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Free & Fantastic: 10 Jazz Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]

Tina Sieber 20-10-2013

Sound Sunday is your chance to taste a new musical flavor every week. After listening to this edition, you will appreciate Jazz! And if you already do, you’ll love what I have for you this week.


What Is Jazz?

Like hip hop, Jazz has its origins in African-American communities. The genre became popular around the world in the early 20th century. It rapidly evolved and diversified into several dozen sub and fusion genres. Jazz knows no boundaries. Trombonist J.J. Johnson once said: “Jazz is restless. It won’t stay put and it never will.”

This edition features only a small selection of the diversity found in Jazz and I hope you will enjoy my picks. Please leave your feedback in the comments! I also hear you @TinaSieber on Twitter or via email to Tina at this domain.

Single: Moon Hooch – Contra [No Longer Available]

Genre: electronic, cave music, classical, jazz, edm, dubstep, house

Fans of Sound Sunday will recognize this single. I previously featured it in the Incredible Dubstep Edition 11 Free Music Albums: The Incredible Dubstep Edition [Sound Sunday] Read More . Meanwhile, the band has released its full length self-titled album Moon Hooch. If you like the song above, do give the album a spin. You can listen to it for free on Bandcamp.

EP: ProleteR – Curses from past times EP

Genre: alternative, abstract, charleston, beats, instrumental hip hop


From the album page: “Curses from past times belongs to the tradition of Hip-Hop sample based music. It is a combination between heavy hip-hop beats and jazz/charleston samples, spiced with guitar arrangments and smooth piece of synth.”

Tony Smith – Soul Thing

Genre: jazz, fusion, rock, soul, blues

From his Bandcamp profile: “I’m a jazz/rock guitarist from Canada. I lived in Toronto, London UK, and now am in Limoges, France. Over the years I have recorded instrumental music with some great musicians. Some of it is on this site! I have played live with many bands including my own and most notably Roy Ayers (8 years touring). I continue to record and play live with various projects.”

EP: Fónicos – Six Pack

Genre: funk, jazz, fusion


Single: Clem Beat’z – Jour de pluie

Genre: jazz, piano, beats, instrumental hip hop

Sunshine is a beautiful melancholic piece produced on a rainy day. The sample voice is of American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist Nina Simone.

Bambino – My Ribs Are Poking Through And I Feel Like Hell

Genre: alternative, jazz, electronica, downtempo, lounge, trip hop, jazzy hip hop

Bambino, aka Adam Purdy, is a musician and producer based in Ono, Japan. From his Facebook page: “It is difficult to define Bambino’s sound in a single sentence in that by design it exceeds the expectations of any one genre through the integration of delicate melodies, forceful rhythms and textured atmospheres that could be described as some kind of abrasive down tempo.”


Amin Payne – George Benson Tribute

Genre: instrumental, funk, soul, boogie, jazz, beats, instrumental hip hop

From the album page: “This is my journey through George Benson over the past month using Vinyl ONLY samples, live instruments and percussion. Enjoy!”

EP: Nicholas Cheung – I AM

Genre: instrumental, jazz, lounge, trip hop, jazzy hip hop

From the album page: “I AM is Nicholas Cheung’s debut instrumental release. It is a collection of his selected beats made in 2012 and 2013. Word of thanks from the artist: “God, family, friends, Viv, Eugene, Rosanna, Dkay, Thomas Prime, Bob42jh, NAK, J.Han, the AMP family, Goontrax and Mr.Tang Lee, and all those who have supported me along the way.”


Single: The Cancel – Sunshine

Genre: jazz, downtempo, beats, instrumental, jazzy hip hop

EP: Free the Robots – In Other Worlds

Genre: electronic, instrumental, jazz, beats

From the album page: “I united four tracks that i started during the ,Ctrl Alt Delete/ the Minds Eye era with some current ideas, as a re-cap and segway into the next album.”

Aivi & Surasshu – The Black Box

Genre: jazz, chiptune, electronic, piano

From their Bandcamp profile: “Aivi is a human pianist. Surasshu is a chiptune robot. These are their musical adventures together!”

EP: Freddie Joachim – Dusting

Genre: soul, jazz, hip hop

This is the final installment of a series. The other parts can be downloaded straight from the label Mellow Orange. Links can be found on the album pages: Dust & Dusted

Loose Willis – We Come in Peace

Genre: electronic, instrumental, jazz, bass, funk, groove, hip hop

From their homepage: “Loose Willis is a psychedelic high energy funk collective
led by bassist and super-composer Miles Hancock.”

Final Question

What would you like to see next week?

Related topics: Download Management, Indie Music, Music Album, Sound Sunday.

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  1. bobby
    November 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    keep up the good work mate

  2. Olga
    October 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Loose Willis was awesome!!! Danke

  3. Bob42jh
    October 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Thanks so much for featuring even more Cult Classic Records releases. Appreciate your continued support Tina.

    • Tina S
      October 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

      I love all of your stuff, Bob! I could fill an entire edition with CCR releases. And I keep finding them because other people love your music, too. I hope you guys and your artists are doing great!

  4. Alex D
    October 21, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Very nice selections. I do have a question though? Have you even done more Foreign music? For example, I personally love Japanese music (commonly just called the umbrella terms J-pop, J-rock), so I didn't know if you had ever incorporated music of foreign languages, any language. I thought it'd be interesting to be a bit more culturally diverse. Though I understand finding free music could be a little more difficult.

    • Tina S
      October 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

      You mean foreign as in geographically or culturally influenced genres?

      I have occasionally featured this kind of music. In fact, I have an entire folder full of foreign language albums, which probably includes regional genres. I could do a world music edition, but to do an edition just on J-pop/rock will indeed be difficult.