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Matthew Ruddick

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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Kind of Jazz - Items filtered by date: November 2017
Saturday, 25 November 2017 22:30

Dieter Ilg - B-A-C-H

A great album for those chill out moments.
Published in New Releases
Friday, 24 November 2017 22:51

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin It.

McBride’s Bringin’ the Big Band.
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Stacey Kent is a Grammy nominated, platinum-selling American jazz singer and recording artist. Kent was born in South Orange, New Jersey and attended Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She travelled to England after graduation to study music at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she met saxophonist Jim Tomlinson, whom she married in 1991. In 2017, Stacey recorded her twelfth solo album - and second for Sony - I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions. It is her first album with orchestra, comprising 58 musicians, arrangements by Tommy Laurence, covering music from The Great American Songbook, French Chansons, songs from Edu Lobo and Antonio Carlos Jobim from Brazil, and further original songs from Jim Tomlinson with songwriting partners Kazuo Ishiguro and Cliff Goldmacher. 
Published in Interviews
Saturday, 11 November 2017 16:44

Marius Neset - Circle Of Chimes

When I first heard Neset, I thought he and his collective were an oddity. But soon I realised they are a precious jazz commodity.
Published in New Releases
Saturday, 04 November 2017 16:38

Matt Cappy - Church And State

A fascinating Philly trumpet.
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Saturday, 04 November 2017 08:18

Gregory Porter – Nat King Cole And Me

Gregory Porter continues to drift away from the jazz and funk that made his name.
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Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a jazz and soul vocalist, now residing in New York. She is known for her incredible vocal dynamics and socially conscious lyrics. Sarah has just released her new album, Free of Form, on the Ropadope label featuring her band Scope and co-producer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.
Published in Interviews
More social music than jazz.
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