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Schema

Italian Jazz is enjoying a golden period with labels such as Schema and Déjà Vu releasing some of the finest Jazz dance of the last few years. Schema is re-promoting some of the earlier titles from the earlier part of the decade. There are some real gems many of which were overlooked as the Schema sound had not yet fully developed and had not reached the peak of its popularity.
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Classic albums: Jazz Funk

Skip text, jump to albums >> JAZZ FUNK – MY JOURNEY INTO JAZZ Jazz Funk was my initiation in to the delights of Jazz. I listened to the likes of Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington Jr, Lonnie Liston Smith and the Crusaders, before that my exposure to Jazz was Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball. Fusing James Brown and Sly Stone’s Funk with the musicianship of Jazz, Donald Byrd’s ‘Black Byrd’ and Herbie Hancock ‘Headhunters’ blew us away.  Fresh and vibrant, Jazz Funk sounded like no Jazz I had ever heard. Soon after I bought my first Jazz album; it was Grover...
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Top releases of the week – 26 Oct 2012

It’s the best week for new releases for a while. Former James Brown backing vocalist Martha High has teamed up with top British band Speedometer to make a cracking album ‘Soul Overdue’. Newban were the band that evolved into Atlantic Starr and their two albums from 1977 are presented together on one CD or a Double Vinyl which is an essential purchase. There are also good new releases from Cody Chestnutt, Lakecia Benjamin and a nice jazz covers of Curtis songs from Jazz Soul Seven. Quite a few re-issues this week including the long awaited Total Experience label releases from Switch,...
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Classic albums: Blue Note

Skip text, jump to albums >> BLUE NOTE – ‘FINEST IN JAZZ SINCE….1939’ My fascination with Blue Note came late in life. I began my love affair with Jazz in my teens. It was the Jazz Funk of Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington Jr and Donald Byrd that captured my imagination; there was no need to look back in time to investigate other forms of Jazz, there was just too much great music around at that time. The first two Blue Note records I bought were Donald Byrd’s ‘Black Byrd’ and Ronnie Laws’ ‘Pressure Sensitive’.  See our JAZZ FUNK page for...
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Soul Brother Selection Playlist – Oct 3rd 2012

Listen to this show again - click here Angie Stone - Back Up Plan (From Rich Girl Cd) Drizabone Soul Family - Brightest Star (From Recipe Of Life Cd) Ralf Gum Ft Kenny Bobien - The Only Way (From Never Leaves You Cd) Nick Van Gelder - Get It Right (From Groovitas Cd) Larry Graham/Graham Central Station - Its Alright (From Raise Up Cd) Soulpersona Ft Princess Freesia - You Did It Again (From Soul Togetherness 2012 Cd/Lp) Angie Stone - Do What You Gotta Do (From Rich Girl Cd) Michon Young - Waiting On You (From Hurst Selection 2...
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Soul Brother Selection Playlist – August 1st 2012

Listen to this show again - click here Dj Kemit Ft Frank Mccomb - Funky 8 Ball Big Brooklyn Red - Sunrays Leela James - I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby Junior Giscombe - Closer Lenny Williams - Sunshine Mystic Merlin - Just Can’T Give You Up Melba Moore - Promised Land Pleasure - Celebrate The Good Thing Gq - Spirit Sylvers - Starfire Miracles - I Don’T Need No Reason Rhythm Machine - Laying And Playing Heaven And Earth - Whole Lot Of Love Johnnie Taylor - Give Me My Baby Hot Sauce - Love Strike Jacksonians - Vehicle...