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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Edana Minghella QuartetPhoto credit: Brian O'Connor/ Images of JazzEdana Minghella Quartet (The Verdict, Brighton. Brighton Festival. 27 May 2017. Review by Vincent OConnell) The Verdict cafe and Bar was full for Edana Minghella Quartets From Ella to
The American saxophone star's third album on ECM Records is exceptionally powerful and teems with gravitas.The Dreamer is the Dream (ECM Records) Chris Potter If writer Malcolm Gladwell is to be believed, 10,000 hours of practice yields grea
Andrew McCormack at Kings Place Photo credit: Monika S. Jakubowska / MSJ PhotosAhead of the launch of Andrew McCormack's new album Graviton on the Jazz Village [PIAS] on June 16th, Andrew and the band played the material from the album in Kings Place
Legends Stage This years Atlanta Jazz Festival marks the fortieth year of one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country. With strong corporate and community support the festival is a celebration of music, a drawing together of neighb
Chris Potter returns to the Dakota with a new quartet, May 31 Andrea CanterWe start off the weekend with our first "summer" holiday, and there's plenty of music to fit in around any barbecues, picnics, or gardening activities. In addition to a good r
As pointed out in a Rifftides review earlier this year, drummer John Hollenbecks Claudia Quintet has unity of thought, purpose and execution more often found in long-lived classical ensembles than in jazz. The difference, of course, is improvisation.
Three UK Jazz Festival organizers are currently posting  prominent warnings that there are scammers operating who are purporting to offer bookings at their festivals:- Bournemouth have put up a warning HERE- Edinburgh have put up an alert HE
Amok Amor is a fascinating band that began with Christian Lillinger on drums, Petter Eldh on bass, Wanja Slavin on saxophone and they are joined on this album by the always exciting Peter Evans on trumpet, to make them into a powerful quartet. Their
The Gareth Lockrane Big BandFor their fifth TW12 Festival, Terry Collie and Janet McCunn have brought in what they rightly call an eclectic mix. Sebastian writes: The festival uses three venues: In Richmond, the new Queen Charlotte
By Paul AcquaroDrummer Devin Gray's quartet with guitarists Ryan Ferrier and Jonathan Goldberger, and bassist Chris Tordini is a potent post-rock explosion - at least that how it begins. The two guitarists twist distorted sounds around like
I recently reviewed Martin Torgoff's book Bop Apocalypse; Jazz, Race, The Beats and Drugs. Mr. Torgoff was kind enough to answer a few follow up questions. One of the things that jazz people still try to understand is why so many players became heroi
Chris Potter's latest album had a long gestation period, concluding at New York Citys Avatar Studios, after several days of recording in Switzerland and a long string of live concerts before that. This is a new acoustic quartet that features Potter o
By Chris HainesIt almost sounds an absurd thing to mention with regard to the type of music that we review on the blog, but this album really does benefit from lots of repeated listens! The first few times I listened to this I thought it sounded like
Matt Holman The Tenth Muse (Panoramic PAN07. CD review by Brian Marley)The few fragments of Sapphos poetry that have come down to us from antiquity make unusually high demands of the reader. To make best sense of the poems, we have to fill in the gap
Hedvig Mollestad ThomassenPhoto credit: Ketil HardyHEDVIG MOLLESTAD THOMASSEN played with her trio in Oslo at the 20th edition of the by:larm festival, where she played two impressive, fast, complementary shows on 3 and 4 March. The first show was at
Alexi Tuomarila, , Mats Eilertsen, Olavi Louhivuori - Kingdom (Edition EDN1090. CD review by Mike Collins) Pianist Alexi Tuomarila has been a glowing, itinerant presence on the European jazz scene for some fifteen years. Now, settled back in his nati
Soul-jazz saxman Elan Trotman will host his fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion with a festival lineup featuring Will Downing, Norman Brown, Alison Hinds, Marion Meadows, Brian Simpson, Jeanette Harris and Julian Vaughn. BOSTON (11 May 2017): Bigge
Talinka: Gilad Atzmon, Jenny Bliss Bennett, Tali Atzmon and Yaron StaviPhoto credit: Chiara CeolinTALINKA, the British quartet which crosses boundaries and genres, begins a UK tour on Monday and releases its eponymous CD on 23 June.Talinka is led by
World class German touch guitarist Markus Reuter (Stick Men, Europa String Choir) and Benjamin Schafer enhance this soundscape with sterling audio processes to extract the inherent power and resiliency of this French / German quartet on its 3rd relea
When: Friday, June 9 Where: Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg, CA 95448 Time: 7:30 PM Tickets: $45, $30 Making a long-awaited festival debut, Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers pay tribute to the great women singers of blues and jazz.
Bob Dylan at Wembley, May 2017Drawing by Geoff Winston. 2017. All Rights ReservedBob Dylan (Wembley SSE Arena, 9 May 2017; review and drawing by Geoff Winston)Who would have thought we'd be saying that Bob Dylan sung one the best versions of the jazz
Jazzkaar 2017 Tallinn Estonia April 21-30, 2017 Jazzkaar covers most territories. This exceptional 10-day festival presents the best players on the indigenous Estonian scene, imports big-name acts from the USA, and also invites some choice artists fr
Dayna Stephens - Gratitude(Contagious Music CGM002. CD review by Peter Bacon)American tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens is refreshing in his resistance to flash and fanciness. He often plays slowly, preferring to tread a reflective and soberly conside
Chip Wickham La Sombra(Lovemonk LMNK54 CD review by Mark McKergow)Manchester-born flautist and saxophonist Chip Wickhamsteps out of the sideman role with this highly effective collection, mixing groove-based acoustic jazz with atmospheric Mediterrane
Brian Kellock - Edinburgh 21 JulyPhoto credit: Louis de CarloThe Jazz festivals in Glasgow and Edinburgh are something to look forward to, particularly for two LondonJazz News contributors Patrick Hadfield and Mark McKergow who live North of the bord