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Spoken Jazz & New Releases

Read "Spoken Jazz & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Spoken word is performance art that goes hand in hand with jazz because words often sound great and notes can speak loud and clear. In this episode we will explore the best of it, together with outstanding new releases that are making our summer even hotter than it already is!

Happy listening!


Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records announced today the release of Elements Of Life Eclipse, a 2-disc album from Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project. The album is set for a worldwide release date of March 19, 2013, and is the first new artist album Fania is releasing in years. The first disc showcases 17 brand new tracks from ...


Ursula Rucker: Ma' at Mama

Read "Ma' at Mama" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Non deve essere facile, per una poetessa di grande valore e sensibilità come Ursula Rucker, riuscire a trovare sempre l'ambiente sonoro giusto su cui sciogliere la splendida qualità vocale, sia nel parlato che nelle parti più cantate. Chi era rimasto folgorato da Supa Sista - il suo debutto del 2001 - e “contento ma non troppo" alla prova ...


Ursula Rucker: Supa Sista

Read "Supa Sista" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Rucker’s seductive tones have appeared on albums by artists from King Britt to the Roots and Josh Wink. Part of the ever-burgeoning Philly scene, Rucker’s is the voice of social consciousness and truth that hip-hop has become too egomaniacal to express. Her spoken word is intimate, startling, and powerful. Stripped of all useless posturing or needless ...