New Releases

Fiona Ross launches new album at London’s PizzaExpress

Readers of Jazz In Europe will in no doubt know Fiona Ross who has been one of our senior writers for a number of years. Although well known as a writer Fiona is also a highly...

‘Red Flags & High Heels’ ~ New album review

The authentic enquiring personality of Fiona Ross seems to function on copious cups of hot tea and the companionship of her cat affectionately named ‘Kitten’. A personality...

Lady Blackbird releases Black Acid Soul.

Lady Blackbird didn’t mean to soundtrack a revolution. But last spring, that’s exactly what she did when on May 27th, 2020 the Los Angeles-based singer Marley Munroe released...

Fay Claassen joins forces with David Linx and the WDR Big Band for new album.

This coming Friday (10 September) will see the official release of vocalist, Fay Claassen’s latest album “And Still We Sing”. On this release Fay joins forces...

Nicholas Payton to release new album with Ron Carter and George Coleman.

This coming October will see the release of the latest album from Nicholas Payton titled “Smoke Sessions” where he finally realizes Long-Cherished Dream to Record with...

Astor Piazzolla, 100 years on, mixing jazz in tango.

Astor Piazzolla was born a hundred years ago. The Argentine bandoneon player and composer has ensured that tango occupies a prominent place in the contemporary music world. Like...

Wellington comes to Europe

“Braxton disciple’s latest among new releases from New Zealand” Three musicians whose new albums were launched at the recent Wellington Jazz Festival have combined...

Joey DeFrancesco brings out his full arsenal on ‘More Music’.

Hammond wizard Joey DeFrancesco has long been known as a multi-instrumentalist displaying his talent not only on the organ but also on trumpet. On his new album titled ‘More...

Madeleine Peyroux, Careless Love Forever.

When Madeleine Peyroux made her debut on the album “Dreamland” (in 1996), she began it with Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Her voice is much more...

Pianist Orin Evans releases ‘The Magic of Now’.

Last week New York based label Smoke Sessions released The Magic of Now, Orrin Evans’ sixth leader album for the label, and the 20th of the 46-year-old pianist-composer’s...

Craft Recordings announce special vinyl edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

It may seem a little preemptive to be speaking about Christmas releases in the middle of the summer however in the recording business if you don’t have your Christmas...