Martha AB

A personal collection for after hours grooving…


D’Angelo And The Vanguard –  Really Love –  RCA

It’s so hard to just choose one D’angelo record, but this one is so beautiful, I love his vocals. This is such a great collaboration with ‘The Vanguard’. 

D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Really Love (Audio)

Anderson Paak –  The Bird –  Empire

One of my favourite tracks of Anderson’s, I love the lyrics and the instrumentation is dope!

Anderson .Paak - The Bird

Steely Dan –  Josie – ABC

The groove of ‘Josie’ always makes me so excited, and the lyrical content is amazing. The album ‘Aja’ that Josie’ is from is a masterpiece. 

steely dan - josie

Mac Miller, Ariana Grande –  My Favourite Part   – REmember

I love both these artists, and the contrast of their voices work so perfectly, I was so obsessed with their live performance of this and it’s a must watch. I love the sexy groove and soulful Rhodes on this one.

Mac Miller - My Favorite Part (feat. Ariana Grande) [Official Music Video]

Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes –  Nightrider – Blue Note

Tom Misch’s album with Yussef Dayes is one of my favourite albums and Yussef Dayes’ drumming is just insane!  I can never get bored of this track.

Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - Nightrider (feat. Freddie Gibbs)

Esperanza Spalding –  Crowned & Kissed – Heads up International

I love everything about this track, Esperanza is a big inspiration to me in the contemporary jazz scene.

Esperanza Spalding - Crowned & Kissed

Chet Baker –  Almost Blue – Novus

Such a beautiful piece of music, so melancholy but peaceful too. I can’t get enough of this track, it always makes me so emotional.

Chet Baker - Almost blue

Bobby Caldwell –  What You Won’t Do For Love – Clouds

This tune always puts a smile on my face, it has an unbeatable energy and soul. I’ve listened to it way too many times!

Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do for Love (Album Version)

Robert Glasper –  Move Love – Blue Note

I love the chord progression on this so much, I’m really inspired by Robert Glasper’s writing and playing. I love the laid back almost heavy groove.

Amy Winehouse –  What It Is –  Island

‘Frank’ is by far my favourite Amy Winehouse album, you can really hear her jazz influences. I love the simplicity of this song – just the guitar, and her vocals shine through.


Martha AB ‘Wants & Needs’ is out now on Four Four Soul Recordings