[Music] bastrd – An Anthology of 16th Century Azerbaijani Classical Works by Fuzûlî

I have a sneaking suspicion that the legendary Divan poet Fuzûlî didn’t dabble in modern hip-hop during the 1500s, though who am I to suggest that the young, enterprising souls in bastrd didn’t go back in time and ask him to sample a few grooves for him?

Rather elegant jazzy lo-fi beat music out of Northern California.  A worthy purchase.

[Music] Toshio Matsuura Group – LOVEPLAYDANCE – 8 Scenes from The Floor

I don’t know how I managed to miss Japanese DJ and producer Toshio Matsuura!  This album is a real gem, mashing together nu-jazz and fusion while introducing reference points like Magma and Carlos Santana (when he was still on the cutting edge).

[Music] Sean Khan, Hermeto Pascoal – Palmares Fantasy featuring Hermeto Pascoal

Many thanks to Andrew Jervis over at Bandcamp Weekly for not only sharing Sean Khan’s work but for a stellar interview with a young man who will be seen as one of the UK’s leading lights of new jazz.

[Music] Oslo Kulturnatt: Øyunn – Full Concert

Norway has a very healthy jazz scene, and it seems to be supported by the state (please correct me if I’m wrong). Siv Øyunn Kjenstad, a drummer and vocalist of this trio bearing her name, has no releases (with her as band leader) that I know of, but judging by this performance, I’m looking forward to hearing what they can do in a studio.

[Music] Leszek Możdżer – Komeda

Detail notes from Leszek Możdżer’s tribute to his countryman Krzysztof Komeda:

00:00 Svantetic
03:35 Sleep Safe and Warm
10:01 Ballad for Bernt
14:20 The Law and The Fist
25:18 Nighttime, Daytime Requiem
38:59 Cherry
42:57 Crazy Girl
48:50 Moja Ballada

Leszek Możdżer – Piano,
Martin Noël – Cover Art,
Paweł Potoroczyn – Executive Producer,
Tadeusz Mieczkowski – Mastering,
Sylwia Kicka – Production,
Grzegorz Czachor – Recording Production, Mixing,
Marcin Piechowski – Technical Support.