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Keeping It Pure – Introducing Phono 48

Phono 48 is the collective name for six musicians who had never worked together before and went into a London studio to record a one-off single from scratch in 48 hours. The concept was...

IT’S BACK! CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL RETURNS!

After a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus, the internationally renowned Cheltenham Jazz Festival is back with a vengeance this spring, celebrating its 25th anniversary with a smorgasbord of aural delights. Running from Wednesday 27 April to...

BANGIN’!

The Grammy-nominated US band TANK & THE BANGAS are set to release their new album ‘Red Balloon’ on Friday 13th May via the Verve Forecast label. As a taster for their forthcoming long-player, the...

VARIOUS ARTISTS: ‘Mainstream Funk’ (We Want Sounds)

Founded in 1964 by a pioneering New York record producer called Bob Shad, whose main claim to fame was establishing the jazz-oriented EmArcy imprint at Chicago’s Mercury Records, Mainstream was home in the late-’60s...

JOHN PATTON: ‘Soul Connection’ (Jazz Room Records)

John Patton made his name at Blue Note Records in the 1960s as a star of the Hammond B3 organ; between 1963 and 1969, the Kansas City-born keyboardist cut a whopping eleven albums for...

KHAN JAMAL: ‘Infinity’ (Jazz Room)

Original copies of this highly collectable album, first released via the small indie label Jambrio in 1984, can exchange hands for almost four figures but now thanks to the UK’s enterprising Jazz Room label,...

GERRY MULLIGAN: ‘Night Lights’ (NewLand)

Gerry Mulligan‘s name is synonymous, of course, with the resonant, mellow-sounding baritone saxophone but on the opening title track of this long out-of-print album first issued by Verve in 1963, he sets aside his...

IT’S BACK! LOVE SUPREME FESTIVAL RETURNS IN 2022

The line-up to the Love Supreme Jazz Festival, undoubtedly one of next summer’s most keenly anticipated music events in the UK has just been announced.   The festival, which returns to the elegant surrounds...

AND THE WINNERS ARE…JAZZ FM AWARD WINNERS REVEALED!

Last night at London’s Under The Bridge venue, the stars came out for the Jazz FM Awards with PPL and PRS to honour artists from the worlds of jazz, blues and soul music. Attending...