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Fleur Stevenson

Described by her mentor Claire Martin OBE as “A wonderful singer with a great musical ear and natural jazz feel.'', Fleur Stevenson is one of the new breed of jazz singers, known for her velvet tone, imaginative improvisation and sparkling presentation. She enjoys collaborations with many of the UKs top musicians including Gareth Williams, David Newton, Brandon Allen, Frank Harrison to name a few. She performs at many prestigious venues across the UK, including the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, 606 Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho. Fleur's forthcoming album ''Follow Me'' features arrangements of well known standards, as well as jazz arrangements of some lesser known vintage pop songs

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Esbjörn Svensson Trio "Live In London" Worldwide Release on ACT Music

Esbjörn Svensson Trio "Live In London" Worldwide Release on ACT Music

The release of this album marks a poignant moment: the tenth anniversary of the tragic and premature death of Esbjorn Svensson on 14 June 2008. During the last ten years after the end of e.s.t. there have been constant reminders of the indelible mark which the band has left on the international jazz scene. Indeed it ...

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Michel Camilo: Live In London

Read "Live In London" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While he may be best known for fronting dynamic trios, piano titan Michel Camilo does just fine by himself. There's tremendous propulsion, clarity, and strength in play when Camilo takes to the bench, and there's truly no place better to hear that than in a solo setting. Camilo has explored this format on ...

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Chet Baker: Live in London

Chet Baker: Live in London

Between March 28 and April 2 in 1983, Chet Baker appeared at the Canteen in London. By then, the club's space at 4 Great Queen St. in Covent Garden was something of a landmark. From 1979 to 1981, it was the Blitz, a wine bar where British pop's New Romantic movement was launched. So it was ...

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Leonard Cohen: Live in London

Read "Live in London" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

The Live in London LP could have easily been Leonard Cohen's last record and the tour that followed it could have easily been a low key farewell tour. Already at the twilight of his career or at an age when most acts go into retirement, Cohen slowly was secluding himself from recordings, performances or public appearances ...

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John Mayall: Live in London

Read "Live in London" reviewed by Doug Collette

Though John Mayall doesn't deign to call the unit that collaborates with him on Live in London “The Bluesbreakers," his current band is arguably as tight and sympathetic as any ensemble that's sported the moniker in the recent past. Fusing bassist Greg Rzab, drummer Jay Davenport and guitarist Rocky into a fluid ensemble, The Godfather of ...

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Gene Harris: Live in London

Read "Live in London" reviewed by Jim Santella

A never-before-release can be of great value or it can be entirely forgettable. This live session from London, featuring veteran pianist Gene Harris with a stellar quartet, stands with the former. It's a valuable watermark of his career that demonstrates the feeling that went into every performance and is what led sources such as the All ...

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Gene Harris: Live in London

Read "Live in London" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Gene Harris (1933-2000) was the master of blues in jazz. A self-proclaimed “blues pianist with chops," Harris could sting the most un-blues-like melody and make it sound like it was written by Meade Lux Lewis and performed by Oscar Peterson. Since Harris' death in 2000, posthumous releases of previously unreleased performances have been steady but sparse. ...

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Diane Schuur: Live in London

Read "Live in London" reviewed by Vincent Stephens

Does Diane Schuur still matter? Though the vocalist has been performing actively on the national jazz scene since her 1984 GRP debut, Deedles, came out, and she has won two Grammies, critical interest in her work has waned since the early 1990s. Many critics have lauded her powerful voice and stylistic versatility but lamented her tendency ...

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The Scott Hamilton Quartet: Live in London

Read "Live in London" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen are two solid and melodic tenor saxophone players who do not get near the press that they deserve. They each possess a sure lyricism, an efficient and conservative approach to solos. Their respective tones are seasoned with equal parts Lester Young, Ben Webster, Zoot Sims, and Stan Getz. They are equally ...


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