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Blue Note Records: An 85-Year Odyssey

In the annals of musical history, the tale of Blue Note Records stands as an enduring testament to the confluence of passion, innovation, and artistic genius. Eighty-five years...

CD Review: Matt Anderson Quartet, Live at Leeds Jazz Festival

London-based saxophonist Matt Anderson is gearing up to unveil his third album on March 1st, and it’s a departure from his previous studio releases. Aptly titled “Live...

CD Review: Silvan Joray, Updraft

Silvan Joray, the talented guitarist and composer based in New York City, graces us with his second album as a leader, “Updraft,” released under the Ubuntu Music...

Album Review: kanoe, Since You’ve Asked

When looking at the current trend of recording jazz interpretations of popular music, Uwe Schenk and his ensemble, Kanoe have hit the mark, releasing an album featuring highly...

CD Review: Amsterdams Modern Orkest (AM.OK), Re:Brainteaser

Diving into the uncharted waters of sonic exploration, the Amsterdam Modern Orkest (AM.OK) led by the audacious Tijn Wybenga unveiled their latest offering,...

CD Review: Bliss Quintet, Glasshouse

The Bliss Quintet are among the fresh faces in Norwegian jazz, embodying the vibrancy and innovation synonymous with a new generation of musicians. The band has been heralded as...

CD Review: Precarious Towers, Ten Stories

“Ten Stories” by Precarious Towers is more than an album; it’s a collective musical odyssey that unites five exceptionally talented musicians into a Midwestern...

Axel Filip’s Maleza Delivers a Captivating Musical Journey

In the current deluge of new recordings it’s rare to come across an album that is not only impactful but also as adventurous and eclectic as the new album from Argentine...

Tolyqyn’s “Silver Seed”, A Sonic Journey Beyond Borders

Never confined by the borders of any musical genre, Tolyqyn makes a triumphant return with their latest offering, “Silver Seed.” Led by the visionary bandleader and...

CD Review: Thimo Niesterok, Stepping Forward

Today, German trumpeter Thimo Niesterok released his third album as a leader, “Stepping Forward,” on the German label Mons Records. With a reputation as one of the few...

CD Review: Astghik Martirosyan, Distance

Astghik Martirosyan, a gifted vocalist and composer, graces the world with her debut album, “Distance,” a compelling exploration of her artistic prowess and heartfelt...