CD Reviews

CD Review | Maciek Pysz “A Journey”

Maciek Pysz is an artist that has been on my radar form some time now. Originally from Poland Maciek moved to London in 2003 and quickly established himself as one of the rising...

CD Review | Ola Onabule: “It’s The Peace That Deafens”

By: Peter McLaren | Photo’s courtesy of the artist It was earlier this year that I first became aware of the British-Nigerian vocalist Ola Onabule. It was  after reading...

CD Review | The Necks – Vertigo

The Necks comprise Chris Abrahams on piano Tony Buck on percussion and Lloyd Swanton on bass. Chris Abrahams is from Oamaru, New Zealand but grew up in Sydney, Australia and has...

CD Review | Marco Marconi Trio “Nordik”

Every so often the fates contrive to bring together musicians of incredible talent, put them in the hands of a good recording engineer, give them a good producer and the result is...

CD Review | Toine Thys Trio: “Grizzly”

By: Peter Bieje Toine Thys’s trio plays in a traditional line-up of reeds, percussion and organ however the music on their new cd “Grizzly” is anything but traditional....

Enrico Pieranunzi, Tina May, Tony Coe | Home Is Where The Heart Is

Enrico Pieranunzi is an Italian pianist and composer who has worked with Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Bill Smith and many more. He received the Djangodor Award (France) for best...

CD Review | The Spike Orchestra – Ghetto

The Spike Orchestra was formed in 2011 by composers and leaders Sam Eastmond and Nikki Franklin.  As well as the 22 strong orchestra, the album introduces the 6 piece Spiketet...

CD Review | Theo Jackson – Shoeless and the Girl

By: Peter McLaren | Photo’s courtesy Theo Jackson’s debut release “Shoeless and the Girl” on Dot Time Records is a collection if eight original vocal tracks bundled...

CD Review | The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet: Come To Me

By ROGER FARBEY | Courtsey of All About Jazz Drummer Asaf Sirkis co-leads this international group along with Polish singer Sywia Bialas (who actually resides in Germany) and two...

CD Review | Dave Bass: NYC Sessions

By DAN BILAWSKY | Courtsey of All About Jazz Life has a funny way of bringing us back to what we love. Need proof? Just look at Dave Bass. After starting on a musical path in...

CD Review | Donny McCaslin, Fast Future

By MARK F. TURNER | Courtsey of All About Jazz Saxophonist Donny McCaslin brought a fresh perspective to the acoustic-electronic jazz soundscape with 2012’s Casting for...