Greg Boraman’s Top 10 albums for 2013

Label/A & R Manager for Freestyle Records – December 2008 to Present. Since its conception in 2003, Freestyle Records has spearheaded a resurgence in funk, jazz, soul, Latin and Afro-beat music, winning consistent DJ support from worldwide tastemaking selectors such as Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Mr Scruff, Danny Krivit, Jazzanova and DJ Spinna. As part of the Kudos Records family, and with Greg Boraman from The Fantastics! at the helm, Freestyle continues to pave the way in independent roots music.

Omar – The Man (Freestyle Records) “The Man would have been my number one no matter who released it!”

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet – In The Beginning volumes 1 & 2 (Pilgrimage Records)

Various Artists – Nicola Conte Presents Viagem Vol.5 (Far Out Recordings)

Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)

Herb Geller – An American In Hamburg – The View From Here (2 LPs – Tramp Records)

Angeline Morrison – Are You Ready Cat? (Freestyle Records)

Various Artists – Soul Spectrum Records Vol.1 (Jazzman)

Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – Live Los Angeles feat. Alex Ligertwood (Nasty Productions)

Frootful – Heavyweight (Freestyle Records)

Jef Gilson – The Archives (Double Gatefold LP – Jazzman)