The Storm Watchers – Billy’s Castle / The Pusher

We’ve heard a variety of heaters from the BMM camp; from instrumental cinematic beats to French rare grooves and beyond. Today’s dish is served piping hot, and if you dig jazz, then you’ll be pretty happy at this latest output from the label and band The Storm Watchers. Written and produced by drummer Adrien Legay, and featuring Alexandre Weppe on piano, Julien Moneret on double bass, and Nicolas Gégout on saxophone, this release harkens back to the days of live jazz at the club, proper dress attire, and cool blues. “Billy’s Castle”, a melancholy slow roller that sees Gégout’s saxophone wail slowly and in and out of Weppe’s piano throughout the side, weaving a tapestry of that contains threads from The Storm Watchers as well as jazz greats like Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Bobby Timmons, and Nat Adderley among others. “The Pusher” is the more upbeat of the sides, full of Fender Rhodes with a bit of funky jazz thrown in, though all and all a classic cool jazz sound. It all bubbles up by the time the track is over, reminding us why we fell in love with jazz in the first place. We could listen to this all day every day. It’s what we would love to hear more of, and applaud Black Milk Music for putting this one out. Bravo! This seven inch is jazz through and through. Recommended for lovers of jazz music and also for people who love a classic sound and the history that goes along with it. Stream both sides below:

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