Radio LBB: The Blurred Boundaries of Jazz
Woodwork Music brings together some of the coolest jazz cuts from across the decades
Jazz is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, with a renewed interest in classic and contemporary jazz amongst music fans and makers. Its use in film scores is also hugely significant - from the fresh sounds of French and British New Wave cinema like Lift to the Scaffold and Saturday Night Sunday Morning via ‘70s masterpieces like Taxi Driver and Chinatown right the way through to recent classics like Whiplash and La La Land, jazz has soundtracked some of the most iconic films ever made.
We have put together a selection of some of our favourite jazz tracks from within the Woodwork Music roster featuring the best of both old and new. Featuring tracks from the superb Trunk Records heralding the beginning of the great late ‘50s early ‘60s era that will help put a spring in your step, soundtrack master John Barry, cosmic party jazz from The Comet Is Coming and contemporary cuts from acts like GoGo Penguin and Portico Quartet (both on leading new jazz label Gondwana Records) who are blurring the boundaries between jazz, electronica and contemporary score. Polo necks not necessary.