in Tle ...
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RD: 2023-05-26
LAURENT DE WILDE
Life Is A Movie
Label: Gazebo
Fileunder: Jazz
Jazz pianist Laurent de Wilde has composed a soundtrack to life with his new album "Life Is A Movie". Created in dialogue with double bassist Jérôme Regard and drummer Donald Kontomanou, "Life Is A Movie" is an extraordinary jazz album influenced by the many-sided events in life.

Laurent de Wilde is a French writer, radio host, producer and musician. Born in America and raised in Fra ...
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RD: 2023-05-26
WDR BIG BAND
Ariabesques - WDR Big Band Plays Bach
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz / WDR Big Band
With "Ariabesques," Bill Dobbins and the WDR Big Band have brought Johann Sebastian Bach´s "Goldberg Variations" to life once again. Originally composed for the two-manual harpsichord, Dobbins has managed to create an impressive version for big band by swapping repetitive notes with short rests. By fusing the original melodies and the most important notes of the bass lines with impressive solos, t ...
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RD: 2023-05-26
BIANCA STÜCKER & MARK BENECKE
Songs Of Love And Sorrow
Label: Eygennutz Records
Fileunder: Dark Folk / Dark Pop / Medieval Music
A short musical journey through the darkness

Love, pain and loss – emotions that lie close together and have been the source for many devotional, wistful and furious songs. Mark Benecke, Germany´s best-known criminal biologist and convinced goth, and Bianca Stücker, singer and multi-instrumentalist, have taken on three of these gems on their third joint musical offering and interpreted ...
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RD: 2023-05-12
LES YEUX D´LA TETE
Paris Berlin
Label: Fais & Ris
Fileunder: Sinti-Swing / Balkanbeats / Chanson / Live
LES YEUX D´LA TÊTE celebrate their 15th career anniversary with a LIVE album recorded in July 2022 in

Germany during an epic tour in front of sold-out crowds.
Paris, Berlin, two cities where the band´s music has blossomed and flourished. Two capitals anchored in their
history. Few French bands are as successful on the other side of the Rhine, and this album sounds like a tribute
to the l ...
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RD: 2023-04-28
JAKOB BÄNSCH
Opening
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz
With his debut album "Opening", the highly gifted trumpeter Jakob Bänsch emerges as a promising talent in jazz. The album impresses with Bänsch´s incredible technique, intonation and compositional variety and already reminds the US journalist Bill Milkowski of the debut of Wynton Marsalis.

Bänsch comes from a family of professional musicians and began playing the trumpet at the age ...
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RD: 2023-05-05
JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART
The Harlem Suite
Label: Ropeadope Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Bebop
The Harlem suite is a childhood dream of coming to NY from my little island of Guadeloupe, and becoming a jazz musician. The tunes and arrangements were written to celebrate each step on this perilous but rewarding journey, during the 20 years spent in this iconic part of New York. The compositions reflect the musical wisdom I inherited from playing with some of the greatest musicians of our time: ...
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RD: 2023-04-28
AN EAGLE IN YOUR MIND
Intersection
Label: Green Piste Records
Fileunder: Blues / Psychedelia / Folk
Like a horde breaking through in a deserted plain, An Eagle In Your Mind distills a new kind of folk/rock.

The duet manages to blend the sound of a folk guitar and of an Indian harmonium together with analog percussions and vibrating drones; as well as a spectral voice singing about revolution and the possible.
The duet formed on the fringes, in an old Mercedes van turned into a wandering record ...
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RD: 2023-03-24
HANNA MEYERHOLZ
This Year (NUR MOSAIK)
Label: Irish Green Records
Fileunder: Singer-Songwriter / Americana / Folk
Singer and guitarist Hanna Meyerholz presents her third album "This Year" on her self-founded label Irish Green Records. Meyerholz took on the production himself together with Phil Wood. The combination of Americana and folk radiates an extraordinarily grounded warmth and with reduced instrumentation, driving guitar sounds and gentle voices, the duo concentrates on the essentials.


Born in ...
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RD: 2023-04-28
DRISS EL MALOUMI
Aswat
Label: Contre Jour
Fileunder: World / Jazz / Oud
The Moroccan musician Driss El Maloumi created another original album with "Aswat". In trio instrumentation characterized by the melodic vocals, the harmonic sounds of the oud and the rhythmic percussions, "Aswat" is an inner musical journey and a metaphorical victory over the vicissitudes of everyday life.


In the 90s, Driss El Maloumi successfully completed a classical Arabic and Western ...
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RD: 2023-04-28
FLASH PIG
Le Plus Longtemps Possible
Label: French Keys
Fileunder: Jazz / Free Jazz
With 11 passionately played songs based on raw improvisation, the Paris-based quartet Flash Pig invites you to dream with "Le Plus Longtemps". Moreover, their fourth album comprises a bold and uncompromising mix of arranged pop songs and introspective original compositions.


Twins Adrien (saxophone) and Maxime Sanchez (piano) formed a trio in 2005 with Gautier Garrigue (drums), sharing the ...
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RD: 2023-04-14
RICHIE BEIRACH
Leaving
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz / Piano
The American jazz pianist Richie Beirach presents his first live solo recording since 1981. The new release "Leaving" consists of the stunning recording of the concert at Château Fleur Cardinale, France and is a masterpiece of timeless jazz standards combined with Beirach´s unique and rhythmic interpretations.


Richard Alan Beirach, better known as Richie Beirach, was born in Brookly ...
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RD: 2023-04-14
RABENGOTT
Love And Order
Label: Eygennutz Records
Fileunder: Gothic / Dark Wave / Synth-Pop
Born as children of the night RABENGOTT play danceable Gothic Rock and Pop with a pinch of black magic. They combine tradition with fresh blood in the spirit of the New Oldschool. On April 14th their debut album "Love And Order" will be released on Eygennutz Records/Broken Silence. The record features nine tracks and contains the Sisters Of Mercy-inspired "Kinder der Nacht", the stomping "Rabengot ...
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RD: 2023-04-14
¿WHO’S THE CUBAN?
Pafata
Label: Smash
Fileunder: World / Cumbia
With their new, funky vocal duo, the Latin rock fusion band ¿Who´s The Cuban? takes a musical trip around the world with their second album "Pafata". Influenced by fiery Cuban rhythms, the musicians play with elements of rock, pop and psychedelic sounds. This original fusion creates a tropical and at the same time electric mix that invites you to dance with its unique sounds.


Unite ...
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RD: 2023-03-31
JULIA SARR
Njaboot
Label: Barkhane
Fileunder: World / Soul / Global Pop / Jazz
The impressive vocal artist from West Africa, Julia Sarr presents her third album, which she recorded together with the French pianist and producer Fred Soul. On "Njaboot" she combines enchanting West African melodies with harmonious piano jazz sounds and her unique voice.


