Not always easy to sort the wood from the trees.
Here are four new trees from the forest.
Jameio Brown “Power Of God”
Drummer Jameio uses traditional spirituals as a basis for powerful, community focussed music. He has a point to make about modern life … being rubbish. Jameio was influenced by the rural community of Gees Bend Alabama and the quilts they make there. They sing too. It’s outstanding and moving.
From the album “Transcendence” which also includes the awesome Geri Allen occasionally.
Sons of Kemet “Inner Babylon” (Vince Vella Remix)
UK based band led by Shabaka Hutchings and with 2 mighty drummers that include Seb “Polar Bear” Roachford. It’s a massive blowing session. But bass wobbled up for listening here. Fierce.
From the album “Burn”
Arve Henriksen “Shelter From The Storm”
Some beautifully sad trumpet and a lonesome vocal. From the bleak country of Norway and the great Rune Grammofon label. Bringing a new calmness & contemplation.
From the album “Places Of Worship”
Matthew Halsall “Ode To The Big Sea”
Covering the Cinematic Orchestra. Kicks in at 1:30. Reminded by Bonobo. Thanks for the Late Night Tale.
Not from the album with the perfect sleeve for this piece “Fletcher Moss Park”
Not really dead then.