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Issue 1085



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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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Laila Biali : Laila Biali

The songwriting is sheer tapestry, encapsulation such an ethereal and ephemeral quality, the realms of which, the likes of Joni Mitchell most certainly use to inhabit.She's free and fearless especially when it comes to picking covers....

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Ashley Henry & The RE:ensemble

Ashley Henry & The RE:ensemble

British pianist Ashley Henry makes a significant splash on the newly revived british jazz scene with this his first offering for his major label, Sony Music.It's a glorious affair kicking off with some stirring latin inspired strides .....

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Brandon Allen: The Gene Ammons Project

Brandon Allen: The Gene Ammons Project

There never was another tenor player quite like Gene Ammons, often overlooked by the likes of Dexter Gordon and Sonny Stitt but tenor man Brandon Allen, who is unequivocally at the top of his game, aims to redress the balance with this fine homage.

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Tony Allen

Tony Allen: The Source

After his successful foray into Art Blakey,Tony Allen, afrobeat originator and groove master carries on on an Afrocentric trip through the Blue Note repertoire that include stalwart classic reinterpretations of tunes

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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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Win tickets + camping to Love Supreme Festival

Win tickets to Love Supreme

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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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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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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