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Issue 1093

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David Dower : There Are No Stars

Title track 'There Are No Stars' a laid back jazzy,neo soul piece of fusion hits the mark too.Fowler's fretless bass solo is a subtle slice of sheer delectation and guest Zhivko Vasilev on the Bulgarian Kaval

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Cherise : Paradise

Tomorrow's Warriors have spread their net far and wide being a launch pad and breeding ground for the likes of Ezra Collective,Camilla George,Nubya Garcia,Moses Boyd and also this incredibly talented young singer

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Give Me The Night : Juan Laya & Jorge Montial ft.Xantone Blacq

Singer and pianist Xantone Blacq brings his considerable skills to the table acquitting himself admirably with his upbeat vocal delivery,fine scat and choice rhodes playing

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Quentin Collins Sextet: Road Warrior (Ubuntu)

Collins comes out of the traps with all guns blazing followed by equally thrilling sax and piano solos.QC has breath taking fluency, over richly-layered harmonic pieces and a sweetness of melodic invention played with verve and passion.

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Incognito: Tomorrow's New Dream (Bluey Music Limited)

Celebrating 40-years in the business, jazz-soul royals Incognito deliver their anniversary marking album "Tomorrow's New Dream" in typical kings of cool style. Sticking to their tried, tested and highly refined...

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Ashley Henry: Beautiful Vinyl Hunter (Sony)

Opener 'Starchild' sees star on the rise,Judi Jackson delivering a soulful vocal and spoken word contribution to this beguiling little number with Henry's trio perfectly in sync

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The stakes get raised with the explosive 'Running Away From Me' - Allen comes into his own with a ferocious solo his melodic touch is almost always masterful and his wailing is tempered sweetly too

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Tubby Hayes Quartet : The lost Fontana Studio Session 1969

Like Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and John Coltrane,Edward Brian 'Tubby' Hayes was an endlessly enriching improviser.This newly found masterpiece

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Ashley Henry : Between The Lines Ft.MC Sparkz & Keyon Harrold

A sophisticated slice of neo soul rap is served up on this single taster for the new album and jolly good it is too, it works on so many levels.

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King Louie Organ Trio : It's About Time

The 1960s soulful jazz organ era is the overarching influences for this solid contemporary player and the all original compositions reflect this. Pain shows his natural openess with his excellent trio

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