This album is fundraising response to what happened after one of the most powerful Typhoons on record hit Tacloban and the people of the Philippines, who are still in the need of help. All Proceeds go directly to GlobalMedic.ca who have been on the ground since the disaster hit providing clean drinking water and medical supplies, more info on them over here: globalmedic.ca
Acid Jazz legend & Sound of Money Records owner Sarah Winton, also known for her work together with Nightmares On Wax ‘Carboot Soul’, Cold Cut, Roots Manuva, Outcast & many more; has joined forces with some of the most talented beatmakers around the globe to finally release her 4th album ‘Shebeen Queen’. A funky little journery from Jazz to Soul, while some futuristic and eclectic boombap beats are complementing her unique and versatile voice, is taking the listener on a short trip into space, surrounding Jupiter and Mars; until they reach their final destination & her place of birth, which is Venus.
This album is fundraising response to what happened after one of the most powerful Typhoons on record hit Tacloban and the people of the Philippines. Beats for Change has put together a worldwide roster of heavy hitting music producers who have joined forces and put together a jam packed album of unreleased instrumental music.
This EP is made with love. It is more than a beatmaker tape. Marian Tone recorded many different instruments. For example Saxophone, Guitarron, Bass, Violin, Drums, Jazzpiano, different percussions and other instruments. All tracks are produced and arranged by himself. In collaboration with Trashpuzzle he produced a video for the track “Soulgirl” which is made with a lot of patchwork, love and creativity.
Here we evaluate Spiritual Jazz - music that is a snapshot of the era after Coltrane, a time which saw the evolution of an underground jazz that spoke about the reform of the soul, the reform of the spirit, and the reform of society: a music which was local and international at once, which was a personal journey and a political statement, and which was religious and secular in one non-contradictory breath. Soul Jazz - Black Jazz - Spiritual Jazz.
As the ‘60s progressed, cultural and political revolutions occurred both in the US and in Europe. Jazz was both a victim and a saviour, with radical developments in the music occurring in both continents. In the US, artists took control of their own musical destiny as small labels broke away from the mainstream, expressing new and creative visions of freedom and peace against a backdrop of civil unrest, repression and war. Be sure to check the first volume of this series, Spiritual Jazz (JMANCD.020). In ‘60s Europe the jazz community forged ahead with a different revolution; that of breaking away from mere emulation of their American counterparts. A distinctive, European jazz sound began to develop that combined traditional music from across Europe and around the world with the creative freedom so abundant in American jazz. Over time the most forward-thinking creative talents of the post-Coltrane European jazz generation crafted and nurtured sophisticated and multi-faceted styles of jazz that were as radical as they were beautiful, giving modern jazz a characteristically European flavour.