Monday 12 October 2015

What I'm listening to... (October 2015)

‘Suite For The Blue Planet’ by Jesse Fischer featuring Takuya Kuroda
Producer, engineer, composer and producer, Jesse Fischer – now almost having completely abandoned the Soul Cycle moniker – returns with the crowd-funded album release ‘Day Dreamer’, released through Ropeadope Records.  It’s a genuinely excellent jazz & soul album, one I can already see doing very well in our end of year rankings not long away, with features from classy vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles (including a complete reimagining of Minnie Riperton’s ‘Loving You’ amongst her three lead vocal contributions), and trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, whose efforts we’ve praised numerous times on this site.  It’s the latter’s contribution we’ll showcase in this slot though as the song comes with a studio-themed video of the band performing it…

‘Doralice’ by Noemi Nuti
Continuing our love affair with Ubuntu Music, here’s an excellent song from the labels’ flagship artist, Noemi Nuti, and her debut release, ‘Nice To Meet You’.  In our exclusive feature with QCBA, we touched slightly on the jazz and Brazilian vocalist’s music – the quality of which speaks for itself…

‘BPATTER’ by DJ Premier & The BADDER
This one caught everybody off-guard when it was released with the accompanying video early-September.  Confirming work of an official new project from legendary and beloved hip-hop producer, and one-half of Gang Starr, DJ Premier – not a whole lot else is known at this time.  You’ll note the jazzy/afrobeat nature of the song, and the familiar trumpetting sounds of Takuya Kuroda, marking his second appearance on this month’s list.

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