Reviews

Album Review: Paul Jost, While We Were Gone.

Since first hearing his 2019 release “Simple Life”, I have to admit I’ve become quite a fan of New York based vocalist Paul Jost. That said, when his latest...

Album Review: Marcin Wasilewski Trio, En attendant

“En attendant” is the latest work of the polish pianist Marcin Wasilewsky and marks his seventh release for the German label ECM (and the fifth exclusively with his trio). The...

Concert Review: Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis, Live in Moscow.

Having been active in this business for over 40 years, it’s not often that you can claim a week full of first’s, however that’s exactly what I experienced in...

Album Review: Fay Claassen & David Linx – And Still We Sing

As a self confessed fan of jazz vocals and for that matter big band music, when I received the latest album from Fay Claassen and David Linx together with the WDR big Band to...

‘Red Flags & High Heels’ ~ New album review

The authentic enquiring personality of Fiona Ross seems to function on copious cups of hot tea and the companionship of her cat affectionately named ‘Kitten’. A personality...

Gig Review: Jazz gems hidden in Hilden

On September 13, the Blue Monday sessions roared back to life with a bang, a bop and a bit of Basie. Four outstanding jazzers hooked up to cut loose for the latest chapter in this...

First-ever Italian Jazz Gala celebrates international friendship through music

Although progress is rocky and uncertain, the world seems to be opening up again slowly. International travel is still complicated, but that never stopped Polish saxophonist and...

CD Review: Emil de Waal, Vente

Danish drummer Emil de Waal, whose name fooled me into assuming he would be Belgian, released his sixth album as leader of this formation, Vente, on July 2. He is joined by...

CD Review: Terje Gewelt, House On A Hill – Norway’s Hidden Gem.

On “House On A Hill“, bassist Terje Gewelt’s 12th album as a leader, he has finally come up with his masterpiece. Recorded after having spent most of 2020 at home, there...

CD Review: Rudiger Bauldaf, Strawberry Fields

‘Strawberry Fields’ is the latest release from German trumpeter Rudiger Bauldaf. This recording is the follow up to the 2017 release, also on Mons Records, titled...

CD Review, Nick Kerkhoff, Here and now.

Perhaps one of the better aspects of being a music journalist is discovering new talent. Leading on from this point, recently I received a pre-release link of the debut album from...