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Bluey and Incognito Deliver Flawless and Varied “Better Days” CD

Incognito - In Search of Better Days
 
Incognito
In Search of Better Days
(Shanachie)
A Record Reflection by A. Scott Galloway
 
Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick is easily among the most prolific men in modern music, particularly within his specialty niche of acid jazz/club/quiet storm. Between his solo CDs, outside productions and, of course, his work as leader of the collective Incognito, he is also a generous giver with projects usually no less than 14 solid tracks apiece.

Kandace Springs | EP

Kandace Springs
 
Kandace Springs | Kandace Springs EP
Blue Note Records
by Brent Faulkner
 
From the first time the listener hears the music of Kandace Springs, there’s something immediately special. The singer/songwriter has given us a glowing first impression upon a numerous people, including Prince. If that isn’t enough to awe itself, Spring’s EP Kandace Springs EP should definitely do the trick and provide the ear with something truly alluring.

Sheila E. | ICON

Sheila E. - Icon
 
Sheila E. | ICON
Moosicus (2013)
Review penned by Brent Faulkner
 
After a hiatus of more than a decade, multitalented veteran musician Sheila Escovedo –best known as Sheila E. – releases her latest album ICON via Moosicus, an independent label based in Germany.  Icon proves to be a captivating album showcasing Sheila E.’s tremendous musicianship and eclecticism at work, although its availability solely is an import in the U.S (as of yet).

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