Archive | 12th December 2014

FOLDEDSPACE – December 2014

Another Xmas full of good cheer and goodwill to all men etc. And my contribution to all that? A Xmas stocking absolutely bursting with musical quality (and not a Christmas record in sight).

We chat to Blue Note signee, and José James associate, trumpet player Takuya Kuroda about his life, influences and his debut hit album ‘Rising Son’. We have two big tunes featuring the vocal skills of the incredible jazz veteran Dee Dee Bridgewater, the fantastic voice of the US born but Denmark residing Indra Rios Moore (remember where you heard her first). We’ve new music from Terri Walker, Moscow based producer Lay-Far, the sublime Portia Monique and half an hour of Blue Note magic taking us from the 1960’s to the present day. I’ve also tried to cover all the fusion bases courtesy of the project featuring Snarky Puppy’s Michael League known as Forq, the UK’s off the hook King Bee and legendary keyboardist Chick Corea.

I’m a huge fan of Hammond/Rhodes king Brian Auger and so feature two tracks from him and his 60’s musical partner Julie Driscoll. If that wasn’t enough we feature the new album from the queen of Brazilian vocals Joyce: Raiz.

If you like what you hear please show your appreciation via the usual social media routes – Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail: – and I pray you have a really happy Xmas.

Tony Minvielle

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December 2014

Artist – Track – Album – Year

Jesse Fischer + Sly5thAve    Watermelon Man    Download    2014
itsinthestrings    Everything    #Transform    2014
Dee Dee Bridgewater    Afro Blue    Red Earth    2007
Brendan Reilly    Higher    The Louche Life    2014
Joyce    Ceu E Mar    Raiz    2014
Indra Rios Moore    Cry Me a River    Indra    2010
Joe Buhdha presents Terri Walker    Caught Up    Untitled to Entitled    2014
Portia Monique    Ecstasy    Portia Monique    2014
Theo Croker    Save Your Love    AfroPhysicist    2014
Buscrates 16 Bit Ensemble (feat. Farnell Newton)    Red Clay    Single    2014

Takuya Kuroda in Conversation

Takuya Kuroda    Piri Piri    Rising Son    2014
Takuya Kuroda    Afro Blues    Rising Son    2014
Takuya Kuroda    Everybody Loves The Sunshine    Rising Son    2014
Takuya Kuroda    Rising Son    Rising Son    2014

Freddie Hubbard    One Mint Julep    Open Sesame    1960
Dexter Gordon    Love For Sale    GO!    1962
Derrick Hodge    Live Today (feat. Common)    Live Today    2013
José James    Dragon (feat. Becca Stevens)    While You Were Sleeping    2014
Gregory Porter    Lonesome Lover    Liquid Spirit    2014
Forq    Viridiana    Forq    2014
King Bee    Esmerelda    King Bee    2014
Chick Corea    What Game Shall we Play Today    Return To Forever    1972
Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll    Let the Sunshine In   
The Best of Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll    1970
Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll    Save Me   
The Best of Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll    1970
Stanley Turrentine    Salt Song    Salt Song    1971
LayFar and Johnny Miller    Going Home    Download    2014

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