Reviews

CD Review: Billy Drummond, Valse Sinistre

Earlier this summer, New York based drummer Billy Drummond released his latest album as a leader on Cellar Music, it’s the first since this 1996 “Cult Hit” Dubai...

CD Review: Oldřich Janota, Vzpomínáš, Méďo?

Oldřich Janota is a Czech folk-rock songwriter, singer and guitarist who has been a vital presence for the experimental rock and alternative folk scene for over four decades, so...

CD Review: Gilles Peterson & Lionel Loueke, HH Reimagined

New York City-based, West African guitarist Lionel Loueke is a Blue Note artist, which certainly helped to get the legendary pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Wayne Shorter...

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 Guido May, Flow

German based drummen Guido May recently released his latest CD titled ‘Flow”. For those unfamiliar with Guido, he is one of Germany’s top Jazz and Funk drummers...

Festival Review: The Red Sea Jazz Festival 2022

Earlier this month the Red Sea Jazz Festival took place again at full strength in the harbor of the Israeli city of Eilat. Having previously not visited Israel, when the...

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...