The sun is out (a bit) and Can You Hear This has been bombarding you with reasons to get drunk and dance in the sun so it seems about time for some capital-F funk from the man with a bass, Thundercat
This is going to sound blindingly obvious, but if you like their genre, you just love the National. Granted it’s quite specific, it’s a slow-jamming-mournful-and-thoughtful-jazz sound. But if that’s your jam, there’s no way in hell that you won’t like The National. Go listen to like all their music now, and get excited for their latest album, Trouble Will Find Me which has a UK release date of May 20. In the meantime, you can listen to their new single ‘Demons’ which sounds pretty damn awesome.
Yes there may be about 8000 apostrophes in that song title, but Mayer is back to the blog for some old school stuff off his 2009 album, and he’s keeping it funky as ever.
Time for some world music methinks, and what better than some guitar-based African jazz courtesy of Blue Note artist Lionel Loueke:
I feel like there haven’t been enough sixties throwback be-bop organ-jazz quartets on Can You Hear This as of late, so in an effort to remedy this here’s one from one of my all time favourite groups, The George Benson Quartet
Here is one of the most gorgeous live performances I have heard in all of my 18 years of existence. Keith Jarrett may be classed as a jazz performer, and while it is true that jazz is the genre that has influenced him the most, this performance in Vienna is nothing short of the cinematic and emotional brilliance that comes with something different.
It’s not often that authentic talent ever comes out of reality shows, and especially not reality shows devised by drum and bass pioneer and all-round hard-man Goldie, but Natalie Duncan is one such exception. After appearing on Goldie’s 2011 show ‘Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment’, a three-part reality series that sought to find the best young talent in the UK for a performance in Buckingham Palace, she was quickly signed by Verve Records and released her debut album Devil In Me in July 2012.