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LEVEL 42: ‘The Complete Polydor Years – 1980-1984’ (Robinsongs/Cherry Red)

Between their debut UK chart entry, 1980’s ‘Love Meeting Love’ and their final smash, ’94’s ‘Love In A Peaceful World,’ Level 42 racked up an astonishing 29 hit singles in Great Britain, which gave...

BARBARA THOMPSON: Journey To A Destination Unknown (Jazz In Britain, £26.99)

I’m sure I’m not alone in regarding Barbara Thompson as one of the greatest musicians the British Isles has produced. A virtuoso jazz saxophonist and flautist as well as a prolific composer, Thompson’s appeared...

CHICK COREA PASSES

Chick Corea’s website announced yesterday that the legendary American jazz pianist and composer  had died from a rare and recently diagnosed form of cancer on February 9th aged 79. Corea, who born Armando Anthony...

JANETTE & JEAN

Acclaimed British pianist Janette Mason follows up her recent single ‘Starman’ by issuing on February 19th 2021 another track from her forthcoming ‘Wall To Wall Bowie’ EP. It’s a unique interpretation of David Bowie’s...

HOLLYWOOD HILL

“It’s been a crazy year of making some adjustments on everything,” laughs Los Angeles singer/songwriter Judith Hill, reflecting on how her life as a musician has changed irrevocably due to the COVID19 pandemic.”It’s been...

CAMERON GRAVES: ‘Seven’ (Mack Avenue, CD/LP)

With his frizzy long hair, heavily-tattooed arms and predilection for black clothing and even blacker shades, 39-year-old Cameron Graves looks every inch a rock star who should be wielding a Flying V electric guitar...

DREAM TEAM

Dubbed the “Dream Team” of contemporary American jazz, the six-member supergroup R+R = NOW follow up their debut studio album, 2019’s  ‘Collagically Speaking’  with a scintillating in-concert recording, ‘Live,’ which drops on February 12th...

COOL BOX

As any bonafide Northern Soul aficionado will attest, Frank Wilson’s stomping 1965 floor filler ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ is the ultimate Holy Grail for record collectors. Only two copies are thought...

SETTING THE TONE

Veteran saxophonist/flautist and jazz mystic Charles Lloyd and his all-star band, The Marvels, return with a new album, ‘Tone Poem’ released by Blue Note Records on March 12th. This is Lloyd’s third album with...