Hello again friends, freaks and fans of future jazz music of the kind that draws great laughter at its fringe… after its brother cut a triangle shape out of it while it was asleep.
Have I got some bangers for you this week!
Kicking us off with some New Orleans colour are the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (photographed). And, like an Ark with a few extra chameleons smuggled on, their track Keep Your Head Up contains a few little surprises long term fans may not expect from them. That’s our Charm Offensive.
Your Military Coup selection comes from Copenhagen electronic jazz quintet Girls in Airports. Like crime in multi-storey car parks, their new single Outside Looking In is wrong on so many levels… and yet so right.
Similarly doubling down on the drums are Germans Fazer, whose ambient, groove-laden jazz is all about perception and perspective… depending how you look at it. Their track Khanda is your Peaceful Protest.
Giving you the cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell is composer and electronic wizard Anna Meredith. Her track Paramour is your Guerrilla Warfare choice.
And finally, providing your Quiet Riot is Jacob Collier, who appears to have taken a long, hard look at himself after people told him he wasn’t introspective enough. His track Make Me Cry rounds out the week.
So, if any of that tickled your fancy, why don’t you just hear more here…
*P.S. all the hilarity above was nicked from an article about the best jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe festival. If you’ve ever read this blog before, you’ll know I’m not that funny. Intentionally.
P.S. You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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– SV –