Jazz re​:​freshed Live – Prelude

Jazz re​:​freshed Live - Prelude

Cover Artwork

Only yesterday we talked about the Jazz re:freshed anniversary. Now there’s a free compilation for everyone that couldn’t make it to their celebration yesterday. Oh Jazz:refreshed, I always wanted to, but I never attended one in 9 years. Anyway, here is one track for every year, including favourites such as Kaidi Tatham, Mark de Clive-Lowe or Richard Spaven – and a lot of artists I’m looking forward to discover myself!01. Kaidi Tatham – Night With Jude
02. 12 Tone Brass Band – Good Times
03. Séb Pipe’s Life Experience – Dice
04. Dan Waldman Band – Vulcan Elements
05. Mark de Clive-Lowe Trio – Smoked Something (interlude)
06. Grant Windsor’s 3 Five Blind – 3 Five Blind
07. Richard Spaven – Maz Live
08. Al Scott Trio – It’s A Start Live
09. The Unknown Mystic Musound – Into The Unknown Live

You can download this live album for free, it’s only the prelude of more live recordings to come in the future.

I have to big up Adam, Bunny Bread and all the others for the artwork, the liner notes and of course for making all of this happen in the first place. If you read this, please grant me one wish and announce your events as early as possible – I would love to witness Jazz re:freshed live once in my life!

Richard Spaven – Spaven’s 5ive

London’s Richard Spaven, who has played with everyone from Robert Mitchell to Flying Lotus, Kaidi Tatham to Mark de Clive-Lowe, has finally completed his first solo album.

The album is only the first release in a series of mini-albums on the Jazz re:freshed label. And starting tomorrow, Spaven’s 5ive should be out in stores. In any case you can grab yourself a copy at the official release party, taking place at Mau Mau Bar on December 9, 2010.

Flying Lotus at Koko

Admittedly not the best quality, but here’s a video I recorded at the magnificent Flying Lotus gig at London’s Koko last week. Together with Dorian Concept on keys and Richard Spaven on drums, Flying Lotus took his show to new heights.

Find some photos from the night on the Koko website. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the much better music video for Kill Your Co-Workers!

Bopstar – Captured (live)

The live version of Bopstar‘s Captured is the result of only two days of rehearsing. Last Thursday, it was brought to stage featuring singer Zara McFarlane, Baby Sol on background vocals, Karl Rasheed-Abel on bass and Richard Spaven on drums.

You can download the full track on Bopstar’s blog, where he also posted a free sampler of his work with Zara McFarlane.

Robert Mitchell 3io plays 4hero

The Robert Mitchell 3io, winner of the Worldwide Award for the best jazz album, were guests at Jazz re:freshed last Thursday at London’s Mau Mau Bar.

Robert Mitchell 3io has its roots in its leaders long-running band, Panacea. The absolutely ridiculous drummer, Richard Spaven and the bad man bassist Tom Mason are the rhythm section of Panacea and, together with Robert, have been developing a real signature in this jazz trio format.

In the video above, the trio is playing an interpretation of 4hero‘s Third Stream, a classic from the Two Pages album.