Archive for May, 2015

  • Bruce Lundvall Dies

    By Chris Wells on May 20, 2015
    Former CEO of Blue Note Records and a key figure in jazz music, Bruce Lundvall died yesterday, May 19. He was 79 years old. Lundvall had been living in a senior assisted living center in New Jersey for complications related to his battle with Parkinson’s, according to biographer Dan Ouellette, who wrote the book Bruce Lundvall: Playing By Ear. Blue […]
  • A Handful Of Chronixx

    By Chris Wells on May 18, 2015
    Look out for five dates from reggae man Chronixx during this summer, up and down the country. We already told you in the print mag that he’ll be playing the Somerset House series on Sunday, July 12, but now there are four more shows to add to the itinerary. Catch him at: Oxford, O2 Academy [July 16]; Leeds, O2 Academy [17]; Bristol, […]
  • Glasper Tour Dates & Album

    By Chris Wells on May 18, 2015
    That very fine keysman Robert Glasper has a UK trio tour and a brand new album coming our way this summer. First up, the Blue Note recording Covered arrives on June 16. Then during August he’ll play: Manchester Jazz Festival [August 8]; Brecon Jazz Festival [9]; Edinburgh International Festival [10]; London – Ronnie Scott’s [12-14] The new live band sees him joined by bassist Vicente […]
  • Archived Magazine April 2015

    By jo GB on May 14, 2015
  • Legendary Status

    By Chris Wells on May 13, 2015
    Promoted jointly by The Drum and Full Joy, Legends Of Reggae featuring Leroy Sibbles, Ken Boothe, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Queen Ifrica and Gyptian will take place at The Drum, Birmingham on Saturday, May 30. Support acts on the night include Priscilla Cameron and Leesha Mac. DJs include Countryman, Wassifa, Rankin and Warren Tonealong with compere Gman. http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/legends-of-reggae/10036254  
  • Bluey Introduces… The Steve McQueens

    By Chris Wells on May 7, 2015
    The upcoming Incognito live show at London’s IndigO2 on May 23, already featuring the one and only Maysa Leak, will now also see brilliant new soul-jazz band from Singapore, The Steve McQueens as openers. http://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/incognito-feat-maysa-leak The Steve McQueens have just signed to Bluey’s new label Splash Blue. Their album Seamonster, produced by Bluey, will be the first release on June 15. Bluey […]