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Issue 1094

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Jeff Parker : Suite For Max Brown

A startling return to form sees multi instrumentalist and composer Jeff Parker hitting his stride once again.A fitting eulogy to his late mother and a great follow up to his critically acclaimed predecessor The New Breed.

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Stoned Soul Picnic Ft.Pauline Black : To love somebody

Great to see the ever stylish Pauline Black put her stamp on this old evergreen of a tune. Countless artists have covered it but this one gets the Stax/Muscle Shoals treatment

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Crowd Company: Lowdown (Vintage League Music)

London-based funksters Crowd Company are back with a cracker of an album. Recorded in the States, "Lowdown" is an instant classic, conjuring images of old-style American funk outfits such as The Meters.

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Ala.ni : Acca

There's a ton of melody in her music and the clever stacking of her different vocal personas are breathtaking just listen to the short interlude of 'In The Land' with its corruscating swathes of blessedness.

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The Sorcerers : In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God

The mood deepens too with the slinky as hell 'Sacred Sacrament' and the spirit of Black Orpheus arises during the gutsy flute outbreak of co founder and multi instrumentalist Pete Williams

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The Eminent Stars : Bumpin' On

The band also have an extraordinary soul singer who seems to have emerged fully formed as a linear inheritor of the American blues and R&B tradition.

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Dr Rubberfunk : Boom! (Ft.John Turrell)

It's testament to the masterful skills of Rubberfunk that he can take a bog standard blues sequence yet turn it into a solid,soul drenched slice of blessedness.

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Resolution 88 : Revolutions

Pitching Up' the groovy Herbie inspired piece of blessedness, is ingenious in concept (unless they all have OCD) here the band emulate the effect of going from 33 to 45rpm

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DIEPHUIS FEAT. HIL ST. SOU: HOLD ON ME (QUANTIZE RECORDINGS)

Diephuis feat. Hil St. Soul: Hold On Me (Quantize Recordings)

"Hold On Me" is a song about spellbinding love where Ms Soul delivers a ‘woman in love’ sultry style vocal that's drizzled over a breezy soundtrack of really lovely Afro House vibes...

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MICHELE CHIAVARINI FT. CARMICHAEL MUSICLOVER: EXPRESS YOURSELF (SPRY RECORDS)

Michele Chiavarini Ft. Carmichael Musiclover: Express Yourself (SPRY Records)

To have that Chiavarini classy touch on a record usually means musicianship of the highest order! This tune comes loaded with feel good soulful vibes to light up the dancefloor...

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