Born in Dakar and now living in Paris, mezzo-soprano Julia Sarr made a name for herself as a sought-after background ...
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RD: 2023-03-24
PHAROAH SANDERS QUINTET
Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1980
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz
Another episode of the impressive "Live At Fabrik" series by Jazzline and NDR Kultur featuring multi-instrumentalist Pharoah Sanders, considered a pioneer of free jazz and best known for his collaboration with John Coltrane. The stirring recordings are immortalized here as a quartet with instrumentalists John Hicks (Sonny Rollins), Curtis Lundy (Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin) and Idris Muhammad (Ha ...
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RD: 2023-03-31
ABWÄRTS
Superfucker
Label: Off Ya Tree Records
Fileunder: Punkrock / Deutschpunk / Rock
The legendary punk band Abwärts from Hamburg is back with the new album "Superfucker". Known for their changeable style as well as critical lyrics in 44 years of band history, the current release is an essence of this diversity and is additionally accompanied by incisive rock and punk elements.


The musically experimental band project first appeared in Hamburg in 1979 as part of the f ...
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RD: 2023-03-24
LEDFOOT / RONNI LE TEKRO
Limited Ed Lava Lamp
Label: TBC Records
Fileunder: Rock / Blues / Americana
The exceptional guitarists Ledfoot & Ronni Le Tekrø (TNT) release with "Limited Edition Lava Lamp" their second album together, which is also the successor of the critically acclaimed "A Death Divine". The album is supported by their own band The Sailors and mastered by Grammy-nominated and 12-time Gold and Platinum award-winning mastering enigneer Winter Lazerus.


Ledfoot, an A ...
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RD: 2023-03-24
BASIE ALL STARS
Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1981
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz
First part of the Basie All Star recordings from the Hamburg Factory in 1981, presented by NDR Kultur and Jazzline. Vol. 1 deals with the instrumental part of the concert. The All Stars formed during Count Basie´s lifetime and here, with a nine-piece line-up and history-making musicians, provide an unforgettable memory of jazz, swing and blues.


New Jersey-born jazz icon Count Basie is con ...
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RD: 2023-03-03
HELGE SCHNEIDER
Torero
Label: Railroad Tracks
Fileunder: Jazz / Pop / Helge Schneider
Helge Schneider has a new record! "Torero" seamlessly builds on his great successes. With 8 pieces, Helge conjures his way back into the music scene. Whether it´s "The Last Torero" or "The Guilty Doctor": Beware of catchy tunes!


"I still thought, ´oh, I should use my studio to capacity again!´, then I called Sandro and asked us to record something in my studio. This turned into several se ...
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RD: 2023-03-17
CHIVVY
XVI
Label: Novoton
Fileunder: Dream-Pop / Indie / Electronica
After becoming a duo they have just finished their coming nine album/EP ’XVI’. The music was recorded and co-produced by Daniel ´Fagge´ Fagerström (Viagra Boys, Jenny Wilson, Nina Kinert etc), is still as grand and dreamy as before.


CHIVVY creates a large and evocative soundscape with atmospheric guitars, synths and dreamy vocals. The music is ...
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RD: 2023-03-03
MEMORIA
From The Bones
Label: Novoton
Fileunder: Rock / Alternative / Dark Wave
Memoria is the solo darkwave/postpunk project of Tess de la Cour. Tess is also playing in Snake and was instrumental in putting the Riot Grrrl Sessions together, but this year she has focused fully on Memoria and her second album.


Rumbling synths, monotonous drumming and an ominous guitar build an atmosphere that grab you from the first note. Yes, it is dark and ominous but at the same time so ...
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RD: 2023-03-03
TRILOK GURTU
One Thought Away
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: World / Jazz / Percussion / Electronica
Over the course of 34 years as a recording artist, going back to Usfret, his 1988 debut as a leader, Indian drummer and tabla master Trilok Gurtu has always gone into the studio with a working band and a specific plan. For his 21st recording as a leader, the gifted musical maverick decided to try something completely different. Eschewing the band concept, Gurtu improvised in the studio on an array ...
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RD: 2023-03-03
ODIN & BJÖRN BERGE
Hoohahs And Cat Calls
Label: TBC Records
Fileunder: Blues / Alternative / Electro
Get ready for some serious club blues.

Hoohahs and cat calls is a joint record from Odin and Bjørn Berge and is the result of two
self taught artists that doesnt have a technique exploring their own musicality and
masculinity, focusing on the toxic and most animated parts of it.
Yes, Hoohahs and cat calls is an animated blues album, a club blues at its core, and goes on
exploring all t ...
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RD: 2023-03-10
THE FIREBIRDS
Stripes
Label: The Firebirds
Fileunder: Rock'n'Roll / Rhythm'n'Blues
On "Stripes", the five Leipzig entertainment rock´n´rollers give a great, catchy and energetic performance. Oriented towards Rock´n´Roll and Rhythm´n´Blues, the formation succeeds in an exciting, multi-faceted ride through the music history of Rock and Blues.


A rock´n´roll band was founded at a school in Leipzig more than 30 years ago. It only takes five years from the first appearance in ...
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RD: 2023-02-24
ADA MORGHE
Lost
Label: Lalabeam Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Pop / Soul
Ada Morghe’s first two albums, ‘Pictures’ and ‘Box’, saw the multifaceted German artist blurthe jazzy, torch singer elegance of Edith Piaf with the smooth soul pop of Sade, in the processinstigating waves of international critical acclaim. Now Ada broadens her coresound with anambitious new scope as she prepares to release her new album ‘Lost’ on February ...
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RD: 2023-02-17
GEE HYE LEE TRIO
Parangsae (NUR MOSAIK)
Label: Meix Music
Fileunder: Jazz / Vocal-Jazz
"Parangsae" is the new album by the impressive jazz pianist Gee Hye Lee in a trio with the acclaimed bass player Joel Locher, drummer Mareike Wiening and the talented singer-songwriter Song Yi Jeon.

Korean musician Gee Hye Lee began taking piano lessons in Seoul, South Korea, at the age of three. She received various scholarships and awards as a classical pianist and discovered her passion for ja ...
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RD: 2023-01-20
ROBESPIERRE
Sandclocks Of Eternity
Label: At Mango's
Fileunder: Classic Rock / Progressive / Celtic Folk
"Sandclocks of Eternity" is the new project of Robespierre by mastermind Franz Mang together with the longtime ex-Jethro Tull member Florian Opahle as well as the studio cast around John O´Hara (also Jethro Tull) or Simon Michael (Subway To Sally, Feuerschwanz). The result is a great and gripping work with opulent arrangements and a strong focus on stories and legends from old England and Germany ...
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RD: 2022-12-02
DREIVIERTELBLUT
Plie
Label: Millaphon Records
Fileunder: Liedermacher / Bayerische Mundart
Long-awaited fourth studio album by the renowned and multiple award-winning Munich septet Dreiviertelblut around the masterminds Gerd Baumann and Sebastian Horn (Bananafishbones). Twelve songs reflect a diverse range of emotions as well as relentless poetic perfection. The formation once again expresses their love of darkness in a balancing act with Bavarian humor - songwriters at their ...
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RD: 2022-11-25
IGGY POP
Apres (Reissue)
Label: GM Records & Publishing / Le Rat des villes
Fileunder: Rock / Iggy Pop
Limited reissue of the sought-after album ´Apres´ (2012) by IGGY POP as CD and LP with poster including the unreleased bonus track "La Vie Est Belle" featuring SACHA DISTEL.

