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DEE DANIELS: The Promise (Dee Daniels Music)

Dee Daniels is a veteran US soul/jazz/gospel singer with a hugely varied CV and her often complex  life journey has constantly coloured her approach to her art. Her first musical steps were taken in...

BRIAN BROMBERG: A Little Driving Music (Artistry/Mack Avenue)

Like many recording artists virtuoso bassist Brian Bromberg has kept busy in the various lockdowns by making music and piecing together a new album with just a little help from his friends – who...

VARIOUS: Everybody Makes A Mistake (Kent)

‘Everybody Makes A Mistake’ is the second  collection from Kent Records which sets out to prove that Stax Records produced plenty of stunning, emotion-churning, “for real”, Southern soul. Of course, real, old school soul...

BINKY WOMACK; Mr Womack 2021 (BW)

Binky Womack is (c’mon, you should know by now) part of the legendary Womack soul clan. Specifically, he’s Curtis Womack’s son and, naturally, the nephew of Bobby Womack. Clearly Binky has soul music in...

THE ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘At Their Very Best’ (United Souls)

Cincinnati’s Isley Brothers are undoubtedly one of the greatest groups in R&B history and here’s a compilation that proves that not-too-outrageous assertion. Yes, it doesn’t cover the band’s early years at RCA, Wand, and...

DARA TUCKER; Dreams Of Waking (Green Hill)

We’ve known about Tulsa-born but Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dara Tucker since 2009 when she debuted with ‘All Right Now’. That was followed by ‘Souls Said Yes’ – another collection of covers and originals that had...

JOST NICKEL; The Check In ( Leopard)

Jost Nickel is a German session drummer who’s been in the business for over 25 years. Tutored in New York, his first big gig was with jazz-grunge band Matalex. Since then, he’s played in...

VAN MORRISON: Latest Record Project: Volume 1 (Exile/BMG Records)

In recent years, Van Morrison has been more than prolific and, deprived of his regular tours, he’s continued to write and record all through the various lockdowns. Indeed, in the first lockdown last year...

Review: jazzed

Though there are a growing number of recording artists from all areas of the music world that are becoming more vociferous in their criticism of Spotify about its minuscule royalty payments, most of them...