Friday, 31 December 2010

High tech Orchestra Mix

Check out this mix from 2 Dj`s in Hong Cong - Ivan Sit & Allan Ho.

  69 JazM by High Tech Orchestra

Monday, 6 December 2010

Makoto Miura

Fox & Coney Drizabone Alldayer

Vince Garcia of Drizabone invites you to his fine hostelry for a very special bank holiday modern soul/soulful house/soul disco and funk anthems/jazz funk celebration of the arrival of 2011 in a luxury marquee at a beautiful 18th century coaching house…
Bank Holiday Sunday January 2... 2pm till 2am
with Steve Hobbs (The DJ who discovered drizabone!), Mick Farrer, Fish, Soul Kandi, Neil Rushton, Tony Cooney, Steve Woomble, Graham Harland and Geoff Allman
Complimentary drink on arrival and free Bar-B-Q. The Soul Kandi sound system - separate jazz room - heated marquee full meals also available
Admission only £10 pay on the door
(Get on the M62 towards Hull and turn off at South Cave sign - approx 12 miles before Hull)

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Fro-Disia Mix November 2010 by Teecee

  Fro-Disia November 2010 by fro-disia

was asked to supply the tracks listings for this you are you lucky people. 

 1 DJ Angola - East River Drive
2 Bas Lexter Ensample - Agua Agua
3 Sabrina Malheiros - Terra de Ninguem (Conte rework)
4 Santos - Love For Two (Hi Perspective mix)
5 Soft Sugar - Cuban Fantasy
6 Stigmatto Inc - La Maison De La Trompette
7 Badboe - My Bad (Basement Freaks Mix)
8 Minimatic - A Dizzy saved Mt Life
9 Smov & Dedy Dredd - No Diggin
10 Gerardo Frisina - Joy Shout (Dub Club Mix)
11 JP Duet - Charanga Pa Gozar
12 S-Tone Inc - Amazonia (Sax Version)
13 Sabrina Malheiros - New Morning (Conte rework)
14 Asayake Production - Beat No 3
15 Quiet Night Orchestra - The Search
16 Emuir Deodato Trio - Whistle Bum (2007 version)

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Monday, 20 September 2010

Freestylin October 24th Promo

Stefania Rava - `The Sweetest Sound`

The latest album from Stefania Rava has caused quite a stir here in the UK with Colin Curtis and my good self. That is if two guys can cause a stir that is. Got to hear sound samples of the album tracks from a Japanese web site a few months back and I was impressed to say the least. Informed Mr. Curtis the same day and he too was suitably impressed to start looking to buy a copy. That proved a bit of a problem and a pain to be honest but more on that later. The quality of the production is outstanding the the track selection is excellent. There is something here for all Jazz heads. Marvelous uptempo Dance Jazz to sublime quality slow numbers to suit all tastes. Some classic tunes are presented to us with minimal but lively excellent acoustic accompaniment with Miss Rava`s elegant tones shining throughout. Personal favorites being Madeline Bell`s `That's What Friends Are For`, `Empty Faces` (vocal version of `Vera Cruz` evoking the classic by Mark Murphy), Joe Samples `Snowflake` and the truly dreamy excellent `Never Was Love`.Worth the price just for that one track alone in my humble opinion. Added are tunes by Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone and others and this is a must own Jazz album. Thats the problem guys.........the owning it bit, you see it`s only released in Japan thus far on the Pony Canyon label and it cost a few pennies and yen to get the damn thing over to good old `Blighty` (that's the UK if you don`t know). Produced by Italy`s Paolo Scotti`s of the De-Javu label and featuring Italian musicians including  Anrea Pozza one would think a European release would have nope not a smidgen of a drop of a whisker. Japan only and we don`t get it. Come on get this bloody thing released where people can get their hands on one of the best jazz albums of the year so far.Or dig deep and Google that thing in Japan. I believe you dear reader will want to own this,. We`ve got ours.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Monday, 2 August 2010

Steve Woomble`s Freestylin Adventure Mix

   Freestylin' journey 27-7-10 by soulfhull

Great mix from a Freestylin regular and good all round guy Steve Woomble.Some modern club jazz classics.Available for download as well click on the soundcloud mix. 

club de belugas - what is jazz
gabin - into my soul
brenda boykin - ride rich rhythm
gerado frisina - e.j. estiu aqui
al lindrum & his magic hat - hide & seek
brenda boykin - love is in town
act of faith -  if you believe
yasuko agawa - new york afternoon
yasuko agawa - skindo le le
koop - summer sun
toco - garapiranga
dr jazz`s universal remedy - love is
brazelia - brazelia
dexter gordon - love for sale
cal tjader - shoshana
grover washington jr - sausalito

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Fro-Disia Mix July 2010


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Freestylin` Take Five

We have the pleasure once again to announce the next Freestylin event with Colin Curtis, Roger Williams and yours truly back at The Mark Addy in Salford/Manchester.

