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Michael Janisch, Worlds Collide.

Bassist Michael Janisch is one of those unstoppable musicians that seems to thrive on having his fingers firmly planted in a multitude of pies. As a U.S. expat living in London,...

Photo Feature, Chris Drukker.

For this edition’s Behind the Lens feature, we cross the pond to meet New Jersey based photographer and graphic designer Chris Drukker. During his career, Chris has photographed...

Gig Review, Arik Strauss Trio live at the Loci Loft.

Recently I had the pleasure to travel to Berlin and enjoy the final days of summer in the German capital. This time around I decided to pass on my “Go To” jazz venues...

Ezra Weiss speaks about his new album and more.

Recently Portland-based pianist and composer Ezra Weiss released his latest album as a leader and debut album with his new form Big Band titled “We Limit Not the Truth of...

Joshua Espinoza, Journey into night | CD Review.

Baltimore based pianist Joshua Espinoza recently released his debut recording titled “Journey into night”. The album features a unique take on a rather eclectic range...

Ezra Weiss, We Limit Not the Truth of God | CD Review

I’ve received many CD’s recently that have some form of social commentary as part of their concept but none so “In your face” as the new album from...

Joey DeFrancesco, In The Key Of The Universe

Recently organist Joey DeFrancesco released his latest album on Mack Avenue titled “In The Key Of The Universe”. With this album, Joey takes a spiritual approach to the...

Joe Locke, Behind the Subtle Disguise.

Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the leading voices on his instrument. Born in California and raised in Rochester New York, Joe moved to New York City in...

The Gil Evans Orchestra, The Legacy Continues.

Early in January 1949, the first of three sessions took place that would eventually result in one of the most seminal recordings in the history of jazz, The Birth of the Cool....

Gregor Lisser speaks about his Double Quartet

Earlier this year a CD arrived on my desk from Swiss percussionist Gregor Lisser. Immediately what caught my attention with this CD was the line-up, a double quartet featuring a...

Peter Hedrich speaks about “New Hope” and more.

German trombonist Peter Hedrich released his debut album as a leader in April 2018. The album titled “New Hope” and features Peter’s long-time mentor Jiggs...