Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1086

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ISSUE 1036: Kicking off this issue in style we have award-winning soulful singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist dbClifford and critically lauded jazz/hip-hop/funk outfit The Herbaliser adorning our covers. Other stellar interviews include: One time James Brown band member and sax legend, Maceo Parker. Quality house/soul singer/songwriter Peyton. Soulhouse label boss/DJ Brain Power. DJ/remixer/producer Deetron. Funk/soul singer-songwriter and one time Mighty Mocambos frontwomen, Gizelle Smith. The real lord mayor of Brixton, AKA Ty, brings his inspired soul to B&S pages and if that wasn’t enough, touted for success by us sometime ago, Ady Suleiman, finally gets an album release and boy are we glad! ... We go live with reviews from Seal at the London Palladium and PARTYNEXTDOOR at the Brixton Academy. Frank Elson checks out Colne Muni in Lancashire and grime is on fire as Bigger invites all artists to take a bow! It’s charts galore with our Grooveyard (Dance), B&S (What’s) Hot and Smoove Grooves (RnB) charts. The B&S Top 500 Singles of all time has almost reached conclusion 50-21. And one time Droitwich Sunday soul sessions original DJ, Carl "farmer" Dene along with Richard Searling, list the blue-eyed-soul performers/songs which have influenced the Northern Soul scene for over 40 years. Lastly, sharing their knowledge as per, our columnists; Bigger (RnB), Richard Searling (Northern Soul), Ben Lovett (Dance), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul) and Jon Harrington (Blues) Till next issue - may the music be with you! Editor: Lee TylerB&S

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Jazz FM 2018 Awards nominees

Jazz FM Awards announce 2018 nominees

After last year’s glittering event, the 2018 Jazz FM Awards looks to like it will also a night to remember - on April 30th the Shoreditch Town Hall will be playing host once more...

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Earth Wind & Fire play Love Supreme Festival on Sunday, July 1st 2018

Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2018 announce Earth, Wind & Fire Sunday headliner

Now in its 6th year and still basking in the success of last year's stellar event, the Love Supreme Festival returns in 2018 with yet more lineup surprises up its sleeve...

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Gregory Porter brings his talent to Love Supreme 2017 The Jacksons: 50th Anniversary show at Love Supreme 2017 George Benson performs at Love Supreme 2017 Herbie Hancock performs at Love Supreme 2017 Photo: Abu Dhabi Festiva

Win Love Supreme Festival Tickets

B&S announces an official media partnership with the Love Supreme Festival and to celebrate that fact, one lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to this star-studded event…

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Mica Paris: From Paris With Love

British soul royal Mica Paris talks to Chaz Brooks about her music-infused upbringing and her new Jazz/Soul project, 'Mica Paris Sings Ella Fitzgerald'...

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Courtney Pine: Sax Education

Pete Lewis interviews trailblazing British jazz multi-instrumentalist and national treasure Courtney Pine CBE around the release of his nineteenth album “Black Notes From The Deep”...

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China Moses: Fine China

China Moses: Fine China

Former MTV presenter turned Jazz chanteuse, China Moses, talks new album, Nightintales”, collabs with Anthony Marshall and gaining inspiration from her Grammy-winning mother, Dee Dee Bridgewater...

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José James: Dizzy Heights

B&S' Karen Lawler talks to one Blue Note's finest, José James, about new album “Love In A Time Of Madness”, his influences, album process, family life, jazz/hip-hop genres and J. Dilla Beats...

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Jazz Voice (EFG London Jazz Festival Opening Gala): Royal Festival Hall 10/11/17

The EFG London Jazz Festival kicked off with tremendous panache/style as it celebrated it's 10th anniversary with real vim and vigour...

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Tristan Banks : Cidade Alta

I'ts quality music destined for any Dingwalls sunday afternoon that might come about anytime soon hopefully!

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Aaron Liddard : Together For Ever

Aaron Liddard one of the most respected UK sax players out there dips his toe into the limelight with this his new and exciting project.

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Joe Tatton Trio: Bang Bang Boogaloo (ATA)

Tatton moonlights from The New Mastersounds to deliver a stonking slice of latin lushness that sizzles with vitality...

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The Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Band: Chinese Butterfly

Opener 'Chick's Chum's' get proceedings off to a thrilling start harking back to the 70's with its grabbing head,percussive master strokes from Gadd himself and a blistering sax solo courtesy of Steve Wilson

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Laila Biali: Laila Biali (ACT)

The songwriting is sheer tapestry, encapsulation such an ethereal and ephemeral quality, the realms of which, the likes of Joni Mitchell most certainly use to inhabit.She's free and fearless especially when it comes to picking covers....

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Ashley Henry & The RE:ensemble

Ashley Henry & The RE:ensemble

British pianist Ashley Henry makes a significant splash on the newly revived british jazz scene with this his first offering for his major label, Sony Music.It's a glorious affair kicking off with some stirring latin inspired strides .....

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