Album of the week: Sunny Days – The Regime (Pro Uno) // Summer Me, Winter Me – Stacey Kent

EASTSIDE ALBUM OF THE WEEK PRESENTS Sunny Days – The Regime (Pro Uno) Sunny Days, the latest offering from The Regime (Pro Uno) is illuminating the music scene with its vibrant energy and infectious beats. The album encapsulates the essence of summer, infusing every track with warmth and optimism. From upbeat anthems like “Sunshine State […]

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Album of the week: Another Blue – Crosslegged // Habits of the Hero – Joel Trig

EASTSIDE ALBUM OF THE WEEK PRESENTS Another Blue – Crosslegged Cross Legged is an extremely uprising musical artist whose soulful melodies and introspective lyrics have captivated audiences worldwide. With her distinctive blend of folk, indie, and pop influences, Cross Legged has carved out a unique niche in the music industry. Her debut album, “Another Blue,” […]

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Album of the week: Emerald Hands – Barney McAll // m_unit: Beyond Orbits – Miho Hazama

EASTSIDE ALBUM OF THE WEEK PRESENTS Emerald Hands – Barney McAll Barney McAll’s “Emerald Hands (Extra Celestial Arts)” is a mesmerizing odyssey through the realms of jazz fusion, electronica, and avant-garde experimentation. As a highly respected pianist, composer, and bandleader, McAll pushes the boundaries of musical expression with this groundbreaking album. “Emerald Hands” serves as […]

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Album of the week: Dama Bega Nibi (I Want To Go Home) – Aron & The Jeri Jeri Band // Lean in – Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke

EASTSIDE ALBUM OF THE WEEK PRESENTS Dama Bega Nibi (I Want To Go Home) – Aron & The Jeri Jeri Band Released just this year on the 12th January 2024, Aron & The Jeri Jeri Band is a fusion collection of Senegalese traditions with jazz and the pulsating bliss of electronic music and rhythm. Led […]

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Album of the week: Live From South Channel Island – Mildlife // Water Made Us – Jamila Woods

EASTSIDE ALBUM OF THE WEEK PRESENTS Live From South Channel Island – Mildlife (AUS) Formed in 2013, Mildlife are a Melbourne-based jazz fusion group. Their first live album “Live from South Channel Island” was actually recorded during their one-off livestream performance at South Channel Island on 10 March 2021. The album stands as a testament […]

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Album of the Week: Drifting – Mette Henriette

EASTSIDE ALBUM OF THE WEEK PRESENTS Drifting – Mette Henriette In 2015, The Norwegian saxophonist, Mette Henriette became the first artist to release a double debut album on the renowned jazz record label ECM Records. Consequently, her highly anticipated second album “Drifting” is an ethereal masterpiece that showcases extraordinary talent and artistic vision. Throughout the […]

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Album of the Week: Voice Notes – Yazmin Lacey // The Height of Love – Sinj Clarke

EASTSIDE ALBUM OF THE WEEK PRESENTS Voice Notes – Yazmin Lacey (UK) Hailing from a background deeply rooted in gospel and soul, Yazmin Lace is a rising star in the realm of contemporary R&B music. Her debut album “Voice Notes” is overflowed with impeccable storytelling and soul, gaining the interest of many listeners. Lace’s velvety […]

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Album of the Week: The Lahaar – The Lahaar // Artemis – In Real Time (15-11-23)

“The Lahaar” by “The Lahaar” Released: 31 March, 2023 Label: Soundway Records Drawing inspiration from the depths of late 70’s NYC proto-rap disco instrumentals, Nigerian boogie, Jamaican dub and modern jazzy house – The Lahaar is a Trans-Tasman collaboration between Julien Dyne, Horatio Luna and Surprise Chef’s Lachlan Stuckey, featuring Mara TK and Toby Laing […]

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Album of the Week: JIEM – JIEM // Secret Night Gang – Belongs On A Place Called Earth (08-11-23)

“JIEM” by JIEM Released: 30 October, 2023 Label: JIEM Jiem is a contemporary jazz group that traverses gracefully between soft playfulness and brash intensity. The unique personalities and stylistic qualities of each member interact to form a synergetic ensemble sound that is far greater than the sum of its parts.  Tessie Overmyer – saxophone Miles Rooney […]

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Album of the Week: Mélusince – Cecile McLorin Salvant // Boy – Harvey Sutherland (25-10-23)

‘Mélusine’ by Cecile McLorin SalvantReleased: March 24, 2023Label: Nonesuch Records Mélusine features a mix of five originals and interpretations of nine songs, dating as far back as the twelfth century, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyol. The new album’s songs tell the story of the European folkloric legend of Mélusine, […]

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Album of the Week : 3 – Ngairre // An Ever Changing View – Matthew Halsall (18-10-23)

‘3’ by NgaiireReleased: August 27, 2021Label: Dot Dash & Majestic Casual ‘3’ by Ngaiire is a stunning exploration of soul, R&B, and electronic elements. Ngaiire, the Papua New Guinea-born artist, pours her heart and soul into every note, creating an album that’s both deeply personal and universally relatable. Her enchanting vocals and thought-provoking lyrics make […]

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