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CD Review | Stanley Clarke, The Message

The first thing I noticed about the new album from bass master Stanley Clarke was the front cover photo. Clark is positioned in the background, arms folded while letting the...

Maxine Gordon and the Jazz Flame

Maxine Gordon. Historian, researcher, author, producer, scholar, consultant. President of the Dexter Gordon Society and President of Dex Music LLC (which controls the copyright to...

New music celebrates Glasgow’s international trade links

Scottish saxophonist Paul Towndrow premieres a major new composition, Deepening the River at the Merchants House of Glasgow on Friday 11th August, with a second performance going...

Stefon Harris releases Sonic Creed.

Vibraphonist, Stefon Harris and his band Blackout, will release the follow-up album to their highly successful 2009 release Urbanus titled Sonic Creed in September this year. The...

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Miriam Ast and Victor Gutierrez, Secret Songs | CD Review

German vocalist Miriam Ast and pianist Victor Gutierrez met while studying for their masters degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Having only performed together...

CD Review | Stanley Clarke, The Message

The first thing I noticed about the new album from bass master Stanley Clarke was the front cover photo. Clark is positioned in the background, arms folded while letting the...

CD Review | Paul Heller meets Roman Schwaller

Tenor saxophonist Paul Heller at the age of 47 has already produced a discography many jazz musicians twice his age would be envious of. His latest release “Paul Heller...

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Interview: Bobby Sanabria, West Side Story, Puerto Rico & More

Bobby Sanabria is a noted drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, educator and Latin / Afro Cuban historian. He has had a highly successful career for many years recording and touring with many of the Latin / Afro Cuban music...

The Zurich Jazz Orchestra, An interview with Steffen Schorn

Formed in 1995 the Zurich Jazz Orchestra has rightly earned it’s place among Europe’s top professional Big...

Beverley Beirne, Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun | Interview.

Today sees the release of British vocalist Beverley Beirne’s first single from her upcoming CD “Jazz Just Wants...

An Interview with the Hazelrigg Brothers.

Recently a good friend tipped me on a great album from the Hazelrigg Brothers. On first listen I was staggered about...

An interview with the Artvark Saxophone Quartet.

The Netherlands based Artvark Saxophone Quartet is one ensemble that can truly be called unique. In the first instance,...

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Marcus Miller | Laid Black

Bass great Marcus Miller brings the influence of modern urban music to his trademark sound on his genre-defying album Laid Black on Blue Note Records. It’s been three years...

Beverley Beirne | Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun

Jazz artists have always covered the popular tunes of the day, such as Miles Davis’ recording of “My Funny Valentine,” and John Coltrane’s exquisite version of “My...

Manuel Valera | The Planets

Pianist Manuel Valera released his new CD “The Planets” on Mavo Records this week. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba and now based in New York City, Grammy nominated...

Zurich Jazz Orchestra | Three Pictures.

The Zurich Jazz Orchestra (ZJO) was first launched in 1995. What began twenty three years ago as a “rehearsal band for local composers and arrangers” is now a...