XOA – Mas / Mon Ecole

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Sizzling with analogue synths, slicing guitars, warm bass lines and crisp drums, XOA’s compositions take influence from the sounds of London’s fervent electronic music scene, fusing Broken-beat and House music foundations with golden era 70s Afrobeat, Funk and Jazz.
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XOA is the solo / collaborative project from multi-instrumentalist Nick Tyson. Hailing from London, Tyson has immersed himself in the richness of the city’s music scene from a young age, experiencing and absorbing everything from classical orchestras to the underground clubs, alongside a relentless touring career with numerous bands.

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Guillaume Perret – Live @ Radionova (2014)

Guillaume Perret

Let me introduce you to Guillaume Perret. Prolific sax player as a leader, sideman, composer, teacher ………

Check this recent live @Radio Nova (Paris, France) on …”Solo” :

Enjoy 😉

Nathan East – Nathan East (2014) #nathaneast

Nathan East

I think that everybody listenned once a track with the unique Nathan East Bass lines. He worked with .. well .. everybody ! Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, Toto, Sting, Daft Punk … just to name a few. He is also a member of great Smooth Jazz Band FOURPLAY.

He just released his debut (!!) album this year ! Can you believe it ?

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Tracklist (mix of original songs and some famous covers)


01. 101 Eastbound – So good to hear that Fourplay tune again, with some fresh ideas
02. Sir Duke – One of my Fav Stevie Wonder tune, revisited by Nathan E. Excellent Horn arrangements. The end is awesome !
03. Letter From Home – Pat Metheny cover .. beautiful
04. Moondance – Van Morrison must be happy 😉 Michael McDonald did a fantastic job !
05. I Can Let Go Now – Who’s back ? Michael McDonald … replaced by Sara Bereilles. Perfect.
06. Daft Funk – Funky as HELL …….. !!!
07. SeveNate – Joyful mid tempo tune
08. Can’t Find My Way Home – Excellent Steve Winwood cover featuring Eric Clapton, who prefectly knows this tune 😉
09. Moodswing – What a Double Bass performance !
10. Overjoyed – Another beautiful Stevie Wonder cover with Stevie Wonder on Harmonica
11. Yesterday – The Beatles … with Nathan East’s son NOAH on Piano
12. Madiba : Jazz Funk tribute to Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela
13. America the Beautiful – Honoring the USA
14. Finally Home – Donwtempo song

Some of the finest musicians dropped by ans played with Nathan East on this LP, such as Eric Clapton, Sara Bareilles, Ray Parker, Jr., Michael McDonald, Bob James, Chuck Loeb and the late … Ricky Lawson (so sad ….).

As a tribute to his late collaboration with Daft Punk on Get Lucky, here is Daft Funk (animations by the talented David Bennett) :