Category Archives: jazz rock

SONG OF THE DAY Blurt – Trees

Blurt are one band that I would love to have seen live back in their heyday, for I have no doubt in my mind that this would be one show I’d not be forgetting in a hurry! When today’s song … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Trifle – New Religion

Today’s track has hip hop sample written all over it, so I wasn’t surprised to discover that this has been used numerous times by various artist over the years. Featuring on the one and only album the jazz/prog-rock band, Trifle … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos – Pygmy

Akira Ishikawa was a Japanese jazz drummer and bandleader known for integrating African rhythms into his music.  His recording career started in the early 60’s with Shin Matsumoto and New Pacific, and in the years that followed he toured with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Belking’s – Sabata

Known and loved for their epic and explosive surf and garage rock sounds, Los Belkings were/are an instrumental outfit from Peru.  Founded 1963 by Raúl Herrera A. and Wilfredo Sandoval M, the band’s First3 stint in the music business lasted … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sunbirds – Spanish Sun

If you find yourself with a spare twelve minutes today, be sure to dedicate every second to the wanderings of this exotic ‘krautjazz’ odyssey, for this merits unhindered attention! Spanish Sun is an alluring journey into hypnotic worlds of jazz-funk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Selda Bağcan – İnce İnce Bir Kar Yağar

“…..one of the most extraordinary hybrid folk albums you are ever likely to hear..” My love for this song is nearly as intense as these absolutely stunning vocals you are listening to right now!….and it doesn’t even matter that I … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Shore Leave

Tom Waits wrote Shore Leave in 1982 and featured it on his Swordfishtrombones album, which was released that same year.  The record was his seventh studio album and the first he produced by himself, proving to be a very different affair … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tim Buckley – Chase the Blues Away

Led by a dark, almost foreboding, jazz-inspired melody, Chase the Blues Away is one of Tim Buckley’s most inspiring and mysterious creations of the 1969 period.  The loose, stripped-back structure of this song has an intoxicating feel and this is only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blurt – The Ruminant Plinth

When today’s song was first released in 1983 I was a mere toddler, so here I am nearly 40 years on and only just discovering the joys of Blurt.  This post-punk band were founded in 1979 by poet, saxophonist and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Miles Mosley – Abraham (Live at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA)

You may remember me featuring this song last May, but last night as I listened to it for the first time in ages, I felt that very same rush of ‘WOW’ just as I did when I first heard it … Continue reading

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