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David Helbock Trio | Tapping into Austrian Soul Jazz | Review & Tour Dates

American jazz composers and particularly the pianists have not been shy to take inspiration from Classical music over the years, since the time of Duke Ellington, and Art Tatum....

Oran Etkin Trio at Jazz Dock, Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival presents a nation-wide tour (in the Czech Republic) of Oran Etkin’s various projects: Timbalooloo concerts for kids, Gathering Light concerts and a...

Master Musicians of Joujouka led by Bachir Attar | European Tour April 2017

What does Ornette Coleman. The funk-master electric bassist of jazz and world music groove, Bill Laswell, Brian Jones, and  the Rolling Stones’ have in common…the...

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...