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It seems as of late our friends in the UK have been getting a lockdown on the Spiritual Jazz scene with a number of projects keep reading »

The Instruments Issue centers on exceptional, challenging or thought-provoking moments and movements in jazz. At the heart of our creative energy for this issue is an insistence on understanding the musician’s experience and illuminating the mystery around their instruments.

Some of our favorite indie labels have joined forces to release Lavel Love Vol 3. the third in an awesome compilation of free music. This edition features music from Stones Throw, One-Handed Music, Decon Records, Wax Poetics Records, Fat Beats, Wah Wah 45s and Tru Thoughts. Jasmine De La Paz who has A&R’ed the compilation says, “Label Love was created to introduce new music to fans by cross-promoting with like-minded indie labels. I’ve always been into researching record labels and like to dig deep into their catalogues, so I hope these compilations will open a flood gate of music for others.”

Ben Lamdin of Nostalgia 77 brings listeners a new melancholic, sleepy-time jazz that blends hints of blues with an old-timey feel in the new single “Hush”. Lamdin employs director/photographer Steve Glashier to create a film composition for “Hush” the end song to the new album The Sleepwalking Society. The footage from the music video comes from a biking safety PSA video from the 1960s.

Producer Ben Lamdin remains something of a mystery to those who have come across the expanse of experimental sound that is Nostalgia 77’s catalog, but possess little to no knowledge of the man behind it. Fronting the label Impossible Ark, Lamdin has released The Sleepwalking Society, the fourth in a series of studio recordings featuring his own Nostalgia 77 Octet and some of the more cutting edge artists in Jazz and Experimental music.

Nostalgia 77 is the brainchild and alter ego of DJ, producer, and all around musical everyman Ben Lamdin. Under the moniker, Lamdin has produced a copious amount of work with an impressive list of artists. In the tradition of his affinity for soul baring vocals, electronic production, and lush arrangements, Lamdin presents The Sleep Walking Society. The title is slightly ironic, considering how eye opening and fascinating his aesthetic is.

Ben Lamdin (aka Nostalgia 77) has released a mix on Wax Poetics featuring songs from the underground jazz scene in London. The songs come from an array of sources including his own label, Impossible Ark. This is a great way to check out the contemporary underground jazz scene that is burgeoning in London if you haven’t yet heard anything. Wax Poetics is a music media group with a focus in educating about and providing music.