CD Reviews

CD Review | Magnus Thuelund “First Song”

It would seem a trend at the moment for horn players to produce trio albums without a chordal instrument (piano or guitar etc) and Magnus Thuelund’s new trio release...

CD Review | Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics

Mac Gollehon was born in North Carolina and played blues guitar until around aged 10 his father, the trumpet player Joe Gollehon , got him playing a trumpet. At 13, Mac met...

CD Review | Simona Parrinello – Con Alma

This life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good. Simona Parrinello’s début release “Con Alma (Dot Time Records DT9049) falls into the first category....

Cd Review | Avishai Cohen – ‘Into the Silence

European tour of trumpeter Avishai Cohen Beautiful tribute to late father on cd ‘Into the Silence’ Tragedy and drama are often a good breeding ground for artistic top...

EP Review | Skylark – Kitty La roar (Featuring Nick Shankland)

This EP of 4 songs from Kitty La Roar and Nick Shankland opens with ‘Skylark’, the 1941 song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Hoagy Carmichael. Considering the...

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...