Amy Winehouse | Love is a losing game

UbuntuFM | Amy Winehouse

#Feedback #Jazz Amy Winehouse

Reflections on a Jazz revelation. I never latched on to Amy Winehouse when she was still alive. I thought she was hyped too much at the time. Her music was too subtle to reach me thru the noise of the crowd.

Amy’s music is personal to the extreme. She lived the life she expressed in her songs. Her inner eye recorded all her feelings and emotions which she put into poetry, the lyrics of her songs.

Jazz was the vehicle, the means, the meme, to carry and translate the subtleties of her thoughts and feelings into music. It could only have been Jazz. No other genre could have encompassed her talent and

Cynthia Basinet | The Journey

Cynthia Basinet | UbuntuFM Interview cover

#Interviews #Jazz #MeToo #Stalkarazzi #Sahrawi Cynthia Basinet

exclusive interview with a remarkable woman Cynthia Basinet is a multi-talented American actress, singer, supermodel, activist and mother from the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles county.

Thank you, Cynthia for granting us this interview. There are so many things we want to learn about you at once, but in order not to confuse ourselves and our readers let us start at the point where every journey starts: the beginning.

From our research we gather that having been born in the ‘liberal’ surroundings of LA’s San Fernando Valley and being raised in California’s Silicon Valley have

Julia Werup | "The Thrill Is Gone"

#Releases #Jazz #RnB

Magnificent interpretation of a classicAfter fantastic reviews of the album “The Thrill Of Loving You”, here is a brilliant edit of the lead single “The Thrill Is Gone”. Julia Werup’s interpretation is magnificent and her vocal performance is just outstanding. The musical performance by the band sounds refreshing and modern. Julia Werup and her band are making this tune their own, and that’s a big task as it has earlier been performed by jazz legends such as Chet Baker, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald amongst others.

Callie Cardamon | "Jump For Joy"

UbuntuFM Jazz Radio | Callie Cardamon | "Jump For Joy"

#Releases #Jazz

Authentic Jazz standards EP“Jump for Joy” is a small collection that refused to die. Shelved for more than ten years - after Callie released her second Jazz standards album - this new release delivers a fresh and authentic perspective on five Jazz standards. 

Roxana Amed | "Instantáneas" (Studio Live Sessions)

Roxana Amed | Instantáneas, Studio Live Sessions | UbuntuFM World Radio

#Releases #Jazz #Argentina Roxana Amed

album release8 intimate pieces by singer-songwriter Roxana Amed - recorded in different cities and with small ensembles - with a jazzy mood that distinguishes the singer when approaching popular music.

 Instantáneas, Studio Live Sessions is 7th production and a collection of songs by Buenos Aires, Argentina, native, singer-songwriter Roxana Amed. The album featured Roxana's own compositions in English and Spanish like 'Nosotros Dos', 'Lonely People', 'Home Is You' and 'Mi Casa Eres Tú'.

She also renders versions of Joni Mitchell’s 'Blue' (!), Gustavo Cerati’s 'Cactus' and Pedro Aznar’s 

Bill King Quintet

UbuntuFM | Bill King Quintet | Night Passage Years – 1984-1986

#Releases #Jazz Bill King Dave Young

Night Passage Years – 1984-1986Between the years 1984-1986 Bill King recorded three sides, Ice, Avenue B and City of Dreams for his own label – Night Passage Music. Tracks from these Night Passage years have now been re-issued on this release.

King enlisted some of the finest Jazz musicians in Canada to launch the project; saxophonist Pat LaBarbera, bassist Dave Young, percussionists Dick Smith and Marty Morell along with up and coming vocal star, Liberty Silver. Amongst the numerous King original’s a few gems were added to showcase Silver’s vocal strengths – Stanley Turrentine’s, ‘Sugar', 'Loverman', Miles Davis’ 'Four' and the Billie

Heather Bambrick | You'll Never Know

UbuntuFM | Heather Bambrick | You'll Never Know

#Releases #Jazz #VocalJazz

The Real Deal "Wow, you’re the real deal!” this kind of praise is what Canada's JUNO-nominated Jazz vocalist Heather Bambrick consistently receives from fellow musicians. Critics love her, as well. “Heather hits every right note”, says Mark Rheume of CBC Radio.

When Anita O’Day first heard Heather Bambrick sing, the Jazz vocal legend exclaimed “You’re good! You should have your own show!” After inviting Heather to jam with him, renowned Jazz- fusion guitarist Larry Coryell said to her “Wow, you’re the real deal!” To this day, flugelhorn icon Guido Basso calls Heather his favourite singer.

As one of Canada’s top Jazz vocalists, Heather has collaborated

Tony Koch & The Alt News Band | "Uber Chill"

UbuntuFM | Tony Koch & The Alt News Band | "Uber Chill"

#Releases #Jazz #Funk #NuJazz Tony Koch

A rich collection of NeoBop, NuJazz, Funk and Latin music "Uber Chill" brings together elements of various musical styles combined with unexpected instrumental solos, richly layered synth sounds, hip rhythms and bluesy, funky guitar hooks. 

Uber Chill, is a collection of bandleader, guitarist, composer and jazz visionary Tony Koch’s original alternative jazz tunes that dives deeply into his creative use of melody, harmony and rhythm and celebrates each members’ diverse perspectives, all framed by the group’s sizzling chemistry.

The songs on the album encourage listeners to slow down, relax and melt into delicious layers of

Hugh Masekela | Stimela (Coal Train)

Hugh Masekela | Stimela (Coal Train)

#Reviews #Jazz #SouthAfrica Hugh Masekela

A song of hope against a backdrop of social injusticeHugh Masekela - who passed on Jan 23, 2018 - is an integral part of South African modern history, being part of the resistance against 'apartheid' oppression, the social issues he addressed in his music as well as being a larger-than-life figure.

'Stimela' was first released in 1974 on the album "I am not afraid" while Bra Hugh was still in exile following the political unrest surrounding the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre. Masekela studied at London's Guildhall School, then later on at the Manhattan School of Music. In New York he befriended Harry Belafonte, who helped him to settle in the United States as a student.

The song was also