Album review | Meet Me At The Crossroads

UbuntuFM | Sweet Lu Olutosin | Meet Me At The Crossroads

#Reviews #Soul #Jazz #USA

Sweet Lu Olutosin released a very entertaining Soul-Jazz albumWith a Billboard #1 Traditional Jazz album to his credit and a mission to rejuvenate the souls of audiences everywhere, "Sweet Lu" Olutosin continues to shine the light of his 'spirit music' with his latest release "Meet Me At The Crossroads".

As the album title suggests Sweet Lu invites the listener to meet him at the crossroads of R&B/Soul and Jazz music. 

For the occasion Lou has lyricised a number of classic Jazz instrumentals and included original songs as well. In doing so he has produced a very fresh and informative album. Lou is an excellent vocalist as well as a entertaining story teller at the same time. 

The irony in

Louis Ville | “Eponyme”

Louis Ville | “Eponyme” | UbuntuFM

#Reviews #Pop #Jazz #France Louis Ville

Album review. A collage of deep thinking, deep feeling, and deep music. "Eponyme" is the latest release by Louis Ville, who has staked the roads of France and Europe with several hundred concerts.

Do you remember the time when vinyl records were mainstream, not a niche? Then you might also remember the excitement of browsing through rows upon rows of records in your local record bar. I do, I remember that time, the smell and sounds of years gone by.

Well, vinyl may have become less relevant, music, however, its significance, its function as an art form has remained unchanged. And, it is

Girl Town | "Project Girl Town"

Girl Town | "Project Girl Town" | UbuntuFM Soul Radio

#Releases #Soul #Pop #Jazz #Latin #NL Girl Town

EP releaseGirl Town is a generational project: father Jeff and daughter M'lissa. Together they have re-worked 5 classics into some very refreshing and new that will have appeal to all generations. 

Girl Town is a self-declared father-daughter 'hobby project'. Papa Jeff let his daughter M'lissa sing the songs of his generation. Well, that's a bit of understatement. Together, with the help of producer Jan van der Toorn they have completely re-worked 5 classic Soul, Jazz, and R&B tracks and succeeded in creating very refreshing versions of these well-known classics:

 A Motownesque re-work of

Maura Shaftoe | "Make Me A Memory"

UbuntuFM | Maura Shaftoe | "Make Me A Memory"

#Releases #Pop #Jazz Maura Shaftoe

Maura’s fourth album, Make Me a Memory, invites us to be in the present moment, and to live with no regrets. Singer Songwriter Maura Shaftoe has been making beautiful noise for over twenty years.

An engaging performer who connects deeply with her lyrics and audience, she’s been compared to the grand dames of jazz – Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone – yet her versatility stretches beyond jazz, blending sounds reminiscent of Bjork and Marianne Faithful. 

Treating her voice like a rhythmic instrument, Maura weaves her intricate melodies and smoky tones through stories of love