CD Reviews

CD Review: ‘Room of Silence’ by Chris Gall

Editors note: Chris Gall is a well known Munich based pianist who justifiable has a great reputation both in the jazz community and beyond. Chris naturally migrates across...

CD Review | Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre, “Hand in Hand”

Hand in Hand is the latest release from Belgium based duo Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre. According to the press release that accompanied this album, the album title Hand in...

Vitor Pereira Quintet album review

The self-funded third album by the Portuguese born and London based guitarist Vitor Pereira and his Quintet, “Somewhere in the Middle”, will launch at the Vortex in London on...

CD Review: Gisela Berndt & Band – Nach Norden

This is personal now! That’s my initial reaction to Singer-Songwriter Gisela Berndt’s new album Nach Norden and Berndt really gets into each lyric and delivers it in a way...

Robert Mitchell’s ‘Epiphany’ EP Review

Pianist, composer, innovator, festival creator, and curator, Robert Mitchell is THE artist par excellence. With his latest EP, “Epiphany” released on the Depth of Field label...

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...