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Fay Claassen, Close to You – Live in Rotterdam.

The date was 20th of January 2020 and Fay Claassen, together with 30 of the Netherlands top musicians, took to the stage at Rotterdam’s Lantaren Venster to present...

Bill Cunliffe, John Patitucci & Vinnie Colaiuta to release Trio album.

Three veteran jazz virtuosos join forces for the first time as pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta for a high-spirited, vigorously swinging...

ECM Announces First Releases For 2021

Munich based label ECM is set to kick off 2021 with two new releases from Shai Maestro and Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry. Both albums will be released on January 29, 2021....

Funny Valentine: The Story of Chet Baker by Matthew Ruddick

Although I am very late in writing about this beautiful book, I believe there is never a bad time to shout about something wonderful. Much has been written, discussed, filmed and...

JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis “The Democracy! Suite”

Last week Wynton Marsalis and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra released a new digital album titled “The Democracy! Suite”. In addition to the digital...

New Label Le Coq Records Launches with All-Star release.

Promising a catalogue of “honest jazz,” newly launched label Le Coq Records rings in the new year with its inaugural release, Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol....

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Out Now - Jazz In Europe Magazine - Summer 2020 Edition Featuring: Kurt Elling, Steve Swallow, Ambrose Akinmusire, Christian Sands and more.....

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Summer 2020 Edition

Jazz In Europe magazine is a full-colour glossy publication. Produced quarterly, the magazine features interviews with European and International jazz musicians as well as interesting articles related to the world of jazz.

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Ambrose Akinmusire, Telling the stories of the community.

Trumpeter, Ambrose Akinmusire is one of the most original and poetic musicians of the current generation. Quoting directly from his biography Ambrose “… aspires to create richly textured emotional landscapes that tell the...

Kurt Elling, Secrets Are The Best Stories.

On first glance at Kurt’s biography, it would appear that his career has been a featherbed ride. One that has seen...

Sharon Matishoff, Jazz and Art

Based in Frankfort, Kentucky, Sharon Matisoff is an award-winning representational artist who paints in the...

Steve Swallow, A little outside the ordinary.

Sometimes meeting our heroes can be dangerous. When I first started my career in professional football, I was a...

Christian Sands, The art of being water.

It’s all about ears, according to pianist Christian Sands. Of course, we know that: you can’t appreciate music...

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Christian Sands, Be Water
Now Available on Mack Avenue Records

Christian Sands’ third recording for Mack Avenue Music Group captures and establishes him as a forceful leader in composition and conceptual vision. With Be Water, the music is akin to the element which has no form of its own, taking on the structure of whatever musical composition and performance in which it finds itself and is a universal necessity. For this recording, Sands has reunited with bassist Yasushi Nakamura and saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and is joined by trumpeter Sean Jones, trombonist Steve Davis, guitarist Marvin Sewell, and drummer Clarence Penn.

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CD Review: Fay Claassen, Close to You.

To Dutch and German Jazz aficionados Fay Claassen needs no introduction. Born in Nijmegen Fay is without doubt one of the Netherlands best know jazz vocalists and recipient of...

CD Review: Ignasi Terraza and Randy Greer, Around The Christmas Tree.

I first saw the wonderful pianist Ignasi Terraza performing with magnificent trumpeter Andrea Motis at the Duc des Lombards in Paris a couple of years ago and I have been...

CD Review: Przemysław Strączek: Fig Tree

“Fig free” is the sixth album by the Polish guitarist Przemyslaw Straczek who has already notched up a remarkable touring history crossing the continents of Europe, Asia and...

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Yoko Miwa, Songs of Joy

February 2021 will see Japanese pianist Yoko Miwa release a brand new album titled “Songs Of Joy” on Ubuntu Music. Miwa, currently a resident of Boston, has a long...

Rüdiger Baldauf, Strawberry Fields

After their successful release titled “Jackson-Trip”, Rüdiger Baldauf and his band mates entered the studio for the next round, namely their unique take on The...

Yumi Ito, Stardust Crystals!

Stardust Crystals is the adventurous new large-ensemble album from Swiss-based Polish-Japanese singer-songwriter Yumi Ito. Recorded in cooperation with Swiss Radio SRF Kultur, the...

Patrick Cornelius, Way of the Cairns

“This recording is dedicated to the natural wonder and beauty of our living planet, and to the spirit of musical kinship.” Patrick Cornelius Over the course of eighteen years...

Ben Wendel | High Heart

High Heart is the 5th album by US saxophonist and composer Ben Wendel. With a surge of interest in his profile over the last few years, Ben returns with an album that is his most...

Eva Klesse Quartet | creatures & states

The Eva Klesse Quartet keeps a biennial release rhythm with its fourth album, creatures & states. It is the follow-up to Miniatures – Ten Songs For Chamber Jazz Quartet,...

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE - BAD BOYS OF JAZZ
New Album Now Available

2020 sees Hypnotic Brass Ensemble celebrating twenty years together not only as a band, but a Band of Brothers and they are marking this anniversary with the launch of their sixth studio album Bad Boys of Jazz , which sees them seamlessly weave funk, dub, hip-hop and soul into their own irrepressible take on jazz.

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