LISTEN: The Franco Proietti Morph-tet “Shout Out”
Even after the kibosh was put on Kobayashi, saxman Franco Proietti couldn’t stop his jazz hands from working on new musical experiments combining his penchant for hip hop, bebop and shades of reggae. Now the result of smokey genre fusion has solidified in The Franco Proietti Morph-tet’s Shout Out from Like the Shore is to the Ocean. It’s capital ‘C’ Cool for millennial beatniks and the hip at heart.
[“Shout Out” was added to rotation this week on CBC Radio 3]
LISTEN: Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers “Beautiful”
Woolly Ben Caplan along with The Casual Smokers bring us the track Beautiful off of the album In The Time Of The Great Remembering. A full and embracing track, the Halifax native’s bold and clear vocals stand tall in this swirling phantasmagoria of jazzy vibes. Banjo-infused with an accoutrement of violin, flute and a heavy heaping of Gyspy-murk, Beautiful is just that.
[“Beautiful” was added to rotation this week on CBC Radio 3]
LISTEN: Brasstronaut “Opportunity”
Channeling their inner Bootsy Collins, Brasstronaut will challenge your preconceptions of their sound with their new EP. Sparse, jazzy and funky, Opportunity feels like it’s going to break into a dance song at any moment. The fact that it doesn’t, doesn’t make it any less groovy.