The ´Godfather of Punk´ IGGY POP shows his soulful side and reinterprets French chansons, American jazz ballads and pop classics. These include the masterful compositions by SERGE GAINSBOURG (´La Javanaise´), JOE DASSIN (´Et ...
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RD: 2022-12-09
LEDFOOT
Coffin Nails
Label: TBC Records
Fileunder: Rock / Blues / Americana
No bullshit, just a unique artist spitting out his soul in the most naked and real setting possible. Gothic blues!

Still, the sound, the lyrics and the performance are very much a product of today.
Ledfoot aka Tim Scott McConnell is a 12-string guitarist who plays with fitted heavy strings, a brass slide, steel fingerpicks and a stompbox. He has been touring and releasing music since the late 19 ...
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RD: 2022-11-25
JOHANNES MOTSCHMANN
AION 2
Label: Springstoff
Fileunder: Neoklassik / Ambient / Electronica
With "AION 2" Johannes Motschmann, renowned composer in the field of electroacoustic music and algorithmic composition, presents a highly interesting album. The basis is his composition AION for artificial intelligence and ensemble, which was written for the Ensemble Modern and premiered in October 2021 at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt/Main under the direction of Peter Tilling. In advance, Motschmann ...
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RD: 2022-11-18
STEPHANIE LOTTERMOSER
In-Dependence
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Jazz / Soul
Jazz is an allegory of life. It is true for both that achieving independence is a long process. This is the story of IN-DEPENDENCE.


Stephanie Lottermoser’s new album is about the aspiration for independence in all aspects of life. Finding your own voice, to deal with setbacks, and to generate strength from those experiences: “Complete independence is virtually impossible. We a ...
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RD: 2022-11-25
CLAUS FISCHER
Downland
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Funk / Jazz / Fusion / Americana
It is a pleasant experience to record an album. To turn one’s own compositions into music, to invite the right artists, to arrange and act as one pleases, in short: to be in charge of the musical direction and dramaturgy. In the best case, the result resembles an identity card, a musical ID.

However, despite the fact that nowadays almost every instrumentalist presents a solo-album eventual ...
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RD: 2022-07-29
RONJA MALTZAHN
Heimweh
Label: Timezone
Fileunder: Singer-Songwriter / Pop / Liedermacher
Third album of the exceptional artist, singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter RONJA MALTZAHN. "Heimweh" is a return to her native language roots with a special focus on lyrics and poetry.


RONJA MALTZAHN plays cello, guitar, ukulele, piano and loves to tell stories about being on the road, long journeys, big dreams and courage, encounters and togetherness. On stage, she and her band invit ...
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RD: 2022-11-18
WDR BIG BAND
Birth Of A Bird
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz / WDR Big Band
End of August of 2020 the international world of jazz was celebrating “100 Years Charlie Parker”. Even those who had not noticed it before now realized that a great musician was being commemorated. Despite the COVID 19 pandemic his work and life were honoured with several projects: these included exclusive LP-editions, books and – obviously – concerts. Already in autumn of ...
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RD: 2022-11-04
VIOLETTA PARISINI
Unter Menschen
Label: Else Musik
Fileunder: Songwriter-Pop
New release by the renowned Viennese singer and composer Violetta Parisini. "Unter Menschen" unites top class songwriting with unconventional pop sounds: Parisini knows what she´s singing about. Not only did she think it over carefully, but she felt it and experienced it herself. Appears as a CD on Else Musik.


Violetta Parisini started her career in early 2000 as a singer and DJ in the electro/ ...
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RD: 2022-06-17
DJANGO 3000
AliBabo
Label: Millaphon Records
Fileunder: Folk-Rock / Balkan-Beat / Bayerisch
The Bavarian folk rock band DJANGO 3000 has been shaking the world´s stages for ten years and is now releasing their new album "AliBabo". With the song "Heidi", which is the title tune of the ZDF series "Garmisch Cops", they made their breakthrough and became known far beyond the country´s borders. They can also book numerous TV and festival appearances (e.g. Inas Nacht, Rock the Classic, Chiemsee ...
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RD: 2021-12-17
BRUNO ANGELINI
Transatlantic Roots
Label: Vision Fugitive
Fileunder: Jazz / Electronica
Bruno Angelini is an atypical pianist, endowed with a very personal universe as a composer and musician. Rooted in the culture of jazz and contemporary music, he is an inventive pianist, constantly seeking to push the sonic boundaries of his instrument. He was born in 1965 in Marseille. After studying classical piano at the conservatory, he joined Guy Longnon´s jazz class. Between 1990 and 1993, ...
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RD: 2022-10-28
JUNIUS MEYVANT
Guru
Label: Record Records
Fileunder: Pop / Soul / Indie / Folk
The new album, ‘Guru’ is slightly different from what we have heard from Júníus in the past. On this album all production and big part of recordings were made by Júníus himself. Recorded all around the countryside of Iceland and the biggest part in Júníus’s home studio in Westman Islands. The songs are backed by the talented all the talen ...
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RD: 2022-10-28
THIERRY MAILLARD
Une Larme De Pluie
Label: Ilona Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Klassik / Piano
Thierry Maillard is a tireless musical adventurer. In solo piano, in trio, inbig band, the man never stops pushing the limits of his music. And it feelsgood, in these times when the reluctance is too often in order. You have tobe armed with solid faith in gold to build projects like Caméléon, its brandnew production. The impetus? An old desire to “set up an adventure with ...
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RD: 2022-10-21
KATHARINA NUTTALL
The Garden
Label: Novoton
Fileunder: Indie / Dark-Rock / Electro
Katharina Nuttall will release her 4th album ´The Garden´ October 21 and out now is the new single ´Inspired by John Keats´. The single is a staging of some lines from the poem ´In a drear nighted December´ written by the English poet John Keats.


The song reflects a longing to, like the trees, stand deeply rooted regardless of the weather. A musical spell in the form of Katharina´s low in ...
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RD: 2022-10-14
JASPER VANT HOF & PAUL HELLER GROUP
Conversations
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz
We have a communication that works incredibly naturally," Paul Heller enthuses. "Neither of us feels pushed in any direction; it´s a conversation between friends who get along well." Whereas Heller is aware that Jasper van´t Hof´s contribution is once again something very special: "Jasper doesn´t accompany, he constantly brings in things that you react to and in turn do things that you probably wo ...
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RD: 2022-10-14
BLACK LILYS
New Era
Label: La Ruche
Fileunder: Electro-Pop / Indie / Singer-Songwriter
Like a phoenix reborn from its ashes, Black Lilys proudly testifies to resilience, through a timeless and

organic pop, swinging between power and vulnerability. Brother and sister in life, they deliver a unique music
in the French musical landscape.
The bewitching sound of Robin´s guitar evoking sometimes The XX, sometimes Ben Howard delicately
carries Camille´s chipped voice, whose timbre is ...
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RD: 2022-10-14
JOHN PATRICK THOMAS
How It Goes On
Label: Emrick Music
Fileunder: Klassik / Orgel
The talented American composer JOHN PATRICK THOMAS presents his new work "How It Goes On", together with the enchanting soprano voice of JULIA HENNING and the great organist CONSTANZE KOWALSKI, an atmospheric album with exciting sounds.


