New Releases

Omar Sosa - Transparent Water

Label: World Village
Distribution in France: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: February 24, 2017

It’s a new Tama(Journey) spiritual of Omar Sosa. The Cuban pianist releases a new album with Seckou Keita, singer and master of Kora Senegalese.
His new album «Transparent Water» is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s quest of seeking new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom wherein the musical destination is subordinate to the extemporaneous joy of shared artistic expression. Engaged in a warm and captivating musical conversation, the thirteen pieces reveal the spirit of the five continents by merging all the rhythms of the world with its Cuban mysticism.

Omar Sosa - Transparent Water

Kottarashky - Cats, Dogs and Ghosts

Label: Asphalt Tango Records
Distribution in France: L’autre Distribution
Release date: December 09, 2016

After his groundbreaking album «Opa Hey» and the raw and groovy «Demoni», a well-known figure in Bulgarian music Kottarashky is back with new album «CATS, DOGS AND GHOSTS».
On this new album, The Rain Dogs are much more than just the back-up band of a lone sonic wizard.
The crew now comprises some of the most sought-after musicians drawn from the contemporary Bulgarian scene and records their version of a genuine Balkan-American street sound.
They picked up an authentic Sofia beat poet named Nufry(Panican Whyasker), a singer, songwriter and icon of the Bulgarian independent scene whose stories truly enrich the Dogs.

Kottarashky - Cats, Dogs and Ghosts

Eve Risser - Les deux versants se regardent

Label: Clean Feed
Distribution in France: Orkhêstra
Release date: November 10, 2016

French pianist and composer Eve Risser is one the most looked at artists of the young European creative scene, at the crossroads of jazz, improvised and contemporary music. With a strong experience in the Orchestre National de Jazz and many musical creations, she made the bet of writing for a ten musician orchestra gathering the cream of the Parisian scene as well as a Norwegian trumpet player. This album is the first program of the White Desert Orchestra, a musical project inspired by the Canyons of South West America.

Eve Risser - Les deux versants se regardent

Naïssam Jalal - Almot Wala Alamazala

Label: Les Couleurs du Son
Distribution in France: L'Autre Distribution
Release date: November 10, 2016

Born in Paris of Syrian parents, Naïssam Jalal discovers improvisation, after studying tranverse flute at the conservatory. Looking for her origins, she goes to Syria at 19. She studies nay at the Great Music Institute in Damas. Back in France in 2006, she plays with the rapper Rayess Bek and the oud player Hazem Shahine. In 2009, she releases the record “Aux résistances” (To resistances) with the duo Noun Na, and goes on tour in France, Japan, Syria, Tunisia… She collaborates with Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Tony Allen, Hamid Drake, Fatoumata Diawara, Abdoulaye Traore and many more.
Nicknamed “the lady flute on the groove” by Rémy Kolpa Kopoul, she now impresses with her leader career, on tour with her own ensemble, the cosmopolitan quintet Rhythms of Resistance.

Naïssam Jalal - Almot Wala Alamazala

Larry Coryell - Barefoot Man: Sanpaku

Label: Cleopatra/Purple Pyramid
Release date: October 13, 2016

Jazz guitar icon Larry Coryell, one of the most respected and celebrated guitarists of his generation, offers this brand new album of seven original compositions. In addition to Coryell’s signature guitar playing, this album features the talents of award-winning pianist Lynne Arriale, longtime Coryell collaborator John Lee on bass, Dan Jordan on saxophone and flute, and drummer Lee Pierson!

Larry Coryell - Barefoot Man: Sanpaku

Popa Chubby - The Catfish

Label: Verycords
Distribution in France: Warner
Release date: October 07, 2016

Behind his tough New Yorker rapper look, lives a sensitive bluesman and a jazzman with a sharp guitar playing. With his 18th album «the catfish» which celebrates his 25years of career, he preferred to musical melting pot mixing funk, jazz, reggae, all in a “hard swinging blues rock”.
«The Catfish» is aptly titled as it delivers punch after punch of musical inspiration drawing on 25 plus years of street smarts and road worthy musicianship. «The Catfish» embodies the concepts that make Popa Chubby who he is. Regal and Delicious, the recording shines with multiple flavor and worldliness.

Popa Chubby - The Catfish

Itamar Borochov - Boomerang

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: October 07, 2016

Described by the Jerusalem Post as “A rising star in today’s jazz music world,” Itamar Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, Borochovʼs search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan-African musical sensibilities – a natural palette for a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city. Mixed in New York by award-winning engineer Brian Montgomery (Paul McCartney, Esperanza Spalding, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock…), his latest album is set for worldwide release by French label Laborie Jazz in October, 2016.

Itamar Borochov - Boomerang

Loïs le Van - So Much More

Label: Hevhetia
Distribution in France: Musea Distribution
Release date: September 12, 2016

With courageous, musical freedom as his sole priority, with determination to eliminate any superfluous effects and to blend his music with the poetic texts of a Belgian-American collaborator, Loïs le Van and his splendid quartet take us to the most subtle of realms. A poignant and audacious album for demanding music-lovers, it is tasteful, fully comprised of delicacy – and so much more. The comment of the biggest French jazz magazine: “« Loïs le Van will, with this second album, impose himself as part of the court of the great vocalists “made in Europe”.

Loïs le Van - So Much More

Diabel Cissokho - Tambacounda Express

Label: Kafou Music
Release date: July 01, 2016

Senegalese, UK based musician Diabel Cissokho is part of the great line of Cissokho griots. Growing up in Dakar and Tambacounda, surrounded by a rich musical heritage, Diabel began playing a number of traditional instruments, but Diabel’s affinity with the kora was clear from an early age. Cissokho’s eagerly awaited fourth release Tambacounda Express, is an album that draws on the eclectic mix of cultures that pass through the region where he was born. With influences from Mali to Mauritania, Guinea, Niger, and Morocco, the result is a rhythmically, lyrically and melodically diverse collection of songs with strong roots in the blues, alongside the traditional Mandikan melodies of his griot ancestry.

Diabel Cissokho - Tambacounda Express

Padam - Les Primitives

Label: Helico Music
Distribution in France: L'Autre Distribution
Release date: May 27, 2016

The French band PADAM is coming back with the most refreshing and lively album of their career. Surrounded by partners of his band from the start, Nader, who heads the band and is the main author/composer and his band create generous and invigorating world music that moves between Africa and Orient. The French texts are both colourful and poetic, and in all cases, very original. Padam lets us enjoy an album that celebrates life and music, that is brisk and lively, full of discoveries, rimes and dazzling rythms. Jazz or Java from the islands, waltz from the North, blues and boisterous rythms from the Orient put the Nader’s lyrics into colour, while he mixes styles and ads little electronic touches. A fascinating, generous album, that is open to the world.

Padam - Les Primitives