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New Reviews in Starportrait





Four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum selling Boney James is a true smooth jazz superstar. His 15th CD, futuresoul contains 10 original songs produced and written or co-written by James and is one of the rare chart-topper on Billboard holding the #1 for more than 10 weeks.  
     
             
 

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Structure meets improvisation as the Mitchel Forman Trio presents Puzzle (BFM Jazz, 2015).
 

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When two musical elemental forces come together, something extraordinary is created. Guitarist U-NAM is known by his solo projects The Past Builds The Future (2005), Back From the 80's (2007), Unanimity (2009), Weekend in L.A. (A Tribute To George Benson) (2012) and C'est Le Funk (2014). Saxophonist Shannon Kennedy received attention with  Angel Eyes (2005) and in 2007 with Steppin Up and Never My Love.

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German keyboardist and songwriter Thomas Motter has already released four albums. In the center of this review is his third album entitled Moon Base (2012). Thomas comments:  "On a more abstract level a "moon base" is so similar to a train station, an extraterrestrial connection station. And a meeting - in this case for musicians and lovers of jazz, funk & soul!"

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New Reviews in Chris Mann's Diggin' Deeper





George Anderson’s bass has underpinned the sound of the hugely successful British jazz-funk outfit Shakatak since 1981. His very satisfying solo albums “Positivity” (2009) and “Expressions” (2012) have secured his reputation as a solo artist – and an invitation to fulfil a dream of playing in front of South African fans in December 2014. 

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As a long-time Jazz fan it is always great to realize that there is a new young and fresh generation of musicians, who dedicate their great talent to that musical genre.

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