Denver-born musician JOHN PATRICK THOMAS composed his first pieces of music at the age of twelve and was a member of the COLUMBUS BOYCHOIR (now known as the AME ...
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RD: 2022-10-21
KYRRE KVAM
Lost in Translation
Label: Kofferradio
Fileunder: Singer-Songwriter / Indie / Piano
With "Lost In Translation", the exceptional Norwegian artist and pianist KYRRE KVAM presents his sensitive compositions with dreamy and wistful piano sounds in ten texts set to music. The singer´s third album is characterized by his picturesque voice and his own poetic interpretations of world literature by RILKE and SHAKESPEARE, MARIE VON TECK, STEPHANIE MOHR and LOUSIE LABÈ. Born ...
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RD: 2022-10-07
MICHAEL BRECKER BAND & RANDY BRECKER BAND
Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1987
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz / Fusion
October 18, 1987 was a very special day for the two brothers Michael Brecker& Randy Brecker. For years both had conquered the stages of the world together with their band Brecker Brothers and earned the reputation of being among the world´s leading jazz musicians on their instruments, the saxophone and the trumpet. On that evening in the legendary Hamburg factory, both were on stage together f ...
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RD: 2022-08-26
TCHAVOLO SCHMITT
Miri Chterna
Label: Mambo Productions
Fileunder: Jazz / Blues / Gipsy
THE LIVING LEGEND OF GYPSY JAZZ Tchavolo Schmitt remains the hero of a refined style based on surgical swing with an incredible sense of melody!Charles ´Tchavolo´ Schmitt is a reference, it is a landmark. He personifies a forgotten art. A ´way´ that we thought was forever lost in the twists and turns of jazz history.

It is a unique trace for Tchavolo Schmitt who presents himself in fro ...
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RD: 2022-09-23
STEVE GADD, EDDIE GOMEZ & RONNIE CUBER
Center Stage
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Rhythm'n'Blues / Jazz
For the first time, super drummer STEVE GADD reunites with his friends from the "Gadd Gang" days, EDDIE GOMEZ and RONNIE CUBER for a production with the multiple Grammy Award-winning WDR Big Band. Under the direction of Michael Abene, a fantastic grooving album was created, centered around Steve Gadd and his friends. They are joined by Bobby Sparks II and Simon Oslender as special guest musicians. ...
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RD: 2022-07-01
LUDIVINE ISSAMBOURG
Supernova
Label: Loops Productions
Fileunder: Jazz / HipHop / Nu-Jazz
Born in 1983 in Bayeux, Normandy, Ludivine Issambourg discovered the flute at the age of six. Thanks to a rigorous apprenticeship, at fourteen she recorded three LP´s with a Big Band amateur. After a double classical and jazz course at the Conservatory of Caen and Cergy-Pontoise, she joined l´Orchestre Franc?ais de Flutes directed by Pierre-Yves Artaud. Together, they recorded the disc Jindrich Fe ...
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RD: 2022-09-23
EDDIE HARRIS QUARTET
Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1988
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz / Soul Jazz / Eddie Harris
The Montreux recording of the song “Compared To What” together with LES MCCANN made EDDIE HARRIS suddenly a famous jazz musician. Located somewhere between Jazz, Funk and Soul, MCCANN and EDDIE HARRIS actually created (this is not an exaggeration!) something like a new style. The hit became the anthem of the civil rights movement. Almost twenty years later, in January of 1988, at the c ...
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RD: 2022-09-09
PAPIERS D´ARMENIES
Guenats Pashas
Label: Meredith
Fileunder: World / Folk / Traditional
Inspired bytraditional tunes from Armenia, Georgia, Greece and Anatolia, Papiers d´Arménies invites you to travel, crisscrossing these paths which, from East to West, have inspired many artists, poets and writers. ...

From the suburbs of Istanbul to the hot Tiflis, passing through Yerevan, Paris, and Los Angeles, thesefive musicians tell about their Armenia, a plural Armenia where popular ...
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RD: 2022-08-12
GURNEMANZ
Walking Under Blue Moon
Label: Railroad Tracks
Fileunder: Folk-Rock / Psychedelia / Blues

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RD: 2022-05-27
THIERRY MAILLARD ENSEMBLE
Cameleon
Label: Ilona Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Oper / Orchester
Thierry Maillard is a tireless musical adventurer. In solo piano, in trio, inbig band, the man never stops pushing the limits of his music. And it feelsgood, in these times when the reluctance is too often in order. You have tobe armed with solid faith in gold to build projects like Caméléon, its brandnew production. The impetus? An old desire to “set up an adventure withwomen& ...
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RD: 2022-06-10
L´ENTOURLOOP
La Clarté Dans La Confusion
Label: X-Ray Production
Fileunder: Reggae / Hip Hop / Dancehall / Ragga
Unstoppable elders of the L´Entourloop collective, King James and Sir Johnny are proud to present their long-awaited third and new album “La clarté dans la confusion” ("Clarity in Confusion").


Produced in their now legendary Bandulu Studio, the 20 tracks of this new album are the result of a patient production process, carried out with care and passion. Throughout the a ...
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RD: 2022-05-20
ANNE PACEO
S.H.A.M.A.N.E.S
Label: Jusqu'a la Nuit
Fileunder: Jazz / Folk / Singer-Songwriter
In 2020, for the Jazz sous les Pommiers festival, where Anne Paceo was by now an associate artist, she was asked to work on a new composition. After Fables of Shwedagon (2017) and Bright Shadows (2018), in September 2020, S.H.A.M.A.N.E.S was born over a weekend under the shade of the apple trees. It just had to be recorded. Anne then immersed herself in shamanic music from around the world, exorci ...
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RD: 2022-04-22
DOPE SAINT JUDE
Higher Self
Label: Yotanka Productions
Fileunder: HipHop / Trap / RnB
Dope Saint Jude (Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius) is a South African, Cape Town born and raised artist, Her first release was Hit Politik in 2015, followed by Golden Ratio soon after. In 2016, Saint Jude released her first self produced EP, Reimagine , to Soundcloud. Okay Africa’s Sabelo Mkhabela called it “a tapestry of emotions – it’s the story of someone living – go ...
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RD: 2021-10-01
THE BLUE BUTTER POT
Jewels & Glory
Label: Art Force One
Fileunder: Blues-Rock / Garage
Don´t be fooled by the “Blue” of their name. These possessed musicians don´t just play the devil´s music, even if we find it in spirit on many of their songs. To the question of common influences, Ray and Oliv quote Led Zeppelin. The battered image of that old fellow Seasick Steve also hangs over them. And Jack White is invoked for his seventies side and his love of raw sound.

