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Dot Time Records Launches Louis Armstrong Legacy Series.

By: Peter McLaren | Photos Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Some weeks back Dot Time Records announced an agreement with the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation to...

Meddy Gerville, Tropical Rain – CD Review

Hailing from the Réunion Island, Meddy Gerville has built a strong reputation both in Europe and USA for his unique blend of latin jazz fusion and his native Maloya (one of the...

Changes “1983” | CD Review

By Peter McLaren | Sidebar photo’s by Zbigniew Lewandowski In the 1970’s the German jazz scene was dominated by the avant-garde. The jazz journalist Bert Noglik noted:...

Bobby Selvaggio – Quantum Man

Cleveland based saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio continues to expand his discography with the release of “Quantum Man” (Dot Time Records DT9058). Quantum Man is quite a departure...

Amit Friedman, – Long Way To Go

Saxophonist, Amit Friedman is one of Israel’s top jazz musicians. Amit’s first album “Sunrise” on Origin Records records in 2012 put him on the map as an artist to...

Chuck Israels | 80 years and going strong.

Bassist Chuck Israels celebrates his 80th birthday today. With this in mind, I believe it’s a good moment to take a look at back at the extraordinary career of one of Jazz...

Interview | Martie Rikhof & Claudio Dauelsberg

Dutch born, Brazilian based vocalist Martie Rikhof recently released her debut CD “Quem Te Viu”. The CD recently appeared on my desk and being a self proclaimed musical snob...

Concert Review | Jazzahead Showcases and Clubnight.

Last Saturday I had the chance to make the yearly pilgrimage to Bremen for the 2016 edition of Jazzahead. Jazzahead has grown to become one of the most important events on the...

CD Review | Magnus Thuelund “First Song”

It would seem a trend at the moment for horn players to produce trio albums without a chordal instrument (piano or guitar etc) and Magnus Thuelund’s new trio release...

CD Review | Simona Parrinello – Con Alma

This life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good. Simona Parrinello’s début release “Con Alma (Dot Time Records DT9049) falls into the first category....

JazzAhead announces 2016 showcase program

This year, once again, the four jury teams selecting the showcase program had their hands full: a total of 587 bands from 43 countries submitted applications. This means an...