Greetings Sistas & Brothas. I’m back with your weekly infusion of current jazz.

Since May of last year, corto.alto have been steadily releasing bedroom-recorded tracks on their YouTube page. The collective created by Liam Shortall, one of the most prominent Glasgow scene’s young talent, shines by exploring new jazz territories with a Hip-hop mindset. After releasing two volumes of their Live From 435 series, the gang is set to drop the third installment later this month.

Back in 2015, Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra welcomed a then 81 year old Wayne Shorter to celebrate the music of one of the few Jazz greats who are still with us. The result, entitled The Music Of Wayne Shorter, is set to be released on January 31st and basically a Big Band clinic.

Four years after his latest project, guitarist Jeff Parker is ready to release his sixth solo effort and second for Chi-town’s unavoidable International Anthem Recording Company. “Gnarciss” provides a head nodding groove, mixed with electronic tweaking sounds and delicate wind and strings arrangements.

Be also on the lookout for dope new stuff by France’s own Léon Phal Quintet and Underground Canopy.


Tracklist : 

  1. Edwin – Corto.Alt
  2. Endless Summer In Peckham (Ft. Ishmael Ensemble) (Tenderlonious Rework) – Reykavik606
  3.  Again and Again – Léon Phal Quint
  4. Endangered Species – Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsali
  5. Gordian Knot, Pt. 2 – Nick Walters
  6. Time Unremembered – Dominic J Marshall
  7. Rawl Aredo – Steve Spacek
  8. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Ft. Cecile McLorin Salvant – Rafiq Bhatia
  9. Part 1 – Eri Yamamoto Trio w/ Choral Chameleon
  10. What You Want Ft. Ambrose Akinmusire, Nick Hakim & Quelle Chris – Nappy Nina
  11. Gnarciss – Jeff Parker
  12. Pre Memory Circle – Rejoicer
  13. Afro Blue – Sam Gendel
  14. Black Quals Ft. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington – Thundercat
  15. Nebrasko – Underground Canopy
  16. Flourish Ft. Angel Bat Dawid – A. Billi Free x Tensei
  17. Where It Ends And Begins – Nérija
  18. When It All Comes Down Ft. Gretchen Parlato – Kneebody
  19. Honeymooners – Remy Leboeuf
  20. Libretto Dialogue 20 Ft. Walter Smith III – Frank Woeste
  21. Wildfire Bare – Matana Roberts
  22. Summoning the Monkey God – The Sorcerers

Click the cover artwork to listen to the playlist and If you are feeling those early cold syndroms like being a little sore in the throat, just hit that lemon, ginger, mint and honey infusion and know that I’m with you.

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Peace & Light.