It was t ...
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RD: 2022-05-13
BOBBY SPARKS II
Paranoia
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Funk / Soul / Fusion
Keyboardist-composer-arranger-conceptualist Bobby Sparks continues his staggering output with Paranoia, a companion piece to 2019’s Schizophrenia — The Yang Projecton Leopard Records. An all-star outing featuring contributions from guitarists Mike Stern, John Scofield, Dean Brown, Andy Timmons and Eric Gales, saxophonists Chris Potter and Keith Anderson, bassists PinoPalladino, Hadrien ...
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RD: 2021-09-17
BALAPHONICS
Spicy Boom Boom
Label: Vlad Productions
Fileunder: Afrobeat / Jazz
The afro brass band from Paris (France) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2021 with the release of a second album placed under the sign of artistic encounter.

Since 2016 and the release of the album “AfroMassivSoundSystem” (FIP selection and Citizen Jazz favorite), the 9 musicians have experienced intense moments of happiness in all parts of France, as far as clubs in London or fe ...
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RD: 2022-04-14
SIMON OSLENDER
Peace Of Mind
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Fusion / Jazz / Piano
A rising star on the European jazz scene, German keyboardist-composer Simon Oslender plays with a maturity that belies his young age. After his auspicious debut on Leopard Records, 2020’s About Time, the 24-year old wunderkind reveals more of himself on his sophomore release for the label, Peace of Mind.


Backed by an all-world rhythm tandem of veteran American bassist Will Lee (a f ...
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RD: 2022-05-06
DANIEL ERDMANN & CHRISTOPHE MARGUET
Pronto!
Label: Melodie En Sous-Sol
Fileunder: Jazz
Pronto! brings us a quartet of four major personalities from the European jazz scene. All four of them are musicians who love to work with written compositions, melodies, atmospheres but also create new imaginations using their own improvisations, exploring them and then transforming them into the pre-established modes of playing. This quartet nurtures a collective language from everyone´s univers ...
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RD: 2022-04-29
NIKOLA BANKOV & RANDY BRECKER
Dream Chaser
Label: AMP Music & Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Rock / Fusion
Two years after releasing his debut album, saxophonist Nikola Bankov is back with his upcoming

album "Dream Chaser".
Nikola Bankov is a 23-year old award-winning alto saxophonist and composer who is truly
pushing the boundaries of his instrument. Nikola is the winner of the prestigious Danish Music
Awards and has been listed in magazine Forbes´ 30 under 30. He is from Slovakia but currently
b ...
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RD: 2022-04-22
DAVID ENHCO
Family Tree
Label: Moose
Fileunder: Jazz / Klassik / Trompete
Classical music and jazz have both reached their highest peaks through a perfect formation: the quartet. String quartet for one, quartet with trumpet (or saxophone), piano, double bass and drums for the other. Daring to bring these two poles together is David Enhco´s bet with his new creation Family Tree. He chose to combine his jazz quartet with one of the best French string quartets of toda ...
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RD: 2022-04-14
DAVID KRAKAUER
Mazel Tov Cocktail Party
Label: Label Bleu
Fileunder: Jazz / Klezmer
Label Bleu and Table Pounding Records is thrilled to announce the release of clarinetist, composer and bandleader David Krakauer’s first album under his own name in eight years: Mazel Tov Cocktail Party. Always searching to expand his aesthetic boundaries and find new sounds, Krakauer has teamed up with producer Kathleen Tagg to create a cathartic expression of joy and affirmation. In respon ...
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RD: 2022-03-18
HELGE SCHNEIDER
Live In Luxmbourg
Label: Railroad Tracks
Fileunder: Jazz / Pop / Helge Schneider
After the studio album "Die Reaction - The Last Jazz Vol. II", which was highly acclaimed by the press and placed at number one of the German jazz charts and placed in the top 10 of the German album charts, the exceptional artist HELGE SCHNEIDER presents "Live In Luxmbourg", A first-class live recording.


“The bright headlights baked me in the sun. As soon as we got there, everyone was sc ...
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RD: 2021-07-30
RAY LEMA & LAURENT DE WILDE
Wheels
Label: Gazebo
Fileunder: Piano-Jazz
After four years on the road as a duo and thrilled by the complicity that has grown between them along the concerts and their numerous discussions, Ray Lema and Laurent de Wilde decided to head back to the studio and record a new repertoire.

They knew that to in order to make music dance, one has to fit every part as tightly as cogwheels in precision mechanics. Actually, African musicians call tho ...
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RD: 2022-04-22
ANA CARLA MAZA
Bahia
Label: Persona Editorial Ltd
Fileunder: Jazz / Latin / Chanson
Bahía is a beautiful mix of classical cello and vocals, drawing on Cuban son, samba, bossa nova, tango, jazz and chanson. It opens with ‘Habana’, where she was born 26 years ago to a musical family - her father acclaimed Chilean pianist Carlos Maza and her mother Cuban guitarist Mirza Sierra. The title track ‘Bahia’, is an ode to the district in Havana where she ...
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RD: 2022-04-08
NATHAN FRANCIS
Diamond Back
Label: Ajabu!
Fileunder: Jazz
Diamondback is Nathan Francis´ sophomore album and the first to feature his own original compositions. This project brings together some of the biggest names in Finnish Jazz music and demonstrates Francis´ prowess as both a bassist and composer. "The album was really created continuously over the past two years. All of these compositions came to me at different places and times and ...
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RD: 2022-03-18
HENRI TEXIER
Heteroklite Lockdown
Label: Label Bleu
Fileunder: Jazz / Henri Texier
The question could be: "How to stop being (by) yourself ?"Indeed, if this new record "Heteroklite Lockdown" was granted such an explicit yet contradictory title by Henri Texier, it is because there is no doubt to him that the music it is made of would never have existed as such without the lockdown episode. "It so happens that my son, Sébastien, who´s also been my most faithful partner for ...
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RD: 2022-04-01
LA BRIGIDA ORQUESTA
Antipoda
Label: Ajabu!
Fileunder: Hip Hop / Rap / Jazz
The Chilean eleven piece band La Brígida Orquesta released their first album in 2017 and have since then taken the audience in Chile by storm with there own unqiue mix of Jazz and Hip Hop with powerful lyrics. The band is led by pianist and composer Gabo Paillao (Ana Tijoux, Portavoz) and fronted by vocalist Matiah Chinaski (Mente Sabia Crú) - two legends on the Chilean rap-fus ...
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RD: 2022-03-11
ST. PAUL PETERSON
Break On Free
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Funk
Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer Paul Peterson, a former keyboardist of The Time, leader of The Family and fDeluxe and protege of Prince, serves up a greasy slice of The Minneapolis Sound on Break on Free, his fifth album as a leader and debut for Leopard Records.

An eclectic collection of tunes, Peterson’s latest ranges from the punchy Prince/James Brown-styled title t ...
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RD: 2022-03-25
GREGORY PRIVAT
Yonn
Label: Buddham Jazz
Fileunder: Jazz / Klassik / Soul / Piano
After 5 albums under his own name, Gregory Privat presents his next album entitled "Yonn", which means the number "One" in Creole. Indeed, it is the first time that the pianist from Martinique will offer a "piano solo" album. For this recording of 11 tracks recorded entirely in Cologne, Gregory Privat offers an intimate music that has its sources in the Caribbean culture, classical music and ...
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RD: 2022-03-18
RONNI LE TEKRO
Bigfoot TV
Label: TBC Records
Fileunder: Rock / Hardrock / TNT
‘Bigfoot TV’ is Ronni Le Tekrø’s first solo album in six years, and old and new fans are in for

a treat. Together with his tight band, ‘Bigfoot TV’ sounds inspired and vibrant, Ronnis brilliant
guitar is a red thread through the album and you’ll find references to everything from TNT to
Thin Lizzy, Beatles, David Bowie and his own progressive rock albu ...
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RD: 2022-03-11
LAURENT BARDAINNE & TIGRE D´EAU DOUCE
Hymne Au Soleil
Label: Heavenly Sweetness
Fileunder: Jazz / Soul
French saxophonist Laurent Bardainne summons the spirit of astral jazz on heavy-grooving new album, Hymne au Soleil.


A dreamlike, cinematic excursion to the outer reaches of the solar system and the inner workings of the soul, Laurent Bardainne returns to Heavenly Sweetness with his Tigre d’Eau Douce group for a second album of genre-agnostic jazz-funk. Building on critically acclaime ...
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RD: 2022-02-11
ALMA NAIDU
Alma
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Singer-Songwriter / Jazz
A unique talent with a remarkable voice: Germany´s Jazzthing magazine praised her "delicate, wonderfully clear voice with absolutely perfect intonation".


The Munich-based singer, composer and lyricist Alma Naidu is an artist such as one rarely finds.

Renowned drummer and producer Wolfgang Haffner recognized her talent immediately; he discovered Alma for himself in 201 ...
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RD: 2022-02-25
KATERINA GÖTTLICHOVA
Zimnice
Label: Indies Scope Records
Fileunder: Folk / Gypsy / BraAgas
Singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Katerina Göttlichova is releasing a new album Zimnice (i.e. Chills). The versatile musician Jan Balcar, jazz double bassist Petr Tichy and keyboardist David Göttlich are guests on the debut album by the co-founder of BraAgas, who were awarded the And?l Music Awards, CR. Zimnice will be published by Indies Scope. The eleven-song record ...
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RD: 2022-02-25
MUDDY GURDY
Homecoming
Label: Chantilly Negra
Fileunder: Blues / World / Rock
A blues singer-guitarist, a percussionist specializing in Latin rhythms, a hurdy-gurdy player expert in traditional music from central France. At first sight, these three should never have met. And they met, necessarily at the crossroads of different roads, and more precisely on the crossroad of the blues. In the spring of 2017, Tia Gouttebel (vocals and guitar), Marco Glomeau ...
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RD: 2021-04-16
LES MAMANS DU CONGO & RROBIN
Les Mamans Du Congo & Rrobin
Label: Jarring Effects
Fileunder: Hip Hop / Electronic
Sing to emancipate the African woman. A unique encounter between the Bantu lullabies of the Congo, electronic music and hip-hop. A hybrid project which gives pride of place to dance and which highlights the daily life of Congolese women in a daring way and above all connected with the times.

Gladys Samba, renowned singer and percussionist, had for years wanted to revive and popularize the lullabie ...
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RD: 2022-02-04
OMAR PENE
Climat
Label: Contre Jour
Fileunder: World Africa / Afrobeat / Senegal
Eight years after the release of “Ada”, Omar Pene returns with a surprising album, produced between Dakar and Paris by the guitarist Herve? Samb. The singer’s soothing voice speaks to the world because it is only together that we can give meaning and use to what is shared.A discourse primarily addressed at young people, to remind them of the sacredness of work, faithfulness, givi ...
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RD: 2022-02-18
CUMBIA CHICHARRA
El Grito
Label: Cumbia Chicharra
Fileunder: World / Cumbia / Latin
A vocal chord vibrates, the body resonates,and the scream is released, shakingeverything in its path.

"El Grito" (the scream), Cumbia Chicharra´s4th album, came like this, from the bottomof the heart and at full strength. Like anorgasm, a deliverance, a collective tranceor a clamor of resistance... a scream foreach stage of life.
The 8 musicians and the sound director ofthe band each have their ...
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RD: 2022-02-04
BIANCA STÜCKER
De Alchemia
Label: Eygennutz Records
Fileunder: Dark Folk / Dark Pop / Medieval Music
Dark and sparkling, seemingly ages old and yet brand new: With De Alchemia, Bianca Stücker has

woven a magical web, and once caught, listeners will find themselves transported to a time that
never existed.
With great dedication to historical detail, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has converted the
complex cosmos of alchemy to sound: Instead of the “transmutation of metals”, ...
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RD: 2021-03-19
MARQUIS
Aurora
Label: Ladtk
Fileunder: Indie-Rock / Post Punk
Marquis de Sade are international punk rock icons. Rising from the anarchic French underground music scene of the late-1970s, the band became beloved amongst critics and fans alike in the United States at the dawn of the 1980s for its incendiary live performances and two groundbreaking albums, before combusting in a ball of fire of internal grievances and artistic differences, as all the best band ...
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RD: 2022-01-07
HIGH TONE & ZENZILE
Zentone Chapter 2
Label: Jarring Effects
Fileunder: Dub / Reggae / Electronic
Fifteen years later, Zenzile and High Tone are finally back for the highly anticipated Zentone Chapter 2! The two most legendary dub groups from France are taking up the challenge a second time and offering us a new album scheduled for November 12, co-produced by Jarring Effects and Black Dub.

A meeting at the top that will delight all fans of dub, since it is not one, but two volumes that enter t ...
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RD: 2022-01-21
Pierre Vervloesem Group
30 Years of Success
Label: Off
Fileunder: Jazz / Experimental / Progressive Rock
It’s fairly safe to assume that the Order of Leopold II

medal displayed on the album cover of the Pierre
Vervloesem Group’s January 2022 release 30 Years of
Success is intended to make an ironic statement. After
30 years creating a massive discography of audaciously
outside-the-box music, Belgian electric guitarist
Vervloesem probably does deserve some sort of medal
pinned to his lapel ...
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RD: 2021-12-10
PAUL LAY
Full Solo
Label: Gazebo
Fileunder: Jazz / Klassik / Piano
Paul Lay is a Marvel superhero of the piano, a champion of the piano keys who can make them do whatever he wants.

