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Makaya McCraven
Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape)

Here we have the distilled results of a happy meeting between new collaborators, including Makaya McCraven, Nubya Garcia, Soweto Kinch, Ben LaMar Gay, Quiet Dawn and more. Lots of live fun was had under the CHICAGO X LONDON banner, and the recordings were then taken home for remixing and rearranging by Makaya. The resultant Mixtape is vibrant indeed.
  • Vinyl LP (LPIARC0020B)
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  • CD (CDIARC0020)
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Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings

Get ready for some more Epic Jazz -- 2018 has been another good year for it, what with Kamasi and all -- it's hot jazz drummer and producer Makaya McCraven with his latest LP 'Universal Beings'. The record was cut at two intimate live sessions and two impromptu studio sessions, in four cities: New York, Chicago, London and L.A. A total of 15 musicians worked with McCraven -- stellar improvisers all -- with Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and Jeff Parker being but three of them. Double LP or double CD, on International Anthem Recording Co.
  • Vinyl Double LP (LPIARC0022)
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Dos Santos
Logos

Chicago group Dos Santos have an excellent approach, working with South American styles like cumbia and caminante and working them in with touches of psychedelia and tightly textural post-rock. Really it's a rich and forward-looking sound that makes all the combinations sound entirely natural. Logos is released by International Anthem.
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Ben LaMar Gay
Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun

Chicago trumpeter, vocalist and composer Ben LaMar Gay doing some serious quality control here: the tunes making up Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun were chosen from seven unreleased albums. It’s quite a mix and it’s all of a very high quality, neither of which surprising. There’s gorgeous, melted piano textures (‘Melhor Que Tem’), brass duets, bizarre, restless future blues led by LaMar Gay’s handsome voice (‘Muhal’, ‘Swim Swim’), rap and all sorts.
  • Vinyl LP (LPIARC0017)
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Rob Mazurek & Emmett Kelly
Alien Flower Sutra

Rob Mazurek tends to be excellent, whether he is free improvising, composing pieces or organising other musicians. He does a bit of all three on Alien Flower Sutra, a collaborative album with Emmett Kelly of The Cairo Gang: Mazurek gave some of his compositions to Sao Paolo and Chicago’s finest, with rich results. On International Anthem.
  • Vinyl LP (LPIARC0008)
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  • International Anthem

Jeff Parker
The New Breed

Jeff Parker’s a big name to those with an interest in experimental jazz, with a place in Chicago’s Tortoise group and having released 5 albums himself. Making sample based music, Parker infuses a myriad of genres; jazz, R&B and electronica to name a few, to create a distinctive sound which edges into hip hop, with Parker citing the likes of J Dilla as an inspiration, whilst keeping a funky jazz sound here on The New Breed.  
  • Vinyl LP (LPIARC0009)
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  • CD (CDIARC0009)
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