og:image" content=""https://s12.postimg.org/akaze8k99/blog.png"" /> Gidman's Treasures And Nuggets: February 2009

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Truth & Soul Sampler.....available for FREE DOWNLOAD...

Various Artists - An Introduction to Truth & Soul Sampler (2009)

For a limited time, Emusic and Truth & Soul are offering a free sampler that includes various tracks from the T&S catalogue. From El Michels Affair to Lee Fields, Bronx River Parkway to Quincy Bright, there is something for everyone, and the best part is....it's free!!! Pass the link along to your friends and family and spread the love. Go here to download all 12 tracks.

01. Problems - Lee Fields 3:18
02. Black Out - The Original Brothers 2:33
03. Come On Home - Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music Machine 2:50
04. Feeling Good - Bama and The Family 2:46
05. Ghetto Down - Cosmic Force 4:49
06. Nora Se Va - Bronx River Parkway 3:19
07. Honey Dove - Lee Fields & The Expressions 3:43
08. Detroit Twice - El Michels Affair 3:02
09. Odyssey Revisited - The Fabulous Three 4:08
10. An Earthquake's Coming - Black Velvet 3:04
11. Donde - Bronx River Parkway 3:27
12. Stay The Night - Quincy Bright 1:21

12 Total Tracks, Total Length 38:20



Various - Tru Thoughts Black Gold 7" (Tru Thoughts TRU7189P)

Press Release :
"The second installment in Tru Thoughts' Black Gold series of limited edition vinyl DJ weapons features two killer cover versions set to become Tru Thoughts classics: Quantic And His Combo Bárbaro give you their spin on "Wandering Star" by Portishead, and Nostalgia 77 hooks up with the Fiction Trio to take on Eminem's "My Name Is".

Both tracks on this double A side 7" are taken from the upcoming ‘Tru Thoughts Covers' album, which is coming out later in 2009 (on the Unfold imprint) and features some of the label's biggest covers from over the years as well as a number of other exclusives from Jamie Woon, Bugz In The Attic and Lizzy Parks amongst others.

This Black Gold 7" is the first ever release to feature the sound of Quantic And His Combo Bárbaro, the new band that Will Holland has assembled in his current home of Cali, Colombia. More from them soon... Both tracks are totally exclusive for several months!

THEIR ALBUM TO BE RELEASED IN 2009 - "Traditions in Transitions" (2009)

The Black Gold 7" is limited to 500 copies Worldwide
". (TRU THOUGHTS) To be released on March 23rd 2009.


A1. Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro - Wandering Star
B1. Nostalgia 77 - My Name Is

Friday, 13 February 2009

West Coast Rocks.....Mary Anne Hobbs Travels to the States.....

"Mary Anne Hobbs went on a mission out to LA and San Francisco to check out the fast emerging, new electronic music scene, headed up by Flying Lotus. We hear from West Coast DJs and producers, including Glitch Mob, Daddy Kev, Kid Kamelion,Samiyam, DJ Tomas and The Gaslamp Killer. Along with sets from LA hotspot, Low End Theory and San Francisco's 103 Harriet Club." (Radio 1 Website) LINK.

Tracklisting from Wednesday 11 February Show


Mono/Poly - 'Red & Yellow Toys' (Dubplate)
12th Planet - 'Smokescreen' [Jack Sparrow Mix] (Dubplate)
Exile - 'We're All In Power' From the 'Exile Radio' (Plug Research)
Bookworms - 'How Can I Remix' (Dubplate)
Samiyam - 'Bricks' (Dubplate)
Teebs - 'WLTA' (Dubplate)
Alice Coltraine Ft Pharoah Sanders - 'Journey in Satchidananda' from the EP 'Journey in Satchidananda' (Impulse)

San Francisco’s DJ Tomas Interview

Flying Lotus - 'Auntie's Harp' from the LP 'Los Angeles' (Warp)
Architeq - 'Sleeping Bear' [TAKE Remix] (Dubplate)
Jega - 'Soul Flute' (Planet Mu Dubplate)
Daedelus - 'Touchstone' [Jimmy Edgar mix] from 'For Withered Friends' (NinjaTune)
Vaccine - 'Radiate' (Dubplate)

Glitch Mob Interview and Live Set, Low End Theory, LA
Dam-Funk - 'Killdat* (Stones Throw)

Ras_G & The African Space Program - 'Crazy Alien' (Dubpate)
Madlib - 'J.D. & J.B.' from 'Beat Konducta Vol 5-6 Bonus 45' (Stones Throw)
EPROM - 'Zoning' (Dubplate)

Kid Kamelion Interview
Lazer Sword Live Set, 103 Harriet Club, SF

Bassnectar - 'Boombox Sketch’ (Amorphous Music)
Ghosts On Tape - 'Mogadishu Nightlife' (White label)

