Reviews

Gig Review: Marta Capponi at the 606

When I interviewed jazz vocalist and composer Marta Capponi last year to discuss her recent album, Life Within, I spoke of her indefinable magical quality and sparkle. I referred...

CD Review: Sameka, Introducing Sameka

Introducing Sameka, as the title eludes to, is the debut album from the German band of the same name. Released on the German label Mons Records, the album contains mostly original...

CD Review: Germana Stella La Sorsa, Vapour

Last month , Italian jazz vocalist Germana Stella La Sorsa released her debut album titled “Vapour” on the British label 33 Jazz. La Sorsa, now resident in London, has...

Album Review: Paul Jost, While We Were Gone.

Since first hearing his 2019 release “Simple Life”, I have to admit I’ve become quite a fan of New York based vocalist Paul Jost. That said, when his latest...

Album Review: Marcin Wasilewski Trio, En attendant

“En attendant” is the latest work of the polish pianist Marcin Wasilewsky and marks his seventh release for the German label ECM (and the fifth exclusively with his trio). The...

Concert Review: Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis, Live in Moscow.

Having been active in this business for over 40 years, it’s not often that you can claim a week full of first’s, however that’s exactly what I experienced in...

Album Review: Fay Claassen & David Linx – And Still We Sing

As a self confessed fan of jazz vocals and for that matter big band music, when I received the latest album from Fay Claassen and David Linx together with the WDR big Band to...

‘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...

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...

First-ever Italian Jazz Gala celebrates international friendship through music

Although progress is rocky and uncertain, the world seems to be opening up again slowly. International travel is still complicated, but that never stopped Polish saxophonist and...

CD Review: Emil de Waal, Vente

Danish drummer Emil de Waal, whose name fooled me into assuming he would be Belgian, released his sixth album as leader of this formation, Vente, on July 2. He is joined by...