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SINGULARLY SIGNIFICANT; The ISAAC ARAGON INTERVIEW II

US singer/songwriter ISAAC ARAGON is currently winning plaudits with  his latest single, ‘Brown’. Like his previous, charting singles like ‘Who’s Standing With Me’, ‘Brown proffers a gentle sound, but the song packs a punch!...

Glorious Gloria

Discovered by Sly Stone, cursed at by Ike Turner and mentored by Barry White, ‘70s cult soul veteran Gloria Scott is excited to be back with a new album, as she tells SJF.    “I...

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...

MILLAR’S TALE: THE MICA MILLAR INTERVIEW …

Followers of the better soul media (e.g. – MarkTurner’s excellent Soul Strutter blog and of course, this one!) and the more aware soul stations will, by now, have come to know and love Manchester...

HEY MR BASS MAN: Byron Miller Talks About His New EP And Looks Back On His Storied Career. 

Though he may not be a household name, Byron “Psychobass” Miller is regarded as nothing less than a bonafide legend in the adjoining worlds of jazz, funk and soul music. His resume, which reads...

GETTIN’ DOWN TO EARTH….

If you’ve a proper soul fan, by now  you’ll know all about Brit band DOWN TO EARTH. Their album ‘Still Ridin’ High’ was critically acclaimed with most reviewers stating that the set was one...

MD RECORDS; THE INSIDE TRACK…

Continuing our series of insights into the burgeoning world of UK, indie, vinyl-issuing soul labels, we tracked down MARK ANDERSON – one of the principals behind boutique label MD RECORDS. They’ve been around since...

Immersed In The Flow: Chelsea Carmichael On London Jazz, Coltrane And Misogynoir

London is the talk of the jazz world right now and rightly so; beginning a few years ago as an underground phenomenon in performance spaces like Total Refreshment Centre, the capital’s jazz scene quickly...

LRK RECORDS… THE INSIDE TRACK.

For our latest investigation into the bourgeoning world of indie, vinyl releasing boutique labels, we turn our attention to LRK RECORDS – a new (ish) imprint that is steadily building up a strong reputation...