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Festival Review: Jazzkaar, Tallinn

The quote “Small country, big jazz” by John Cummings perfectly encapsulates the 2024 edition of the Jazzkaar festival in Tallinn, Estonia. Celebrating its 35th...

Zev Feldman, The Jazz Detective

Producer Zev Feldman is well-known in the jazz world for his expertise in unearthing previously unreleased recordings from iconic musicians in jazz history. A prime example is the...

CD Review: Sandro Sáez Trio, No Perspective

Given the prevailing challenges in society, it’s unsurprising that these issues influence the work of many musicians. Recently, an album reflecting this sentiment landed on...

Cindy Blackman Santana: Creating Freethinkers

Cindy Blackman Santana. Drummer, bandleader, and inspiration. An artist who continually pushes boundaries and strengthens the power of community. An artist who makes you feel,...

CD Review: Raw Fish, Crudo

Raw Fish, the Amsterdam-based duo comprising Danish guitarist Teis Semey and Italian drummer Giovanni Iacovella, have unleashed their debut mini-album, “Crudo,” and...

Saxophonist Mike Monford to release “The Cloth I’m Cut From”

The choice of Cliff Bell’s as the setting for the recording of “The Cloth I’m Cut From” is significant. The legendary jazz club, named after John Clifford...

CD Review: Fernando Brox, From Within

Malaga-born, Basel-based flutist and composer Fernando Brox has embarked on a deeply personal and introspective musical voyage with his fourth album as a bandleader, “From...

What’s on at Ronnie Scotts?

In the heart of London’s vibrant Soho district lies a true gem of the jazz world – Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. This iconic venue has been a mecca for music lovers and...

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MIHA GANTAR — AMSTERDAM
Release of the second five-album box set on October 20th at Clean Feed Records

Miha Gantar, a young pianist and composer is releasing his second five-album box set in two years on Clean Feed Records. Titled Amsterdam, the box set features the music of Miha in five different ensemble formations with young and well-established musicians in Europe.

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Featured Interviews Selected Articles and Features.

Artist Feature: Claire Martin, The Swedish Connection

Claire Martin stands as a distinguished figure in the realm of British jazz, earning critical acclaim and solidifying her position as a prominent artist on the UK jazz scene. Over her illustrious career, she has been honoured...

Featured Interview: The Bliss Quintet.

Last year during Jazzahead! Club Night, a young Norwegian ensemble caught my attention during the club night –...

Interview: Peter Braunholz – A round trip in creativity.

German label Mons Records recently released a series of “Smooth Jazz” singles and albums under the project...

Awakening: A Conversation with Vocalist Mirna Bogdanovic

Berlin, a city known for its rich musical tapestry, has nurtured diverse talents that continue to push the boundaries...

Interview: Roberto Pistolesi

Recently we reviewed the debut album as a leader album from drummer Roberto Pistolesi, titled “Open Lands and Moving...

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KANOE - SINCE YOU'VE ASKED
New Album Now Available

Uwe Schenk's Kanoe have hit the mark, releasing an album featuring highly creative versions of songs from the likes of Scott Walker to Robert Wyatt and St. Vincent. With an emphasis on stripping these compositions down to their essence, bathing them in a new light while avoiding excessive zeal, the result is an LP that embodies lyrical jazz and contemplation.

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Latest Reviews The Latest Album & Concert Reviews

CD Review: Sandro Sáez Trio, No Perspective

Given the prevailing challenges in society, it’s unsurprising that these issues influence the work of many musicians. Recently, an album reflecting this sentiment landed on...

CD Review: Raw Fish, Crudo

Raw Fish, the Amsterdam-based duo comprising Danish guitarist Teis Semey and Italian drummer Giovanni Iacovella, have unleashed their debut mini-album, “Crudo,” and...

CD Review: Fernando Brox, From Within

Malaga-born, Basel-based flutist and composer Fernando Brox has embarked on a deeply personal and introspective musical voyage with his fourth album as a bandleader, “From...

New Releases Recommended New Albums

Herve Samb, Jolof

The latest album from guitarist Herve Samb titled “Jolof” was released today via Euleuk Vision Records. With the release of Jolof, his sixth album as a leader, Samb showcases...

Jonny Kerry, The Melody of You

British Jazz singer-songwriter, pianist & accordionist, Jonny Kerry recently embarked on a collaboration with fellow Accordion and bandoneon virtuoso, Richard Galliano and...

Kaisers New World, Nighttrain

“Nighttrain” is the latest project from German based guitarist Frank Kaiser. Having led many projects over his long career, this new project under the apt title “Kaisers New...

Edgar van Asselt, The Gentle Insult.

Dutch composer, producer and keyboard player Edgar van Asselt released his latest album “The Gentle Insult” last Friday. Featuring Jeroen Vierdag on bass and Jorge Rossy on...

Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano, Once Around The Room.

Co-led by the Danish guitarist Jakob Bro and US saxophonist Joe Lovano, Once Around the Room is a deeply felt and original homage to a common inspiration and beloved colleague –...

Anat Cohen, “Quartetinho”

Having explored the world of larger ensemble writing and performance with the acclaimed Anat Cohen Tentet, with her latest offering “Quartetinho”, released last week on her...

BLISS QUINTET - GLASSHOUSE
New album now available on Jazzland Records

Norwegian jazz ensemble "Bliss Quintet" is ready to set the jazz world abuzz with the release of their highly anticipated second album, “Glasshouse". Building on the success of their debut album, “Dramaqueen,” the quintet has solidified their position at the vanguard of the new generation and a pioneering force in the Scandinavian contemporary jazz scene.

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