Various 'Kaleidoscope - New Spirits Known and Unknown' 3xLP + 7"
Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release.
As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices – and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond).
‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists’ approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more.
Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple vinyl album edition with a bonus limited-edition single (exclusive to independent retailers).
A1 Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
A2 Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
A3 Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
B1 Ill Considered – Long Way Home (Live At The Crypt)
B2 The Expansions – Mosaic
B3 Chip Wickham – Red Planet
B4 Levitation Orchestra – Odyssey
C1 Emma-Jean Thackray – Walrus
C2 Tenderlonious And The 22archestra – The Shakedown
C3 Pokus – Pokus One
C4 Theon Cross – Candace Of Meroe
C5 Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin Feat. Nubya Garcia – Tanner’s Tango
D1 Collocutor – Gozo
D2 Makaya Mccraven – Untitled
D3 Nat Birchall – Ancient World
D4 Ruby Rushton – Moonlight Woman
E1 Ebi Soda – Dimmsdale
E2 The Cromagnon Band – Thunder Perfect
E3 Seed Ensemble – Mirrors
E4 Ishmael Ensemble – Kito’s Theme
E5 Vels Trio – Yellow Ochre (Part 1)
This album also comes with extensive sleevenotes, artist interviews and exclusive photography.
Soul Jazz records are also releasing an exclusive one-off pressing double-headed 12” single featuring Theon Cross and Pokus released on the same day as the ‘Kaleidoscope’ album (also exclusive to independent retailers).
Catalogue number: SJRLP455-7
Label: Soul Jazz