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Soul Jazz

Northern Irish multi-instrumentalist Michael-Jay mellows us up with classic soulful ”Stay Tuned”

This is a soothing melody of utmost beauty and a calming influence. The topic is ironic as we need to stay tuned with what is going on in 2020. We need to hold on tight and stay together during these tornado blowing times.

This is soulful jazz of the highest order. There are no vocals on Michael-Jay’s new track called ”Stay Tuned” and I am feeling the journey. I feel like this is a perfect song to chill out to on a Sunday evening with a glass of wine. So much chill with bass-filled solo’s at the end which makes the song complete in my ears.

Michael’s music production is a live blend of Tom Misch, FKJ & John Mayer. These influences mesh together tightly like a waterlily wrap of beautifully arranged blends to rescue us from this sad world.

Facebook is the place to find out for about this Northern Ireland musician.

Stream this wonderful instrumental track that chills up down right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Robert Ellis & The LiveWires – Bon Vivant: Transcendentally Smooth Jazz Soul

Jazz and Blues have never been known for being hypnotically transcendental soundscapes, until now. The latest track Bon Vivant from Robert Ellis & The LiveWires brings Jazz well and truly into the 21st-century leaving none of the soul behind.

The organic flow of the instrumentals from the US-based quartet will take you on a cinematic aural adventure through perpetually ambient layers of Jazz. Robert Ellis & The LiveWires have kept the arrangement eclectic, enabling the listener to drink in a myriad of tonalities simultaneously. You’ll hear the pensive notes of the violin introducing the piano melodies which trickle alongside the reverb-heavy synths, while the steady hits of the drum will give the single plenty of structure.

Everything about Bon Vivant feels epic – and that’s not a word I use lightly.

You can check out Robert Ellis & The LiveWires’ latest single Bon Vivant for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast