URBAN DWELLERS - SHOP WORN ANGEL

"A fantastic mix of jazz and chilled out dance. The Urban Dwellers have been wandering around on the underground jazz scene for years and now, after being picked up by Hed Kandi, have released a groundbreaking debut album. Stunning vocals from Sarah Weller and expertly mixed beats are evident throughout and Driftin' is based around some amazing guitar harmonies. Combined, this makes Shop Worn Angel a great album for work or relaxation."   

  

ROUGH RAMBLERS - STIFF UPPER LIP

Amazon.com review by Tomtele:  "This is the second CD of UK electric jazz fusion power trio the Rough Ramblers. They are not well known in the states but deserving of acclaim for their work, as it rises to the level of the best material of its genre. Simon Golding is a guitar ace in the mold of Jeff Beck, Alan Holdsworth, Hyram Bullock and Wayne Krantz. His creative force molds the thoughtful and deep composition. In addition to the complex form and harmonic content, Simon Golding adds his screaming virtuoso guitar chops. He is backed by Simon Pearson on drums and Jules Jackson on bass who are also world class players. The music has complex chordal and rhythmic structures. It stimulates the brain and would be good to listen to while doing creative work, exercising, driving, etc. These people are musician's musicians. People who want to hear guitar, bass and drums played to the limits of possibility would be interested to hear this music and know who these guys are. I am glad that this item is available for purchase here and I hope they get the recognition they deserve for this excellent work."

 

HEIKATSU - TAKE ME AWAY

Following a two year live residency in London's West End, smooth jazz and soul band Heikatsu created an album of blissful soul and smooth jazz, incorporating a mix of originals and some choice covers such as Lionel Richie's 'Love Will Find  A Way', Loose End's 'I Can't Wait' and Stevie Wonder's 'Creepin''.

 DOLLS HOUSE - ROUGH RAMBLERS

British jazz fusion trio's debut album features Simon Golding on guitar, Martin Johnson on drums and Andy Tolman on bass. Being played on Mike Chadwick’s Cutting Edge on jazzfm 102.2 and in Manchester on 100.4.

A CHANGE IN JAZZITUDE - JAZZ VANDALL'S

A collaboration between Quartz's producers and Sarah Weller, this album coincided with the age of Acid Jazz and the emerging jazz house, and drum n bass scene.  Hear jazz samples mixed with broken beats and strong melodies.  'Children of the Ghetto' and 'In the Heat of the Night' was played widely on jazz radio stations. 

 

 
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Jazz fm's Bob Sinfield interviews Sarah Weller on her forthcoming show that celebrate the life of Doris Day on the eve of er 91st birthday.