Reviews

CD Review: Matt Anderson Quartet, Live at Leeds Jazz Festival

London-based saxophonist Matt Anderson is gearing up to unveil his third album on March 1st, and it’s a departure from his previous studio releases. Aptly titled “Live...

CD Review: Mike De Souza, Chrysalis

November 2023 saw the release of “Chrysalis,” a captivating and inventive follow-up to guitarist and composer Mike De Souza’s debut album, “Slow...

CD Review: Peter Grabinger, Piano Works

German pianist Peter Grabinger introduces his latest musical venture, “Piano Works,” set to release on December 8, 2023, under the Mons Records label. This album marks...

CD Review: Silvan Joray, Updraft

Silvan Joray, the talented guitarist and composer based in New York City, graces us with his second album as a leader, “Updraft,” released under the Ubuntu Music...

Album Review: kanoe, Since You’ve Asked

When looking at the current trend of recording jazz interpretations of popular music, Uwe Schenk and his ensemble, Kanoe have hit the mark, releasing an album featuring highly...

CD Review: Amsterdams Modern Orkest (AM.OK), Re:Brainteaser

Diving into the uncharted waters of sonic exploration, the Amsterdam Modern Orkest (AM.OK) led by the audacious Tijn Wybenga unveiled their latest offering,...

CD Review: Bliss Quintet, Glasshouse

The Bliss Quintet are among the fresh faces in Norwegian jazz, embodying the vibrancy and innovation synonymous with a new generation of musicians. The band has been heralded as...

Vrátislav Brabenec & Friends Taking Off the Gloves

An at-heart avant-garde-jazz saxophonist of the Czech scene is hardly recognized as a jazz musician, though he started off playing in jazz groups in the 1960s. Still, he is not...

CD Review: Precarious Towers, Ten Stories

“Ten Stories” by Precarious Towers is more than an album; it’s a collective musical odyssey that unites five exceptionally talented musicians into a Midwestern...

Axel Filip’s Maleza Delivers a Captivating Musical Journey

In the current deluge of new recordings it’s rare to come across an album that is not only impactful but also as adventurous and eclectic as the new album from Argentine...

Album Review: Tobias Haug, Awakening

Swiss saxophonist Tobias Haug recently released his latest album, “Awakening,” on the German based Mons Records label. Following his 2021 journey through “Empty...