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Maurice Bottomley


Sunday, July 6 2003

Love Unlimited: In Memory of Barry White

From Barry White's heyday in the mid-1970s to his recent reincarnation, courtesy of Ally MacBeal, the deep-voiced one has been the most instantly recognisable and most loved representative of unapologetic aural seduction in the music's history.

Sunday, December 15 2002

Best Music of 2002: Maurice Bottomley

Monday, August 26 2002

Hip-Hop and the New Jazz Funk

For some reason (possibly the urban secularism of both forms) jazz and hip-hop have generally made sympathetic partners.

Sunday, August 4 2002

The Singers and the Songs

It's a pretty good time to be a jazz vocalist -- particularly a female one. If your name is Diana Krall, it is of course even better.

Tuesday, July 9 2002

A Soul Spectrum Supplement

Any one comp will give you a fair picture of the possibilities each scene has to offer. One or two will find their way into your lives, as perfect headphone or car driving accompaniment to your summer groove.


Tuesday, November 11 2003

Gerald Veasley: Velvet

Wednesday, October 15 2003

Monty Alexander Trio: Impressions in Blue

Monday, October 6 2003

Mark Farina: Air Farina

Omar Sosa: Sentir [16.Sep.02]
Llorca: Newcomer [11.Sep.02]
Topaz: The Zone [5.Aug.02]
Avant: Ecstasy [30.May.02]
U-Roy: Now [27.Aug.01]
Eve: Scorpion [5.Mar.01]
Kandi: Hey Kandi [31.Dec.94]
Nobody: Soulmates [31.Dec.94]
K-Ci & Jojo: X [31.Dec.94]
Dean Brown: Here [31.Dec.94]
Jesse Powell: JP [31.Dec.94]
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