Jazz, Swing, and Neo-Classical may be commonly regarded as fairly archaic genres, yet, Koreyography’s latest single Misguided Love featuring Adrian Crutchfield on sax which makes inventive use of all three is easily one of the most captivatingly vibrant tracks we’ve heard this year.
It’s an explosively effervescent medley of tone, style, and culture which may be lyrically light, but the smoothly animated melodies provide all of the visceral upraising emotion and soul you could possibly ask for. The soundscape is so colourful it’s practically carnivalesque.
The sheer talent in from Koreyography on keys and Adrian Crutchfield on sax is one thing, the amount of soul which pours out is quite another.
You can check out the official video to Koreyography’s single Misguided Love which premiered on February 29th via YouTube.
If you’ve made the terrible mistake of watching BBC News and found yourself consumed with despair, the UK’s favourite Jive and Swing act The Jive Aces have recently released the perfect aural antidote with their latest single “Bad News”.
The chorus lyrics will stick in your mind like mantras which may make you think twice about picking up a newspaper and the eclectically upbeat instrumentals pop with euphoric charm. It hardly seems necessary to complement their talents when it comes to orchestrating classic funky swing music as they’ve already picked up plenty of well-deserved international acclaim for their high-energy performances. Yet, it feels as though the Jive Aces has come forward as aural heroes with Bad News.
It’s times of great societal struggle and disparity when artists such as the Jive Aces are more appreciated than ever. Bad News is an infectiously rapturous hit which we could all benefit from having on our playlists.
You can check out Bad News along with the other hits from The Jive Aces by heading over to Spotify now.
If the term jazz-fusion is one which conjures thoughts of avant-gardist musical mayhem or worse, genres being forced against their will to break new ground, then you definitely need Francesca Mondi in your life. Yes, it is jazz being given a pop make over, but rather than a conflict of genres and the toning down of the key elements which define each of them, Francesca manages to bring out the best of both.
Devil’s Door has a meandering jazz groove and a soulful heart and the pop approach brings an accessible, not to mention commercial, vibe to the proceedings. Throw in some classic 60’s girl group harmonies and Francesca’s own sensuous tones and you have the perfect meeting of musical minds.