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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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Laila Biali: Laila Biali (ACT)

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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