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Q&A: Oli Silk—Keys

Smooth jazz keyboardist Oli Silk has valuable advice for artists hoping to achieve, or even eclipse, the level of success he’s experienced. “Make the music you want to make and not that your record label wants you to make, or […]

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Album Review: Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces’ ‘Acoustic Disdrometer’

While listening to Acoustic Disdrometer, the new studio album by jazzy soul band Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces, I got the impression a

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Soul Retrospective: Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’

Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life is acknowledged as one of the best albums of all time. Although Wonder made it look

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Album Review: Yolanda Rabun’s ‘Yolanda’

You could easily refer to Yolanda Rabun as a soulful jazz singer or a jazzy soul singer. One description you won’t use is overproduced.


Soul Retrospective: Ramsey Lewis

The legendary pianist Ramsey Lewis has had a career many artists would envy. Lewis is acknowledged as one of the first jazz crossover acts

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Urban Legend: Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

I was a confused little boy. My mother and sisters were crying so intensely, I wondered if I should run to my

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Soul Retrospective: Roberta Flack’s ‘Killing Me Softly’

Roberta Flack's rise was a quiet and potent one. Flack signed to Atlantic Records in 1969, and her first album, First Take,


Album Review: Terri Lyne Carrington’s ‘The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul’

Terri Lyne Carrington’s The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul is incredible from start to finish. Each song’s a pleasurable


Q&A: Terri Lyne Carrington—This Is 40

There are several aspects of Soul Train that three-time Grammy-winning drummer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington remembers quite fondly. Watching as a

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Soul Retrospective: George Benson

In 1954, George Benson (then known as Little Georgie) released a single for RCA called "She Makes Me Mad." The multi-talented guitarist/singer

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