Geraint Watkins

RUSH OF BLOOD

Out 13 September!

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MARIA MULDAUR

DON'T YOU FEEL MY LEG

2019 Grammy Nominee
2019 AMA Trailblazer Award

BBMA Best Female Blues Nominee

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JIMMIE VAUGHAN

Baby, PLEASE COME HOME

Out Now!

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ROSIE FLORES

SIMPLE CASE OF THE BLUES

Official AMA Showcase Sept. 13, Exit/In, Nashville

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CHRIS YOULDEN &
THE SLAMMERS

CLOSING TIME

BBMA Best Historical Album Nominee

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Sister suzie

ain't no lady!

BBMA Best New Artist Debut Nominee

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CHRIS BARBER

MEMORIES OF MY TRIP

Re-issue 4th October

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tony kofi

Catalog
reissues

Out Now!

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the JIMMIE VAUGHAN TRIO

LIVE AT C-BOY's

As vintage cool as it gets.
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RECENT releases

COLOURED VINYL

Luscious 180 gram vinyl, that sounds as great as it looks. Available for pre-order in special limited editions, while they last.

label news

Alan Barnes

I started the Specific Jazz label intending to occasionally make albums by British jazz musicians in settings that might otherwise never be recorded. The Tony Kofi Quartet set a high standard with the label’s first release in 2004 playing the music of Thelonious Monk and it didn’t take me long to find a contender for another project the following year.

At the time, Alan Barnes had been one of the stars of the scene for many years, having found recognition both here in Britain and on the other side of the Atlantic. I had been introduced to him by Joop Visser and we talked about recording something special for Specific. Joop and I discussed a variety of ideas at length and both agreed that the hard bop of Horace Silver would be perfectly brought to life again by Barnes in a quintet setting. Alan was immediately enthusiastic and started working on repertoire.

So, with Paul Riley at the controls in the studio, Alan’s quintet with Steve Waterman (tpt), John Donaldson (pno), Dave Green (b) and Steve Brown (d) started taking the roof off over the course of a couple of days. The result is an energetic and virtuoso lesson in how to play this music with the musicians ripping into the famous set of tunes and pulling off some astonishing solos.

When the album was released in 2005, Alan said it was the best record he had ever made.

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new in digital

BBC Jazz Award winner Tony Kofi's Specific Jazz legacy albums are now available in all digital formats.

artist spotlight

As premiered in "Cowboys & Indians" Magazine...

Jimmie Vaughan ~ "Baby, Please Come Home"

featured Shows

Rosie Flores

September 7, 2019

Rockabilly Deluxe Festival

with James Intveld

Luxembourg
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Jimmie Vaughan

September 14, 2019

Talking Stick Resort Arena

with Eric Clapton

Phoenix, AZ
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Geraint Watkins

September 15, 2019

Bush Hall

London, UK
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Jimmie Vaughan

September 20, 2019

with Eric Clapton and friends

Crossroads Festival

Dallas, TX
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