Blackpool Mecca

Tickets for this event are going fast as well as hotel accommodation.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

  Frodisiafreestylinmix 128 by colincurtisteeceejazzymix

1 Papik – Notes Of The Past
2 Los Amigos Invisibles – Toitica Pa Mi (Acid Jazz Mix)
3 Vuca – Bossafrica
4 Mop Mop – So High
5 Femi Kuti – Do You Know (Raul Campos remix)
6 The Gaff – It`s Called Afrobeat
7 Matthias Heilbrown – Keep On Movin (African Allstars Edit)
8 Mashed Up Funk - Change My Bucket
9 SMOV –Bossa Getdown
10 Gregor Salto – Mas Que Nada (Respect To The Masters Mix)
11 Tom & Joyce – Para Bailar
12 Roman Andren – Color Green pt 1 & 2
13 Souljazz Orchestra – Rejoice pt 2
14 Grand Union – Jane Jane
15 Energie Du Verre – Rockin Habanera
16 The Freedom Sounds – Behold The Day

Download from the Sound Clound link or here

Hi all. It`s been a while as usual. Just a few things that are going on at the moment you may be interested in.
The next Freestylin`event is on Sunday the 27th of June at The Mark Addy in Manchester. This will be the 4th one and it gets better every time. Great reviews from all those attended thus far so why not check it out. Colin Curtis, Roger Williams and you’re truly providing you with the best in Soul & Jazz in a great venue right in the heart of Manchester. See Rogers great Blue Note style artwork flyer attached.

Colin has his own radio programme now which is currently on the internet radio station Starpoint. Although there are moves for it to be broadcast on Solar radio as well…….to be confirmed. The next Starpoint show will be on Saturday the 5th June at 2000 hrs (UK time). I have the pleasure of producing the programme and co-presenting. The previous is available for download here.

 Colin Curtis Radio Show No 1

Not a regular monthly or weekly slot at this time as it is hard to commit to the time it takes to produce but essential listening for all Fro-Disia fans.
Alas no Hilton Birmingham Weekender this year for reasons unknown to me, so we will be attending the EMS Weekender (Essentialmodernsoul) in July. EMS is the internet site forum for all things Soul scene in the UK and beyond. To give you an idea of it`s pull all the weekender tickets were completely sold out without any advertisement beyond the forum it`self. They will need a bigger hotel next year.
If you want to know whats going on the UK Soul Scene join EMS.
The long awaited 2nd Rafters Reunion will be kicking off at Manchester`s Band on The Wall and DJ`s will include Colin Curtis who will be assisted by none other than Mike Shaft and Hewan Clarke. Back to the glory days of the UK Jazzfunk era`s main iconic venues See the link for the site and full write up. That’s gonna be a cracker.

See ya soon.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Colin Curtis Freestylin Show (with Teecee)

Colin has been asked repeatedly over the years to produce a radio programme and as of Saturday the 8th of May you need wait no longer. The show is scheduled for 8pm UK time and repeated later in the week. Taking part this time around is yours truly.

I have played this game now for over 40 years it has become the soundtrack not just to my life but to thousands of others too.I have spent most of those years in the twilight hours in some fantastic atmospheric clubs from opulent to seedy with some incredible people who shared my passion for Soul Jazz House NuJazz Music.Over those years I have covered all genres of black music and continued to move forward as I have always found it impossible to stand still.From the heady days of The Golden Torch and Blackpool Mecca in the 60's and seventies,through Rafters Cassinellis Berlin in the 70's and 80'S to the Weekenders at Blackpool,Southport and New Soul & House nights in the nineties through to NuJazz and Soul of today.A time when I Dj'ed mainly in my own Bermuda Triangle of Manchester,Birmingham and Nottingham.I find that progress after the initial furore and impact of something new always leaves a positive addition to these musical genres.This for me has been the best ride and the best job that anyone could have.To be witness over the years to some of the best music of the US & UK presented by some superb innovation by passionate Dj's who share my ethos. These Freestylin' shows will hopefully include something for everyone at some juncture that has trodden this musical path for the last 40 years or at least part of it.The initial shows represent the impact of our current Freestylin' theme in the North and Midlands featuring initially the vibe of Tony Cooney the inspiration behind the Frodisia Sessions at The Hilton Luxury Weekenders in Blackpool and Birmingham who now teams up with myself and Roger Williams for Freestylin' @ The Mark Addy in Manchester.So a mix of all things Jazz through Soul and House will ensue. I just felt now was right to try and rededicate some of my time to Radio and hopefully some of you can join me

Freestylin 3 2nd May 2010.

