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JAZZ LEGEND LEE KONITZ DIES

It was announced earlier today that alto saxophone legend, LEE KONITZ, has succumbed to Covid 19 at the age of 92. Born in Chicago in 1927, Konitz  started out on clarinet, inspired by the...

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ALL OK?

‘I’ll Be Okay’ is the debut single from London soul singer GUY IVORY and though it’s his first solo foray, Mr I has an impressive CV. He’s worked with Rudimental, won the Mayor London’s...

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IT’S THE GOSPEL TRUTH

All self-respecting soul fans know that Gospel Truth Records was an important subsidiary of the mighty Stax Records empire. The good news for collectors is that Craft Records are preparing the first-ever digital release...

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WHERE YOU WANNA BE…..

Atlanta soul man JERMAINE ROBBINS won plenty of friends with his album, ‘The Journey Within’. We were so impressed in fact that the long player hit no.2 in the UK soul album charts! Interestingly...

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SPARKLING!

The wonderfully named ADIKA PONGO are an Italian band fronted by a certain Ms Francy and we first heard of them back in 2018 when their ‘You’ was featured on Expansion’s ‘Luxury Soul’ collection....

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EARTH SONG!

Latest offering from young Brit pop/soul singer MELISSA SANLEY is an atmospheric and dramatic ballad, ‘Mother Earth’ on which she showcases the power of her vocals. Those vocals so impressed long time Chic collaborator...

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WARREN WOLF: Reincarnation (Mack Avenue)

Jazz buffs will recognize the name Warren Wolf. The vibraphonist (a Berklee Music College graduate) was a mainstay on the Boston jazz scene till 2005 when he decamped to Baltimore finding work with people...

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STRIKE UP THE BAND!

The prolific soul-jazz guitarist U-NAM returns to the fray with a new collection that marks a new and exciting direction for the genial French born musician. You see, for his just released 11 tracker,...

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A FAMILY AFFAIR….

First, the pairing of RICK CLARKE AND DON E musically praised the concept of ‘Friends’. Then , with the same optimism, they lauded the concept of ‘Family’. Both singles were well received by the...

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