Spiritmuse Records presents #169: An 1h set by Mark Gallagher compiling alternative takes on our favourite tracks of 2019. The set is packed with killer gems by the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Abdullah Sami, Sarathy Korwar, John Coltrane, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Spaza, Black Monument Ensemble, Matthew Halsall and Joshua Abrams.
As always, all vinyl. Enjoy 🎶
Here’s to the great music coming up in 2020!🔥
Spiritmuse Records presents MADONJAZZ #168: Nine for 2019
In no particular order, here’s our favourite nine for 2019 on vinyl:
- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Be Known Ancient/Future/Music (Spiritmuse)
- Art Ensemble of Chicago, We Are on the Edge boxset (Erased Tapes)
- Sarathy Corwar, More arriving (Gearbox)
- Joshua Abrams, Simultonality (Eremite)
- Abdullah Sami, Peace of Time (Spiritmuse)
- Matthew Halsall, Oneness (Godwana)
- Damon Locks / Black Monument Ensemble, Where Future Unfolds (Int’l Anthem)
- Spaza (Mushroom Hr Half Hr)
- John Coltrane, Blue World (Impulse)
Have a happy new year y’all! ✨ 🎶
Spiritmuse Records presents #164
Spiritmuse Records presents #164. An 1hr set featuring the beautiful new release from Matthew Halsall, together with new music from the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Nat Birchall. It also showcases the remarkable, previously unreleased material from John Coltrane, together with reissued gems from Infinite Sprit Music feat. Kahil El’Zabar, Nakara Percussions and many more! As always, all vinyl. Enjoy! 🎶
Spiritmuse Records is a new, independent record label based in London, UK, dedicated in unearthing hidden gems from past and future; music for both mind and spirit: spiritual jazz • global sounds • field recordings • left-field electronica • psych folk.
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble’s Be Known Ancient/Future/Music
Abdullah Sami’s ‘Peace of Time’ https://abdullahmsami.bandcamp.com/album/peace-of-time
MADONJAZZ #91: Deep Jazz Sessions w/ Thea & Mark G., exploring the world of deep jazz and love of vinyl. A 2hr session packed with vinyl-only favourites including the new re-issue of Hum Dono – Joe Harriott’s masterpiece , John Coltrane’s Ole and Sun Ra’s Lanquidity, together with gems from Randy Weston, Fitz Gore and the Talismen, Collocutor, Matthew Halsall and many more. We hope you enjoy!
MADONJAZZ #86 – Deep Jazz sessions w/ Thea & Mark G., exploring the world of deep jazz and love of vinyl.
This issue is packed with deep jazz vinyl-only favorites, such as re-issues from Ndikho Xaba and the Natives from Matsuli Music, Tribo Massahi and Mombasa, and with new releases from Matthew Halsall and the Greg Foat Group, along classics from Horace Silver, Grachan Moncur III, Basso-Valdambrini Quintet, Don Cherry and many many more!
MADONJAZZ #79: Focus on New Jazz with brilliant new and recent contemporary jazz releases w/ a mix of old classics. Includes new music from Collocutor, Matthew Halsall, Nat Birchall and Tumi Mogorosi, together with recent releases by Mitch & Mitch (Lanquidity Rec), Dominic Martin and the Greg Foat Group. All next to classics from Gerardo Frisina, Yusef Lateef, Maulawi and Curtis Fuller. Enjoy!
A truly magical evening on Monday 16th June at the House of St Barnabas, where Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra introduced their new album, ‘When the world was one’. The album, the fifth offering from Matthew Halsall, is truly exceptional; deep spiritual jazz with Eastern influences, reflecting Halsall’s recent travels to Japan and the music of one of his heroes, Alice Coltrane.
The performance was nearly mystical, contributed largely to the music content and the interesting choice of instruments; featuring a bunch of seriously talented young musicians, they delivered hypnotic grooves and meditative slow-build solos with a brilliant double-bass, harp, flute, drums, piano, tenor sax, the Japanese koto and of course, Halsall’s trumpet. And there couldn’t be a more fitting venue for showcasing Halsall’s spiritual melodies than the chapel at the House of St Barnabas: this intimate space, with remarkable acoustics and a strong feeling of reverence only added to the magic of the evening – a truly remarkable, unforgettable night.
MADONJAZZ is dedicated to exploring the world of deep jazz and love of vinyl, and there isn’t a better contemporary example of this than Halsall’s latest album. We believe that Matthew Halsall, together with Nat Birchall who contributed to the album recording, are leading the way in British modern spiritual jazz.
“When the World was One” by Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra, is out now on vinyl, CD and mp3 on https://matthewhalsall.bandcamp.com/album/when-the-world-was-one