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