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Album Review: Paul Jost, While We Were Gone.

Since first hearing his 2019 release “Simple Life”, I have to admit I’ve become quite a fan of New York based vocalist Paul Jost. That said, when his latest...

Album Review: Fay Claassen & David Linx – And Still We Sing

As a self confessed fan of jazz vocals and for that matter big band music, when I received the latest album from Fay Claassen and David Linx together with the WDR big Band to...

CD Review: Rudiger Bauldaf, Strawberry Fields

‘Strawberry Fields’ is the latest release from German trumpeter Rudiger Bauldaf. This recording is the follow up to the 2017 release, also on Mons Records, titled...

CD Review, Nick Kerkhoff, Here and now.

Perhaps one of the better aspects of being a music journalist is discovering new talent. Leading on from this point, recently I received a pre-release link of the debut album from...

CD Review: Airelle Besson, Try

French trumpeter Airelle Besson will release her new album “Try” on March 5th. This album is the follow up to her 2015 debut “Radio One”. “Try”...

CD Review: Christian Sands, Be Water

Pianist Christian Sands recently released his latest album on Mack Avenue Records titled “Be Water”. Christian is no stranger to Jazz In Europe, in fact, he was...

Simon Deeley’s Blue Haze | Afan’s Dance

Afan’s Dance is the latest release from the Welsh based pianist Simon Deeley. Hailing from the Midlands region, Simon was a regular on the Birmingham & area jazz scene...

Pepa Niebla | Renaissance

Vocalist and composer Pepa Niebla released “Renaissance”, her first album of original compositions following her releases Pepa Niebla Project and Pepa Niebla &...

CD Review: Radio Bévort | Blik.

I’ve always been a fan of Scandinavian Jazz and when this recording by Radio Bévort, a group lead by Danish saxophonist and composer Pernille Bévort, landed in my inbox I...

CD Review: Soulcrane feat. Matthew Halpin, “Another Step We Take”

Some time back I received a new album from German trumpeter Matthias Schwengler and his band Soulcrane titled “Another Step We Take”. The Band name at first glance is...

CD Review: Emilia Vancini and Augusto Pirodda | And If You Fall, You Fall

I hate to say this, but often when first picking up an album for review I find I have already formed an opinion before even listening to the recording. The art-work, packaging,...