He belongs to this generation of musical phenomenons who grew up with one foot in classical music, the other in jazz, and understands the soul of both traditions. The former is many centuries old, with its focus on melodic clarity and intonation as well as on the beauty of polyphony an ...
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RD: 2021-12-03
OUZO BAZOOKA
Dalya
Label: Stolen Body Records
Fileunder: Garage-Indierock / Psychedelic-Rock
The undisputed champions of Middle Eastern psych rock return with Dalya, their epic fifth studio album.Suspiciously smelling like a mix of prohibited substances and powerful homebrewed potions, Dalya manages to effortlessly be a lot of things that, in a similar universe, contradict each other: it is psychedelic but accessible. It is adventurous and creatively free spirited, but also filled with an ...
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RD: 2021-12-17
MLB TRIO
Birka
Label: Ilona Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Kammer-Jazz
Record an album in trio with a piano, a guitar and a trumpet, no jazzman had dreamed neither of doing it nor using this very particular instrumental formula! The pianist and composer Thierry Maillard had this bright idea and dared this singular and risky musical adventure. Basically, the first idea was simple, it consisted in producing music that could be described as "chamber jazz" without r ...
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RD: 2021-11-12
ANDREA MOTIS & WDR BIG BAND
Colors & Shadows
Label: Jazzline
Fileunder: Jazz / Latin Jazz / Big Band Jazz
It´s hard to believe: in her mid-20s, Andrea Motis is already a jazz superstar inSpain and far beyond. In 2011, Quincy Jones became enthusiastic about the young lady on trumpet and vocals. Andrea´s mentor was bassist, tenor saxophonist and celebrated pedagogue Joan Chamorro, the head of the Catalan talent factory.


In spring 2021, the collaboration with the WDR Big Band Cologne took place. U ...
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RD: 2021-12-17
SIMONE PRATTICO
Oriundo
Label: Zamora
Fileunder: Jazz
After the release of « Brooklyn Sessions » in 2016, he returns with a new project called “Oriundo” for October 2021. “Oriundo” (meaning a person whose parents were immigrants) promises energic jazz, mainly focused on the complex and delicate rhythms of the drums. From “Tanger” to the “Quartieri Spagnoli” (the Spanish Quarters), Simone tra ...
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RD: 2021-12-17
UMLAUT BIG BAND
Umlaut Big Band Plays Mary Lou Williams
Label: Umlaut Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Big Band / Swing
Since 2011, the Umlaut Big Band has made a specialty of going back to the early decades of jazz to revive the music of the great bands of that era, while commissioning contemporary composers to write new works.

After working on Don Redman in 2018, the Umlaut Big Band continues its series of portraits of forgotten composer-arrangers by focusing on the work of Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), a prolif ...
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RD: 2021-11-12
LES YEUX D´LA TETE
Bonne Nouvelle
Label: Fais & Ris
Fileunder: Sinti-Swing / Balkanbeats / Folk / Rock
Lulled by songs, fed with rock and world music, these Parisians adept at swing, dancefloor and song have more than 800 concerts and 12 countries

to their credit. Founded in 2008, LES YEUX DLA TETE unleash the stages by delivering a music finely energetic and madly soft, festive but subtle, vintage
and modern. The texts are neat, engaged and lined with a humor without concession, the melodies are b ...
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RD: 2021-11-26
ADMIRAL FALLOW
The Idea Of You
Label: Chemikal Underground
Fileunder: Indie / Singer-Songwriter / Folk
Admiral Fallow are thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of their new album The Idea Of

You, their first in six years, on Chemikal Underground. The second single to be taken from the
album, Dragonfly, following on from first single Sleepwalking in June, is out now available on all
digital platforms. Singer & lyricist Louis Abbott describes the song as “a sun-drenched exploration i ...
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RD: 2021-11-12
BONBON VODOU
Cimetiere Creole
Label: Heavenly Sweetness
Fileunder: Chanson / Folk / World Music
The new signature Heavenly Sweetness !

The new album of Bonbon Vodou (Oriane Lacaille & Jeremie Boucris)
produced by Piers Facini & Jean Lamont (Noir Désir, Bashung, Salif Keita...)
Recorded between France and the volcanic island, beaten by the air of the
Indian Ocean, the album, in the words as in the notes, transforms the French
song into Creole succulence.
He promise of the delig ...
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RD: 2021-11-19
FIXI & NICOLAS GIRAUD
Tempo Tempo! - A Tony Allen Celebration
Label: La Familia
Fileunder: Jazz / Soul / World / Hip-Hop
"Tempo Tempo! " That’s what the legendary Tony Allen, a true conductor behind his drums, told the young Fixi and Nicolas Giraud nearly 25 years ago, inviting them to follow him in his singular rhythm...

Fixi & Nicolas Giraud started with Tony.Then they followed their path without ever leaving him. Fixi met with national success with Java, international recognition with Winston McAnuff wh ...
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RD: 2021-10-22
BRNS
Celluloid Swamp
Label: Yotanka Productions
Fileunder: Indie-Rock / Electro-Pop
BRNS’ fourth album, Celluloid Swamp, is a mutant chamber pop album with a smorgasbord of references spliced into sound only just recognisable as a guitar band. The four-piece sound like a band that is more overtly settled as outsiders in a mainstream space. BRNS is more boldly aligned to the neo-dadaist manifesto laid out as the parameters for the band when it started in 2010: music free of ...
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RD: 2021-11-05
MARTIN WINSOR & JEANNIE STEEL
Troubadours
Label: Railroad Tracks
Fileunder: British Folk
It is a project from the heart of JOHN CREMER, owner of RAILROAD TRACKS STUDIOS in Cologne and renowned audio mastering engineer, who is now releasing "Troubadours" by MARTIN WINSOR and JEANNIE STEEL on his RAILROAD TRACKS label. This album is a collection of live and studio recordings from 1972.

Three members of the five-piece folk band GURNEMANZ perform at the famous TROUBADOUR on Old Brompton R ...
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RD: 2021-10-01
PENDEJO
Toma
Label: Chancho Records
Fileunder: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal / Stoner
Heavy brass, brutal riffage, pounding drums, cojones, and Spanish

urban lyrics that make you wonder "did they just say that?". Yes they
did. They go by the name of ¡PENDEJO!
“Taste it and you won’t be sorry.” (Metal Hammer)
¡PENDEJO! is a heavy rock band from the Netherlands, founded by two cousins
with a history in Latin America. Digging into their latino roots they ...
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RD: 2021-09-10
THE NEXT MOVEMENT
The Next Movement
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Funk / Soul / Jazz
A first listen might suggest: this is a new production emerging from the legendary funk scene of Minneapolis. Wrong by far! Three Swiss musicians are boosting Funk to new heights on the new album THE NEXT MOVEMENT (LEOPARD Records). J.J. Flueck, Pascal "P" Kaeser and Sam Siegenthaler form the explosive helvetic Trio, with their music unmistakably fusing the influences of R&B, funk and blues fr ...
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RD: 2021-07-16
HELGE SCHNEIDER
Die Reaktion - The Last Jazz Vol. II
Label: Railroad Tracks
Fileunder: Jazz / Blues / Avantgarde / Klassik
HELGE SCHNEIDER is undoubtedly one of the most versatile artists in this country. The

