Love Supreme festival review – edgy jazz with a heart of soul (via The Guardian)

The third annual Love Supreme festival pulled one of its biggest crowds, and a collective good humour – kindled by the music, the scenery and the sun – audibly warmed hearts and imaginations on stage. Two singers who could hardly have been more different – Neneh Cherry and Dianne Reeves – performed as if their lives depended on it, and the Bad Plus with saxophonist Joshua Redman, Bill Laurance’s Project headed by the Snarky Puppy pianist and locals including Partisans and Get the Blessing often sounded as if they were close to their outer reaches. Love Supreme mixes edgy jazz with soul and R&B (Larry Graham and Chaka Khan were also among the day’s 20-plus attractions), and the evidence that this shrewd mix works was impossible to miss.

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