Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1083

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

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It doesn't get much hotter than this double cover, super producer issue! So ladies and gentlemen, if I may introduce - in no particular order - firstly, in the R&B, Hop-Hop, House and Reggae corner, Mike City. AND, in the soul and jazz corner, we have James Day. Both these distinguished musical heavyweights possess a killer touch when it comes to delivering their own brand of aural deliciousness, within the genres they proudly represent - it’s an absolute pleasure to have these deftly talented black music maestros adorn our covers this issue... How do you follow that? Well, how about a chat with current chart sensation, Dua Lipa? Or dynamic dancefloor guru’s, Rhemi? We have also thrown in a quadruple helping of soul sensations to compliment those already mentioned - we find out about a delicious solo project from Soul II Soul’s Simon Law, we herald the return to the limelight (where have you been?) of Shaila Prosper, we welcome an interview with ridiculously talented, Decosta Boyce, who happens to have a soul CV which that would make James Brown scream! Making up our fantastic 4 is producer Tom Glide, his fusion of contemporary and retro soul has always given his releases a luxurious (must hear) feel... ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: We are front row, centre, at neo-soul queen, Erykah Badu’s Hammersmith Apollo show. Plus one time Curtis Mayfield led - also achieved plenty of chart action in their own right - The Impressions played their last European dates EVER! We were there to review their penultimate show at intimate London venue, Union Chapel... We give our festival coverage some welly (see what I did there?) in our print issue, with exclusive to our print issue reviews from Holland’s North Sea Jazz, East Sussex’s Love Supreme and Somerset daddy of them all, Glastonbury! ...B&S’ Frank Elson check’s out not one, but two Northern Soul club nights at the Greatstone Hotel in Manchester and St Marks in Blackburn... Almost within touching distance of the B&S all-time top 100 chart singles - we continue our top 500 countdown from 140 to 112 in this issue. Artists include; Rose Royce, Sister Sledge, Rufus & Chaka Khan, The Supremes, Prince, Ike & Tina Turner and The Gap Band + many more ‘outstanding’ (too subtle? Lol) bands/artists ...No print issue would be complete without our exclusive to print esteemed columnists covering Soul, Northern Soul, Dance and Blues respectively - all are on hand to give you essential news and share their views on the genres they proudly represent. Until next time…may the music be with you! Lee Tyler (Editor, Blues & Soul Magazine)B&S

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Gregory Porter brings his talent to Love Supreme 2017 @bluesandsoul.com The Jacksons: 50th Anniversary show at Love Supreme 2017 @bluesandsoul.com George Benson performs at Love Supreme 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Herbie Hancock performs at Love Supreme 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Photo: Abu Dhabi Festiva

Win Love Supreme Festival Tickets

B&S announces an official media partnership with the Love Supreme Festival and to celebrate that fact, one lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to this star-studded event…

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

North Sea Jazz Festival announce outstanding 2017 lineup

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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China Moses: Fine China

China Moses: Fine China

Former MTV presenter turned Jazz chanteuse, China Moses, talks new album, Nightintales”, collabs with Anthony Marshall and gaining inspiration from her Grammy-winning mother, Dee Dee Bridgewater...

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José James: Dizzy Heights

B&S' Karen Lawler talks to one Blue Note's finest, José James, about new album “Love In A Time Of Madness”, his influences, album process, family life, jazz/hip-hop genres and J. Dilla Beats...

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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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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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Tony Allen

Tony Allen : The Source

After his successful foray into Art Blakey,Tony Allen, afrobeat originator and groove master carries on on an Afrocentric trip through the Blue Note repertoire that include stalwart classic reinterpretations of tunes

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Marvin Parks

Marvin Parks : Marvin Parks

What is it about Paris and buskers? They seemed to be inextricably linked with romance, the joys of spring and some sort of magical theatre.Benjamin Clementine learnt his trade on the metro as did Madeleine Peyroux

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Ollie Howell: Self-Identity (Ropeadope Records)

This sophomore offering an exceptional and scintillating prospect. It's no wonder Quincy Jones has hailed him as an "unbelievable drummer" and rightly so...

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