For guitar, double bass and drums, mostly abstract, smooth jazz with 2 works vaguely classical. Play!
Multi-genre pieces for wavering sax with a wide variety of instruments–varied rhythms. Play!
New instrumental album from Quebec musicians Francois Couture (guitar), Daniel Marcoux-base, Sylvian Neault- violin, and Steve Normandin- piano accordion with a definite French flavor. Some cuts folk influenced, some jazzy. A quartet to give a listen to. Play: all FCC: clean Similar to: Lord Bubba’s Nu Jazz Project, Greta Panettieri, Mister Dumont
A mix of classical/jazz and world sounds with harp, guitar and tabla, most pieces by Abbasi or Olivier, a few transcriptions. Play!
The latest release from Burlington jazz-funk instrumentalists Brickdrop is perfect for fans of music with hefty grooves, pristine playing, and lots of horns. Track picks: 1, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Galactic
Music for euphonium by composers from various countries, combining classical and jazz elements, including ney. Interesting!
A mix of classical and jazz and gypsy violin. Nice!
Transcriptions for marimba, strings and percussion of some well-known contemporary and classic jazz–with works by Pat Methany, Chick Corea, Mongo Santamaria and others. Play!
If you’ve heard classic jazz/full band pieces from the 20th century, you will find this album quite reminiscent of the era. Every violin, cello, horn, drum, etc. at the very least sounds like it was played by a human, an impressive feat in this age of virtual instrumentation. A large portion of the album’s vocals […]
Meandering mix of avant, jazz, trombone blurts, strings and improvisations for quartets.
A mix of pieces with classical/avant/jazz/electronic and rap voice, inspired by New York City.
Hevreh Ensemble performs these classical/jazz/world pieces with Native American flutes, clarinet, piano, percussion, strings (Ethel) some electronics. Nice!
Meandering, improvised pieces for drums, electronics, trombone, guitar. Pieces are varied, some more electronic/avant than others. Play!
Reminds me of the great psychedelic music from around the world in the 60s-70s. Funky fuzzed out guitar and great horns really make this an amazing album. TRY: 1,3,4,5, ALL!! RIYL: Soweto, Funky Lagos, World Psyheledic, Jazz FCC:Clean *TB Favs
Dap Kings Saxman blends Jazz with ancestral percussion and even throws in some indigenous vocals at times. The result is a funky eclectic album that grooves. The percussion definitely takes on Latin flavors and really ties the whole thing together, with his Sax floating in and out of the whole record. Try: ALL FCC:Clean […]
Begin Again is a new album that plays with different styles of music including jazz and contemporary. Norah Jones has found a way to not pigeonhole herself into one particular genre which allows her to showcase her musicality. This album is a mix of lovely, heartfelt songwriting and smooth, hypnotic, jazz beats that make the […]
For guitar and bandoneon with other instruments, these are a mix of classical and jazz, quiet, meandering. Nice!
A collection of pieces for solo double bass, mostly by Grenadier with versions of Gershwin, Coltrane and Muthspiel. Mostly slow, quiet. Play!
Newest CD from Crazy Flute with spoken word tracks Unity and Unbroken Chain. Some guitar riffs from Brandon WhetBruk add depth and beauty (Reflection). For instumental background and music to contemplate with play We Belong To the Music CD. Check out interview with founder Jack here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/communityradiowithdeb/episodes/2019-01-19T05_41_04-08_00 and check out website at http://www.crazyflute.com
With Jack Crazy Flute Holland , and Professor Keith Talley the main band, they play instrumental grooves that may quicken your heart(Water Warriors March) and other times calm your thoughts (Coyotes Tears). Spoken word piece, Home, has received acclaims. Play all!
Haitian-American singer songwriter pays homage to Vaudou spirits in a blend of traditional and contemporary with focus on unity and recognition of spirit everywhere. May be considered Folkloric Jazz with infusion of social responsibility and ‘ walking with spirit’. Play all!
FUNK Powerhouse supergroup delivers this amazing re-imagined Public Enemy album. So much funk here! Incredible horn section and master musicians. Try: 1,3,4,5, 7,8,10,11,12,ALL RIYL: James Brown, Greyboy Allstars, FUNK, Public Enemy, Great covers FCC:Clean *TB Favs DIGITAL ONLY
Diverse album of great tunes- definitely world inspired jazz. Lots of influences from Eastern European to Indian and Saharan. Some epic jams and other are more jazzy. Try: 1,3,5,6,9 FCC:Clean
“Ghanaian Traditional Music Reimagined.” Beautiful arrangements. Enchanting Strings! Heavy jazz backbone to this whole album, especially with the female vocals. Try: 1,3,5,8 RIYL: Esperanza Spaulding, Smooth Jazz FCC:Clean
Original Soundtrack to the biggest romantic comedy of Summer 2018. Includes covers of Western pop hits, traditional Chinese music, R&B, and jazz. I enjoyed the covers of Coldplay’s “Yellow”  and Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” . The other covers I didn’t care for. The jazz songs by Jasmine Chen are all excellent […]