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Melvin Sparks: Sparks!

Melvin Sparks: Sparks!

In the late 1960s and early '70s, Prestige assembled a studio band that specialized in a new form of soul-jazz dominated by organ and horns. To keep everyone in the ensemble happy and to meet the label's production quotas, individual musicians in the band took turns as session leaders. The need for an efficient and prolific ...

Gemma Sherry

Subtle, precise, engrossing and delightful, accomplished Australian vocalist, Gemma Sherry pours her heart and soul into her music. Her interpretation of jazz standards is unique and refreshing.

Since moving to the U.S. eight years ago to study music in NYC, this soul-jazz singer, songwriter & saxophonist has released a number of house music records on various European record labels and is about to release her debut jazz album “Songs I Love” on her label Tunley Records. The album is a collection of her favorite jazz songs not just lyrically, but also melodically. Recorded in England with her trio, and reminiscent of the simplicity and pureness of music in the 1940s, “Songs I Love” is Gemma’s tribute to deep love for jazz.

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Kris T Reeder

Kris T Reeder was born in 1984 and was brought up in a single-parent family in Banbury. His family claimed state benefits for most of his childhood. He has never met his father who is believed to be an African-American service personnel who served in the UK during the cold war. Kris T Reeder’s alleged father died in the 1990s after being shot dead outside his apartment in St Louis, Missouri, according to US archives. It is highly probable that Kris T Reeder’s paternal grandfather is Jeff Greyer, a drummer in the legendary ‘Prince Gabe and the Millionaires’ band.

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Remus Glaude

Came up in the vibe of Berkeley along side David Murray. Plays the studio via flugelhorn, flugelbone, bass, guitar, keys, cuica and whatever Instruments Ive taken the time to learn to play. In search of the musical color that has never been found. Most importantly keeping it swinging.

Vanessa Daou

Vanessa Daou (born October 4, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, poet, visual artist and dancer. Most notably a musician, her work is known among electronica, nu jazz and trip hop circles for her trademark spoken word and aspirated singing style as well as its erotic and literary subtexts. Formative years Daou was born and spent her early childhood in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, relocating in 1984 to attend boarding school in Massachusetts. As a young adult, she attended Vassar College for two years and spent several years in New York City's Hell's Kitchen area before earning a scholarship to study dance at Columbia University

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Incognito

The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of UK music during the last four decades. Look at the recent history of soulful UK artists and you will find any number of short-lived acts that have achieved pop success. Narrow it down to those that have created a uniquely British sound and have endured as a global phenomenon on their own terms, and the list becomes short. Dues, then to Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick and Incognito, formed in 1979 and celebrating almost 40 years of positive vibes and undiluted Jazz Funk and Soul. A central component of the band’s massive and passionately loyal fan base has always been their powerful and energetic live shows. The band has never lost it’s creative drive since conception

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Rafa Selase

Rafa Selase is an American soul and jazz pianist, musician, artist and songwriter most notably known for his work as a spoken-word performer and jazz pianist. His initial release, Meditation Music By Rafa Selase, reached #8 on the Billboard New Age Relaxation charts. He then followed that with a series of singles, and the "Red Blooded American" Album, which released on 9/11/2017. Rafa Selase has two terms for himself: one being "jazz activist" and the other being "student." He is a true artist that defies categorization as he fuses jazz, blues, folk, soul, hip hop and even elements of rock, as in songs like Mama You Never Told Me Pt

Totally Wired 21

Label: Acid Jazz
Released: 2012

Meeting of the Spirits (A Celebration of the Mahavishnu Orchestra)

Label: Acid Jazz
Released: 2007
Track listing: 01. Hope; 02. Birds Of Fire; 03. Miles Beyond; 04. Resolution; 05. Cosmic Strut; 06. Dawn; 07. Eternity’s Breath Parts 1 & 2; 08. Sanctuary; 09. Celestial Terrestrial Commuters; 10. You Know You Know; 11. One Word; 12. Meeting Of The Spirits


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