Playlist: EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 (London; Friday 15th November to Sunday 24th November 2019)

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EFG London Jazz Festival starts today, and it’s back with a bang. Here at Rhythm Passport HQ we’ve been combing the programme to put together a playlist of all our favourite acts. And there are lots!

We’ll be seeing jazz from every corner of the globe, including Turkey, Nigeria, India, Chicago and New Orleans. But we’ll also be seeing the best of British jazz artists playing alongside some of the American greats. Be sure to listen to everything from Jyotsna Srikanth’s Indian virtuosic violin performance to the familiar faces of the UK jazz scene, SEED Ensemble, playing at this year’s Mercury Prize Awards.

Let’s get in the mood, and let the countdown begin!

Judi Jackson 'Lover Or Friend' (Featuring Sarah Tandy - Live in London)

Official Lateralize Records Release - CD/Vinyl available from and also on iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon

Hakan Başar - Au Privave

Hakan Başar (Jr.), who was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2004. He began playing piano when he was eight years old. After some private lessons he continued his studies with his father, who is a guitarist. Hakan was 10 when gave his first concert, within 5th Pera Music Festival, with transcription and repertoire of Michel Petrucciani, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Barron, Hank Jones, Bill Evans and Tommy Flanagan. He has performed at events such as Cercle d'Orient, Caddebostan Cultural Center, Istanbul Hilton, BBVA (Esma Sultan), Akbank Syndicated Loan Signing Ceremony (Raffles Hotel), AkçanSA (Sabancı Center) with projects like "Tribute Michel Petrucciani", "Tribute Oscar Peterson & Keith Jarrett". Hakan has met with a number of international jazz superstars, including Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Russell Malone and Eddie Gomez. Hakan even got the chance to workshop with Chick Corea before Corea's concert in İstanbul. Hakan began recording in 2018. İmer Demirer, Halil Çağlar Serin, Engin Recepoğulları, Kağan Yıldız and especially Ferit Odman have taken part in these recordings. Hakan’s debut album, ‘On Top of The Roof’, will be released on Ubuntu Music in late 2019.

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Emma-Jean Thackray - Ley Lines [VF295]

The rising mega talent, multi-instrumentalist, striking bandleader and *actually* ambidextrous musician and producer returns to deliver Ley Lines – a true showcase of her talents. From the horns, to the choir, to the drums, to the rest, everything was written, produced, laid down and mixed by Emma-Jean. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow soundsgroovy on Soundcloud: Subscribe to the youtube and soundcloud channel, great news are coming soon! Send an email to for Premieres.

The Wooten Brothers & Friends on Nashville Nights Clip #1

Shot in 5/5/02, was an appearance by the Wooten Brothers and Friends on a soon after cancelled show based in Nshville, TN. This is the earlier version of the group with Regi Wooten, Joseph Wooten, Raymond Massey, John Billings and Roger "Rock" Williams. The quality of the vhs tape is not so good, but the performance is classic! It's a cover of Sly Stone's "If You Want Me To Stay".

"Rolos Rollos" by Waaju - Live at London Jazz Cafe

Waaju is: Ben Brown - drums/compositions Sam Rapley - saxophone Tal Janes - guitar Ernesto Marichales - percussion Joe Downard - bass Video by Rosa Jorba Soler Audio Recorded by Bren Smith Mixed & Mastered by Alex Killpartrick Additional Edits by Mariana Esteves Recorded on 10th March 2018 at London Jazz Cafe

Da Lata "Thunder of Silence" feat. Bembe Segue

Download, buy, stream song here: Download/Stream or buy album Vinyl/CD here: Thunder Of Silence is the third release garnered from Da Lata’s forthcoming album and is dedicated to the memory of the P-Funk maestro Bernie Worrell. The title refers to the man’s quiet presence, a musician who would truly let his playing do the talking, and what playing! His rhythmic feel and individual approach helped define the role of keyboards in funk with Parliament, Funkadelic, and through countless other projects and sessions. He was often a man of few words but as a musician he could easily conjure the full force of a raging storm, like Worrell said himself, “I’m with Mother nature”. Da Lata’s Chris Franck worked with Worrell over a 2 year period from 2014 -2016 on various projects and found himself spellbound by the man’s talent and spirit. Like all those who worked with Worrell have testified, Chris realised too that Bernie was just “beyond", a musician whose talent was boundless, and whose energy could galvanise a band to reach a higher level. Straying from the Afro-Brazilian territory that has defined Da Lata’s music over the years, Thunder Of Silence is based around the kind of up-tempo funk groove that is instantly familiar. Yet this seemingly safe terrain is tricky to navigate, and the lessons learnt from the maestro are deftly deployed by Franck in the ways the rhythmic elements mesh together. The tune existed in instrumental form complete with Jason Yarde’s irrepressibly twisting sax arrangement for some time waiting for……? … had to be. The original West London soul girl, the queen of broken beat, and the woman who has distilled the essence of early Jean Carn and Flora Purim into a vocal style that is undeniably …Bembé Segué. And of course P-Funk is in the lady’s blood, as much a part of her musical vocabulary as jazz, bruk and the blues. Knocking heads with Chris, the words just seemed to flow from Chris’ recollections of working with Worrell, focussing on the notion of breath, the essence of life. Bembé’s contribution is immense. Although her work is much celebrated by those in the know, like Worrell she is an under appreciated genius. Indeed her vocal arrangement here is more than just inspired, it is truly magical. Thunder Of Silence, a burnished gem for the dancefloor, and a tune that will keep thrilling you whenever and wherever you hear it. “Breathe it like you mean it” ! Vocals - Bembe Segue Saxophones - Jason Yarde Drums and Bass - Ernie McKone Rhodes, Clavinet - Matt Cooper Congas - Carl Smith Guitars, Keys, Percussion - Chris Franck Recorded by Ernie McKone at Boogie Back Studios London Mixed by Toni Economides Produced by Chris Franck Animation by Jenny Wright

Chiminyo - We'll Never Know

We'll Never Know from Chiminyo's debut EP 'I am Chiminyo', out now via Gearbox Records. Co-produced by Ben Hayes Bandcamp - Gearbox shop - Stream - Instagram - @chiminyo_sound Facebook - @MisterChiminyo Video Credits - Director - Thalissa Teixeira D.O.P and editer - Jordan Rawi Projectionist - Jaime Rory Lucy AKA Rucksack Cinema Visuals created by - Chiminyo Maxwell Owin Gina Tratt (Vanilla Visuals) Thanks to Platform, Southwark for the use of their space. ---- Subscribe to Chiminyo's channel:

JZ Replacement Live in St.Petersburg

Jamie Murray - drums Zhenya Strigalev - sax, composer plus guest Zoltan Renaldi - bass Live from Fonoteka, St Petersburg Composition TUBUKA by Zhenya Strigalev

Miles Davis - Burn

Miles Davis performs 'Burn' at Amnesty International. #MilesDavis #Burn #Vevo #Jazz

SEED Ensemble - Interplanetary Migration (Hyundai Mercury Prize 2019)

SEED Ensemble perform Interplanetary Migration live at the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2019. Watch more on BBC iPlayer. Guidance: Contains flashing images.

Raul Midón - Waited All My Life

Live at WPFW 89.3
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