With very little fanfare, A Complete Introduction To Chess has ghosted out as a 4-CD boxset from today. In fact, we know very little about it aside from the fact that is is available, it is over those 4 CDs and it features 100 tracks from the Chess back catalogue, […]
One for the jazz heads out there, with Bitches Brew by Miles Davis now turned into a beer by Dogfish Head. It's a potent little number, described as 'a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root, coming in […]
We featured The Filthy Six in our new bands section, flagging up the band's debut Get Carter 7-inch too. Well, that's being followed by a debut Long Play album on Acid Jazz – and the launch party gig is in London on Thursday 10th June 2010. Expect soul, funk and […]
When a series hits volume 5, you can guess it's going down well, so there's sure to be plenty of takers for Let's Boogaloo volume 5, released by Record Kicks. Jazzman Records Gerald Short is the compiler this time, mixing deep funk, rare soul, modish-R&B and jazzy 45s, culled mainly […]
The Gene Drayton Unit is no more, but Clinton, Koolberg and BJ from the Unit have teamed up with vocalist Valenka Johanna and drummer Ben Hill to form Valenka and the Imperfections. Accordiong to the band's initial blurb, the new band is 'more Fred-Perrys-and-Levis' compared to the 'Drayton-style pinstripes and […]
A bit last minute, but if you're in the area, try and check out The Getup at A Go-Go. Now with a new horn section, The Getup offer up original funky Hammond led tunes, with a sound not unlike early JTQ. Supporting with the tunes is DJ Tim K of […]
Jazzy, funky and a heavy dose of Hammond – The Filthy Six are about to launch their debut single on the Acid Jazz label with a track you might already be familiar with. That track is Get Carter, taking a funky detour from the Roy Budd original, back by the […]
World famous Soho jazz club Ronnie Scott’s will be closed for refurbishment and repairs from Sunday 12th March 2006.