Reviews

CD Review | Fred Hersch, Trio 97 @ the Village Vanguard

To say there has been a lot going on for pianist Fred Hersch during the last year or so would be an understatement. After a highly successful 2017/18 season, earlier this month...

CD Review | Ronnie Cuber, Live at Montmartre

When one thinks of jazz in the Danish capital it’s difficult not to include the name of the iconic venue Jazzhus Montmartre. Throughout history, the venue has played host to...

CD Review: ‘Room of Silence’ by Chris Gall

Editors note: Chris Gall is a well known Munich based pianist who justifiable has a great reputation both in the jazz community and beyond. Chris naturally migrates across...

CD Review | Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre, “Hand in Hand”

Hand in Hand is the latest release from Belgium based duo Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre. According to the press release that accompanied this album, the album title Hand in...

Sardinian Extravaganza part 2 – London

Remember I told you I attended the Theatralia Jazz Festival in Alghero (Sardinia – Italy), at the end of September, a part 1 of 2 of a new cultural and musical exchange...

Jazzfest Berlin 2018 reflections part 2

It was not until the third day of the festival that friends of classical jazz could rejoice, as the WDR Big Band reinterpreted the standards of the “Great American...

Vitor Pereira Quintet album review

The self-funded third album by the Portuguese born and London based guitarist Vitor Pereira and his Quintet, “Somewhere in the Middle”, will launch at the Vortex in London on...

Jeff Goldblum takes on Ronnie Scott’s

“Thursday nights at Ronnie Scott’s will never be the same again”…. This, I overheard, being said amongst two chaps who were leaving the venue after Mr Goldblum’s gig,...

CD Review: Gisela Berndt & Band – Nach Norden

This is personal now! That’s my initial reaction to Singer-Songwriter Gisela Berndt’s new album Nach Norden and Berndt really gets into each lyric and delivers it in a way...

Gig Review – Macy Gray live at Ronnie Scott’s

After attending and reviewing the Stefano Bollani gig at Ronnie’s. Once again I found myself sitting at Ronnies bar, this time on a very perilously wobbly stall waiting...

Orphy Robinson’s “Astral Weeks”

Back in 1968 producer Lewis Merenstein’s love of jazz meant that bassist Richard Davis (who worked with Eric Dolphy), guitarist Jay Berliner and drummer Connie Kay (the last two...