CD Reviews

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,...

Quentin Collins, Road Warrior | CD Review

“Road Warrior” met my CD player just over a week ago and it was love at first sight. I don’t do fluffy talk, I look for imagination and the creative behind every work of art...

JO, Party | CD Review

Triumphantly winning the Europäischer Burghauser Jazz Award 2015 and Getxo International Jazz Competition 2017, Cologne-based drummer Jo Beyer leads his quartet, JO, as they...

Joshua Espinoza, Journey into night | CD Review.

Baltimore based pianist Joshua Espinoza recently released his debut recording titled “Journey into night”. The album features a unique take on a rather eclectic range...

Franck Amsallem, Gotham Goodbye | CD Review

On the 20th of September French pianist Franck Amsallem’s will release new album “Gotham Goodbye” on the Jazz & People label. In 1981 Franck traveled to the...

The Best Summer 2019 releases as selected by Erminia Yardley

This Summer has been an interesting one, not just for the beautiful weather, albeit at times too hot for us in London (but, hey, I am not complaining), but also for the fact that...