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Jazz Sat Jun 16 2018 09:51:10 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Sam Hankins is a jazz artist with a passion for creating a style that feels sophisticated and smooth, yet catchy and direct. His new album, Do That Thang, is a particularly great example of his flow and artistry. The title track is a perfect showcase
Michon Young's album Love, Life, Experiences has a sensual, sophisticated, and deeply rhythmic R&B production which feels classic yet refreshingly modern. In this record, Young uses her heartfelt and soulful vocal performance to lure the
Sara ColmanPublicity pictureSinger, pianist and songwriter SARA COLMAN has a new album, What Were Made Of, out on Stoney Lane Records in June. But before that, Sara and her new band (plus strings) have two concerts coming up. Peter Bacon met her at S
Snowpoet at Kings PlaceiPhone picture: Leah WilliamsSnowpoet Thought You Knew album launch(Kings Place, 11 May 2018. Review by Leah Williams)Snowpoets hotly anticipated new album Thought You Knew, which was released in February on Edition Records, co
L-R: Brigitte Beraha, Rob Updegraff. Dave Manington and Tom ChallengerPhoto credit:Cat MunroDave Maningtons Riff Raff Challenger Deep album launch(The Vortex. 12 May 2018. Review by Dominic Williams) LJN previewed this event and interviewed Dave Mani
Brigitte Beraha and Frank HarrisonPublicity photoPianist Frank Harrison has written in advance of the launch of his new album with Brigitte Beraha at Kings Place on 23 May: Brigitte wrote the lyrics for the first track on our new album The W
JAZZIZ.com takes a look at 10 of the hottest – and sweetest – new jazz... The post 10 new jazz albums you need to know about: May 2018 appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
Peter Hostage's Uptown is a lively and bold jazz-blues fusion record. The first song on the album, "It Ain't What It Ain't," instantly imbues the listener with Hostage's signature groove. The unfazed and nonchalant ref
Raph ClarksonPhoto credit: Jake WalkerComposer, trombonist and band leader RAPH CLARKSON has a fascinating story to tell, a story which draws on his family history and, in a new album, presents a complex self-portrait expressing, as he says, what mak
"FADED MEMORIES, BROUGHT TO THE SURFACE" I've always been a real sucker for the sounds of yesteryear, and with this being said I have a copy of Cynthia Basinet and her album called "The Standard" a truly amazing album that needs your musical
Brigitte Beraha and Frank HarrisonPhoto credit and Monika S. JakubowskaBrigitte Beraha and Frank Harrison - The Way Home album launch(Kings Place Hall Two, 23 May 2018. Review by Sebastian Scotney) There was a substantial and supportive turn-out for
The Pablo Held TrioL-R: Pablo Held, Jonas Burgwinkel, Robert LandfermannPhoto courtesy of artribute.deCologne-based pianist PABLO HELD's long-standing trio, with ten albums to its name, is one of the groups at Edition 10 at Pizza Express Dean Street,
Wil Alston's voice is like a warm hug after a thunderstorm. It is comforting and soothing, a gentle caress to the ears. On the Colorado-based singer/songwriter's new album Introducing Wil Alston, his soulful croon is the connective th
Trombonist Chris Brubeck and drummer Dan Brubeck released their newest CD, Timeline, on Blue Forest... The post New album celebrates 60th anniversary of Dave Brubeck’s State Department Tour appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
Russian-born singer-songwriter Alina Engibaryan released her GroundUP Music debut album, We Are, on February 16.... The post JAZZIZ Exclusive: Watch Alina Engibaryan perform the title track from new album appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
As the title of this release might suggest, Ron Ward Jr's most recent studio effort, Melodies from the Heart, is a very personal artistic affair. You can instantly feel that each note has really powerful emotional weight, as the music is perf
Emilia Martensson in Bremen 2018Photo credit: Knipserey, BremenSwedish/Slovenian vocalist/ songwriter EMILIA MARTENSSON led her group at the European showcase in Bremen last week. She has a range of interesting projects in the next few months. Interv
By StefCan we speak of "traditional free jazz"? I know, some question our use of the word "free jazz" even, as if it did not exist. Yes, free jazz exists, even if its boundaries are fuzzy. Yet there is some improvised music, that is rooted in jazz, a
Giles ThorntonPhoto credit: And HeathcoteComposer/Arranger/Conductor GILES THORNTON will shortly be finishing the undergraduate course at Guildhall School. And yet he has already worked with the Metropole Orkest at the BBC Proms, and made a
Micromassé is really all about musical intuition. This trio is dedicated to exploring different ideas and genres, with a fondness for eclectic arrangements and organic production aesthetics that genuinely add value to true and tried musici
Maciek PyszPhoto Credit: Lisa MiniussiGuitarist MACIEK PYSZ is keeping intensely and productively busy musically, with a new solo CD on the horizon and an imminent tour with Gianluca Corona. Even before these, however, hes already achieved a career h
Certainly musical works have the amazing power to reflect a specific mood, or even a certain time of the year. On his new studio work, Seasonal Colors, Devin Farney set out to capture interesting and diverse sonic landscapes, morphing and shape shift
By StefJapanese pianist Yoko Miura and Italian soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo find a perfect musical blend for this gentle and sophisticated album. The music itself is genre-defying. It sounds like a modern classical piece of music, austere, precis
