Reviews

Yvonne Walter | Bitter Sweet

Ann Burton, in the Netherlands known as the antipode of Rita Reys, has been for years one of the leading jazz vocalists in Europe. Where Rita Reys with great panache and...

CD Review | Eric Ineke, Cruisin’

After decades as a sideman drummer Eric Ineke started his own group in 2006: The Eric Ineke JazzXpress.  With the JazzXpress, Eric is joined by four top Dutch musicians....

CD Review | Oaktree “Well”

The main instrument on ‘Well’, the new cd by OakTree, is the voice. The trio consisting of vocalist Sarah Klenes, cellist Michael Osborne and accordionist Thibault Dill added...

Tommaso Starace: Italian Short Stories (2014)

By: BRUCE LINDSAY, | Source : All About Jazz  Some musicians appear to conjure their tunes from thin air, others work with raw material furnished by the great composers, still...

Daniel Ögren: Brev Till Kristinehamn

By  EYAL HAREUVENI  | courtesy of ALL ABOUT JAZZ  Swedish guitarist Daniel Ögren continues to offer sonic tributes to the landscapes of Sweden. In his past...

Andres Thor: Nordic Quartet (2014)

By JAKOB BAEKGAARD | courtesy of ALL ABOUT JAZZ  Even though it is a small country, Iceland has produced many interesting jazz musicians. Among them, pianists Sunna Gunnlaugs and...

CD review | Brussels Vocal Project: The Art of Love

Three women and three men, two Altos, soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. That is the Brussels Vocal Project. The cd The Art of Love is dedicated to the late composer of the piece,...

Christina Dahl | Life’s Carousel

By CHRIS MOSEY  | courtesy of ALL ABOUT JAZZ Christina Dahl: Life’s Carousel Christina Dahl, wife of Carsten Dahl, Denmark’s No. 1 jazz pianist, is that rare...

Takeshi Asai: French Trio, Vol. 1

By GEANNINE REID | courtesy of  ALL ABOUT JAZZ Spreading his time between the music scenes of Europe, Asia and the United States, composer and pianist Takeshi Asai brings a...

CD Review | Nueva Manteca 25 Years

Nueva Manteca has celebrated its 25th birthday, more than, enough reason to bring out a double-cd with two highlights from the illustrious history of the Dutch Latin Jazz group....

Ben Monder | HYDRA

An attempt to write about NYC-based guitarist/composer Ben Monder’s 2013 release HYDRA is bound to fail. I would actually rather dance, paint or sing about the man’s latest...