Clubroot - 'Sempiternal' (Lo Dubs dubplate)
MIA & Rye Rye 'Tictok' [Ant-Ten-Nae remix] (Dubplate)
Nobody presents Blank Blue - 'Blank Blue' from the LP 'Western Water Music Vol II' (Ubiquity)

Daddy Kev Interview & Mix, Low End Theory, LA

Nosaj Thing - 'Coat Of Arms' (Alpha Pup)
Sonido Del Principe - 'Cartagena' from the compilation album 'Bersa Discos 4' (Bersa Discos)

The Gaslamp Killer Interview & Live Track, Low End Theory, LA
Dorian Concept – ‘Yorktown Recreation’ From ‘Maximized Minimalization’ (Affine Records)
Legion Of Two - 'And Now We Wait' (Planet Mu)

Download here for mp3.

Ones for February

Nik Weston presents GRANT GREEN/ORQUESTA DE LA LUZ - Funky Instrumentals Volume 4 12" (Mukatsuku MUKAT 012)

"Mukatsuku Records kick off 2009 with another dose of hard to find Japanese super rare funkiness + two dance floor bombs pressed on a limited edition heavy 180 gram vinyl 12 inch for the London based strictly vinyl only label. A side is legendary Blue Note guitarist Grant Green getting the remix treatment from Japan´s most famous DJ….Muro for a super rare remix. This is the first time the track has been made commercially available on vinyl anywhere.

On the flipside is the Japanese latin band Orquesta De La Luz remixed by Kyoto Jazz Massive. The edit on the Mukatsuku 12 is a brand new unreleased edited version never heard before with most of the vocal parts removed to allow the fantastic instrumentation to shine through
". (Fat City Records)

Side 1 Grant Green - Let The Music Take Your Mind (Live at Inside Out Studio mix by Muro).

Side 2 Orquesta De La Luz - "Carnaval" (KJM edit by Kyoto Jazz Massive).

Madlib AKA Beat Konducta - The Electric Zone 7" (Stones Throw Records STH 4031)

Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6 Bonus 45 by Madlib...."Incredible stuff! (For a limited time this comes with a bonus Stones Throw Fan Club 45 with the tracks "Electric Zone" and "JD & JB")" (Dustygroove Website)

This bonus 7" is given away FREE with purchases of Madlib AKA Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute CD (while stocks last)...OR HERE TO PURCHASE.

"Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to... is a 42-track piece dedicated to the late J Dilla. Madlib and J. Rocc – arguably Dilla’s closest musical compatriots during his time spent in Los Angeles – lovingly remember their friend and reflect on his boundless influence.

As was the case with Donuts and in keeping with the Beat Konducta’s all-embracing musical bent, this album does not settle into one groove for too long. The result is a transfixing, sometimes jarring, and always soulful homage to the man Madlib crowned “King Of The Beats.” (STONES THROW RECORDS)

Side 1 "The Electric Zone" (long version)
Side 2 "JD & JB" (long version)

SOOPASOUL - Hot & Cold 7" (Jalapeno JAL 73)

"Former rave pioneer and now worldclass funksta, Soopasoul (aka Danny Hybrid ) unleashes the third single from his incredible forthcoming album ‘Twin Stix’ on Jalapeno Records.

Recorded with a full live band, Soopasoul’s brand new 7 inch single ‘Hot & Cold’ is a floor-shuffling, hip-swaying, jazzfunk party monster packed with Hammond slaying, funky beats and some hefty brass action. “Hot & Cold” features a mind blowing soul-sista vocal from Brighton belle Dionne Charles who oozes with as much soul as greats such as Lyn Collins and Marva Whitney!

On the flip, Soopasoul turns out the nu-funk extravaganza ‘Hustlin’, a Blaxploitation-esque gem, riddled with booty shakin funky breaks and an infectious retro brass hook."

Side 1 "Hot & Cold" (feat Dionne Charles)
Side 2 "Hustlin'"

Paikan - Dancefloor Fight / Detective Pandit Rey / Afro on the Rocks 12"(Jazzman JM12.018)