This is an excellent and exciting album featuring Chris Pitsiokos on alto saxophone, sampler and synthesizer, Connor Baker or Jason Nazary on drums, Henry Fraser or Tim Dahl on electric bass and Sam Lisabeth on electric guitar. Changes in personnel o
 By Troy DostertSun Ras Heliocentric Worlds album, released on the legendary ESP label in 1965, was an important record. Using an 11-piece ensemble, it was one of the first attempts to envision possibilities for large-scale
The Hamilton-based pianist and New York-based saxophonist make sublime duo music on their new album Blued Dharma.Blued Dharma (self-released) Adrean Farrugia/Joel Frahm New York tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm is widely known in the jazz world for his e
Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints released their new album, Western Soul, on March 9.... The post JAZZIZ Exclusive: Watch Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints’ fresh take on this Fats Waller classic appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine
Fred Hersch Trio, Live In Europe (Palmetto) Hersch opens his new trio album with Thelonious Monks We See and closes it with an unaccompanied performance of Blue Monk. A longtime source of inspiration for the pianist, bassist John Hbert and drummer Er
The curtain all. L-R Django BatesClaire Huguenin, Petter Eldh, Marius Neset, Pieter BruunDjango Bates' Belovd Trio with Marius Neset and Claire Huguenin(Wigmore Hall. 9 June 2018. Review by Sebastian Scotney)Django Bates' two most recent albums have,
Alto saxophonist Akira Sakata is one of the most famous members of the Japanese free jazz scene, with a unique scouring tone and an unfettered and exciting approach to the music. On this album he adds clarinet, vocals and percussion to his repertoire
Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvr feat. Eivind Aarset and Vladislav Delay Nordub (OKeh 88985406342. CD review by John L Walters) Some albums are "good", "great" even, but you dont return to them that often. Other albums, like Nordub, a new
This is a very interesting duet album featuring Tim Berne on alto saxophone and Matt Mitchell on piano, continuing a collaboration of several years which has seen Mitchell perform in Berne's groups and record an album of the saxophonists compositions
Denny Zeitlin, Wishing On The Moon, Live At Dizzys Club Coca Cola In New York City Pianist Zeitlin has recorded three albums with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Matt Wilson, beginning in 2001 with Stairway To The Stars, then the adventurous Slic
By Lee Rice EpsteinEven without direct line drawn by the opening track, a rousing cover of Jerome Coopers For the People, the new album from Alexander Hawkins inspires associations with the heyday of 1970s free and avant-garde jazz. Unit[e]&
This is a very strong mainstream jazz album led by veteran trumpet player Eddie Henderson in the company of Kenny Barron on piano, Donald Harrison on saxophone, Essiet Essiet on bass and Mike Clark on drums. They come together for a fine, egoless ses
This is a very interesting modern jazz album, featuring the trio of Jeff Cosgrove on drums, Scott Robinson on saxophone and Ken Filiano on bass. All of the selections of the album are collectively composed by the except an excellent cover of Ornette
Link to music video: https://goo.gl/G9oH11 Fusiolicious - Jazz Fusion album of bassist and composer Oytun Ersan - presents an incredible lineup of legendary musicians such as Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthal, Gary Husband, Gerry Etkins, Brett Garsed, Okan
Bill Frisell has put out a couple of stellar solo guitar records like the extraordinary 2000 album Ghost Town, and my 2013 Album of the Year, Silent Comedy. While this album may not climb to the heights of those masterpieces, it is still quite good a
Polish born saxophonist Angelika Niescier was awarded the 2017 German Jazz Prize, as "one of the most interesting musicians on the European jazz scene." This level of praise is well deserved considering the playing on this album which has her in the
The second album this year from the legendary composer and milti-reedist Henry Threadgill is a nonet affair, with Curtis Robert Macdonald on alto saxophone, Roman Filiu on alto saxophone and alto flute, Christopher Hoffman on cello, Jose Davila on tu
Pete McCann's trademark infusion of postbop jazz with roots-rock grit and energy reaches a new peak with the guitarist-composer's July 20 release of Pay for It on the Other Side (McCannic Music). McCann's sixth album, and his
By StefSince the early days of this blog, more than 11 years ago, we have reviewed only three trombone and drums duo albums. Indeed, the number of albums are rare with this line-up. And now we have this great duet between two masters of their instrum
Van Morrison has jazz in his very DNA, and it has infused his music from the beginning. Hes made two successful albums within the genre, the Mose Allison tribute Tell Me Something, and the swinging How Long Has This Been Going On. Organist and occasi
This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes return visits from a top mainstream trumpeter, a popular smooth jazz groove-maker, and an acclaimed new music ensemble, as well as free improv, vintage jazz, big band swing, a
This is a riveting duet album with Marc Edwards on drums and percussion and Mick Barr on guitar, recorded at Menegroth; The Thousands Caves in 2015. Edwards is a legendary free jazz performer who has played and recorded with artists such as Cecil Tay
Sebastian writes: Norah Jones' 2016 album Day Breaks marked a return to the vibe of  Come Away with Me (Blue Note - 27 million albums sold) from 2002. She performed at Ronnie Scott's in September 2017 with drummer Brian Bla