Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1080

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BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS...

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ISSUE 1030: Uber cool Jazz outfit Blue Lab Beats lead the way this issue… we have high hopes for our cover stars who we forecast to take jazz by the scruff of the neck this year and make their name in a genre that is crying out for artists of this nature... Other B&S interviews include; Jazz starlet, Kandace Springs - Soul/Blues goddess, Jo Harman - Grime royalty, Ghetts and superstar DJ Nina Kraviz... Issue 1030 magazine exclusives include live reviews from Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, The Temptations, 4 Tops, Tavares, Van Morrison and Chance The Rapper. Plus, we check out the Butlins Soul Weekender in Bognor and an event full of Soul/Northern Soul delights at the Okeh Club in Keighley, West Yorkshire... Our Top 500 ‘all time’ Countdown continues, plus there are new / end of year charts, along with your favourite columnists, who are standing by to share their favourite moments from last year as well as predict a few artists who they feel will leave the pack chasing their dust in 2017. Plus a lot more... click the link on the right side of the site to order straight from our shop or you can purchase Blues & Soul magazine at all decent magazine retailers, inc; WH Smiths, John Menzies + selected Euro Foods, Cost Cutters and independents everywhere! ...If by chance your retailer does not stock Blues & Soul, just ask for a "B&S shop save" and they will order it in for you. Cheers! Lee Tyler (Editor)B&S

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North Sea Jazz 2017 latest news and artist announcements @bluesandsoul.com

North Sea Jazz Festival 2017 latest news and artist announcements

Now celebrating its 42nd Birthday, North Sea Jazz festival can be easily defined as one of the biggest and most famous music festivals in the World. But it’s much more than that...

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Jazz FM awards 2017 nominations @bluesandsoul.com

JAZZ FM AWARDS 2017… THE NOMINATIONS

It's that time of year again, as Jazz FM announce their award nominations for this year... There will be 13 awards this year, given to jazz, soul and blues artists...

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Cheltenham artist line-up announcement @bluesandsoul.com

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2017 artists announced

It that exciting time of the year again, when festival organisers announce what goodies they will have on offer, Cheltenham Festival certainly look to be setting the pace with their latest inclusions...

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Kandace Springs: Hot Springs

Hotly tipped ‘jazz superstar’ in the making, Kandace Springs, talks to B&S' Emrys Baird about her recent London Jazz Festival date, her influences, her jazz/soul style and her racy show prep...

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Blue Lab Beats: Out Of The Blue

Pete Lewis interviews North London production duo Blue Lab Beats, whose critically-acclaimed debut EP “Blue Skies” showcases the twosome’s admiration of jazz, hip hop and neo-soul...

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Kandace Springs: The Joys Of Springs

B&S Editor Lee Tyler talks to B&S one to watch Kandace Springs about her Blue Note album "Soul Eyes", supporting Gregory Porter on tour and where started her love of Jazz first started...

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Marcus Anderson: The joys of sax

Pushing the boundaries of modern jazz, ever busy saxophonist Marcus Anderson talks about what influences his style, his new album and working with Liv Warfield, Judith Hill and plenty of good times with Prince...

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Carleen Anderson : The Jazz Cafe Camden 18/11/2016

The songs feels so minimal and spacious and are the perfect vehicle for her rock-solid integrity. Every instrument, every stab is placed in the most requisite place tunes such as 'Upwards From The Ground','Cage St Memorial',

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Tristan Banks : Cidade Alta

I'ts quality music destined for any Dingwalls sunday afternoon that might come about anytime soon hopefully!

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Aaron Liddard : Together For Ever

Aaron Liddard one of the most respected UK sax players out there dips his toe into the limelight with this his new and exciting project.

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Joe Tatton Trio: Bang Bang Boogaloo (ATA)

Tatton moonlights from The New Mastersounds to deliver a stonking slice of latin lushness that sizzles with vitality...

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David Dower and Matt Fisher : The Frog, The Fish and The Whale.

Dower like any improviser is working from a vocabulary - an arsenal of licks and phrases, choice chord voicings, and harmonic skills available in a second but what makes a memorable and an essential player?

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Fosatero : Submarinista en el Tejado

Breaking out of the Madrid jazz scene this band on the run intend to sit up and get noticed with an abrasive mix of hard and soft,their tapas are not for the tepid!

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Feeling Good: Funk, Soul & Deep Jazz Gems: The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad

It begins with Afrique's seminal cut 'House Of The Rising Funk' a blessed slice of wah wah guitar heaven that will send funk loving cratediggers garrity!

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From Jazz Funk & Fusion To Acid Jazz

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