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Robert Mitchell’s ‘Epiphany’ EP Review

Pianist, composer, innovator, festival creator, and curator, Robert Mitchell is THE artist par excellence. With his latest EP, “Epiphany” released on the Depth of Field label...

Frits Landesbergen launches ESP Records

Frits Landesbergen has been a prominent part of the Dutch jazz scene since the early 1980’s. As a drummer and vibraphonist, Frits has notched up a long and distinguished...

Featured Gig | Miriam Ast and Victor Gutierrez – Secret Songs Album Launch.

Miriam Ast and Victor Gutierrez will launch their latest album “Secret Songs” at the EFG London Jazz Festival on the 20th of November. The concert will be at Pizza...

Featured gig: Fiona Ross, Colchester Arts Jazz Centre, UK – Dec 02nd

Jazz artist Fiona Ross will play at the Colchester Arts Jazz Centre on December 2nd – with special guest Marco Piccioni. Fast becoming known for creating a new contemporary jazz...

Thelonious Monk Institute to be renamed “Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz”

Last week the Board of Trustees of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz announced that effective January 1, 2019, the Institute will move forward under the name the Herbie...

Concert Review: Avishai Cohen 1970 @ Melkweg in Amsterdam

It was my first visit to see a music concert at Melkweg in Amsterdam. The concert of bassist Avishai Cohen on Sunday 5 November was a good opportunity to go to the Dutch capital....

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Dexter Gordon & Herman Schoonderwalt – The Dutch Jazz Archive releases.

It was 1963 when tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon played first played in the Netherlands. Jazz Club Persepolis in Utrecht had booked the American, who at that time lived in...

CD Review | Gasy Jazz Projects | Gabrielle Koehlhoeffer

Gasy Jazz Projects blends Jazz and Malagasy music. Malagasy music has long served a variety of secular and sacred purposes in Madagascar. Songs may accompany daily tasks, provide...

CD Review | ENJOY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 | Nikolas Anadolis Trio

Greek pianist Nikolas Anadolis, who studied with Fred Hersch at Berklee, definitely has his own style. His approach is more varied and exciting; he takes more risks and pulls them...

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Featured Artist Interview with Konstantin Reinfeld.

Recently Konstantin Reinfeld and Christoph Spangenberg released a Duo Album under the name REINBERG paying homage to the late, great Toots Thielemans. The album titled “Old Friend” was released on Mons Records in July...

The Yellowjackets, An Interview with Russell Ferrante.

No one could deny that the Yellowjackets have been a creative force in the jazz world since their formation in 1981....

Interview | Bob James, Espresso and more.

August the 31st will see the release of Bob James new solo album titled “Espresso” on the Evosound label....

Interview with Miriam Ast & Victor Gutierrez.

Recently we reviewed a CD by German Vocalist and Sax player Miriam Ast and Spanish pianist Victor Gutierrez. These two...

An interview with saxophonist Paul Heller

German based Saxophonist Paul Heller could easily rank as one of the most prolific jazz players on the European scene...

New Releases Recommended New Albums

Reggie Washington | Vintage New Acoustic

It’s been a lime time wish of Bassist Reggie Washington’s to lead a project he would play mostly acoustic bass. Following on from the release of his new tribute to Jef...

Big Band der Deutschen Oper Berlin | A Soul Journey

Some projects can seem like haut cuisine recipes: the long list of ingredients alone can have chefs quaking in their boots. But then again, the mere thought of the delights to...

E.J. Strickland | Warriors For Peace

“Warriors For Peace” is an album with featuring 11 original compositions by E.J. Strickland which reflects the peaceful and persistent intensity with which battles...

Gisela Berndt & Band | Nach Norden

“Come on, I’ll paint our colours for you on the wide walls of the house …” That’s a line from a song by Gisela Berndt, and that’s exactly what happens when this...

Aaron Parks | Little Big

Aaron Parks created a stir with his debut in 2008,  Invisible Cinema, and Ropadope Records are thrilled to announce the natural successor to that album. Aaron Parks Little...

Reinberg | Old Friend

Behind the name REINBERG – a conceptual fusion of Konstantin REINfeld and Christoph SpangenBERG – two young shooting stars of the German music scene can be found. Here...

Thomas Fonnesbæk and Justin Kauflin | Sharing

Thomas Fonnesbæk and Justin Kauflin are ready to follow up on the critically acclaimed album Synethesia from 2017. This time they are joined by Billy Williams on drums, making...

Groundation | The Next Generation

First formed in 1998 Reggae/Jazz fusion band Groundation returns in 2018 after a 3 year hiatus; debuting accomplished new members, brand new music and that true to form...