CD Reviews

CD Review: The Beast in the Blueprint

‘It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change’ Miles Davis Led by the formidable talent that is Jemma...

CD Review – Gerald Cleaver: Live at Firehouse 12

Gerald Cleaver is definitely one of the most versatile and eclectic drummers on the modern jazz scene. His respect for dynamics and melody makes him very expressive and perfectly...

CD Review – Tricycle plays with subdued virtuosity

A tricycle has, as the name says, three wheels. The band Tricycle has three members, the leader and accordionist Tuur Florizoone, Philippe Laloy (sax and bass flute) and Vincent...

Sonia Pinto, Why try to change me now | CD Review

I recently received the new album from Portuguese vocalist Sonia Pinto and what a surprise it is. I receive many CD’s for review however rarely does one grab your...

Giuseppe Millaci, The Endless Way – CD Review

Last week Italian Bassist and composer Giuseppe Millaci released his second CD as a leader titled “The Endless Way”. This release follows his 2017 debut “Songbook” and...

Marco Marconi, New Roads CD Review

Virtuoso pianist Marco Marconi, originally from Citta’ di Castello (located in the lovely little Italian region of Umbria) and now a London resident, continues to amaze me. His...

Lisa Rich ‘Highwire’ Album Review

Back in the eighties, American vocalist, Lisa Rich’s career was developing into something wonderful. She performed with the Baltimore Symphony orchestra, was an artist in...

Judy Wexler’s ‘Crowded Heart’ Album review

American Jazz vocalist and song archaeologist Judy Wexler’s new album ‘Crowded Heart’ has received incredible reviews. It reached No.1 in the iTunes Jazz Chart and the...

‘LE JARDIN’ by Julien Dubois – CD Review

In his album ‘Le Jardin’, French saxophonist Julien Dubois describes himself as a ‘gardener of sounds’. Having planted his musical seed, he carefully nurtures and tends...

Melaine Bong – CD Review – Gypsy Fire

Melaine Bong was born in Munich as the daughter of a baltic-prussian painter and a sinto (gypsy) singer-musician.  As a young child, Melaine would create her own short...

Ashley Henry’s “Beautiful Vinyl Hunter” album review

“Beautiful Vinyl Hunter” (Sony Music) is out on Friday this week (Sept 06th) and it is, in short, an amazing amalgam of jazz drawing from many influences, beats, hip hop,...