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Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke as a Duo Extraordinaire

Vocalist Gretchen Parlato and guitarist Lionel Loueke made their recording as a duo “Lean In” (Edition Records) in 2021, but like almost any other recording of that time, they...

SNJO combines with Ozone and RSNO in Rhapsodic adventure

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra reunites with Japanese piano virtuoso Makoto Ozone for concerts in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Aberdeen Music...

Annie Chen and Guardians

Vocalist, composer, and bandleader Annie Chen recently shared her stunning new album Guardians with the world. Born in Beijing, but now based in New York, Annie brings a...

CD Review: Susanne Alt, Jazz In The Space-time Continuum

Neither absolute space nor absolute time exists however, space and time are interconnected rather than independent entities. This continuum mirrors well-executed music; they...

CD Review, Mia Brentano, American Diary

“American Diary”, released recently on Mons Records is the latest release featuring the music of composer Mia Brentano performed by pianist Benyamin Nuss and the...

Danilo Perez – A Latin-American Jazz Ambassador

Among Danilo Perez’s most significant words of advice came from the iconic jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Dizzy Gillespie, when Dizzy instructed Danilo to learn about his...

The Love Supreme Festival Announces 2024 Line-up

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival, the UK’s largest outdoor jazz festival, is gearing up for its return to the scenic Glynde Place in East Sussex this July with an impressive...

Keyon Harrold, On a Small Mission for Peace

Keyon Harrold came to the wider attention of the jazz scene by his appearance in the Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead” (2015) directed by and starring Don Cheadle. Harrold...

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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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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: Susanne Alt, Jazz In The Space-time Continuum

Neither absolute space nor absolute time exists however, space and time are interconnected rather than independent entities. This continuum mirrors well-executed music; they...

CD Review, Mia Brentano, American Diary

“American Diary”, released recently on Mons Records is the latest release featuring the music of composer Mia Brentano performed by pianist Benyamin Nuss and the...

CD Review: Tobias Altripp, We Bring Some Horns

German pianist Tobias Altripp recently unveiled his latest album, “We Bring Some Horns,” through the German-based label Mons Records. Originally established as a trio...

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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