"A debut release from a new French talent with an ear for Indian soundtracks and funky grooves. But there’s no wishy washy Bollywood nonsense here, this is the real deal - three slamming pieces of hardcore sitar funk! Toulouse-based sitar maestro Païkan has been on a musical journey ever since he entered the conservatory at the precocious age of 5 to study violin, singing and music theory. Since the end of his formal studies, his experiments and collaborations have touched pretty much every far-reaching corner of the popular music underground. More recently Païkan began to lend his mastery of the Sitar to more a acoustic-led funk and jazz sound, which is where we find him here on his debut release. As you know, our area of speciality is in finding and reissuing the lost and forgotten treasures of yesteryear, so it takes something pretty unique to pique our attentions away from that mission. Put simply: any new material has to stand up to and not feel out of place with the quality of those cherished original, vintage recordings. It should also stand alone as a piece of forward thinking music, not be mere retro-tribute fodder. Those are our guidelines, and we definitely believe that Païkan's three track 12" ticks all those boxes - and then some! Païkan's sound could be described as a four-way meeting of the minds between Shankar, Schifrin, Kuti and Hendrix. Sounds good, right? Well take a listen to the lead track 'Dancefloor Fight' and see if we're wrong. With the slinky, heavy bottomed 'Detective Pandit Rey' and the sneakily laid back Afro-frenzy of 'Afro On The Rocks' making up the rest of the E.P. this isn't only the best Sitar Music we've heard in 30 odd years or so, it's also a record which defiantly stresses the 'fun' in Funk. A1 ‘Dancefloor Fight’."(JAZZMAN RECORDS)

Side 1 Dancefloor Fight.
Side 2a Detective Pandit Rey.
Side 2b Afro on the Rocks.

Mayer Hawthorne and The County - “Just Ain't Gonna Work Out/When I Said Goodbye”, Limited 10" (STH7028 Stones Throw)

"Hawthorne’s hanging-by-a-string falsetto and breakbeat production on the a-side, "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out," are simultaneously Smokey Robinson and J Dilla – equal parts “The Tracks of My Tears” and “Fall in Love.” (Stones Throw Records)

Finally managed to bag myself a copy of the very limited heart shaped 10 inch from Mayer Hawthorne. For a repectable price from Jazzman (unlike other sellers who are selling for inflated prices £20.00 and upwards)...big up Jazzman and thank you sir.

Side 1 Just Ain't Gonna Work Out.
Side 2 When I Said Goodbye

Thursday, 12 February 2009

New Gilles Peterson Residency......About Time !!

'GOING DOWNSTAIRS' at a Japanese bar 'Life', 2-4 Old Steet, London.....EVERY WEDNESDAY...with Gilles Peterson, Dom Servini, the bPm and guests..

£2 on the door.

Click here for MAP.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

James Pants Promo Mix

Here is a new 'Promo Mix' for the upcoming Stones Throw/Carhartt tour.

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1. Gary Wilson - Shauna Made Me Cry
2. Peanut Butter Wolf & Charizma - Keep on Rockin' It
3. Captain Funkaho - My 2600
4. Oh No - Wawa
5. Madvillain - Eye (Koushik Remix)
6. MF Doom - My Favorite Ladies (Madlib Remix)
7. Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No
8. J Dilla - Signs
9. The Roe-O-Tation - Special Category
10. James Pants - Aqua Sun
11. The Free Design - Umbrellas (Peanut Butter Wolf)
12. Franklin Thompson - My Money's Kinda Funny
13. Dam-Funk - Black
14. Peanut Butter Wolf - T Shirts
15. Baron Zen - The Bridge Is Over
16. Madlib - Lifetime
17. Madlib - Part Six feat. Kazi
18. Koushik - Macabula
19. Quasimto - Don't Blink
20. Dudley Perkins - Separate Ways
21. James Pants - Crystal Lite
22. C. Henry Woods - The Stranger
23. Ellis & Cephas - Heaven
24. Dam-Funk - Could I Be Losing Another Lover?

Carhartt presents Stones Throw Europe Tour 2009 with Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, James Pants (performing live with Royal Zodiac) and Mayer Hawthorne.

Different poster color in each city.

Fri, 6 Mar / Paris, France @ Bataclan / Stones Throw x Ed Banger night
Sat, 7 Mar / London, England @ Cargo - GET TICKETS HERE
Sun, 8 Mar / Prestatyn, Wales @ Detonate Weekender
Tue, 10 Mar / Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
Wed, 11 Mar / Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Thr, 12 Mar / Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
Fri, 13 Mar / Lyon, France @ La Plateforme
Sat, 14 Mar / Lausanne, Switzerland @ Le Romandie
Sun, 15 Mar / Vienna, Austria @ B72
Tue, 17 Mar / Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
Wed, 18 Mar / Copenhagen, Denmark @ Rust
Thr, 19 Mar / Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
Fri, 20 Mar / Stockholm, Sweden @ Hornstall Strand
Sat, 21 Mar / Madrid, Spain @ Sala Caracol

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Q-Tip coming to London

LOOK OUT.... Q-Tip is coming to London on the Saturday 14th March at The Roundhouse in Camden.

