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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:...

Sweet Freedom – Natalie Duncan Talks Goldie, Lauryn Hill And …The Spice Girls

Second chances are not commonplace in the mainstream music industry with its “here today, gone tomorrow” ethos.  Consequently, recording artists often have short shelf lives and are cruelly dumped by the major record labels...

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...

STAR-STUDDED NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT TO STREAM THIS SUNDAY

A special concert is being streamed this Sunday, July 12th, to celebrate the 44th year of the North Sea Jazz Festival, the world’s largest indoor live music event. Though the COVID-19 lockdown resulted in...

ROBERTA FLACK: ‘First Take: The 50th Anniversary Edition’ (Run Out Groove)

As debut albums go, Roberta Flack‘s ‘First Take,’ released by Atlantic Records in June 1969, is one of the most impressive in the history of soul music. It was a compelling showcase for the...

Lost Thelonious Monk Live Recording Unveiled

On July 31st, Impulse! Records will release ‘Palo Alto,’ the first commercial release of a Thelonious Monk concert recorded in California during the autumn of 1968. The recording boasts an intriguing back-story: the concert...

PEGGY LEE: ‘Ultimate Peggy Lee’ (UMC)

Peggy Lee is right up there with Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, and Elvis Presley as one of the 20th century’s most important and influential voices. She was born Norma Delores Egstrom in...

UK SINGER NATALIE DUNCAN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘FREE’

Tipped for the top, rising British neo-soul singer and pianist NATALIE DUNCAN, follows her recent single ‘Sirens’ with the announcement that an album called ‘Free’ will follow on July 24th via Fallen Tree1Hundred. Born...

THE STAPLE SINGERS: ‘Let’s Do It Again’ (Omnivore)

The union between gospel-soul group The Staple Singers, and Stax Records, which began in 1968, was undoubtedly a musical marriage made in heaven. Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton’s famous Memphis label oversaw the Chicago...