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Mingus : Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden

When you think of icons of jazz on their particular instrument who would you pick? John Coltrane comes to mind on sax,Bill Evans Piano,Art Blakey drums but who on bass?

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The Brian Auger Trio: Live At Bogies EP

Trailblazer and organist extraordinaire Brian Auger cuts his teeth with his first piano led trio...

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Lucky Brown & The SG's : Mesquite Suite

Tramps records maybe germany's smallest funk label but they sure do pack a punch when they deliver new product.

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Hexagonal : McCoy & Mseleku

The opener 'Walk Spirit Talk Spirit' kicks off with heavy horn blessedness reigning down on this lilting slow burner of a tune that explodes into a fast swing driven imperiously by drummer,Tristan Banks

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Swing out Sister: Almost Persuaded (Miso)

Swing Out Sister: Almost Persuaded (MISO)

It’s been 10 years since Swing Out Sister's last studio album graced the charts and new album “Almost Persuaded”, which has taken 3 years to record, herald’s a triumphant return to form...

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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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J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984

Barely Breaking Even delve into the vaults of Japanese Jazz, known as J-Jazz this almost cult musical brotherhood that still exists today and played in small jazz clubs, shrine like...

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The Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Band: Chinese Butterfly

Opener 'Chick's Chum's' get proceedings off to a thrilling start harking back to the 70's with its grabbing head,percussive master strokes from Gadd himself and a blistering sax solo courtesy of Steve Wilson

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