Reviews

Festival Review: Sicilia Jazz Festival 2022

Last summer I had the honor of being invited to attend the first edition of the Sicilia Jazz Festival held in the Sicilian capital Palermo. This was a great experience and given...

CD Review: New York Duo, Higher Perception.

Higher Perception is the first album by the Duo titled The New York Duo comprising of guitarist Christian Zatta and pianist Robinson de Montmollin. The Album was released on the...

CD Review: Zurich Jazz Orchestra, To My Beloved Ones

In 2018 the Zurich Jazz Orchestra released “Three Pictures”, the first album in a trilogy of recordings featuring compositions and arrangements of the then musical...

CD Review: Dominik Schürmann, Moons Ago.

Earlier this year Swiss double bass player Dominik Schürmann released his latest CD titled Moons Ago on the German jazz label Mons Records. The album features 12 original...

CD Review | Time for Blue – By The Way

Time for Blue is the debut album from the group “By The Way”. This trio is comprised of pianist and educator Frank Wunsch together with two of his ex-students, vocalist Emese...

Gig Review: Marta Capponi at the 606

When I interviewed jazz vocalist and composer Marta Capponi last year to discuss her recent album, Life Within, I spoke of her indefinable magical quality and sparkle. I referred...

CD Review: Sameka, Introducing Sameka

Introducing Sameka, as the title eludes to, is the debut album from the German band of the same name. Released on the German label Mons Records, the album contains mostly original...

CD Review: Germana Stella La Sorsa, Vapour

Last month , Italian jazz vocalist Germana Stella La Sorsa released her debut album titled “Vapour” on the British label 33 Jazz. La Sorsa, now resident in London, has...

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...