As some kind of an early christmas present First Word Records and Ross McHenry release the 4 track "Prayers" EP by the Shaolin Afronauts mastermind.
This EP documents McHenry's early footsteps of his solo project which recently turned out to him releasing his great debut album "Distant Oceans". The tracks you can hear on this one were recorded a few years ago and show some versions of songs that finally ended up on the record. Thus this EP features his characteristic intense moods and grooving jazz sounds that you might already know. Still it is interesting to listen some of the tracks in their rough form and the best thing about it - it's for free.
Get the stream or free download on Bandcamp.