Rye eye strong vocals element in the Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival mix including Ruby Turner and Laura Mvula

Ian Shaw - in the Rye mix, above - has Greek Street Friday out soon from which 'To Be Held' is drawn. The latest in our focus on top jazz ''human scale'' festival line-ups coming along soon we turn a Rye eye to August's festival in East Sussex …

Published: 17 Jul 2023. Updated: 9 months.

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  • Ian Shaw - in the Rye mix, above - has Greek Street Friday out soon from which 'To Be Held' is drawn.

The latest in our focus on top jazz ''human scale'' festival line-ups coming along soon we turn a Rye eye to August's festival in East Sussex and the Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival - a remarkable line-up coming together given that the town, full of cobbled lanes and interesting venues but hardly a teeming metropolis, has come up with something special given strong curation and taste.

Running from 24-28 August culminating on the late-August bank holiday Monday on its last day, venues include the Grapevine, Ship Inn, William the Conqueror, Lookout, St Mary's Church, Balfour Winery, Old Bell and the Brewery Yard club Laura Mvula, Ruby Turner, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, Mario Biondi, the Brand New Heavies and Joe Stilgoe are some of the big names heading to Rye, a festival this year particularly strong on state of the art classic jazz vocals spreading across several stylistic relatable areas that span soul, gospel and the classic Great American Songbook bebop and beyond terrain. The Rye festival website has full details. Ruby Turner top. Photo: press.

Listen to Ruby's deeply stirring version of the Dan Penn and Chips Moman classic 'The Dark End of the Street'. If you are a Solomon Burke fan as down marlbank way we all are then Ruby takes her place at that celestial table to the manner born given the apropos expressiveness and style affinity in the Birmingham icon's story telling genius entering the holy roller domain so powerfully.

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Album of the day - Ryan Keberle's Collectiv do Brasil, Considerando ****

Sarah Vaughan fans latch on via a Brazilian route to trombonist Ryan Keberle's instrumental version of 'Pra Dizer Adeus' the Edú Lobo and Torquato Neto song that 40 something US player Keberle who grew up in Spokane, Washington recorded in Brazil …

Published: 17 Jul 2023. Updated: 9 months.

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Sarah Vaughan fans latch on via a Brazilian route to trombonist Ryan Keberle's instrumental version of 'Pra Dizer Adeus' the Edú Lobo and Torquato Neto song that 40 something US player Keberle who grew up in Spokane, Washington recorded in Brazil delivered in a similar tempo with a fine arrangement by Felipe Silveira who plays piano on the track, an involving bass solo by Felipe Brisola while the hidden in plain sight subtlety of drummer Paulinho Vicente is also part of a remarkable spell the Collectiv do Brasil conjure.

Part of the fabric of the ''ur text'' if you will given a bit of licence in the terminology the sea on which this superb album of Brazilian sounds buoys upon involves a journey to the early 1970s and Lobo album Sérgio Mendes Presents Lobo as an insightful companion listen.

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Considerando also includes 5 other Lobo songs and a version of Paul McCartney's 'Blackbird' plus the trombonist's own composition the soft and appealing 'Gallop' full of saudade and Keberle's nuanced tribute to Edu among the selections.