Man Like GP, by Binker and Moses
From the album Dem Ones GB1530
Saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd are two young Londoners currently playing in Zara McFarlane’s band and creating a storm with their debut recording as a duo. Gilles Peterson calls them “the new generation of UK impro jazz musicians”.
Heart is a Lotus, by Michael Garrick Sextet with Don Rendell and Ian Carr
From the album Prelude to Heart is a Lotus GB1517
Heart is a Lotus is the celebrated pianist and composer’s previously unreleased 1968 BBC Maida Vale Studio recording, featuring some of the finest British jazz musicians of the era including trumpeter Carr and saxophonist Rendell.
In The Old Days, by Kate Tempest (Brand New Ancients edit)
From the album Brand New Ancients GB1527
Listen to poet Kate Tempest’s acclaimed stage show, which toured to sold out venues in the UK and New York. Brand New Ancients captures her unique blend of street poetry, rap and storytelling and won her the prestigious Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry.
The Gentle Rain, by the Tubby Hayes Quartet
From the album The Syndicate: Live at the Hopbine 1968 Vol. 1 GB1532
This previously unavailable live performance was recorded at the legendary Hopbine in North Wembley. It reveals Hayes’ new quartet, which featured the spectacular Dublin-born guitarist Louis Stewart and 22-year-old drummer Spike Wells.
A Beautiful Friendship, by Mark Murphy
From the album A Beautiful Friendship: Remembering Shirley Horn GB1515
Mark Murphy is one of the great voices of jazz and an icon for all modern jazz vocalists. This 2012 recording celebrates his close friend Shirley Horn with four of her trademark songs reinterpreted in his inimitable style.
Soft Soap Flakes Kill, by Michael Horovitz accompanied by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Paul Weller
From the album Bankbusted Nuclear Detergent Blues GB1520
Michael Horovitz’s Bankbusted Nuclear Detergent Blues is an effervescent improvisatory poem-sequence written for Paul Weller. On this 2013 studio recording Horovitz is accompanied by Weller, Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn.