CD Reviews

Dexter Gordon & Herman Schoonderwalt – The Dutch Jazz Archive releases.

It was 1963 when tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon played first played in the Netherlands. Jazz Club Persepolis in Utrecht had booked the American, who at that time lived in...

CD Review | Gasy Jazz Projects | Gabrielle Koehlhoeffer

Gasy Jazz Projects blends Jazz and Malagasy music. Malagasy music has long served a variety of secular and sacred purposes in Madagascar. Songs may accompany daily tasks, provide...

CD Review | ENJOY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 | Nikolas Anadolis Trio

Greek pianist Nikolas Anadolis, who studied with Fred Hersch at Berklee, definitely has his own style. His approach is more varied and exciting; he takes more risks and pulls them...

CD Review | Bob James, Espresso

Last Month Bob James released his new album titled “Espresso.” The album is Bob James’s first solo release since his 2006 album “Urban Flamingo” and sees him...

CD Review: Cyrille Aimée Live

The audience whoop and clap loudly as Michael Valeanu’s guitar riffs and Aimee hums her way into the first song, another whoop as they recognise the tune ‘It’s A Good...

CD Review | Nicole Johanntgen, Henry II

When she was a child living in south-west Germany, Nicole Johanntgen would be woken every morning by her father playing the trombone. The experience has clearly had lasting...

Viviana Zarbo album “Take Away” review.

Born and raised in the beautiful town of Agrigento in Sicily (Italy), Viviana Zarbo  was raised in a family where the arts, music, and theatre were a constant influence. Her...

Miriam Ast and Victor Gutierrez, Secret Songs | CD Review

German vocalist Miriam Ast and pianist Victor Gutierrez met while studying for their masters degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Having only performed together...

CD Review | Stanley Clarke, The Message

The first thing I noticed about the new album from bass master Stanley Clarke was the front cover photo. Clark is positioned in the background, arms folded while letting the...

CD Review | Paul Heller meets Roman Schwaller

Tenor saxophonist Paul Heller at the age of 47 has already produced a discography many jazz musicians twice his age would be envious of. His latest release “Paul Heller...

EP review – ‘What We had’ by Rebecca Angel

Rebecca Angel is fast emerging as a new jazz vocalist with a captivating voice which is already exploring different grooves. Not surprising when your raised in a well-known...