Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1087

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B&S issue 1037 boasts a delicious double cover with UK R&B queen Lisa Stansfield and US authentic soul sensation Leon Bridges taking up pole position. Other tasty interviews include award-winning songwriter and jazz/R&B vocalist, Kathy Koskins. Sophisticated soul/funk specialists Mamas Gun and we are thrilled to include UK soul/contemporary R&B great, Jaki Graham - we’ve missed you Jaki! As we run down the best festivals on the planet, we compliment it interview wise with a catchup with Ralph Lawson, curator of Leeds newest festival, Inner City Electric. And if that little lot wasn’t enough, after a 2-year rundown, the B&S chart singles of all-time chart finally reaches its conclusion. To celebrate this fact, we have interviewed our all-time B&S chart #1 artist. Don’t worry, I won’t give our winner’s name or indeed, the track name away just yet…but it’s a cracker! Also in this issue: we throw a 15th-anniversary spotlight on mighty Italian funk/soul label, Record Kicks. Label boss/DJ Nicolò Pozzoli gives us the lowdown on what makes the label tick and why he has been successful in his mission to bring soul/funk to the masses. We have live reviews from retuning funky divas, En Vogue, at the Indigo, O2. And also in London, soul/contemporary R’n’B hot property, Jacob Banks, at the O2 Forum, Kentish Town. B&S’ Frank Elson also check’s out the happenings at Club Full Of Soul in Blackpool, Lancashire. Sharing their knowledge, our expert columnists/music lovers are on hand to enthuse about the genres they love: Bigger (R’n’B), Richard Searling (Northern Soul), Ben Lovett (Dance), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul) and Jon Harrington (Blues) Lastly, and by no means least in this issue, we say a fond farewell to troubled superstar DJ/producer Avicii, who was sadly taken from us way too young. Thank you for your inspiring the music, dedication and spirit. May you forever rest in peace. Till next issue... Lee Tyler @LeeTyler13 @BluesandSoul (SOME ITEMS MENTIONED ARE CONTAINED IN OUR PRINT ISSUE ONLY - LINKS TO BUY B&S MAGAZINE ARE ONSITE)B&S

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Jazz FM 2018 Awards nominees @bluesandsoul.com

Jazz FM Awards announce 2018 nominees

After last year’s glittering event, the 2018 Jazz FM Awards looks to like it will also a night to remember - on April 30th the Shoreditch Town Hall will be playing host once more...

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Earth Wind & Fire play Love Supreme Festival on Sunday, July 1st 2018

Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2018 announce Earth, Wind & Fire Sunday headliner

Now in its 6th year and still basking in the success of last year's stellar event, the Love Supreme Festival returns in 2018 with yet more lineup surprises up its sleeve...

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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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Kathy Koskins: Naturally Inspired

Pete Lewis interviews internationally-acclaimed US jazz/soul singer-songwriter Kathy Kosins around the release of her sixth album, the Kamau Kenyatta-produced “Uncovered Soul”...

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Mica Paris: From Paris With Love

British soul royal Mica Paris talks to Chaz Brooks about her music-infused upbringing and her new Jazz/Soul project, 'Mica Paris Sings Ella Fitzgerald'...

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Courtney Pine: Sax Education

Pete Lewis interviews trailblazing British jazz multi-instrumentalist and national treasure Courtney Pine CBE around the release of his nineteenth album “Black Notes From The Deep”...

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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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Simone Craddock : Brasserie Zedel London 10/06/2018

With a core band of Alex Hutton on piano,Nick Pini,double bass and the strident Tristan Maillot on drums,Simone and Co didn't put a foot wrong.Ms Craddock ensures energy levels never subside and she's canny enough to let these bad boys off the l

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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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Jake Mason Trio: The Stanger In The Mirror

Jake Mason Trio: The Stranger In The Mirror

These guys really have excelled themselves in pushing the boundaries of soul jazz and on the quality of what's on offer,a scintillating killer of epic proportions

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Hailey Tuck : Junk

Larry Klein has captured the magic too and this well honed band need to be given special props- sublime arrangements is what you get here and each song has a unique quality

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Radka Toneff & Steve Dobrogosz : Fairytales

The duo's music is so extraordinary, in fact, it's impossible to put this album on in the background without being drawn into its inner world

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