Archive for the Brownswood Category
Sun-dazzled California folk is diced with the murkier corners of the UK dance lineage by the multi-talented Skinny Pelembe. Dub echo, hip-hop lyricism and heavy guitar fuzz are boiled down into a heady, characteristic musical brew. For his debut album, the Johannesburg-born, Doncaster-raised artist weaves together a patchwork of personal […]
Kokoroko are part of the thriving scene that’s grown out of London’s young, jazz-influenced musical circles. Led by bandleader Sheila Maurice-Grey, their self-titled EP is the group’s first solo release, following their early 2018 debut with ‘Abusey Junction’. Across the EP’s four tracks, the band delivers a memorable introduction, offering […]
This six-piece group, led by bandleader Jake Long, bring a fresh slant to the weighty spiritual jazz tradition. Their 2016 debut EP was released through Jazz Re:freshed, followed by ‘We Out Here’, Brownswood’s early 2018 record which documented London’s genre-bending, jazz-influenced underground. Maisha carve out their own style, channelling the […]
On ‘Loveplaydance’, legendary Tokyo DJ and producer Toshio Matsuura takes on a different direction. The Toshio Matsuura Group features Tom Skinner (drummer for Sons of Kemet and Owiny Sigoma Band), as well as some of the UK’s most exciting jazz-influenced musicians. The project is focused on covers, putting classic or […]
This album is a document of sessions combining Shabaka Hutchings with a group of South African jazz musicians. Recorded in just one day, the group drew on their South African lineage to bring their own slant to the American jazz lineage.
A primer on London’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this new compilation brings together a collection of some of its sharpest talents. A set of nine newly-recorded tracks, We Out Here captures a moment where genre markers matter less than raw, focused energy. Surveying the album’s running order, it could easily […]