Although Jaimie Branch is a well-known name in the American jazz scene that appeared in many projects and collaborations, "Fly or Die" is her first release as a band leader. The experimental trumpeter gathered Tomeka Reid on cello, Jason Ajemian on bass, and Chad Taylor on drums to record an interesting and innovative jazz album. The quartet presents a selection of great and well worked out themes. But mostly this is just the starting point from which the band breaks out into dynamic and effortless jams with Branch's tumpet as the key guidance to the next exciting moment and back into experimental sonic spheres. Get the full stream on Bandcamp . Fly or Die by jaimie branch
While soul singer Benjamin Pirani is putting the final touches on his LP, he released a 4-track EP named "Dreamin's For Free" on Colemine Records . After two successful singles this new digital record of super sweet and mature soul tunes is the logical and impressive consequence. With only 12:47 minutes, this record is a sure contender for your repeat button. Pirani's catchy northern soul approach with a distinct feel for arrangements and melodies is highly addictive. Get the full stream on Youtube .