Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknown

Various Artists

Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknown

  • Label: Soul Jazz
  • Catalogue number: SJRLP4557
  • Format: 3 x LP
  • Genres: Beats Dancefloor, Electronica, Funky Jazz, Future Beats, Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Modern Jazz, Nu Jazz, Spiritual Jazz
  • Origin: United Kingdom



  1. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - When The World Was One
  2. Yazmin Lacey - 90 Degrees
  3. Hector Plimmer - Communication Control
  4. Ill Considered - Long Way Home (live At The Crypt)
  5. The Expansions - Mosaic
  6. Chip Wickham - Red Planet
  7. Levitation Orchestra - Odyssey
  8. Emma-Jean Thackray - Walrus
  9. Tenderlonious & The 22Archestra - The Shakedown
  10. Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin - Tanner's Tango (feat Nubya Garcia)
  11. Collocutor - Gozo
  12. Makaya McCraven - Track 12
  13. Nat Birchall - Ancient World
  14. Ruby Rushton - Moonlight Woman
  15. Ebi Soda - Dimmsdale
  16. The Cromagnon Band - Thunder Perfect
  17. Seed Ensemble - Mirrors

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Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ brings together many of the ground-breaking artists involved in the new jazz scene that has developed in the UK over the last few years. Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release.

As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices - and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists has up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond).

‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more.

Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple album edition which comes with a bonus limited-edition one-off pressing 7" single, a standard triple album, and a deluxe double CD pack. This album also comes with extensive sleeve notes, artist interviews and exclusive photography.