Uplifting & Carefree: The True Loves

the true loves

Like walking down a favorite neighborhood street, slapping-five with friends, checking up with clerks in their stores, admiring your own dark sun-glassed face in their windows, ducking under flowerpots and smelling the familiar smells of your most cherished locale.The sound of soul group True Loves is just like that.

Jazz/funk/fusion

With Hiroki Miyano, Yutaka Shiina, Safari, Katsumi Horii Project and many more!

Stan Forebee x Axian: A tribute to the commuting lifestyle

stan forebee

“Daily Routines” from Stan Forebee and Axian is a a tribute to the commuting lifestyle from not so long ago. The energetic, powerful but meditative mood reflects the longing of people to start settling back into a ‘new’ normal life.

A spirited alliance: Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes

aquiles navarro and Tcheser Holmes

With the album “Heritage of the Invisible II” Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes share a volume of their story in rich color – a brilliantly imagined testament to generations of memory, creation and existential joy.

From the Beat Scientist Makaya McCraven

Makaya Mc Graven

The new album “Universal Beings E&F Sides” is an addendum to Makaya McCraven’s critically-acclaimed 2018 release “Universal Beings.” It presents 14 new pieces of organic beat music cut from the original sessions.

A joyful work with deep roots: “Sons of Ethiopia”

“Sons of Ethiopia” from Admas is a fascinating piece of the Ethiopian musical puzzle. Emerging from the community of Ethiopian exiles who had been scattered to the winds by the brutality of the Derg dictatorship, the album was in 1984 the sound of a new generation.

The revolutionary cry resonates in “La Tour Du Pouvoir”

“Tric!”, the title of the first track of “La Tour Du Pouvoir” means “strike” in old Lyonnais dialect and would be heard in the rallying cries of the printer’s revolt in 1539. The same cry for liberty was shared by oppressed African-Americans and “canuts” (silkworkers from Lyon).