exceptional musician releases 34 years after the debut "The Last Jazz" his new (jazz) album,
which also makes use of swing, blues, bebop and classical music and brings this very special
HELGE SCHNEIDER style. Released as CD and vinyl double LP on RAILROAD TRACKS.
To pack HELGE SCHNEIDER´s life into a few se ...
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RD: 2021-09-03
YAN WAGNER
Couleur Chaos
Label: Yotanka Productions
Fileunder: Synth-Pop / Dark Wave / Electro
With Couleur Chaos, Yan Wagner is in tune with his life and desires. After successive mournings –

including his mother, whom he calls out to with the joyful politeness of despair (“Des cieux plus
cléments” with a Daho-esque chorus) – and a move to Marseille, he’s bringing forth some kind of
letting go. With fun and simplicity back on the agenda, he hasn’t ...
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RD: 2021-06-04
LA CAFETERA ROJA
Mozaik
Label: Green Piste Records
Fileunder: HipHop / Latin / R&B / Soul / World
Founded in Barcelona, in 2008, La CafeteraRoja is multigenerational, multilinguistic, mixed and self-taught Band. An European group playin´ self-made music that sounds like a mix between all kinds of genres such as Hip-hop, Pop and Rock.

AuréliaCampione (vocals/guitar), Anton Dirnberger (MC/keyboard), Chloé Legrand (Guitar/chorus), Fiti Rodriguez (Vocals/ bass guitar/chorus), Jean-Mi ...
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RD: 2021-06-04
PHILIP LASSITER
Live In Love
Label: Leopard
Fileunder: Jazz / Soul / Funk
With Live in Love, trumpeter-composer-arranger Philip Lassiter mixes socio-political messaging (“Make America Love Again”) with humorous, earthy storytelling (“Poof,” “Suga Coat Me,” “Root Chakra”) and some forays into old school funk (the James Brown-inspired “Repent” and the P-Funk-ish “Love Story”). Along with detours into ...
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RD: 2021-08-27
BRAIN DAMAGE MEETS BIG YOUTH
Beyond The Blue
Label: Jarring Effects
Fileunder: Reggae / Toasting / Jazz
... a story in History

… or how to condense in a sound bite, the incredible and terrible journey, experienced by Martin Nathan and his longtime friend Samuel Clayton Jr, both gone to Jamaica in March 2020, for a collaboration with the legendary Big Youth. The context of a first and unprecedented world lockdown has only left them very little time to record the takes with the famous DJ, befor ...
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RD: 2021-07-30
ANTOINE BOYER & YEORE KIM
Tangram
Label: Viavox
Fileunder: Jazz / Gypsy
Since 2011, the Umlaut Big Band has made a specialty of going back to the early decades of jazz to revive the music of the great bands of that era, while commissioning contemporary composers to write new works.

After working on Don Redman in 2018, the Umlaut Big Band continues its series of portraits of forgotten composer-arrangers by focusing on the work of Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), a prolif ...
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RD: 2021-05-21
EDWARD PERRAUD
Hors-Temps
Label: Label Bleu
Fileunder: Jazz / Piano
Before I started this opus, here is how, in my own words, I pictured the music I wanted to create:

"To compose a music that would be extra sensitive, beyond sensual, a music of eternal love, infinite, a love one can feel at the heart of nature and human art, without necessarily understanding where it springs from.
To play a music that would be alive for the present but also for an "after life" be ...
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RD: 2021-06-11
KADY DIARRA
Burkina Hakili
Label: Lamastrock
Fileunder: World / Soul / Burkina Faso
The great KadyDiarra comes back with her family to burn the boards with a 3rd incandescent album! In a shared celebration spirit, she offers us a compendium of humanity(ies) that plunges its roots in the heart of West Africa, between multiple cultures and globalised humanism.

Sweet trance concerts in which the commitments of this woman of a thousand faces and her incomparable sense of celebration ...
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RD: 2021-05-28
PAT KALLA & LE SUPER MOJO
Hymne A La Vie
Label: Pura Vida Sounds
Fileunder: Afrobeat / Afro Funk
“Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo propel us into a whirlwind métisse of African

groove and Caribbean funk, Afro-disco, Afrobeat, Makossa ... (Their music)
dances with the musicality of political poetry, all expressed through a
storyteller´s Creole." (Fip)
Hymne à la Vie Pat Kalla´s second full-length LP out on Heavenly Sweetness
is not only as the title has it, a hymn to life, it´ ...
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RD: 2021-03-26
ARCHIE SHEPP & JASON MORAN
Let My People Go
Label: Archieball
Fileunder: Jazz / Piano
Archie Shepp, Jason Moran: there are encounters that reveal a thread in the history of music. Resonances that until now have been almost imperceptible and that can suddenly be heard clearly.

Words, sounds, speech, men, memory, thoughts, fears and emotions—time—all related…all made from one…all made in one. —John Coltrane, 1964
There comes a time when musical ex ...
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RD: 2021-05-14
MICHEL PORTAL
MP85
Label: Label Bleu
Fileunder: Jazz / Klarinette
This record was made in very peculiar conditions, after two long months of lockdown. With the members of my new quintet, we met up in the Label Bleu studios, eager to play music but with mixed feelings of joy, fear of the virus and unvoluntary distrust of the other one suddenly thrown back to their state of "menacing stranger". As if the question was for each one of us to settle for the rig ...
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RD: 2021-02-19
FRED HERSCH
Songs From Home
Label: Palmetto Records
Fileunder: Jazz / Piano / Impro.
Pianist/Composer Fred Hersch celebrates his 65th birthday in quarantine with a brilliant new solo album recorded in his Pennsylvania home

On ‘Songs from Home,’ due out November 6 via Palmetto Records, Hersch explores nostalgic pop songs, heartfelt originals and resonant jazz classics with his inimitable expressiveness and rich invention in the intimacy of imposed isolation
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RD: 2021-07-16
PHILIPPE MOURATOGLOU
Ricercare
Label: Vision Fugitive
Fileunder: Jazz / E-Musik / Folk / Chamber Music
3 years after Universe-Solitude, unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Philippe Mouratoglou´s superb trio offers us an eagerly awaited new opus. The record, carefully prepared and meticulously recorded at Studios La Buissonne offers a new repertoire of original compositions, nourished by influences ranging from Francesco da Milano´s Ricercare to an evocation of Jimmy Rowles´ The Peacocks. This tig ...
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RD: 2021-04-30
ADRIAN CROWLEY
The Watchful Eye Of The Stars
Label: Chemikal Underground
Fileunder: Indie / Singer / Songwriter
One stormy night in Ireland, Adrian Crowley’s brother brought home a wounded crow. After taking care of it for a time, the crow flew away on its own, leaving an impression behind: Crowley wrote a story, which would later become the aptly titled “Crow Song” on this, his brand new record & ninth studio album The Watchful Eye of the Stars. He sings, “And I was joyous ...
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