Reviews

Impressive role for Belgians at Jazz Middelheim 2018

Belgian musicians have made a great impression at this year’s edition of Jazz Middelheim. The festival (9-12 August) was held in Antwerp for the 37th time. Some 20.000 visitors...

Reflections, “Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018”, and Danish Hygge!

“Hygge” – this is the motto Danes have been celebrating for years. “Hygge” means something like “cosiness” or “security”....

CD Review | Beverley Beirne, Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun

Jazz artists have always covered the popular tunes of the day, such as Miles Davis’ recording of “My Funny Valentine,” and John Coltrane’s exquisite version of “My...

CD Review | Larry Goldings – Peter Bernstein – Bill Stewart, Toy Tunes

The jazz world has seen many great organ trios over the years however Larry Golding’s trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart is not only one of the most innovative but...

CD Review | The Hazelrigg Brothers “Songs We Like”

Every now and then something surprising pops into your in-box that makes you sit back and say WOW – where did that come from! Last week I had this experience when a friend...

CD Review | The Arúan Ortiz Trio, Live in Zurich

My first taste of Aruán Ortiz was his Hidden Voices CD, to which I gave a rave review when it appeared in late 2016. Here, it seems, he took his trio and three of the major...

Gig Review |Courtney Pine & Omar live @ Ronnie Scott’s

    Technically perfect and creatively… just brilliant! So to end the month of February, Ronnie Scott’s gave us two dates with the mighty Courtney Pine accompanied...

The Manhattan Transfer Co-founder Erin Dickins -‘Vignettes’ CD review

Erin Dickins is a New York based jazz singer and session vocalist. She was a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer; after five years singing ensemble music with the group, she...

CD Review | Fabio Marziali NY Quintet,| Windows and Light

Fabio Marziali is an Italian Alto Sax player currently living in Amsterdam. Named one of the most promising Italian jazz musicians on the scene at the moment. His new release...

Eric Ineke – ‘Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter’ – CD review by Peter Beije

Last year was very special for drummer Eric Ineke, he turned 70. Eric celebrated this with a concert in one of the most famous jazz venues in the Netherlands, the Bimhuis in...

Dave K. Mathews – The Fantasy Vocal Sessions Vol. 1 – CD Review by Fiona Ross

David K Mathews worked as Etta James’ pianist for nearly 20 years and has twice stepped into Chester Thompson’s shoes – firstly in Tower of Power and then (and currently)...