CD Reviews

We free queens (Rhoda Scott Lady Quartet)

Organist Rhoda Scott has been playing for over 40 years and delivers soul and jazz orientated music, playing often barefoot but always with a smile and grace. She has spent the...

Changes “1983” | CD Review

By Peter McLaren | Sidebar photo’s by Zbigniew Lewandowski In the 1970’s the German jazz scene was dominated by the avant-garde. The jazz journalist Bert Noglik noted:...

Dinosaur – Chamber Jazz From Another World

When the young British trumpeter, composer and bandleader, Laura Jurd, released her debut album “Landing Ground” in 2012 on the label Chaos Collective, it was as if the Harry...

Mike Casey | ‘The Sound Of Surprise: Live at The Side Door’

Mike Casey has been making waves in the jazz scene for some time now and his new album  ‘ The Sound Of Surprise: Live at The Side Door’ is a gem. Recorded live in one...

Bobby Selvaggio – Quantum Man

Cleveland based saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio continues to expand his discography with the release of “Quantum Man” (Dot Time Records DT9058). Quantum Man is quite a departure...

Jochen Rueckert Quartet – the “Charm Offensive” Tour

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and Eastern Europe opened up to the West, including the quick merger of East and West Germany, the jazz drummer Jochen Ruecker (born 1975)...

CD Review – Dave Liebman – Is seeing believing?

The essence of jazz is being timeless and that is exactly what marks this album. “Is seeing believing?” transports us to a point when jazz was the now and it spread like a...

Finally a worthy tribute to Don Byas in The Netherlands

The CD – “Don Byas meets the Jacobs Brothers” is not just a collection of songs. It gives a picture of an interesting part of Dutch jazz history: the mix of European...

Esteban Alvarez | ‘Tico Groove’

World-class Steinway pianist Esteban Alvarez has written music for a variety of ensembles, orchestras, and chamber groups in his time– from the Latin Jazz Ensemble, the Caribe...

Wanderlust by Mike Adcock | CD Review

Mike Adcock is an experienced musician, a player of the accordion and piano. Though a lot of his work has included improvised material he is not exclusively improvisational. He...

CD Review of Duncan Lamont’s – As if by Magic

Duncan Lamont has contributed hugely to the world of music. He has worked with Gil Evans, Henry Mancini, Norma Winstone, Tina May, Cleo Laine and many more. On this CD, he has...