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Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet – The Critics’ Choice on Tour in Europe

On many best of the 2018 lists of jazz critics, Ambrose Akinmusire’s release “Origami Harvest” (Blue Note) is another addition to the crop of jazz greets both street rappers...

The Heliocentrics—Tis’ the Season of the Trip

Psychedelic jazz has been in a resurgence and likely connected to the commemorations of 1967 (50th year anniversary of the Summer of Love last year) and so many recollections this...

Marc Ribot Ceramic Dog – Hear Them Growl Euro Tour Nov/Dec 2018

Marc Ribot’s trio Ceramic Dog initially called itself a free jazz meets punk-funk, experimental-psychedelic, post-electronica collective. Beyond that, Ribot is a legendary...

Eivind Aarset | Norwegian Fire | Euro Tour

Catching a live performance by Eivind Aarset, from Norway is like seeing Jimi Hendrix live but instead playing futuristic electronically-snared jazz, or at least that was the only...

Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo-Pak Coalition – on tour in Europe 2018

Rudesh Mahanthappa beautifully blends new technology into his Jazz music. – Nigel J. EiC @ JazzInEurope.com In the mid 60s through the mid 1970s, Western jazz and rock...

The Bad Plus – Newest release “Never Stop II.”

The Bad Plus is in transition to promoting their thirteenth and newest release “Never Stop II.” “Never Stop” was their seventh release back in 2010, and which has made the...

Jazzanova – The Berliners Who Helped to Spark a Rebirth of Jazz in Europe

Editors note: Jazzanova go on a European tour in September 2018, details included below. Jazzanova was a leader on the nu jazz/electrojazz scene since the mid-90s as a collective...

Soft Machine, English Avant Jazz-Rock Fifty Years On

Soft Machine is a legendary English avant-jazz rock fusion group most prominent in the late 60s through the mid-70s. They evolved from a psychedelic-rock band to a most...

Grace Jones at Colours of Ostrava Festival

Featured Image by Andrea Klarin “Jazz” is how Grace Jones gently introduces and concludes the silky kind-of-jazz song “Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician” from her...

Kamasi Washington – Euro Tour in Progress – Man with a Message!

There have been instances when jazz artists have crossed over into soul or pop with a political message, and vice versa for extraordinary achievements, as singular recordings (one...

The Donny McCaslin Group: Going “Beyond Now”+May Euro Dates

Donny McCaslin began touring his recording “Beyond Now” (on Motema) in early 2017, and the interest in this one was exceptional: McCaslin’s “Beyond Now” tour was partly...