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CD Review: Mike De Souza, Chrysalis

November 2023 saw the release of “Chrysalis,” a captivating and inventive follow-up to guitarist and composer Mike De Souza’s debut album, “Slow...

CD Review: Peter Grabinger, Piano Works

German pianist Peter Grabinger introduces his latest musical venture, “Piano Works,” set to release on December 8, 2023, under the Mons Records label. This album marks...

Album Review: Tobias Haug, Awakening

Swiss saxophonist Tobias Haug recently released his latest album, “Awakening,” on the German based Mons Records label. Following his 2021 journey through “Empty...

CD Review: David Whitman, Ode to Joe

Released on September 15, “Ode to Joe” is the fourth album as a leader by Southern California based drummer and percussionist David Whitman. The album pays homage to...

CD Review: Klas Lindquist, Alternative Source of Energy

Swedish saxophonist and composer Klas Lindquist, a recipient of multiple prestigious awards, is set to unveil his latest album this autumn. Titled “Alternative Source of...

CD Review: Mirna Bogdanovic, Awake

Regular readers of my reviews have probably noticed that at times I can be a little picky when it comes to reviewing vocal albums. Recently I’ve had quite a few new vocal...

CD Review: Kaiser’s New World, Nighttrain

German based guitarist Frank Kaiser has just released the first album from his new project titled “Kaisers New World” that features Valentin Butt on bayan, the Russian...

CD Review: Edgar van Asselt, The Gentle Insult

Dutch composer, producer and keyboard player Edgar van Asselt released his latest album “The Gentle Insult” on the 13th of January 2023. Joined by Jeroen Vierdag on...

CD Review: Roberto Pistolesi, Open Lands and Moving People

Recently the latest album from drummer Roberto Pistolesi, titled “Open Lands and Moving People”, landed on my desk for review. Recently I’ve reviewed a number of...

MJF release Michel Petrucciani: The Montreux Years.

BMG and The Montreux Jazz Festival have today announced the release of “Michel Petrucciani: The Montreux Years” on Friday 07 April 2023 and available to pre-order now. The...

New release: Jonny Kerry, The Melody of You

British Jazz singer-songwriter, pianist & accordionist, Jonny Kerry recently embarked on a collaboration with fellow Accordion and bandoneon virtuoso, Richard Galliano and...