CD Reviews

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...

Laïka Fatien, Come a little closer | CD Review

By Enrique Alonso Elegance, sensuality and purity define one of the best voices on the current female jazz vocal scene, Laïka Fatien charts a course without breaking the link...

Chick Corea’s ‘Trilogy’ | CD Review

By: Peter Beije One of the best concerts I attended in 2014 was the performance of Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke at Ghent Jazz Festival. The duo gave a thrilling show where the...

Renaud Garcia-Fons | Beyond The Double Bass

By DAN BILAWSKY | Courtesy of  ALL ABOUT JAZZ It’s often tempting for musicians to project limitations onto an instrument, but in truth, the instrument rarely deserves...

CD Review | Tineke Postma – Greg Osby | Sonic Halo

It took some effort however the album Sonic Halo by saxophonists Tineke Postma and Greg Osby has eventually been released. Record label Challenge Records has been able to bring...

Phil Markowitz – Zach Brock Quartet | Perpetuity.

Dot Time Records | D9031 While pianist Phil Markowitz is well known to the European jazz scene his partner in this new venture, Zach Brock, is new to me. With a little research it...

Millennium Jazz Orchestra | Safety Zone

By JACK BOWERS | Courtesy of All About Jazz Millennium Jazz Orchestra: Safety Zone With the release of its eighth album, Safety Zone, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra from the...

Paul Jost | Breaking Through

Paul Jost | Breaking Through Dot Time Records In the course of my work as a journalist I receive many CD’s for review, some good, some not so good and some exceptional. Paul...

Yvonne Walter | Bitter Sweet

Ann Burton, in the Netherlands known as the antipode of Rita Reys, has been for years one of the leading jazz vocalists in Europe. Where Rita Reys with great panache and...

CD Review | Eric Ineke, Cruisin’

After decades as a sideman drummer Eric Ineke started his own group in 2006: The Eric Ineke JazzXpress.  With the JazzXpress, Eric is joined by four top Dutch musicians....

CD Review | Oaktree “Well”

The main instrument on ‘Well’, the new cd by OakTree, is the voice. The trio consisting of vocalist Sarah Klenes, cellist Michael Osborne and accordionist Thibault Dill added...