Archive for March, 2016

  • Acoustic Solutions

    By Chris Wells on March 22, 2016
    The annual, always intriguing Soul Acoustic UK tour is upon us next month, taking in gigs in Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leicester and London. Headliners this season are Kara Marni, Roxxxan, Miraa May, Aleighcia Scott and Misha B. Schedule runs: Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall [April 24]; Liverpool, Studio 2 [25]; London, Notting Hill Arts Club [27]; Birmingham, Glee Club [28]; and […]

    By Chris Wells on March 16, 2016
  • Kinch Leads New BBC Jazz Show

    By Chris Wells on March 11, 2016
    BBC Radio 3 announces that award winning saxophonist Soweto Kinch, singer Emma Smith and Irish trumpeter Al Ryan are to present a new-look weekly Monday night contemporary jazz show 11pm – 12:30am. Jazz Now will examine the vibrant new and underground Jazz scene which is taking the genre forward and introducing jazz to new audiences alongside established ones. From less […]
  • Miles Ahead: Two Albums Coming

    By Chris Wells on March 9, 2016
    Columbia/Legacy Celebrates the 90th Birthday of Miles Davis with two special new releases: MILES AHEAD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [available Friday, April 1]; and EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL, a selection of recordings of Miles Davis reimagined by Grammy Award winning musician Robert Glasper with guest artists Erykah Badu, KING, John Scofield, Phonte, Bilal, Ledisi, Stevie Wonder, Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote and others […]
  • Alley Cat

    By Chris Wells on March 8, 2016
    It’s here! Gregory Porter‘s new album, Take Me To The Alley, will be released on May 6 via Decca Records. The eagerly awaited follow-up to the man’s platinum-selling Liquid Spirit, which broke into the UK Top 10 and became the most streamed jazz album of all time, was produced by Kamau Kenyatta and features pianist and music director Chip Crawford, bassist Aaron James, […]
  • Whispers Getting Louder

    By Chris Wells on March 2, 2016
    Corinne Bailey Rae has announced an intimate headline show at The Tabernacle, London on April 7 where, for the first time, she will perform new material from her upcoming third album The Heart Speaks In Whispers, due May 13th (Good Groove/Virgin EMI). Tickets go on sale Friday, March 5 at 9am. The two-time GRAMMY® winner will also appear at Cheltenham […]