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Shatner’s Bassoon – ‘Disco Erosion’ CD review by Sammy Stein

Shatner’s Bassoon are Leeds based and were formed in 2010 and comprise Johnny Richard on keyboards, Michael Bardon, bass, Craig Scott (Ikestra) on guitar, Oliver Dover, on alto...

Laurens Patzlaff Concert review by Sammy Stein in Quito, Ecuador

  Last night at La Casa de la Musica in Quito, Ecuador, something very rare happened.  A German pianist named Laurens Patzlaff, influenced so we were told by Oscar Peterson...

‘Spin Cycle’ – CD Review by Sammy Stein

Spin Cycle were founded in 2014 by drummer Scott Neumann and saxophone player Tom Christensen. Scott Neumann began with the Woody Herman Orchestra and is now one of New York’s...

Jan Sturiale – ‘ROADMAPS’ CD review by Sammy Stein

Guitar player Jan Sturiale is an independent musician, composer and performing artist who is not easily categorised (definitely my kind of performer). He has worked with many...

Carmela Rappazzo – ‘Howlin’ At The Moon’ – CD review by Sammy Stein

Carmela Rappazzo is a born story teller. She also has a lovely voice. I know both these things because she sang at the inaugural London Jazz Platform I curated back in June of...

Mats Gustafsson Trio Fire! – CD ‘The Hands’ Reviewed by Sammy Stein

On 26th January Rune Grammofon unleashed (and I do mean unleashed) something special. This label has been releasing great music for over 20 years and with ‘The Hands’ they...

Op-Ed: Sammy Stein on Women in Jazz.

Editors note: Sammy Stein offers her opinion on the ongoing challenges she believes women still face in the UK Jazz music industry. It is now vital that a societal attitude-shift...

Ed Jones ‘For Your Ears Only’ CD Review by Sammy Stein

Ed Jones has been a well-connected musician for many years and worked with a huge range of musicians ranging in style from free jazz pioneers to contemporary and modern jazz. His...

Mark Wade “Moving Day” CD Review by Sammy Stein

Editors notes: Voted one of the top 10 bassists of 2016 by Downbeat Magazine, bassist and composer Mark Wade releases his highly anticipated second album on 19th January 2018....

‘JULIA BIEL’ – CD Review by Sammy Stein

Julia Biel has a great voice. That is possibly the understatement of the year so far. Julia has been described as ‘the best British vocalist to emerge in an age’ by The...

Delfeayo Marsalis, Kalamazoo CD Review.

Delfeayo Marsalis has released ‘Kalamazoo’ (An Evening With Delfeayo Marsalis), his first live recorded CD on Troubador Jazz Records. For such an established musician,...