This is the sound of Nu Jazz. In particular, if you like Cinematic Orchestra or Skalpel, then you’ll enjoy Ambient Jazz Ensemble. Colin Baldry composes music for film, television, and advertising; his side project is the Ambient Jazz Ensemble, which consists of a full band, a string section, and a horn section. The sound is a combination of the electronic and the orchestral with a cinematic feel. Baldry and the Ensemble recently composed two songs for the new James McAvoy film, Filth. This track is called “Jazz Face,” and comes with remixes by Simbad and Kirk Degiorgio.
“Market Place” is the brand new single and video from the new album by OY called KOKOKYINAKA. OY, whose real name is Joy Frempong, recorded the album after trips through Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and South Africa, during which she collected samples and field recordings. She mixes those sounds with stories and proverbs, and electronic soul with African jazz.
I can’t tell you very much about Marge – none of her biographical information is published in a language I know. I do know, however, that she has made some music worth hearing. For example, this song called “Forget” comes from her 2010 album And. It’s darkly pretty, and at the same time, a little mysterious.
With +FE Music: The Reworks, the Foreign Exchange family has released an album of beautifully progressive soul music. The release features remixes of past tracks – actually the word “remix” doesn’t quite capture the record’s adventurous sounds. These songs truly are reworks, most of them jumping into entirely different sub-genres from their original versions. And, while many remix albums are usually bonus projects or holdovers to satiate fans while they wait for the next real album, The Reworks stands on its own as a composition. In fact, it shines.