G R O O V E M E N T / MANCHESTER & BEYOND

Moses Sumney UK dates and Quarrel video

19 Sep: Manchester, UK @ The Dancehouse Theatre 20 Sep: Leeds, UK @ Howard Assembly Room 21 Sep: London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall   Quarrel is the latest track

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Playlist: 30/70 Collective & Allysha Joy hit Manchester 16 June 2018

Next week sees Melbourne’s electric jazz soul crew 30/70 Collective hit Manchester’s Soup Kitchen, double headlining with prolific producer Werkha (read my 2014 Now Then interview with him here). BUY

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On Wax / Yazmin Lacey: When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees

Yazmin’s first physical release for the First Word label, in name at least, is the Yin to the Yang of her debut EP, Black Moon. The sublime cover art comes

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On Wax / Ebo Taylor: Yen Ara on Mr Bongo Records

The brand new album from Ghanaian legend Ebo Taylor is out now and available to buy on wax from Mr Bongo Records. Given our Spring has been so ridiculously grey,

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On Wax / Kamasi Washington announces 4LP Heaven and Earth

 Truth, from the Harmony Of Difference EP Over two and a half hours of new music is forthcoming on 22 June 2018 from Kamasi Washington, making the move from

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Stepping forward: Yemi Bolatiwa refocuses her space

Yemi Bolatiwa is one of Manchester’s shining stars. Lead singer of soul, jazz and drum and bass outfit Pareidolia, she’s also a resident singer at the otherworldly Albert’s Schloss, sings

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August Greene: Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper release full stream

NPR have the August Greene album streaming right now. A project which acts as a sequel to Common’s recent long player Black America, the album sees the trio team up

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On Wax / Nat Birchall: Cosmic Language on Jazzman Records

UK saxophonist, composer and arranger Nat Birchall returns to Jazzman Records today with the release of his newest LP, Cosmic Language. Nat explores spiritual jazz and Indian ragas, introducing the

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On Wax / Black Flower: Intermediate State 10″

A four track 10″ EP of dream fuelled jazz from Belgium’s Black Flower. Taking Salvador Dali’s creative dreaming ritual (falling asleep with a pair of scissors in hand, being woken

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