What another fantastic night of jazz and soul.

Monday, 26 April 2010



Yes the wait is almost over and the 3rd Freestylin event will be taking place on Sunday the 2rd of May 2010 at the Mark Addy in Manchester. Join myself Colin Curtis and Roger Williams for an astounding blend of contemporary and uptempo Soul with  Nu Jazz, Dance Jazz Latin & Funk, at an exceptional venue by the side of the River Irwell. Bank Holiday Monday for those of us in the UK so the Sunday night will see us all up for this. Great response to this already with folks traveling form all over the UK, booking hotels etc to experience for themselves what everyone as described as the best and coolest venue with the widest upfront music policy on the UK scene. Guaranteed nu breaking music to your ears and feet with uber cool classics as well. No snow travel problems this time round so come early as it will be busy. Doors open 5pm.
See you there.


The last mix by Colin Curtis & myself has had about 10,000 downloads so we thought we`d do another aimed at the heavier end of dance floor jazz.Available to download or just to listen. This is one of many we have planned for the future and also be advised we are planning a radio programme together on a UK Soul internet site. More about that soon. The tracks
Roy Haines - Visatalite
Jayme Marques - Veracruz
Mark Murphy - Milestones
John Arnold - La Cocina
Indigo Jam Unit - Trailer
Sinto - Man On The Banks
Tomas Improta & Finn Peters - JUngle Kitten
Urszula Dudziak- Papaya
Janet Lawson - So High
Dizzy Gillespie - Mas Que nada
Cedar Walton - Latin America
Joanne Grauer - See You Later
Jukka Escola - Gibraltar
Mark Murphy - Someone To Light Up My Life 
   Frofree jazz mix mixdown (2) by CC&TeeCee

Monday, 12 April 2010

Fro-Disia at Suite Soul Scotland.

Fro-Disia DJ`s Mark Grice and Tony are pleased to have the opportunity to visit Bob Jefferies `Suite Soul` night in Kilmarnock Scotland on Saturday the 17th of April. First met Bob at the beginning of the Hilton Weekenders as well as at the Southport Weekenders where Bob is a regular DJ of Soul & House.He is also a huge Jazzhead and does his own jazz spot just before us on the Saturday afternoon session. Mark & I will be playing our usual blend of dance jazz , nujazz, Latin and funk with no doubt some jazzfunk classics thrown in.Full accomodation is available at the hotel just check Bob`s site out at 
 for full details. See you there.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Fro-Disia Guest Mix by Glen Worthington

Glen Worthington (aka DJ Gee Dee W), has been providing Fro-Disia mixes for quite some time now and all his previous ones are available via the Subnav site, (see the link) and look under Teecee. Glen is not only a dancejazz fan but an accomplished live percussionist in demand up and down the UK. He has a great ear for jazz and we know you will enjoy this mix. Glen`s style moves from hardhitting dance jazz to more moderate vibes giving the listener a full journey and experience. It is, as always, a pleasure for me to include his contributions. (That`s another fiver you owe me Glen).

1 Astroia – botafoga
2 Bahama Soul club – but rich rhythms
3 Southern Energy Ensemble – energy
4 Terumasa Hino – samba de la cruz
5 Audio Lotion – agent latino (remake)
6 Mysterious Flying Orchestra – shadows
7 Bronx Horns – sayonara blues
8 Clinton – eddie`s influence
9 Bob Brazil – fiesta
10 Intuit – o preguicoso
11 Dusko Gojkovic – quo vadis samba (remix)
12 Josh Jones Latin Jazz Ensemble – here on earth
13 Sabrina Malheiros – maracatueira (incognito remix)
14 Takeshi Nakatsuka - moanin

Friday, 12 March 2010

Teecee`s March Fro-Disia Podcast

Freestylin Feb 2010.

