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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...

The Brad Mehldau Trio. New Kinda Cool Jazz+May Euro Tour

The Brad Mehldau Trio is touring Europe with a new album, “Seymour Reads the Constitution” (Nonesuch, 2018). Their previous studio recording “Blues and Ballads” (2016)...

Prince of Drums – Jojo Mayer/Nerve – Euro Tour.

“Reverse-engineering” is the term drummer Jojo Mayer uses to describe his New York-based group Nerve, whose live sound is inspired by electronic beats. However, their sound...

Gregory Porter’s European Jazz tour continues to the end of May 2018

Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter is touring his newest album “Nat King Cole & Me” (Blue Note 2017) with songs recorded or inspired by one of his earliest and strongest...

Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet tours Europe in early April

Tomasz Stanko is a singular trumpeter and veteran on the European jazz scene, and with his New York quartet with three high profile younger players, it’s an opportunity to see...

Doug Hammond – A Detroit Jazz Legend with New Roots in Europe

Doug Hammond is an extraordinary jazz musician, composer, poet and writer who began recording on the legendary Detroit-based label Tribe in the early 1970s. He has worked with...