Filthygoodness: JazZ Re:Freshed…Drums aLive! Spaven’s 5ive
March 6th, 2011  |  by choorocca


If you’re into JazZ, nu-JazZ, the rare groove sound, hip-hop, or any sort of jazZ influenced music, you might (or should) have heard of the jazz re:freshed movement and label. If you haven’t, well booo for you…but it’s all good, better late than never – great art, music is timeless, right?

Taken right from their site: jazz re:freshed is a contemporary music/arts movement and record label built around a weekly live music residency in the heart of west london, covering the whole spectrum of jazz and jazz-influenced music…

Toward the end of last year, jazz re:freshed (jre:) announced 5ive, a limited edition series of 5-track mini album releases from artists/bands they believe in. The first album jre: dropped was Spaven’s 5ive (Dec 06, 2010), drummer extraordinaire Richard Spaven’s long awaited first solo album.

If you don’t know, Spaven, a London native himself, spent the last half of the first decade of the new millennium gigging with everyone, from Mark de Clive Lowe, 4Hero, Jose James, GURU, The Cinematic Orchestra, (a list of other artists) and most recently Flying Lotus. Yeah, that’s some talented company. That said, check out the album, it’s a must have – straight up filthygoodness. You can get in on the JazZ re:freshed site if you’re in the UK or on itunes here. For a teaser, here’s some video footage from the Spaven’s 5ive launch party below.

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