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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

April Olatunji: Live Jam - April 19

April Olatunji (piano/vocals); David ? (drums).

These lockdown live sessions really throw up the unexpected. Like this one. April Olatunji was a name I'd heard  but a voice I hadn't. 

However, when I checked out her stream - in retrospect - and noted that her fans included Anna Reay,  Carly McKee and Jordan Alfonso, I figured that this one, streamed on Sunday, was going to be worth a punt. 


A good call. Great singer, with a soulful voice that didn't attempt to be a sister, which made for good listening. 

David, never did catch his second name, played brushes and sticks on snares and congas and the whole shebang was great. 


Remember her name - it's dead easy - April Olatunji - catch her at Hoochie when the world is free. In the meantime, it's all here.
Lance.

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