CD Reviews

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...

CD Review | John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album

Last Friday saw the release of “a lost” studio album by John Coltrane. Titled “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album,” it was recorded on 6 March, 1963 and...

CD Review | Zurich Jazz Orchestra, “Three Pictures”

For lovers of big band music Europe is a great place to be. The continent is rich in tradition and sports many top class professional ensembles. The Zurich Jazz Orchestra can...

CD Review | Beverley Beirne, Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun

Jazz artists have always covered the popular tunes of the day, such as Miles Davis’ recording of “My Funny Valentine,” and John Coltrane’s exquisite version of “My...

Wild Card “Life Stories” CD Review by Erminia Yardley

Rating:  If anyone has not come across Wild Card’s music, then I would strongly advise you to check the band out.  On their last album, “Life Stories” out now on Top End...

Kekko Fornarelli “Abaton” CD Review by Erminia Yardley

Uniquely creative jazz. One of the recent albums received this year, “Abaton”, on the newly formed Italian label, Eskape (from Bari),  is a work of 8 tracks, the shortest...

Collective-X “Love and Protest” CD Review by Erminia Yardley

“When we are dehumanised, we must fight to maintain our humanity.  We do that with love and we do that with protest.  We are forced to remind ourselves what makes us powerful...