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DREAM TEAM

The legendary Brazilian singer/songwriter Milton Nascimento and the award-winning US bassist/composer/singer Esperanza Spalding join forces for the album Milton + esperanza,  released on August 9 on Concord Records.  The album, which was recorded in Brazil,...

THE TEMPTATIONS: ‘Wish It Would Rain’ (Motown/UMe/Elemental Music)

Released in April 1968, this was the final Temptations album to feature David Ruffin, the bespectacled, husky-voiced lead singer whose egomania and disruptive personality would see him fired from the group a few months...

MOVING MOUNTAINS

Judith Hill opens up about cyberbullying and loss, facing 40, and music’s healing power.  What’s not to like about Judith Hill? On the surface, she seems to have it all; she is supremely beautiful...

BILL EVANS: ‘Everybody Digs Bill Evans’ (Riverside/Contemporary Records)

1959 was a remarkable year in the history of modern jazz because it yielded four highly influential and enduringly popular albums: Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue, Charles Mingus’ Mingus Ah Um, Dave Brubeck’s Time...

PIZZAEXPRESS OPEN RECORD STORES

PX Records celebrates its first anniversary by announcing the opening of three record stores in the brand’s Soho, Holborn, and Chelsea venues where they’ll be promoting albums by all the artists on its roster:...

SHADOWLANDS

Lizz Wright talks about loss, cheffing in the community, and recalls hanging out with jazz legend Jimmy Scott.  As a serious recording artist whose career is almost midway through its third decade, singer/songwriter Lizz...

CANDI STATON: ‘Candi Staton’ (Kent Soul/Ace Records)

Candi Staton is no stranger to the general British public largely because of two key but very different records in her discography: ‘Young Hearts Run Free,’ her enduringly popular 1976 disco masterpiece, and ‘You...

RARE UK SHOW BY TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY

One of the biggest soul stars of the 1980s, Terence Trent D’Arby – who reinvented himself as Sananda Maitreya in 2001 – will play his first UK concert in over 20 years when he...

CHARLES LLOYD: ‘The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow’ (Blue Note)

What better way is there for a musician to celebrate his or her 86th birthday than by releasing a new studio album? Or in Charles Lloyd’s case, a generously expansive double album? Most octogenarians...