Reviews

CD Review: Soulcrane feat. Matthew Halpin, “Another Step We Take”

Some time back I received a new album from German trumpeter Matthias Schwengler and his band Soulcrane titled “Another Step We Take”. The Band name at first glance is...

CD Review – Jo Harrop and Jamie McCredie ‘Weathering the Storm’

The sleeve notes on the debut album from this incredible duo, tell us that ‘All of these songs communicate the universal aspects of human emotion in the face of change, whether...

CD Review: Emilia Vancini and Augusto Pirodda | And If You Fall, You Fall

I hate to say this, but often when first picking up an album for review I find I have already formed an opinion before even listening to the recording. The art-work, packaging,...

CD Review: Östergren Strömkvist trio, Liam’s Labyrinth

On the 29th of May, the Östergren Strömkvist Trio released their debut album “Liam’s Labyrinth”. The album contains new original material and although...

Hans Ulrik & Anders Mogensen | The Meeting, featuring Steve Swallow

This trans-Atlantic project sees one American meeting three Danes playing compositions originating from Denmark, Sweden, America and Brazil. The album features an eclectic mix of...

CD Review: Chip Wickham, Blue to Red

When trying to explain what motivates their music, jazz musicians have often spoken of their concern for the fate of our poor, battered planet. The British saxophonist and...

CD Review: Donatello d’Attoma, Oneness

Life at the time of Coronavirus is a strange cat and Jazz is no different. We have plenty of time, in theory, and probably for the first time in our lives have the opportunity to...

Review: Gianmarco Scaglia, Paul Wertico, Dynamics in Meditation

Today marks the release of the new album by the Gianmarco Scaglia/Paul Wertico Quartet titled “Dynamic in meditation” (Challenge Records). The collaboration between the...

CD Review: Avishai Cohen’s Big Vicious

The melancholic elegance of previous recordings has been put aside for the newest project by Avishai Cohen (trumpeter). Big Vicious is the name of his new project and “Honey...

CD Review: Nuphar Fey, Serenity Island.

Last week Israeli pianist Nuphar Fey released her new album titled “Serenity Island” on Belgium based Hypnote Records. Known for her crystal-like touch, use of...

CD Review – Wild Card | Beast from the East

A fixture on the London jazz scene for the last 12 years, Wild Card is essentially an organ trio, led by exiled Parisian guitarist Clément Régert. Hammond B3 player Andrew Noble...