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CD Review: Ludovico Carmenati, In The Afternoon.

“In the afternoon” is a re-release of the ambitious project by Gianludovico Carmenati on RaRa Records. The album has been re-released in 2021 in a new remastered version...

Christian Sands Receives NAACP Image Award Nomination.

Christian Sands has continued to receive critical acclaim for his 2020 album, Be Water. The pianist and composer was honored to receive a NAACP Image Awards nomination for...

Live Stream: Bergmann-Moritz Quintet live from Syke (Germany)

Since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic we have been keen to alert out readers to high quality Live Stream Concerts. For example the series produced by the Rudy van Gelder...

Storyville Records to release Jim Hall Jazzpar Quartet + 4

Between 1990 and 2005 the Jazzpar Awards, founded by trumpeter Arnvid Meyer were a staple of the Danish jazz scene. Each year the international jury, mostly comprised of the...

Yelena Eckemoff to release “Adventures of the Wildflower”

Pianist-composer Yelena Eckemoff will release her most elaborate and ambitious musical work yet with ‘Adventures of the Wildflower’, on 19 March on the label L&H...

7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 2020 Edition: Winners Announced!

Last Saturday the winners of the fifth edition of the global jazz contest promoted by the 7 Virtual Jazz Club association were announced. The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Global...

CD Review: Susanna Aleksandra, The Siren

OK, so it’s time to come out of the closet and tell the world that I like creative vocal jazz. I’m also quite partial to Scandinavian music so when this album hit my...

Ron Carter & Albert “Tootie” Heath join Greg Skaff for trio album.

Fans of Greg Skaff may know him as one of modern jazz’s premier organ jazz guitarists through his own trios with hard-grooving greats like Mike LeDonne and Pat Bianchi; or as a...

A Foreigner’s Guide to Polish Jazz

Yesterday I happened to be speaking with a colleague who is quite familiar with the current Polish jazz scene. I mentioned the article below, first published here some 7 years...

Ubuntu Music Signs UK Guitarist Nigel Price.

Ubuntu Music recently announced the signing of UK jazz guitarist, Nigel Price, for the release of his next Organ Trio album titled, “Wes Reimagined”. Featuring a...

CD Review: Dimitri Howald’s Ilja, Spiritual Cycle

Swiss based guitarist Dimitri Howald released his latest album with his Ilja project titled “Spiritual Cycle” late in 2020. Most people would not believe the volume of...