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The new Stacey Kent

Here's the new Stacey Kent. Naama Gheber is excellent on the deftly swinging title track of April's Dearly Beloved. With pianist Ray Gallon, bassist David Wong, drummer Aaron Kimmel and the great vibist Steve Nelson the singer who has a joyously …

Published: 15 Feb 2020. Updated: 3 years.

Here's the new Stacey Kent.

Naama Gheber is excellent on the deftly swinging title track of April's Dearly Beloved. With pianist Ray Gallon, bassist David Wong, drummer Aaron Kimmel and the great vibist Steve Nelson the singer who has a joyously effortless style coming out of a classic jazz vocals tradition, is on the title track, a Johnny Mercer and Jerome Kern song that Fred Astaire sang in the 1940s.

Graduating from the New School in 2017 Gheber is part of the Mezzrow scene, to many connoisseurs the ultimate New York city intimate jazz spot.

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Tony Kofi's Another Kind of Soul to be released on vinyl in late-April

On a Cannonball run Tony Kofi's Another Kind of Soul is to be released on vinyl in late-April. Tracks are: A Portrait Of Cannonball, Operation Breadbasket, Another Kind Of Soul, Stars Fell On Alabama, Things Are Getting Better, Sack O' Woe, Work …

Published: 15 Feb 2020. Updated: 4 years.

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On a Cannonball run Tony Kofi's Another Kind of Soul is to be released on vinyl in late-April.

Tracks are: A Portrait Of Cannonball, Operation Breadbasket, Another Kind Of Soul, Stars Fell On Alabama, Things Are Getting Better, Sack O' Woe, Work Song. In the front rank of UK saxophonists best known internationally for his work in Ekaya with the master Abdullah Ibrahim, Tony first emerged in Gary Crosby's Nu Troop in the 1990s. His main instruments within the saxophone family are alto and baritone saxes although he plays across the range and also flute.

Tony is extremely popular on the jazz club circuit. The Last Music Company who released Tony's Point Black two years ago are putting the record out.

Photo of Tony Kofi: Last Music