Reviews

CD Review: Denis Gäbel, The Mingus Sessions

Last month Mons Records released German saxophonist Denis Gäbel’s latest album titled the “Mingus Sessions”. As the title suggests, the album is dedicated to the music of...

Festival Review: Odysseus 2022, Helsinki

Featured Image: Hailu Mergia photo by Minna Hatinen A tiny windswept island outside Helsinki is the backdrop for the second Odysseus festival. This intimate weekend affair is...

Album Review: Gianni Gebbia Magnetic Trio, live at Sicilia Jazz Festival 2022.

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd edition of the Sicilia Jazz Festival in Palermo. As often happens when attending a festival some of the most exciting performances...

Festival Review: Sicilia Jazz Festival 2022

Last summer I had the honor of being invited to attend the first edition of the Sicilia Jazz Festival held in the Sicilian capital Palermo. This was a great experience and given...

CD Review: New York Duo, Higher Perception.

Higher Perception is the first album by the Duo titled The New York Duo comprising of guitarist Christian Zatta and pianist Robinson de Montmollin. The Album was released on the...

CD Review: Zurich Jazz Orchestra, To My Beloved Ones

In 2018 the Zurich Jazz Orchestra released “Three Pictures”, the first album in a trilogy of recordings featuring compositions and arrangements of the then musical...

CD Review: Dominik Schürmann, Moons Ago.

Earlier this year Swiss double bass player Dominik Schürmann released his latest CD titled Moons Ago on the German jazz label Mons Records. The album features 12 original...

CD Review | Time for Blue – By The Way

Time for Blue is the debut album from the group “By The Way”. This trio is comprised of pianist and educator Frank Wunsch together with two of his ex-students, vocalist Emese...

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...