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It isn’t everyday that we are offered a previously unreleased project from one of jazz’s great trailblazers. Blue World, which Coltrane recorded with his Classic Quartet at New Jersey’s Van Gelder Studios in between Crescent and A Love Supreme, will see the light of day on September 27, via Impulse!/UMe.
It was originally recorded for filmmaker Gilles Groulx, who requested the session to put music to his film Le Chat dans le sac. Listen to the title track of the album below. Trane lives!
Taylor McFerrin, Love’s Last Chance
Its another release from one of the most recognisable names in music. Love’s Last Chance is a shift in tone and perspective for the musician, composer and producer, picturing him in search of the feeling in the moment, rather than a more distanced, meticulous approach.
McFerrin also takes the reigns on lead vocals for the album, which marks another change, prompting inevitable links to be drawn with his vocalist father, Bobby. It is a confident and intriguing next step after his debut, Early Riser. Listen below:
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs
The pair continue what has become quite a considerable collaboration this week with a new track, “The Next Day.” It follows their second collaborative album, Bandana, that was released this June featuring Anderson .Paak and Pusha T. The duo have also released three EP’s together: Thuggin’, Shame and Deeper.
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As brilliant as it was wacky, this was Frank Zappa’s last concert; the material played was comprised of The Yellow Shark, his final album, released a month before he died of cancer.
George Clinton has now decided to stop touring. That’s all the more reason to indulge in this unique, energetic concert, which is as funny as it is brilliant.
This is one of the most ambitious and surprising projects of Gilberto Gil’s career: an opera about the loves of the god Vishnu.