Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:52 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altEverybody's favourite non Isley Brother/ sometime Isley Brother CHRIS JASPER returns to the musical fray with a brand new double A sided single 'The Love That You Give' c/w 'Its A Miracle' .

The former is a sensuous, meandering R&B ballad while the latter is a crisp mid-tempo beater with a gospel message. That one, 'It's A Miracle' has been recorded especially for the burgeoning US Gospel market – but, if you're a non-believer, don't let that put you off - it's a great contemporary soul groove.

We're told that both songs will feature on Mr J's upcoming long player – 'Dance With You' – out July.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 20:01



Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:48 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altIf you have adventurous ears coupled with a penchant for electronic jazz you could do worse than investigate the latest album from Philadelphia trumpeter, arranger, and composer VINCE TAMPIO.

His six track 'Sound Plan' set fuses Jazz with Psychedelic Rock and Electronic Dance Music and Tampico leads the motley with his intriguing trumpet lines. He also plays all synthesizer, acoustic guitar, electric bass parts while Ben Diamond provides percussion and programmed drums. Multi-tasker, Vince, also composed, engineered, and produced all six tracks.

Most intriguing of the cuts is the 9 minute long 'Slimery', which really does sound like the implication in that title.

Tampio says that his music "juxtaposes acoustic tones with synthesized breadth to achieve an atmosphere inside which the listener can imagine themselves".

Make up your own minds by going to

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 20:02


THE BRITS ARE COMING! British jazz invasion set to ignite the North Sea Jazz Festival

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:57 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF


Following SJF's previous announcement on this year's North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam (see link below), several additional acts have been announced for the world's largest indoor celebration of music. One of the most exciting developments is a strong British presence represented by the Ezra Collective, saxophonist, Nubya Garcia, drummer Moses Boyd and his band Moses Boyd Exodus, plus Shabaka Hutchings' outfit, Sons Of Kemet. All will appear on Saturday 11th July.

Other acts added to the already mind-blowing array of talent are The Roots (who promise to feature some 'very special' guests),  plus the wonderful  Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, Aloe Blacc, and LA's jazzy R&B exponents, Moonchild.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 15:05



Tuesday, 24 April 2018 19:16 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altKEA MICHAELS is a new soul song bird who hails from the Pittsburgh area. That apart, we don't know too much more about Ms M, save that she releases her debut single in June and she prefers to be known just as Kea.

Her debut song is simply called 'I Love You'. She wrote the song herself and it's a sweet and smooth ballad with a hint of Anita Baker about it. Kea tackles the heartfelt lyrics with a soul maturity that belies her age and once again her performance calls to mind the reclusive Anita B!

Kea Michaels' 'I Love You' comes highly recommended and it will be available real soon via your favoured download portal.



Tuesday, 24 April 2018 19:13 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altLast month the soul fraternity were delighted with the latest release from GEORGIE B's GROOVE ASSOCIATION. 'Feeling Happy' was /is an upbeat and optimistic take on the modern soul sound and in its two mixes – the "R&B" mix and a "steppers" tweak – it won radio plays and found its way into many a savvy DJ's play out box. Indeed 'Feeling Happy' has now hit the No1 Spot in the UK Soul Chart!

Now if you want a little more happiness good 'ole George has had the tune mixed one more time.... this time it's a "Club Mix" and that just about sums up the vibe... perfect for sophisticated, smooth soul club goers. The mix is out now on Georgie's own official web site and remember "ultimately happiness lies within yourself"!

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