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Lassy comes home

Worth your time is this raucous treatment of 'African Rumble' drawn from the great Finnish tenorist Timo Lassy's Live at Savoy Theatre Helsinki in a new arrangement by Ricky-Tick Big...

Published: 24 Jan 2020. Updated: 13 hours ago.

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Bill Laurance Trio, Live at Ronnie Scott's, Flint

A heads up here for this Valentine's day release to prioritise your listening… with live versions of tracks drawn from Flint, Swift and Aftersun fans of Snarky Puppy pianist Bill...

Published: 24 Jan 2020. Updated: 11 hours ago.

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Ruby Turner travels on the bright side of the road

Very middle of the road gospelly-soul, the name of the game on the discreetly grooving positivity of 'Under Your Sky' from Ruby Turner here. Best known as a featured singer...

Published: 24 Jan 2020. Updated: 16 hours ago.

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Skalpel simmer into play

Skalpel, aka Wrocław DJ-producers Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudlo, have done great things in resurrecting old Polish jazz and putting dance beats around it. Their latest, 'Quicksilver', has just been...

Published: 24 Jan 2020. Updated: 17 hours ago.

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Snekkestad/Guy/FernÁndez, The Swiftest Traveler, Trost

FREE IMPROV CHOICE A cascade from piano tips out into a buzzy circling tetchy mood to this seething wave of wail and ache as reedist Torben Snekkestad follows an Evan...

Published: 23 Jan 2020. Updated: 34 hours ago.

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James Taylor 'Teach Me Tonight'

Drawn from American Standard to be released at the end of February… well what to say on this so far? Of course it is easy listening. Pretty superior easy listening...

Published: 23 Jan 2020. Updated: 36 hours ago.

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First listen: A Certain Continuum by Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez

'A Certain Continuum,' heralds Secrets Are The Best Stories to be released in April. On the album percussionists Román Díaz & Rocério Boccato, drummer Johnathan Blake and bassist Clark Sommers...

Published: 23 Jan 2020. Updated: 39 hours ago.

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Today's playlist

Jump up to speed. A good mix here. Jeff Parker is clearly the hottest property at the moment, each promo released upping the ante that bit more. Will Vinson is...

Published: 23 Jan 2020. Updated: 40 hours ago.

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