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Featured Gig | Hilario Durán Trio – Bimhuis Amsterdam

On Saturday 5 September the Bimhuis in Amsterdam will host Cuban pianist/composer Hilario Durán. Hilario Durán makes his instrument sound like an orchestra and this virtuoso...

Interview with Ntjam Rosie

Ntjam Rosie is an amazing addition to the soul/jazz music scene in the Netherlands and, without doubt, soon the world. With Cameroon as her birth-place and the Netherlands as her...

Ornette Coleman dies age 85

Today we received the sad news that Ornette Coleman, a major innovator of the free jazz movement, passed away aged 85. Coleman suffered a cardiac arrest, Thursday, and passed away...

Featured Gig | “Hammond Eggs” feat. Randy Brecker & Bob Mintzer,

Line up : Randy Brecker- trumpet; Bob Mintzer – tenor sax; Paulo Morello – guitar; Jermaine Landsberger – Hammond B3 organ); Christoph Huber- drums For this new...

Festival Round-up | Semana Internacional de Jazz – Tenerife

Once again the European festival season is at our doorstep and as usual Jazz In Europe will be highlighting a number of Festival’s in unique locations. First cab off the...

CD Review | Theo Jackson – Shoeless and the Girl

By: Peter McLaren | Photo’s courtesy Theo Jackson’s debut release “Shoeless and the Girl” on Dot Time Records is a collection if eight original vocal tracks bundled...

Dot Time Records announces the signing of UK based guitarist Maciek Pysz.

Dot Time Records today announced the signing of guitarist Maciek Pysz. Originally from Poland, Maciek moved to London in 2003 and quickly established himself in the London jazz...

Al Di Meola at Milan’s Blue Note Jazz Club

Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has...

Product Review | Overscore Manuscript Tape

I’m sure I’m not the only person on earth that once in a while sees a new product and thinks “Now, why didn’t I think of that!” Earlier this month (and...

Phil Markowitz – Zach Brock Quartet | Perpetuity.

Dot Time Records | D9031 While pianist Phil Markowitz is well known to the European jazz scene his partner in this new venture, Zach Brock, is new to me. With a little research it...

Paul Jost | Breaking Through

Paul Jost | Breaking Through Dot Time Records In the course of my work as a journalist I receive many CD’s for review, some good, some not so good and some exceptional. Paul...