Jazz FM posts good listening figures as commercial radio overall beats the BBC for the first time in years

Jazz FM, easily the UK's biggest specialist jazz media brand across any media (including print, online and indeed radio) who are owned by the German-owned Bauer had a good quarter up 16.2% to a 530,000 listenership in second quarter official radio …

Published: 4 Aug 2022. Updated: 6 days.

Jazz FM, easily the UK's biggest specialist jazz media brand across any media (including print, online and indeed radio) who are owned by the German-owned Bauer had a good quarter up 16.2% to a 530,000 listenership in second quarter official radio listening figures. Commercial radio overall beat the BBC for the first time in some 23 years, according to The Guardian. The overall commercial radio market leader is Global.

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The Manhattan Transfer, God Only Knows, Craft ****

Superlatively arranged and performed strings and woodwind plus a classic close harmony vocal blend - Man Tran a half century on since their beginnings and a revisiting of the Tony Asher and Brian Wilson Pet Sounds (1966) classic 'God Only Knows' is …

Published: 3 Aug 2022. Updated: 7 days.

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Superlatively arranged and performed strings and woodwind plus a classic close harmony vocal blend - Man Tran a half century on since their beginnings and a revisiting of the Tony Asher and Brian Wilson Pet Sounds (1966) classic 'God Only Knows' is a must.

Drawn from Fifty a collaboration with the WDR Funkhausorchester compare the new version too with Man Tran's own 1995 version that appeared on the Arif Mardin produced Atlantic album Tonin'.

A shoo-in just for this wonderful treatment alone for future Grammy adulation mystic Meg writes which should it prove fact would further add to their already stuffed full of awards trophy cabinet given the classic vocal group's enduring popularity and acclaim. Look for the full album on 23 September. Founded on 1 October 1972 the current Man Tran line-up is Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne and Trist Curless who play a concert at London's QEH on 24 November.

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