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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...

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,...

BARBARA THOMPSON: Journey To A Destination Unknown (Jazz In Britain, £26.99)

I’m sure I’m not alone in regarding Barbara Thompson as one of the greatest musicians the British Isles has produced. A virtuoso jazz saxophonist and flautist as well as a prolific composer, Thompson’s appeared...

JANETTE & JEAN

Acclaimed British pianist Janette Mason follows up her recent single ‘Starman’ by issuing on February 19th 2021 another track from her forthcoming ‘Wall To Wall Bowie’ EP. It’s a unique interpretation of David Bowie’s...

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...

“He’s Always Looking For Something New”: Jazz Guitarist Lionel Loueke Talks About His Hero Herbie Hancock.

Guitarist and singer Lionel Loueke‘s musical journey has been nothing less than remarkable; so much so that it could almost be described as a heroic odyssey because it saw him battling seemingly insurmountable obstacles...

CHARLES TOLLIVER: ‘Connect’ (Gearbox)

Born in Florida and raised in New York, veteran trumpeter Charles Tolliver has played with some of the greatest names in jazz. In the 1960s, he appeared on significant Blue Note albums by saxophonist...

ALBERT AYLER: ‘New Grass’ (Third Man Records)

It’s 50 years since ALBERT AYLER‘s body was fished out of New York’s East River. He’d been missing for three weeks and his death at 34 was a mystery that some still speculate on:...

BACK TO THE SOURCE – NUBYA GARCIA DEBUT ALBUM DROPS IN AUGUST

Award-winning London tenor saxophonist, NUBYA GARCIA, has announced that her long-awaited solo debut album, ‘Source,’ is due for release on August 21st via Concord Jazz. The nine-track long-player, which features Garcia’s recent singles, the...