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TC & The Groove Family: First Home

Read "First Home" reviewed by Chris May


The nine-piece collective TC & The Groove Family are based in the northern English city of Leeds. All but one of the members studied at Leeds College of Music. They play a goodtime mash-up of Afrobeat, jazz, funk, hip hop, dub and samba, reflecting the cultural melting pot which exists in most English cities and which ...

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Luke Stewart, Pablo Held, MonoNeon, John Hebert & More New Releases

Read "Luke Stewart, Pablo Held, MonoNeon, John Hebert & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


From the irresistible Afro dancefloor life-affirming music of Nubyian Twist to two tributes to Wayne Shorter's contribution to the Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet, and a whole lot of other jazz declinations in this set. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Nubiyan Twist “If ...

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Nubiyan Twist: Freedom Fables

Read "Freedom Fables" reviewed by Chris May


Guitarist Tom Excell's Nubiyan Twist is one of the more substantial groove-based fusion outfits orbiting the perimeter of Britain's alternative jazz world. The band combines soul, funk, modal jazz, hip hop, and West African Afrobeat and highlife in a dancefloor-friendly melange which is a whole lot of fun while also possessing some depth. Based in Leeds ...

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An Embarrassment of Riches

Read "An Embarrassment of Riches" reviewed by Jennifer DeMeritt


It's a great time to be a jazz lover, with so many fantastic new releases that it's almost overwhelming. To quote Shakespeare, it's an embarrassment of riches! This week we have handpicked some of the most exciting new music, from giants like Bill Frisell and Chris Potter to indie upstarts and international artists like Theon Cross ...


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