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#1 Toyin

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

Amongst all the dross, some of the best jazz artists of 2012...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9HvpIgHBSdo

Gregory Porter, Be Good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edL8wIr5iGw

Zara McFarlane, Until Tomorrow

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

Amongst all the dross, some of the best jazz artists of 2012...



Gregory Porter, Be Good






You can go and see him perform at Pizza Express in Soho on Friday ...


... if you happen to have £55 to spare. :raise_eybrow: :dissapointment:


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

You can go and see him perform at Pizza Express in Soho on Friday ...


... if you happen to have £55 to spare. :raise_eybrow: :dissapointment:

Unfortunately I don't have £55 to spend (or £110 if I invited a friend). Oh.. and even if I did, it was totally sold out at the time I made the original post!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

Why does Jazz/Soul not get any air play?

Would like to hear peoples thoughts on it considering that they're very popular genres.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

Why does Jazz/Soul not get any air play?

Would like to hear peoples thoughts on it considering that they're very popular genres.


I think jazz and soul does get airplay but not on most of the stations that cater for so called 'urban' or 'black' audiences.

I hear soul and a bit of jazz every morning on both colourful radio and solar radio. Jazz Fm also has its moments.

The problem is that i don't think they are popular genres within our own community any more. That noisy hip-pop stuff that is endlessly regurgitated, repackaged and resold to us is what dominates.

Its what happens when we disconnect from our roots and heritage, a 'black' psuedo-culture emerges where suits can sell us anything shiny and label it music. :sad:

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 11:07 AM

"There is a secret sadness behind every word Gregory Porter sings. The giant American with the deep, rich voice has suddenly become the nation’s favourite jazz singer, but he is only performing because of the words his mother spoke as she lay dying from breast cancer ..."
 
 
 





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