BLUE NOTE FOCUS

The new generation of talent meets a jazz institution as we play out tracks from the Blue Note re:imagined session. The session was recorded at the BBC’s Radio Theatre and features Ezra Collective as the house band, with guest performances from the likes of Yasmin Lacey, Jordan Rakei and Poppy Ajudha. We speak to Ezra […]

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IAIN MATTHEWS: Walking A Changing Line (2CD)

Although Iain Matthews hadnt realised it at the time, Walking A Changing Line was one of the most important of his career. A comeback of sorts. It was his one and only concept album and it reaps dividends until today. Beneath his band cooperations with Fairport Convention, Plainsong, HiFi and Matthews Southern Comfort he always […]

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IAIN MATTHEWS: Mercy Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nDNvOw2re0 Viewer’s comments include: I have long been deeply moved by this atmospheric version by Iain. It’s so different from Peter Gabriel’s original, giving it a different mood and feel that is very memorable and stirring. Fans of this beautiful song will also enjoy the haunting version by the incomparable Fever Ray. Thanks for posting […]

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STREAMING: Is It Really Paying Off? By Paul Wilson |

When Napster, arguably one of the earliest streaming services and ultimately illegal one, first started, I wondered if anyone ever thought streaming would become the dominant way to listen to music? Non-audiophiles have been streaming for quite a long while. In the audiophile world, streamed music at a minimum of CD quality, as well as […]

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