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Issue 1082

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Melvin Sparks

Melvin Sparks : Live At Nectar's

Melvin Sparks releases his posthumous live album and what a stone cold classic it is.The high intensity never drifts off course.

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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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chick Corea

Chick Corea : The Musician

The highlights are many fold whether it be joining forces with the terrifically on form and electrifying, John McLaughlin on 'Spirit Rides' or the hysterically comical Bobby McFerrin on 'I’ve Got The World On A String.'

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Gemma

Gemma & The Travellers: Too Many Rules & Games

The Travellers are a well honed unit no doubt due to guitarist and producer Robert P's craftful touch and like all good soul bands they have a killer ballad

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Aisling Iris

Aisling Iris: Night Time Moves

The first half gives us endearingly bold material filled with lush arrangements-peppered with retro 80's styled tough beats and funky upbeat jams..

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Norman Connors

Norman Connors : Valentine Love: The Buddah/Arista Anthology

Norman Connors is without doubt a towering figure who merged jazz and soul effortlessly into his own unique style.Sumptuous stuff indeed!

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Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd : Love Has Come Around: The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982

There are very few artists who crossed over successfully from Jazz to the mainstream.You could probably count them on one hand who achieved this.

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The Meltdown (HopeStreet Recordings)

It appears that there's another fine band to join the funky echelons and vanguards of Australian soul...

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Soulnaturals: Love Say Yes! (British Soul Standard) @bluuesandsoul.com

Soulnaturals: Love Says Yes! (British Soul Standard)

This is an album project put together by London band leader Tony Cannam made up of heavyweight vocalists and musicians...there is something from every kind of Soul-head to enjoy here...

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JOHNNYSWIM: Georgica Pond @bluesandsoul.com

JOHNNYSWIM: Georgica Pond (Big Picnic Records)

Big dreamy, sonic landscapes with an 80's feel chiming and ringing guitars with yearning breathy vocals prevail throughout. There's no doubt about their talent and skills...

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