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Anthony Braxton – Diamond Curtain Wall Trio

Anthony Braxton, who turned 76-years-old in June, is touring Europe with his Diamond Curtain Wall Trio featuring Adam Matlock, who is an American experimental accordionist, and a...

‘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...

“The spiritual touch” Paul Edis’ new album strikes perfection!

There is a certain type of music that, when in the air, evokes a million memories of times gone by. British pianist Paul Edis releases his new aptly titled album “The Still...

Gig Review: Jazz gems hidden in Hilden

On September 13, the Blue Monday sessions roared back to life with a bang, a bop and a bit of Basie. Four outstanding jazzers hooked up to cut loose for the latest chapter in this...

CD Review: KunaTones, Between Past and Future

The Hungarian jazz fusion band KunaTones have been taking the Hungarian music scene by storm for quite some time, previously under the name the Fourtissimo Jazz Orchestra. They...

Gig Review: Fay Claassen & David Linx – Familiar voices, fresh ideas

Fay Claassen and David Linx joined forces with the WDR Big Band for a concert full of twists and turns on Friday, September 10. As two of Europe’s most celebrated vocalists,...

Makaya McCravan Channels the Late Gil Scott-Heron

The young drummer Makaya McCraven has been working up blistering jazz grooves with a poignant message on his latest recording. Born in Paris, France, but established now as the...

The power of music: Chris Standring at his best

It’s September! – My favourite month of the year, nature changes, leaves are falling but there is still warmth in the air and some flowers are still in bloom! The world...

Tommy Smith goes full-on orchestral and solo in contrasting concerts.

Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith plays two contrasting concerts over the weekend of September 24-26. In his role as its founder-director, Smith leads the internationally acclaimed...

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...