CD Reviews

‘Red Flags & High Heels’ ~ New album review

The authentic enquiring personality of Fiona Ross seems to function on copious cups of hot tea and the companionship of her cat affectionately named ‘Kitten’. A personality...

“The spiritual touch” Paul Edis’ new album strikes perfection!

There is a certain type of music that, when in the air, evokes a million memories of times gone by. British pianist Paul Edis releases his new aptly titled album “The Still...

CD Review: KunaTones, Between Past and Future

The Hungarian jazz fusion band KunaTones have been taking the Hungarian music scene by storm for quite some time, previously under the name the Fourtissimo Jazz Orchestra. They...

The power of music: Chris Standring at his best

It’s September! – My favourite month of the year, nature changes, leaves are falling but there is still warmth in the air and some flowers are still in bloom! The world...

CD Review: Emil de Waal, Vente

Danish drummer Emil de Waal, whose name fooled me into assuming he would be Belgian, released his sixth album as leader of this formation, Vente, on July 2. He is joined by...

CD Review: Terje Gewelt, House On A Hill – Norway’s Hidden Gem.

On “House On A Hill“, bassist Terje Gewelt’s 12th album as a leader, he has finally come up with his masterpiece. Recorded after having spent most of 2020 at home, there...

CD Review: Rudiger Bauldaf, Strawberry Fields

‘Strawberry Fields’ is the latest release from German trumpeter Rudiger Bauldaf. This recording is the follow up to the 2017 release, also on Mons Records, titled...

CD Review, Nick Kerkhoff, Here and now.

Perhaps one of the better aspects of being a music journalist is discovering new talent. Leading on from this point, recently I received a pre-release link of the debut album from...

CD Review: Clare Foster, Kumbhaka

Vocalist, lyricist, composer and educator Clare Foster released her new album Kumbhaka in December, but I must say as the blue skies are arriving and summer is on its way, it is...

CD Review: Pinheiro, Ineke, Cavalli Trio | ‘Turn Out The Stars – The Music of Bill Evans’

The trio of guitarist Ricardo Pinheiro, drummer Eric Ineke and bassist Massimo Cavalli have released a new CD titled ‘Turn Out The Stars – The Music of Bill...

“Hope” over Gloom – Tomáš Liška & Invisible World

In these times of a sometimes hopeless horizon for musicians due to the more-or-less cultural shutdown for live performances in clubs and concert halls, a revival of prescient...