When I first heard about this one, I admit that I was a little excited and the combination of Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics is just that, excitement.
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The only way is Up for the International Peoples Gang as this album has quite a few really choice tracks on it; up, up and away!
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This is the second Swedish singer that’s come out on ACT Music within a month and another name to watch out for as Josefine Cronholm voice is as soft as a falling feather.
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Already requested by WAWA for a future Universal Music compilation, Tom Belton latest single ‘Irresistible’ is just that, irresistible!
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dj Aicha tells us about her passion for the music of Khaled and how it literally turned her world around. A quarter of a century later and she has just compiled a double CD of Khaled’s early years…
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Air France are not an airline nor French, Joel and Henrik are a pair of musical dreamers from Sweden who are more nu-Balearic than nu-Baltic, so much so Radio 1′s Blue Room guru Rob da Bank said of No Way Down, “Brilliant”.
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If you thought John Coltrane was only about A Love Supreme, think again as here are five other reason why he is regarded as the one and only true spirit of jazz.
Continue reading John Coltrane – The Impulse! Albums (Volume 3)
Dripping point? Some sort of wet tipping point? No way. Shahrokh Sound Of K (aka Andreas ‘Sound Of K’ K??hler and Shahrokh Dini) turn in a really great soulful jazzy house album dripping to the point of excellence.
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Plej (pronounced ‘Play’) from Gothenberg in Sweden get global on the Balearic dancefloor, can Hectic take the pace of the new chill?
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The ngoni, the small plucked lute said to be a forerunner of the banjo is most often found taking a support rôle to the guitar or kora. But it wasn’t always thus, and the world’s leading exponent has just released a new album that aims to bring the instrument — and the Bamana tradition from which it hails — firmly back centre stage
Continue reading Bassekou Kouyate – Blue Like a River to a Desert
The cover of this CD is ‘Study for Samson St. Series’ (1998) by Eveline Kotai and it really suits the ambient feel of Solo Andata’s debut release…
Continue reading Solo Andata – Fyris Swan
Going to see this film was one of Gilles Peterson’s recomendations for the 2006 London Jazz Festival and as Mr. Ayler said, “If people don’t like it now, they will”.
Continue reading My Name is Albert Ayler (Film)
It’s been a while since Jazzland Records was everybody’s favourite Norwegian nu-jazz label, so it’s good to find this new release by Gen;Lon.
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It would be redundant to lament the over-saturation of under-produced soulful or chilled out house compilations on the market. Perhaps it is of surprise then to find a house DJ tucked within the pages of Fly
Continue reading Francesco Diaz – And Relax!
When I asked a friend about one of her favourite bands, Show Of Hands, she said, “Steve is the good looking one and Phil is the cuddly one.” It wasn’t quite what I was after so it was lucky I caught up with them between two of the 100 gigs they’ll be playing this year
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