"Gilles Peterson presents the first in his 2009 series of Worldwide 10 events to celebrate 10 years of his groundbreaking Radio 1 show. Q-Tip is the man who first came to public attention with the seminal Tribe Called Quest and has since released 3 solo albums and worked with J-Dilla, Erykah Badu, the Chemical Brothers and even Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. This is his first UK live show for 10 years and is hot on the heels of the release of his new album ‘The Renaissance’, widely reckoned to be his best solo album yet. Gilles invited him to play at the first of his WW10 events as a result of Q-Tip winning the Single of the Year at the recent Worldwide Awards." (Roundhouse Website)

Latest reports are that the line up will consist of Q Tip, Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Little Dragon, DJ Semtex and more to come....

Here's a recent performance in the US to wet our appetite !

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Just bagged myself some tickets

DJ Lefto jumps onto the podcast ting and flips a few Q Tip joints to serve up a preview to the first in the Worldwide 10 series at Roundhouse on March 14th...

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mos def: make it all better ft. q-tip
a tribe called quest: verses from the abstract (jive)
a tribe called quest: like it like that (jive)
a tribe called quest: jazz (jive)
janet jackson ft. q-tip: got till it’s gone (emi)
a tribe called quest: midnight (jive)
q-tip & words: makin’ it blend (rawkus)
a tribe called quest: start it up (jive)
a tribe called quest: one, two, shit ft. busta rhymes (jive)
a tribe called quest: find a way (jive)
slum village ft. q-tip: hold tight (goodvibe)
q-tip: gettin’ up (motown/universal)
a tribe called quest: footprints (jive)
a tribe called quest: oh my god remix (jive)
a tribe called quest: oh my god (jive)
q-tip ft. norah jones: life is better (motown/universal)
a tribe called quest: excursions (jive)
a tribe called quest: award tour (jive)
q-tip: vivrant thing (jive)
a tribe called quest: steve biko (jive)
a tribe called quest: separate/together (jive)
q-tip: won’t trade (motown/universal)
a tribe called quest: check the rhyme (jive)
a tribe called quest: hot sex (jive)
a tribe called quest: jam (jive)
a tribe called quest: luck of lucien (jive)
the chemical brothers ft. q-tip: galvanize (astralwerks)
q-tip ft. amanda diva: manwomanboogie (motown/universal)
can: aspectacle -holger czukay edit (harvest)

HEADS UP....Nathan Davis '65-76 (Jazzman Records) released 09/04/2009

Description Of Music

A modern master of the tenor and soprano saxophones, Davis's own albums are true gems of modern jazz, but astonishingly much of his work never saw general release in the US or the UK. Less still has been re-released, and until now there has never been a representative compilation or career overview. And so it is with great pride that we at Jazzman present the first ever anthology of Nathan Davis.

"An anthology of one of the greatest unsung jazz pioneers of the 20th century, carefully selected tracks from each of his LPs includes everything from deep spiritual jazz, haunting modal melodies, ethnic Turkish jazz and '70s funk. An 8 page colour CD booklet with in-depth liner notes from our original interviews and with previously unpublished photographs and original album artwork pictures

"Deluxe double gatefold LP limited to only 1000 copies worldwide!" (Boombox Records)

The liner notes contain biographical detail and also details of the recordings themselves, as gleaned from our interviews with Nathan Davis and his professional colleagues. We include pictures of and information on the original LPs which are now coveted collectors items. We also answer questions as to why he turned his back on the US to develop a career in Europe, his love of ethnic music, and why he spurned the limelight and opportunity to achieve fame. We also reveal his current interests and reflect upon his life as professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh, and we hope this album will be the first step toward the wider recognition that his contribution to jazz so richly deserves.


Nathan Davis has been an internationally significant figure in jazz throughout the latter half of the 20th century, but to many his musical legacy remains little known. This album presents the music of Nathan Davis as it developed through the '60s and '70s, from bop through modal to world sounds and funk.

Having turned his back on the US he spent the '60s living in Europe, regularly playing and recording with jazz luminaries such as Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd and Eric Dolphy, before returning at the end of the decade to take up a career in teaching in Pittsburgh. This collection includes recordings from his most significant albums as recorded in France, Germany, Turkey and the US. The tracks encompass a variety of styles, with performances on tenor saxophone, soprano and flute. The CD booklet/LP liners contain previously unpublished photographs and detailed biographical information, documenting a career which has seen him forge an individual path through the history of postwar jazz and help to pioneer jazz education in the US at the University of Pittsburgh.

Artist Nathan Davis
Title '65-76
Format CD/LP
Label Jazzman
Cat JMAN026
Barcode CD 5036468200268 LP 5036468000264
Release Date 09/04/2009

1 Theme from Zoltan
2 Sconsolato
3 B's Blues
4 A5
5 Mandingo's Pad
6 Up Jumped Spring
7 Uschimaus
8 Cecen Kizi
9 Atlanta Walk
10 Makatuka
11 New Orleans
12 Tragic Magic
13 A5 (alternate version)