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Blue Note releases previously unissued Elvin Jones recording.

Recently Blue Note Records announced a November 18 release for “Revival: Live at Pookie’s Pub”, a thrilling previously unissued live recording of Elvin Jones’...

All-Female Ensembles & Their Importance in Today’s Jazz Scene

The growing number of all-female ensembles in today’s jazz world is something that has been greatly admired by many female (and male) musicians in the business. The overwhelming...

The day the Queen met Duke

In October 1958, Duke Ellington performed at the Leeds Music Festival, sharing the billing with other stars of the jazz world such as Humphrey Littleton, Cleo Laine and Johnny...

CD Review: Odense Jazz Orchestra, It Takes All Kinds To Make A World.

Recently I had the pleasure of receiving a pre-release streaming link for a new album by the forward-thinking Odense Jazz Orchestra featuring music from Frederik Lundin. The full...

Interview: Tobias Hoffmann speaks about “Conspiracy” and more.

Recently Austrian based sax player and composer Tobias Hoffmann released his latest album titled “Conspiracy” featuring his new Big Band, the Tobias Hofmann jazz orchestra. In...

Jazz ao Centro festival opens in Coimbra, Portugal.

In the coming weeks the 20th edition of the “Jazz ao Centro festival”, held in seven locations in the city of Coimbra, Portugal, will among others Nicole Mitchell,...

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NEW RELEASE SHOWCASE
The Latest Releases

Each week the team here at Jazz In Europe curates a selection of the best new and coming jazz releases to present on our New Releases page. You can also discover some of the best new jazz on our Spotify "New Release" playlist. Updated weekly, this playlist is the perfect place to discover great new music from the leading jazz musicians currently on the scene.

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Featured Interviews Selected Articles and Features.

Interview: Matthais Schwengler speaks about Soulcrane and more.

Recently German trumpet player Matthais Schwengler released his third album with his band “Soulcrane” on the Mons Records label titled “Soulcrane & Strings”. As the title suggests, this album sees the...

Interview: Denis Gäbel – Mingus and More

Recently German based saxophonist Denis Gäbel’s latest album, the “Mingus Sessions” landed in my Jazz In Europe...

Jonathan Kreisberg: A passionate musician with vision

Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has built a strong reputation as one of the most innovative guitarists on the scene today....

Sylwester Ostrowski: How jazzcats always land on their feet

The last year and a half have been turbulent for the live music industry, and that hasn’t been any different in jazz....

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...

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MATTHÄIS SCHWENGLER - SOULCRANE & STRINGS
Featured Album Review

Soulcrane & Strings is the latest album by Cologne based trumpet player Matthias Schwengler and follows his 2020 release “Another Step We Take”. Released on the German jazz label Mons Records, Soulcrane & Strings, as the name suggests, adds a string quintet to the bands standard line-up of trumpet, saxophone, guitar and bass.

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Latest Reviews The Latest Album & Concert Reviews

CD Review: Odense Jazz Orchestra, It Takes All Kinds To Make A World.

Recently I had the pleasure of receiving a pre-release streaming link for a new album by the forward-thinking Odense Jazz Orchestra featuring music from Frederik Lundin. The full...

CD Review: Helena Kay’s Kim Trio, Golden Sands

Helena Kay is a tenor saxophonist and composer based in London, originally from Perth in Scotland. They moved to London in 2012 to study at Guildhall and have since won various...

CD Review: Matthias Schwengler, Soulcrane & Strings.

Cologne based trumpet player Matthias Schwengler formed his Soulcrane project some years ago, in fact, it was in 2015 that the band first came together. The concept was to create...

New Releases Recommended New Albums

Ezra Weiss, Amazing Life

Portland based pianist and composer Ezra Weiss is set to release his latest collaborative project together with bassist Jon Shaw, and drummer Tim DuRoche. The new EP, titled...

Ahmad Jamal, Emerald City Nights

Recently Zev Feldman announced his latest initiative, a new label venture with the name, “Jazz Detective”. The first outings under the new imprint will be the release of two...

Franziska Loos – Generation Anything

German vocalist Franziska Loos makes a highly impressive debut with the release of “Generation Anything”, her first album as a leader. Due for release on 16.9.2022 via German...

Joe McCarthy’s NY Afro Bop Alliance, The Pan American Nutcracker Suite

In 1960, Columbia Records released Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”, the 20-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted...

The Bad Plus

This new iteration of The Bad Plus makes its debut with an extensive tour and the release of a new album titled “The Bad Plus”, set for release on Edition Records on the 30th...

Dennis Mitcheltree, Golden Rule

Saxophonist/composer Dennis Mitcheltree’s new recording, his sixth as a leader, Golden Rule, is one brimming with humanity. The music celebrates family, lost friends, his major...

ZURICH JAZZ ORCHESTRA - TO MY BELOVED ONES
New Album Now Available

“To my beloved ones” is the third and final album in the trilogy of recordings by “Zurich Jazz Orchestra” featuring the compositions by Steffen Schorn. This recording, and indeed the other two releases in the trilogy, highlights not only the great musicianship housed within the Zurich Jazz Orchestra but also shines a spotlight on one of Europe’s leading Big Bands at the top of their game.

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