CD Reviews

CD Review: Odense Jazz Orchestra, It Takes All Kinds To Make A World.

Recently I had the pleasure of receiving a pre-release streaming link for a new album by the forward-thinking Odense Jazz Orchestra featuring music from Frederik Lundin. The full...

CD Review: Helena Kay’s Kim Trio, Golden Sands

Helena Kay is a tenor saxophonist and composer based in London, originally from Perth in Scotland. They moved to London in 2012 to study at Guildhall and have since won various...

CD Review: Matthias Schwengler, Soulcrane & Strings.

Cologne based trumpet player Matthias Schwengler formed his Soulcrane project some years ago, in fact, it was in 2015 that the band first came together. The concept was to create...

CD Review: Tobias Hoffmann Jazz Orchestra, Conspiracy

What happens when your ambitious musical plans outstrip the line-up of the band that you put together for the first album? Recruit a new selection of musicians and create a Big...

CD Review: Allison Wheeler, Winterspring

Can a debut album still make or break an artist? This question has come to mind when listening to “Winterspring,” a new release and the debut of the jazz vocalist Allison...

CD Review: Onwards, Asha Parkinson’s Kalpadruma

The Kalpadruma Collective was founded in 2017 by Asha Parkinson, an up-and-coming young musician and composer looking to cross genre boundaries and diversify the styles of jazz...

CD Review: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Ghost Song

Every once in a while, an artist comes along who challenges the norm, be that because of their musicianship or singing ability. In the case of Cécile Mclorin Salvant, it is...

CD Review: Erik Leuthäuser, In the land of Ronny Whyte.

“In the land of Ronny Whyte” is the latest offering from German based vocalist Erik Leuthäuser along with his long time collaborator, pianist Wolfgang Köhler. Continuing on...

CD Review: Spiral Trio, Broken Blue.

As a true fan of the piano trio format, when this album by the Greek based Spiral Trio landed in my in box, my interest was immediately peaked. Consisting of Spyros Manesis piano,...

CD Review: Denis Gäbel, The Mingus Sessions

Last month Mons Records released German saxophonist Denis Gäbel’s latest album titled the “Mingus Sessions”. As the title suggests, the album is dedicated to the music of...

Album Review: Gianni Gebbia Magnetic Trio, live

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd edition of the Sicilia Jazz Festival in Palermo. As often happens when attending a festival some of the most exciting performances...