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Franck Amsallem, Gotham Goodbye | CD Review

On the 20th of September French pianist Franck Amsallem’s will release new album “Gotham Goodbye” on the Jazz & People label. In 1981 Franck traveled to the...

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio, New Visions | CD Review

August 16 will see the release on Storyville Records of the latest album from Enrico Pieranunzi. As can be expected, the album sees Pieranunzi in a trio setting however not with...

Empirical, the knack for pushing boundaries

With the UK political world fully paralysed by Brexit, the opposite can be said for the UK jazz scene. It seems not only to be flourishing from a creative aspect but also from a...

Wendy Kirkland, The Music’s on Me | CD Review

The Music’s on Me is the latest album from Pianist/Vocalist Wendy Kirkland and follows her successful début Piano Divas album released in early 2017. The album contains a...

Arik Strauss Trio, Closing The Circle | CD Review

Closing the Circle once again sees pianist Arik Strauss in a piano trio format following up his last album “In Spite Of All” (2016). After moving to Berlin in 2016...

Fiona Ross, Fierce and Non-Compliant | CD Review

Fierce and Non-Compliant is the new album from UK based vocalist Fiona Ross. They say a picture paints a thousand words and this albums cover is no exception. Pictured is a very...

Adi Becker, “Babbelou” – CD Review

German Trombonist Adi Becker recently released his debut album as a band leader titled “Babbelou”. The Album was recorded with the Grand Central Orchestra Cologne,...

Paul Jost, Simple Life – CD Review.

It’s not a common occurrence that I receive an album that provokes an initial reaction of WOW! Recently this happened when a copy of Paul Jost’s latest album...

Dave Storey Trio | Bosco

Bosco is the Debut release from British drummer Dave Story. Joining Dave on this album are his longtime stage-mates, James Allsopp (saxophone) and Conor Chaplin (double bass). The...

Gregor Lisser, On Eleven | CD Review

Earlier this month Swiss Drummer and Percussionist Gregor Lisser released his debut album “On Eleven”. The album features a double quartet combining a string quartet...

E.J. Strickland – A warrior for peace.

New York based drummer E.J. Strickland belongs to the generation of jazz artists that rose from the City’s jazz scene in the 1990’s. Having worked as a sideman for some of the...