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The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: November 2018


The year is drawing to a close, which means many of you are in the midst of frantically wrapping up your holiday season tasks. I feel for you. And it’s in that spirit of compassion that I bring to you one more thing for your to-do list: Ten jazz albums you definitely need to hear. Some of this music is the best you’ll hear all year. So put gift buying off just a little longer; sit down and listen to all of this beautiful music.

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This Week’s Essential Releases: Sudanese Jazz, Baroque Trance, Hip-Hop and More

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Welcome to Seven Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend six new albums that were released between last Friday and this Friday, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed.

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U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz


Photo by Sonni Rossi

When Gilles Peterson’s friends started raving to him about a U.K. jazz group named Maisha, the London-based DJ and tastemaker went to a gig at the city’s Total Refreshment Centre to check them out.

He left mightily impressed.

“What I liked was the fact they were capturing a Black Jazz, Strata-East, sort of Billy Bang, Michael White cosmic nous I wasn’t hearing anywhere else,” Peterson says from the headquarters of his label Brownswood, reeling off a list of spiritual jazz artists and labels from the ‘70s that Maisha called to mind.

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