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ALEX PUDDU; Night People (Al Dente Music)

There’s a clutch of European music makers who’ve mastered the art of crafting classy retro sounding  soul so beloved of the more mature (sophisticated?) club goers who still love the classic sounds of those...

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,...

THE TEMPTATIONS: Temptations 60 (Ume)

It’s obvious, I know, but the mighty Temptations are a 24 carat soul institution. Now celebrating 60 years in the business, no other vocal group has a CV that comes anywhere near matching that...

NICOLE HENRY: Time To Love Again (Banister Records)

Nicole Henry is an American jazz singer who works in and around Miami. (She did, though tour the UK in 2019 in an Aretha tribute show). She’s been on the US scene since 2004...

VARIOUS: Good, Good Feeling – More Motown Girls (Ace)

That legendary Motown vault continues to give! Who’d have thought that the Gordy empire’s archive had any more treasures to yield. Well it does, as this wonderful, new 25 tracker from Ace records proves....

THE BOB JAMES TRIO: Feel Like Making Live! (Evo Sound)

Keyboard maestro Bob James has enjoyed a long and successful career. Can you believe that he debuted in 1963 as the “Bob James Trio”  with an album called ‘Bold Conceptions’? Now aged 80, you’d...

JAMIE & THE NUMBERS: You Don’t Love Me (Superfly)

In this part of the world we first got to know of New Zealand band, JAMIE & THE NUMBERS via their single – ‘You Don’t Love Me’, an energized and authentic cover of the...

THE ALAN EVANS TRIO: Elephant Head (Vintage League Music)

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – drummer Alan Evans is a man of many musical roles and guises. A drummer, yes  but he turns his hand to other instruments too....

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...