Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1082

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

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I take great pleasure in announcing not one exciting cover star this issue, but two! As ever impressive, QueenBrit Live aka Carlene Graham, graces the front of this issue and immaculately talented soul hero, Imagination featuring Leee John, is looking just as striking on our second cover. Other first-class interviews this issue continue with Soul/Blues goddess Nikka Costa, dance music maverick Carl Craig, quality soul/R&B vanguards ephemerals, deft genre-crossing Frankie Oliver and jazz one to watch, Polly Gibbons...Live reviews include Cymande at Ronnie Scott’s, Michael Kiwanuka at the Royal Albert Hall and Sean Paul at the Forum Kentish Town. Plus, B&S’ Frank Elson checks out a Northern Soul gem at The Strategy, Barnoldswick in Lancashire.... Our all time top 500 B&S singles countdown continues from 180-141 with; Cameo, Fugees, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, The Chi-Lites, Four Tops, Ray Charles, Rose Royce and Nina Simone amongst the highlighted artists this issue... There’s just time to mention our esteemed columnists: Richard Searling (Northern Soul), Bigger (R&B), Ben Lovett (Dance), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul) and Jon Harrington (Blues) who are on hand to share their wealth of musical knowledge and upfront news on; Soul, Northern Soul, Dance, Blues and R&B, respectively. Till next issue, Lee Tyler (Editor)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 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Mathieu Bitton Kandace Springs @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Mathieu Bitton Kandace Springs @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Emrys Baird Kandace Springs @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Emrys Baird

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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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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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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