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John Coltrane: Giant Steps 60th Anniversary (Rhino) album review

John Coltrane “Giant Steps” 60th Anniversary (Rhino)

John Coltrane's seminal piece of work gets re-released on its 60th anniversary with a whole load of extras that should send jazz lovers into ecstatic realms of excitement...

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Gregory Porter: All Rise (Decca Records/Blue Note) album review

Gregory Porter: All Rise (Decca Records/Blue Note)

Gregory Porter triumphantly returns with an extraordinary album brimming with soul, love and emotion. His sixth album is quality and quantity, featuring many killers and no fillers...

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Synthonic: Do You Remember?

This is an impressive body of work for Synthonic the brain child of multi instrumentalist, Kieron Garrett who has written and produced this flashy,aural tome.

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Anita Carmichael : Take your time

Throughout the 90's she was a tour de force on the jazz scene on the UK and in Europe in many ways she was our answer to Candy Dulfer

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Roy Ayers: JID 002 (Jazz Is Dead)

Ayers is known as The Godfather of Neo-Soul and the vibraphone legend is back after 18 years with a new album unveiling a fresh, modern approach to his classic 70’s style...

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Lady Blackbird: Blackbird (Foundation Music)

Lady Blackbird: Blackbird (Foundation Music)

Lady Blackbird has the same urgent grace as her musical mentor Nina Simone and she really takes, what is an essentially acapella song and adds her own powerful magic and spirit to proceedings...

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The Brecker Brothers : Live And Unreleased

There's plenty of audaciousness to savour as great musicians don’t just keep playing, they constantly evolve and this is the distilled maturation caught at this particular moment in time.A band at the height of its creative powers.

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Malcolm Strachan : About Time

Just The Thought Of You' sees this scorching unit take it down a notch with this summery ballad adorned with virtuosic flugel and choice yet plaintive piano.A fantastic piece of writing that reminds me of Donald Byrd and The Blackbyrds.

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Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie : I Fall In Love Too Easily

This all augurs well for the impending album,'Weathering The Storm' due out in May on Lateralize. Expect more of the same plus some Tom Waits and Randy Newman interpretations.

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Denquar : Praying On Science

This is a bold debut.It's a totally live performance one singer and an orchestra and the red light is on.Newcomer,Denquar summons up her courage and goes for it on this empowering power ballad.

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