A mostly instrumental mixtape by the little dog laughed 1 january 21 75 minutes
with tracks & excerpt by
the caretaker / Hildur Guðnadóttir / angelica salvi / Ian William Craig / Max Richter / Plinth / Giardini Di Mirò / Labradford / Jóhann Johannsson / Pan American / Marisa Anderson/ Rafael Anton Irisarri / Norberto Lobo / Tindersticks / Matt Elliott
Here´s my beloved records and tracks of 2020 played in a radio set of more than 3 hours (in German) and with some links to the records. It´s been a hell of a year – but the music will keep us surviving.
love & peace.
Intro: little dog jingle
Solar – Atalaya Possible Futures- Paradise Cinema The Lucky Ones – Alabaster DePlume Let´s get drunk again -The Magnetic Fields Deep Dark South – Bendrix Littleton Will You Return – Flaming Lips Exegetic Chains – Mountain Goats Hard wired – Snails Calentita – Liminanas (EP) American Crisis – Bob Mould We Got A Lot A Work To Do – Spaza We are send here by History – Shabaka & the Ancestors Max Brown -Jeff Parker The Weather Up There -Jeremy Cunningham Source – Nubya Garcia As I walk – Mathew Halsall man from jonestown – nat birchall & al breadwinner The cause of doubt – L.A Salami Silk Rock – Marker Starling Stalla Stalla – Koko Fundo De Marê Palinha – Voz di Sanicolau Muévete Mi Amor – Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical Ngai Oyo Lia – O.k. Jazz Excerpts – Spine River I am No Moon – Sam Burton Day 34 – Sicker Man
After quite a long time – sorry for that – a selection of recent releases and reissues that somehow were important to me the last month.
So let´s start with some new releases by We Jazz and International Anthem.
The first one is a lovely 7″ by a new quartet from southern finland called Oaagaada(We Jazz)
consisting of Tuure Tammi, trumpet / Sami Pekkola, sax / Tero Kemppainen, bass / Simo Laihonen, drums. Both tracks are quite wild and continue the typical postmodern freejazz / we jazz sound.
Another typical sound is created by chicago´s International Anthem, whose releases since their beginning a few years ago are already milestones in eclectic fresh jazz and club sounds. So here´s a new one by Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes with the 12″ Heritage of the Invisible II.
The label calles it “Telepathic Afro-Caribbean improvisational trumpet-and-percussion”. Nothing more to say than that.
Slightly older but still fresh is this little 12″ gem from Anteloper released on International Anthem, a collaboration by Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary with guest vocals by Young Solé, a 2019 tour tape now available on vinyl.
Let´s continue with the amazing Nat Birchall from Manchester who meets for this record Al Breadwinner and they play some spiritual – nybinghi reggae – dub jazz.
Whatever you might call it, it´s a match made in Heaven.
Lets go to Gondwana records another thrilling “jazz” label whose releases are amazingly diverse and eclectic. So here´s Paradise Cinema.
The project consists of Jack Wyllie (Portico Quartet/Szun Waves) and the senegal based percussionists Khadim Mbaye and Toms Sambe. One track is called “Possible Futures” and I guess it´s a good title for these days desperate needed hope for future music and life. Hypnotic.
From Gondwana here´s a 2020 best of charity compilation for homeless people´s shelters, one track from Paradise Cinema is featured , too..
Going back to the legends of Jazz music is another way to understand what jazz is all about. So here´the third part of Planet Ilungas marvellous journey deep into the music of Franco´s and Vicky´s O.k. Jazz. Vol III focusses on the boleros of O.K. Jazz and is my personal favorite of the three wonderful designed records of congolese jazz.
At last for today here´s Horace Tapscott, another legend playing here with Michel Session 1989 in Avignon. Simply stunning.