Reviews

Lisa Rich ‘Highwire’ Album Review

Back in the eighties, American vocalist, Lisa Rich’s career was developing into something wonderful. She performed with the Baltimore Symphony orchestra, was an artist in...

Judy Wexler’s ‘Crowded Heart’ Album review

American Jazz vocalist and song archaeologist Judy Wexler’s new album ‘Crowded Heart’ has received incredible reviews. It reached No.1 in the iTunes Jazz Chart and the...

‘LE JARDIN’ by Julien Dubois – CD Review

In his album ‘Le Jardin’, French saxophonist Julien Dubois describes himself as a ‘gardener of sounds’. Having planted his musical seed, he carefully nurtures and tends...

Gig Review, Arik Strauss Trio live at the Loci Loft.

Recently I had the pleasure to travel to Berlin and enjoy the final days of summer in the German capital. This time around I decided to pass on my “Go To” jazz venues...

Melaine Bong – CD Review – Gypsy Fire

Melaine Bong was born in Munich as the daughter of a baltic-prussian painter and a sinto (gypsy) singer-musician.  As a young child, Melaine would create her own short...

Alex Hitchcock – EP preview – “Outside In”

Due out on 22nd November as a self-released EP with a stellar line-up, Alex Hitchcock’s “Outside In” should have been a full length album and not just a 4-track EP, but...

Ashley Henry’s “Beautiful Vinyl Hunter” album review

“Beautiful Vinyl Hunter” (Sony Music) is out on Friday this week (Sept 06th) and it is, in short, an amazing amalgam of jazz drawing from many influences, beats, hip hop,...

Ronnie Scott’s “the Old Place”- A Pop-up special @ Gerry’s Club

A Pop-up special @ Gerry’s Club (52 Dean Street, London) The music of Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott – a brilliant celebration of the Jazz Couriers On a very hot summer...

Quentin Collins, Road Warrior | CD Review

“Road Warrior” met my CD player just over a week ago and it was love at first sight. I don’t do fluffy talk, I look for imagination and the creative behind every work of art...

JO, Party | CD Review

Triumphantly winning the Europäischer Burghauser Jazz Award 2015 and Getxo International Jazz Competition 2017, Cologne-based drummer Jo Beyer leads his quartet, JO, as they...

Joshua Espinoza, Journey into night | CD Review.

Baltimore based pianist Joshua Espinoza recently released his debut recording titled “Journey into night”. The album features a unique take on a rather eclectic range...