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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...

CD Review | Paul Heller meets Roman Schwaller

Tenor saxophonist Paul Heller at the age of 47 has already produced a discography many jazz musicians twice his age would be envious of. His latest release “Paul Heller...

CD Review | John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album

Last Friday saw the release of “a lost” studio album by John Coltrane. Titled “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album,” it was recorded on 6 March, 1963 and...

CD Review | Zurich Jazz Orchestra, “Three Pictures”

For lovers of big band music Europe is a great place to be. The continent is rich in tradition and sports many top class professional ensembles. The Zurich Jazz Orchestra can...

CD Review | Larry Goldings – Peter Bernstein – Bill Stewart, Toy Tunes

The jazz world has seen many great organ trios over the years however Larry Golding’s trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart is not only one of the most innovative but...

CD Review | Fabio Marziali NY Quintet,| Windows and Light

Fabio Marziali is an Italian Alto Sax player currently living in Amsterdam. Named one of the most promising Italian jazz musicians on the scene at the moment. His new release...

CD Review | Jeff Hamilton Trio, “Live from San Pedro”

Last week saw the release of the Jeff Hamilton Trio’s latest album “Live from San Pedro” on Capri Records. Recorded live at the Alvas Showroom in San Pedro,...

Simon Lasky | About the Moment – CD Review

UK based pianist/ composer, Simon Lasky recently released his follow-up album to his debut release, “Story Inside”. Titled “About The Moment”, this new CD sees Simon in a...