On the Sunday morning most of the northern UK woke to a few inches of snow which caused us some concern as to the travel arrangements for people attending the event. By midday most of it had gone but we atticipated that many people would be travelling quite far and would still be affected. We knew from the original event that people were coming considerable distances from the Midlands, Yorkshire and Cumbria etc but as you will see from the photos the event was well attended as folks braved the elements and didn`t we have a good one.
Once again the blend of Soul grooves and Nujazz hit the spot with everyone up for dancing at what must now be one of the coolest venues. As the last afternoon diner in the Mark Addy was finishing we were clearing the dancefloor and setting up Baz`s amazing sound system and 20 mins later we were off with Colin easing us in with some choice jazz selections. The place filled up earlier than last time as Mark Grice took over and continued the jazz style groove. Enter Roger Williams and the place began to dance as some seriously nice soul filled the room. Nujazz time followed with yours truly and I must say that for me it is a pleasure to play to such an openminded and up for it group of people. Besides more regular tunes I enjoyed blowing the dust of Ronnie Jordan`s version of `So What` which was extremley well excepted. Colin & Roger took another turn playing so many tunes that there are to many to mention. The floor was busy all night and well, you`ve just gotta get there and experience it for yourself. Mark & I finnished off with a rather eclectic set and that was it another Freestylin night that seemed to shoot past all to quickly.
We did find out the next day that some people wouldn`t chance the weather but the good news is the next Freestylin is booked at the Mark Addy for Sunday the 2nd of May 2010 and with the warmer weather it is bound to be a packer. Come have been warned.

Freestylin Feb 2010 photo compilations

The link to my photo of the night
Tony`s Photos

Thanks to Louby for her permission to post the link to her photos of the night

Louby`s photos

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Buy £8 Advance Tickets Online:


Room One:
KARIZMA (Basement Boys)
ATJAZZ (Freerange/Innervisions)
Adriano Burthenet (MyLoft, France)

Resident DJ’s:
Paul Griff, Paul Henry & Carl Ackerman

Room Two:
Colin Curtis
Tony Cooney
Lin Taylor
Jamie Taylor


After a packed out lock-out party in December we relaunch for the new decade, bringing back two of our favourite DJ’s from the last. Karizma and Atjazz are two of the most prolific DJ/Producers in the world today, and to have them playing together at Uber is simply huge! Birmingham favourite Karizma hasn’t played in the city for over a year, and after many requests to bring him back from you guys, we’ve finally done it. Having him alongside Atjazz, our favourite from 2009, is going to be special.

If this isnt enough to wet your appetite Soul Underground will be again hosting a second room. This month they bring Manchester`s Fro-Disia, a party by the legendary Colin Curtis & Tony Cooney. Unmissable!

For the first time in two years we head back to where it all began for us in Birmingham, at The Rainbow Warehouse. An underground space that’s perfect for our vibe, the fully heated Warehouse is situated 50 yards down the road from our usual home at The Rainbow Pub. See the map below if you’re in any doubt.

Please note we were at full capacity by midnight at our last party in December, it was a total lockout with 100’s of people outside wanting to join the party. We apologise to those that missed out but to ensure entry to this party, our biggest to date, please buy your tickets well in advance.


9pm – 5am
The Rainbow Warehouse
Adderley Street
B9 4EE

Click the link to buy tickets online:

07815 944 605

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Timo Lassy - Round Two

Timo Lassy - Round Two from Ricky-Tick Records on Vimeo.
Timo Lassy Band: 'African Rumble' live at Jazz Heat Bongo Beat 14.11.09 from Ricky-Tick Records on Vimeo.

Fro-Disia Podcast - Teecee`s choice tracks best of 2009


Thursday, 14 January 2010

Video of a Fro-Disia Dance Floor Classic

This track never fails to fill the floor at out gigs. catch it agin at Freestylin 210210. Cheers Steve.


Cool Jazz Vid re Carl Craig & The Tribe

Look forward to the new album.
The second Freestylin event is already arranged amd this time we will be joined by Jazz & Soul DJ Mark Grice to add even more quality, if that is possible. As you know from this blog the last one, just before Xmas, was extremely well recieved and the responce was amazing.Hope to see you there. My only advice is to come early to make sure you get in.

Fro-Disia Session @ the Luxury Soul Weekenfer Hilton Hotel Blackpool January 2010.

Recently returned from attendeding this, as always, superb weekender where we - Colin Curtis Mark Grice and I - had the pleasure of once again of proving the Jazz session on the Saturday afternoon. We followed Bob Jefferies great set and I think it`s fair to say we all had a great time. Met people from all over the UK who were well up for Jazzy grooves.On the soul side of things the icing on the cake this year was a unbelievable live stage performance from Chapter 8.