Interviews

An Interview with Aruán Ortiz

I was so impressed by Aruán Ortiz’ solo piano album, Cub(an)ism, that I felt impelled to interview him for this blog. He was very busy at the time with a concert tour, and then...

Christian Sands is Reaching for the future.

Having been around in the jazz world for close on 40 years I’ve seen generations come and go. With each changing of the guard we see new players come onto the scene,...

CD Review ~ “Möbius Strip” by Möbius Strip

Italian jazz fusion quartet Möbius Strip has had a mini album released a few months ago on French label Musea Records. On listening to the debut album that takes its name from...

Mads Mathias | A Modern Day Crooner

This summer Danish Singer and Saxophonist Mads Mathias returns to the UK for a number of performances including a BBC Prom appearance. Mads is already somewhat of a star in his...

5 Questions to Georgia Mancio, asked by Erminia Yardley

With her new album, Songbook, due for release on 23rd April and its official launch at Ronnie Scott’s recently, vocalist and lyricist Georgia Mancio tells me about her work with...

The Inimitable Uli Beckerhoff – Part 1

Check out our very own inhouse JazzTalk.News podcast series for 2019 with our very own knowledgeable editor In chief – Nigel J. (JazzTalk.News uses the Photo by Jason...

Jazz Guitarist Chris Standring ~ A Live London Recording Session with special guest artist Mica Paris

Erminia Yardley talks to jazz guitarist Chris Standring in anticipation of his “very special” gig at Cadogan Hall in London on 5th March. 1) Chris, at the end of this...

Violinist Tim Kliphuis: ‘Jazz musicians should think out of the box more’

Dutch jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis (1974) is a busy man. He performs with his trio, his sextet and has several programs with chamber orchestras and symphonic orchestras. This year...

Rob van Bavel and son Sebastiaan keep on exploring jazz

Rob van Bavel (1965) and his son Sebastiaan (1991) are gifted pianists. Considered as premiere jazz sons of the Netherlands. Both of them also have a penchant for classical...

Ahmad Jamal – One of A Kind

As one of the major architects of modern jazz piano, he has a gift for melody, broad and open harmonic palette, and astonishing rhythmic drive. “I’ve been around a long, long...

Angus Bayley CD Review and Q&A.

“Scrapbook”, a 9-track album released in autumn this year on the Spark label, is the work of Angus Bayley, composer and musician as well as scientist!  All of the tracks but...