New Releases

Laurent De Wilde | New Monk Trio – CD Review

The New Monk Trio album sees a return to the piano trio format for French pianist Laurent De Wilde. The Album was initially released last year to the French market only however on...

Reggie Washington | Rainbow Shadows Vol2, CD Review

This album is the follow up to Reggie Washington’s successful 2015 release Rainbow Shadows Vol 1 and the continuation of his tribute to Jef Lee Johnson. This month marks 5...

WM Project Releases Debut Album.

On November 30, 2017, WM Project released their debut album “From a Familiar Place”. While WM Project is a brand-new constellation, the musical masterminds behind it,...

Philip Catherine, Selected Works 1974-1982 5CD Box Set | CD Review

Celebrating his 75th Birthday, Warner Music France has released a limited edition 5CD box set of music by guitarist Philip Catherine. Titled “Philip Catherine Selected Works...

An interview with bassist Reggie Washington.

Bassist Reggie Washington was a key participant in the Modern Jazz revolution of the 80’s and 90’s. His list of credits include touring, recording and performing with...

The revival of MPS Records.

MPS Records was founded in 1968 by Industrialist Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, an ardent audio engineer and amateur pianist who was crazy about music. In 1958 he built a recording...

Blue Note Launches Subscription Box Series

Blue Note Records have announced the introduction of a new vinyl subscription series titled Blue Note Review. Blue Note president Don Was stated “The digital transformation of...

Christos Rafalides releases new album ” Near & Dear”

This week saw the release of the new album from Greek vibraphone player Christos Rafalides. Born in 1972 in Kozani, Greece, Christos Rafalides can’t remember a time where he...

New Release | Dial & Oatts Rich DeRosa & The WDR Big Band

Last week saw the release of a new CD on the Zoho label titled “Rediscovered Ellington”. The album by Garry Dial, Dick Oatts, and Arranger/Conductor Rich DeRosa...

Art Pepper West Coast Sessions Volumes 2 & 3

In 2016 Omnivore recordings launched it’s series of Art Pepper recordings titled “West Coast Sessions”. Volume 1 & 2 included guest performances with Sonny Stitt...

Dot Time Records Launches Louis Armstrong Legacy Series.

By: Peter McLaren | Photos Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Some weeks back Dot Time Records announced an agreement with the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation to...