Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Emanative :: Gilles Peterson :: Brownswood Basement

Gilles Peterson with Nick Woodmansey aka Emanative

"Nick Woodmansey aka Emanative passes through the basement having recently dropped an album of blissful, cosmic jazz-funk grooves - 'Space' - to universal critical acclaim. And if you don't know, now you know." Gilles Peterson


Saturday, 18 April 2009

The Jazz Baroness

The Jazz Baroness

Documentary about the British Jewish baroness who fell in love with the jazz genius Thelonious Monk.

Nica, the Baroness de Koenigswarter, was a major supporter of jazz in New York in the 1950s and 60's, her home becoming a meeting point, unofficial rehearsal space and, above all, sanctuary for the leading jazz musicians of the time.

The drum kit (antique Gretsch) I used for some of the sessions for space was lent to me by Steven De Koeningswater, one of Nica's grandchildren. It belonged to his father, Clifford Jarvis who played with Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Freddie Hubbard to name but a few!

A beautiful and yet sad story of that fruitful but racially suppressed artistic era

Friday, 17 April 2009

Sun Ra "Calling Planet Earth"

As recommended to me by Michael Rutten, perhaps this will turn up in the emanative live set at some point?


Tuesday, 7 April 2009

basic soul - emanative's spatial beats mixtape

Emanative - Spacebeat intro feat Kissey Asplund [Intro]
Ben Hadwen - Interlune (for Motto) [Intro]
Emanative - Wind, Sand And Stars feat Heidi Vogel [Futuristica Music]
TTC - De Pauvres De Riches (Excerpt) [Ninja Tune]
Super Smoky Soul - Huge Magical Vision - [Circulations]
K-15 - Theme From A Pariah [CD-R]
Emanative - We Travel The Spacebeats [Futuristica Music]
Emanative - Petite Planète (Positive Flow's Deep Orbit Mix) [Futuristica Music]
Herbie Hancock - Butterfly [Columbia]
Stanley Cowell - El Space-O [Galaxy]
Byron & Onra - Cosmic Travelling/New Worlds (Instrumental) [Circulations]
Marcus Belgrave - Space Odyssey [Tribe Records]
Jazz Chronicles - Bologna (Emanative's Enchantment Re-Work) [Futuristica Music]
Deep Space Orchestra - Moonrunners [CD-R]

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Jerry Dammers Spatial A.K.A. Orchestra: A tribute to Sun Ra and other musical mavericks


Went to this amazing gig last night, blew me away! Many tracks by Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Cedric Brooks, Moondog, The Batman Theme, versions of The Specials - Ghost Town feat The Space Ape (written by Jerry Dammers himself) and fused with Ra's Nuclear War! Plus other jazzy arkestral exotica!!!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Sunday, 15 February 2009

The Suite For Ma Dukes EP (orchestral Dilla music)

The release i've been waiting for, it doesn't get better than this...

by Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood Ferguson
featuring their versions of these Dilla classics:

Slum Village's "Fall In Love"
Common's "Nag Champa"
A Tribe Called Quest's "Find A Way"
Dwight Trible's "Antiquity"

...beautifully orchestrated Dilla Classics!!

Saturday, 14 February 2009


soulsearching 567
with michael ruetten

Spacebeat intro feat Kissey Asplund

Ben Hadwen
Interlune (for Motto)

When On Earth feat Liz Elensky/Rapson Mix
Futuristica Music

Marvin Gaye
Trouble Man

Turn Your Lights On/Instrumental Edit
Futuristica Music

David Durrah
Space II
Tribe Records

José James
Velvet/Emanative Eastern Orbit Re-work

Lonnie Liston Smith
Desert Nights
Flying Dutchman

Wind, Sand And Stars feat Heidi Vogel
Futuristica Music

We Travel The Spacebeats
Futuristica Music

Jessica Lauren
White Mountain

Sun Ra
Sleeping Beauty
Saturn Records

Jessica Lauren
M.E.L.T. 2000

Alice Coltrane
Hare Krishna (Excerpt)

Grey Reverend
Wish 1 Interlude
Sugarcut Records


Sunday, 11 January 2009

Basic Soul


Basic Soul, Elemental Energy, Original Spirit, Fundamental Force...

(I just designed this new logo and created an emanative intro jingle for Simon Harrison's Basic Soul Radioshow, check it!)