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Logan Richardson | On Blue Note | Late March EU Tour Dates

Blue Note is one of the most important jazz labels for their recordings in the 1960s and 70s. Vintage post-bop, soul jazz, funky groove, modern and experimental to post-modern,...

Hazmat Modine – A Weird American Post-Modern Blues & World Music Fusion Experience

Greil Marcus’s brilliant book “Weird America” was written to explore the secret roots of Bob Dylan’s music—obscure ballads and folk legends, which usually led to...

The Alex Skolnick Trio | Europe Unbound Tour (presented by Guitar Magazine) in March.

Alex Skolnick Trio—Jazz Rock On Text: Tony Ozuna Alex Skolnick is the veteran guitarist of Testament, a long-standing speed-metal outfit from the Bay Area, in California, but in...

Zhenya Strigalev’s Never Group on its Seemingly Never-Ending Tour

Zhenya Strigalev’s Never Group kicked off a second European tour at the end of October, to promote their 2016 release on Whirlwind Recordings. The Never Group is officially...

Grammy Nominated Ben Wendel – Jazz Torn between Two Coasts: Brooklyn & La-la Land

First, there was the worldwide acclaim for Kamasi Washington’s 2015 release “The Epic” to help to bring more attention to the West Coast, and especially Los Angeles long...

Dinosaur – Chamber Jazz From Another World

When the young British trumpeter, composer and bandleader, Laura Jurd, released her debut album “Landing Ground” in 2012 on the label Chaos Collective, it was as if the Harry...

Jochen Rueckert Quartet – the “Charm Offensive” Tour

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and Eastern Europe opened up to the West, including the quick merger of East and West Germany, the jazz drummer Jochen Ruecker (born 1975)...

Jason Lindner’s Now vs. Now

The New York-based keyboardist and pianist Jason Lindner recorded with David Bowie on “Blackstar” (2015), Bowie’s final album, a jazz-infused, melancholic yet soaring swan...

A French Jazz Shaman is Freed

Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a legendary jazz shaman on horns. As a soloist, he was capable of sounding like a full band by blowing hard and free into three alto saxophones at once,...

SUPERSILENT – a so-called Death Jazz trio

This may come across as sounding anti-American, says Tony Ozuna, but Europe and other regions around the world are now leading the way for new directions in jazz, with Norway, of...

Keeping Spiritual and Psychedelic Jazz Alive

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, previously known as simply The Pyramids are a spiritual and psychedelic jazz collective, which originated in Ohio, in the early 70s, yet...