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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...

Arik Strauss Trio | Closing The Circle

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...

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...

CD Review | Ronnie Cuber, Live at Montmartre

When one thinks of jazz in the Danish capital it’s difficult not to include the name of the iconic venue Jazzhus Montmartre. Throughout history, the venue has played host to...

CD Review | Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre, “Hand in Hand”

Hand in Hand is the latest release from Belgium based duo Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre. According to the press release that accompanied this album, the album title Hand in...

CD Review | Bob James, Espresso

Last Month Bob James released his new album titled “Espresso.” The album is Bob James’s first solo release since his 2006 album “Urban Flamingo” and sees him...

Miriam Ast and Victor Gutierrez, Secret Songs | CD Review

German vocalist Miriam Ast and pianist Victor Gutierrez met while studying for their masters degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Having only performed together...