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STILL BLOOMING: THE FLORA PURIM INTERVIEW

The Brazilian Jazz Legend On Her New Album, Airto, Monk And Dizzy. “I talk too much,” says Flora Purim with an infectious, self-effacing laugh when I tell her the countdown on our Zoom video...

FRESHENED UP!

After a three-year sabbatical, Jazz re:freshed is back. A vital and acclaimed platform for showcasing the UK”s jazz scene’s new talent, Jazz re:freshed – a non-profit organisation that launched in 2003 and introduced Nubya...

WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL!

Well-read connoisseurs of vintage soul music will need no introduction to the Texas singer Gloria Scott, whose 1974 Casablanca Records’ album ‘What Am I Gonna Do’ became a cult favourite of the UK’s Rare...

STEPPING OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Charles Stepney isn’t a household name but his progressive and dramatic production style and epic, widescreen arrangements are familiar to many via several groundbreaking classic soul records; among them, Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘That’s...

THE TOPS & TEMPTS BACK IN OLD BLIGHTY

Two of Motown’s most iconic vocal groups, The Four Tops and The Temptations, return to the UK this September and October for a rescheduled nine-date arena tour that was originally booked for 2020 but...

GREAT SCOTT! 

Acid Jazz Records has announced that the label has signed the veteran US soul singer, Gloria Scott, who opens her account for Eddie Piller’s iconic UK company with a stirring single called ‘Promised Land,’...

WIN A CHANCE TO SEE P. P. ARNOLD TALK ABOUT HER LIFE AND CAREER IN A LONDON TV STUDIO

The legendary UK-based American soul singer P. P. Arnold – a former Ikette who is best remembered for her 1967 Top 20 UK hit ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’ – has announced that...

THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

Age is no barrier to creativity, as the prolific 84-year-old saxophonist, flautist and NEA Jazz Master CHARLES LLOYD undoubtedly proves with his new project, ‘Trio Of Trios,’ for Blue Note Records. The much-garlanded veteran...

ARE YOU READY FOR A SECOND HELPING? 

After the global critical acclaim heaped upon ‘Blue Note Re:imagined’ compilation, the iconic jazz label’s 2020 showcase for the UK’s rising jazz and urban stars, the Don Was-headed company has, perhaps inevitably, commissioned a...