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MELODIC HARMONY; THE S.E.L. INTERVIEW….

S.E.L. is the musical alter-ego of North London soul singer EMMA LOUISE BUCKNOR . S for “soulful”, E for Emma and, of course, L for Louise. Emma’s been in and around the UK soul...

SWEET CHICAGO SOUL; The JAMES HOLVAY INTERVIEW.

Veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist JAMES HOLVAY’S latest recording is a wonderful 5 track EP, ‘Sweet Soul Song’. The music is an unashamed homage to the Golden Age of Chicago soul, to the craft of people like...

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...

BACK TO LOVE @ SOUTHPORT ….

Music wise, largely sedate Southport – up there on the Merseyside coast – is one of the spiritual homes of the Soul Weekender tradition. And the strange thing is that the eponymous weekender has...

BIG IS BEAUTIFUL

Award-winning Danish jazz pianist and composer Kathrine Windfeld talks about her new big band project, Orca.  The jazz history books tell us that the big bands largely went the way of the dinosaurs and...

FROM A DISTANCE: Melody Gardot on Love, Lockdown, and Working With Sting

Combining a soft, sensuous, silky purr with a tremulous vibrato, Melody Gardot’s voice is distinctive enough to be instantly recognisable; it’s a rare quality these days and puts her in that elite cadre of...

Connecting The Dots; Jazz Trumpet Legend Charles Tolliver Talks About His New Album And More…

Those with a superstitious nature will regard the number 13 as unlucky and a portentous harbinger of unfortunate things to come. But for veteran American jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver,  the number that is sometimes...

Ronnie’s: Director Oliver Murray talks about his new documentary on Ronnie Scott’s jazz club

Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, which first opened its doors back in 1959, is a much more than a long-running London music venue: it’s a world-renowned institution that has served up the best in live...

PALO ALTO – When Thelonious Monk Went Back To School

On a rainy Sunday afternoon in late October 1968, the jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, then 51, played one of the most unusual concerts of his career: at a high school in Palo...