Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves, 'Reconvexo,' Anzic ****

Anat Cohen is the best jazz clarinettist on the planet. Not breaking news either as long time fans will know. And because of this what Cohen's next project is always becomes need-to-know. And the title track of Brazilian-themed Reconvexo to be …

Published: 25 Sep 2021. Updated: 32 days.

Anat Cohen is the best jazz clarinettist on the planet. Not breaking news either as long time fans will know. And because of this what Cohen's next project is always becomes need-to-know. And the title track of Brazilian-themed Reconvexo to be released by the Anzic label in mid-October does not disappoint. A duo album Anat co-leads with 7-string guitar virtuoso Marcello Gonçalves. Recorded in Rio last year their very sunny version of Caetano Veloso's glorious 'Reconvexo' introduced by Veloso's sister Maria Bethânia on 1989's Memória Da Pele is streaming. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face – for all the right reasons.

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Coup for Georgia Cécile who makes it to no. 3 in the official UK jazz and blues chart as profile soars

Quite a coup for singer-songwriter Georgia Cécile whose Only the Lover Sings makes it to no. 3 in the new official UK jazz and blues chart as the quality retro soul and classic award winning jazz singer's profile soars. It's rare that a relative …

Published: 25 Sep 2021. Updated: 32 days.

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Quite a coup for singer-songwriter Georgia Cécile whose Only the Lover Sings makes it to no. 3 in the new official UK jazz and blues chart as the quality retro soul and classic award winning jazz singer's profile soars. It's rare that a relative unknown homegrown artist charts to rush as high as this up the sales chart or get into it at all. Highlight of Only the Lover Sings (Grimey Limey) first listens suggest is the Jessie Ware-like quality that Cécile brings to the ultra-lush 'He Knew How to Love'. But think the soulful spirit of Lulu deliciously too and so intact on 'Always Be Right'. The heart of the record is in classic jazz vocals. 'Harpoon', vocal against tumbling drums at the outset is the album's biggest achievement as the mood becomes Ellingtonian and in the lyrics an image that twins petroleum light with cherry lips are waiting to burn in delight leaps out of the mix in the slow-dance. Scottish jazz continues to experience an amazing year. Read more