Reviews

Live at A-Trane Berlin – In the Land of Irene Kral and Alan Broadbent

The refreshing, easy-going and authentic vocals and song commentary of Erik Leuthäuser from the stage of the well-known Jazz club in Berlin  – A-Trane.  Is the platform...

Jermaine Holmes ‘Stronger than my Fears’ album review

As I mentioned in one of my recent tweets, my first write-up for 2020 is going to be about the Grammy-award winning vocalist, New Jersey-born,  Jermaine Holmes debut album....

CD Review: The Beast in the Blueprint

‘It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change’ Miles Davis Led by the formidable talent that is Jemma...

CD Review – Gerald Cleaver: Live at Firehouse 12

Gerald Cleaver is definitely one of the most versatile and eclectic drummers on the modern jazz scene. His respect for dynamics and melody makes him very expressive and perfectly...

Sonia Pinto, Why try to change me now | CD Review

I recently received the new album from Portuguese vocalist Sonia Pinto and what a surprise it is. I receive many CD’s for review however rarely does one grab your...

Giuseppe Millaci, The Endless Way – CD Review

Last week Italian Bassist and composer Giuseppe Millaci released his second CD as a leader titled “The Endless Way”. This release follows his 2017 debut “Songbook” and...

Poetry, passion and strings aplenty

Monday 11th November, Pizza Express in Soho saw the return of one of my favourite jazz performances. Filomena Campus’ “Theatralia Jazz Festival”, now in its 5th edition. The...

Melanie Bong’s Gipsy Fire @ Fürstenwalde Jazz Festival

On Sunday, the 10th of November. The final concert of the Fürstenwalder festival was by the masterful singer and shaman Melanie Bong. By late afternoon, the venue –  the...

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...