And right before the year ends, here’s our show celebrating the best music of 2020, including our favourite new music and reissues, and our own Spiritmuse Records releases for the year. The show is packed with gems from Sun Ra Arkestra, Matthew Halsall, dumama + kechou via Mushroom Hour Half Hour, a Gambian Griot kora duet via Folkways, deep listening music by Joshua Abrams and Jon Hassel and beautiful spiritual jazz by Cosmic Vibrations ft. Dwight Trible, Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray.
Wishing you a great 2021 everyone! ✨🎵
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Spiritmuse presents #185. An 1hr set by Mark & Thea of deep listening meditative sounds. It includes left-field and experimental music from Japan, Italy, America, India, France and South Africa, with gems from Kahil El’Zabar’s ‘America the Beautiful’, Amancio D‘Silva, Jon Hassell, Cara Stacey, Masahiko Sato and many more – all vinyl. Peace & Enjoy 🎵
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Spiritmuse Records presents #184
1 hr show featuring exclusive tracks from our upcoming release on Spiritmuse Records, ‘Kahil El’Zabar’s America the Beautiful’, together with tracks from our latest release by Cosmic Vibrations ft Dwight Trible ‘Pathways & Passages’. This is killer new genre-breaking jazz mixed in with some of our old spiritual jazz favourites from Phil Cohran, Hans Dulfer, John Tchicai, Don Cherry and more. All vinyl – Peace & Enjoy 🎵
Kahil El’Zabar’s America the Beautiful’ OUT 23 OCT 2020 https://kahilelzabar-is.bandcamp.com/
Cosmic Vibrations ft Dwight Trible ‘Pathways & Passages https://cosmic-vibrations.bandcamp.com/
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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
Latest MADONJAZZ live show with vinyl only gems, with Thea & Mark G. digging into old and showcasing new jazz and latest releases. Enjoy!