CD Reviews

Wild Card “Life Stories” CD Review by Erminia Yardley

Rating:  If anyone has not come across Wild Card’s music, then I would strongly advise you to check the band out.  On their last album, “Life Stories” out now on Top End...

Kekko Fornarelli “Abaton” CD Review by Erminia Yardley

Uniquely creative jazz. One of the recent albums received this year, “Abaton”, on the newly formed Italian label, Eskape (from Bari),  is a work of 8 tracks, the shortest...

Collective-X “Love and Protest” CD Review by Erminia Yardley

“When we are dehumanised, we must fight to maintain our humanity.  We do that with love and we do that with protest.  We are forced to remind ourselves what makes us powerful...

CD Review | Larry Goldings – Peter Bernstein – Bill Stewart, Toy Tunes

The jazz world has seen many great organ trios over the years however Larry Golding’s trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart is not only one of the most innovative but...

Shatner’s Bassoon – ‘Disco Erosion’ CD review by Sammy Stein

Shatner’s Bassoon are Leeds based and were formed in 2010 and comprise Johnny Richard on keyboards, Michael Bardon, bass, Craig Scott (Ikestra) on guitar, Oliver Dover, on alto...

CD Review | The Hazelrigg Brothers “Songs We Like”

Every now and then something surprising pops into your in-box that makes you sit back and say WOW – where did that come from! Last week I had this experience when a friend...

CD Review | The Arúan Ortiz Trio, Live in Zurich

My first taste of Aruán Ortiz was his Hidden Voices CD, to which I gave a rave review when it appeared in late 2016. Here, it seems, he took his trio and three of the major...

‘Spin Cycle’ – CD Review by Sammy Stein

Spin Cycle were founded in 2014 by drummer Scott Neumann and saxophone player Tom Christensen. Scott Neumann began with the Woody Herman Orchestra and is now one of New York’s...

The Manhattan Transfer Co-founder Erin Dickins -‘Vignettes’ CD review

Erin Dickins is a New York based jazz singer and session vocalist. She was a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer; after five years singing ensemble music with the group, she...

Darwish ‘Reclamation’ CD Review by Erminia Yardley

“Reclamation” with its 17 tracks melodies, nu jazz, world music and suave tones all in one, was recently released by Two Rivers Records. Its talented artist, bassist Darwish,...

Pericopes +1 ‘Legacy’ CD Review by Erminia Yardley

Auand Records, the Southern Italian independent label (based in Bisceglie, Puglia) dedicated to genre-defying music (as quoted on its website), founded and run by the genius that...