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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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Fosatero : Submarinista en el Tejado

Breaking out of the Madrid jazz scene this band on the run intend to sit up and get noticed with an abrasive mix of hard and soft,their tapas are not for the tepid!

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Feeling Good: Funk, Soul & Deep Jazz Gems: The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad

It begins with Afrique's seminal cut 'House Of The Rising Funk' a blessed slice of wah wah guitar heaven that will send funk loving cratediggers garrity!

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Aaron Liddard : Together For Ever

Aaron Liddard one of the most respected UK sax players out there dips his toe into the limelight with this his new and exciting project.

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Matt Bianco (Mark Reilly) Meets New Cool Collective: The Things You Love (earMUSIC)

Matt Bianco’s creative driving force Mark Reilly, has teamed up with famed Dutch jazz ensemble New Cool Collective for a gorgeous slice of jazz-infused goodness, “The Things You Love.”

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Blue Lab Beats: Blue Skies EP (Believe Recordings)

To sum up this four track introduction to these two London musicians, composers and producers, only two words required: Bloody cool. Yeah, that does it.

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Nick Waterhouse: Never Twice (Innovative Leisure)

His third studio album, this US jazz, soul and R&B artist has been bubbling under the mainstream radar for a few years now. Will this one help him to break through?

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Maynard Ferguson: Lost Tapes Volume Three (Sleepy Night Records)

To some his piercing high notes on trumpet sounded like a burning pet shop, or a pod of dolphins being hit by a cruise ship! To others; his sound was unique and sent shivers down the spine.

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What Happened, Miss Simone? DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD AND DIGITAL FORMATS. (Eagle Rock Entertainment)

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Oscars, Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and winning Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Awards in 2016, this Nina Simone documentary is fascinating.

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