Reviews

CD Review: Tracye Eileen, You Hit The Spot.

You Hit The Spot, sees Chicago based vocalist Tracye Eileen return to her roots as a straight-ahead jazz vocalist for her fourth release as a leader. Her previous releases...

CD Review: Franziska Loos, Generation Anything

Tony Ozuna recently posed the question in a recent review on this platform “Can a debut album still make or break an artist?”. Well that’s a difficult question...

CD Review: Olivier Chavet, Racines

Born in Aachen, raised in Belgium and now living in the Eifel, one of Germany’s most picturesque regions, drummer Olivier Chavet recently released his debut album as a...

CD Review: Alex Paxton, ilolli-pop

Bowled over by irrepressible trombonist-improvisor Alex Paxton’s debut album Music For Bosch People last year, it was a no-brainer to want to hear his new release ilolli-pop...

CD Review: Dirk Schilgen, Out Into New

Recorded in August 2021 at Kleine Audiowelt studio, Sandhausen, Germany, “Out Into New” is the latest offering, released through Mons Records, from drummer Dirk Schilgen who...

CD Review: Odense Jazz Orchestra, It Takes All Kinds To Make A World.

Recently I had the pleasure of receiving a pre-release streaming link for a new album by the forward-thinking Odense Jazz Orchestra featuring music from Frederik Lundin. The full...

CD Review: Helena Kay’s Kim Trio, Golden Sands

Helena Kay is a tenor saxophonist and composer based in London, originally from Perth in Scotland. They moved to London in 2012 to study at Guildhall and have since won various...

CD Review: Matthias Schwengler, Soulcrane & Strings.

Cologne based trumpet player Matthias Schwengler formed his Soulcrane project some years ago, in fact, it was in 2015 that the band first came together. The concept was to create...

CD Review: Tobias Hoffmann Jazz Orchestra, Conspiracy

What happens when your ambitious musical plans outstrip the line-up of the band that you put together for the first album? Recruit a new selection of musicians and create a Big...

CD Review: Allison Wheeler, Winterspring

Can a debut album still make or break an artist? This question has come to mind when listening to “Winterspring,” a new release and the debut of the jazz vocalist Allison...

CD Review: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Ghost Song

Every once in a while, an artist comes along who challenges the norm, be that because of their musicianship or singing ability. In the case of Cécile Mclorin Salvant, it is...