A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol. 2

If Music’s Jean-Claude returns for a second spellbinding edition of ‘A Journey Into Deep Jazz’. Going even deeper than volume 1, this triple vinyl pack is one to truly lose yourself in, with several of the tracks running over 12 minutes in length – Sparrow’s ‘Latin Black Funk’ even over 20 minutes! The obscure gems contained on this compilation have either flown under the radar or remained out of print for many years, so there are bound to be fresh treats here for even the most obsessive collector. Dense without being over-challenging, raw yet enchanting, ‘Deep Jazz Volume 2’ is a collection of soul-stirring rarities to nourish the spirit.

Released February 24, 2017 – Available on Bandcamp.

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jono mccleery | pagodes

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The Rotterdam-based singer and songwriter Jono McCleery has produced his third studio album. “Pagodes” is the deepest, most powerful work to date by a musician whose work has been described as like “Miles Davis, Massive Attack, John Martyn, Fink, and Radiohead wrapped up in one exquisitely produced sound.”

After his collaboration on Portico’s (Quartet) “Living Fields” earlier this year, the new LP will also drop on October 10th via Ninja Tune Records and If Music. Pre-Order now on iTunes. Stream the first song, a cover version of Robert Wyatt’s “The Age Of Self” below.

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if 2.0

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Ninja Tune and London record shop If Music teamed up again for the second volume of their compilation series “if”. The new installment features exclusive tracks by Heidi Vogel, Jono McCleery, Slowly Rolilng Camera,  DJ Saturn & Annabel, The Wach , Mark Motherbaugh, Jhelisa Anderson, Roy Harper, The New World Percussion Ensemble,  Archimedes Badkar, Phillip Lambro, Bayete (Todd Cochran) and The Animated Egg. Released April 19 for Record Store Day on Ninja Tune.

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