Reviews

The Heliocentrics—Tis’ the Season of the Trip

Psychedelic jazz has been in a resurgence and likely connected to the commemorations of 1967 (50th year anniversary of the Summer of Love last year) and so many recollections this...

Gig Review: Italian Stefano Bollani plays Ronnies

The busy month of November arrived quickly and was as busy as predicted… Two important and rather striking gigs I attended recently at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in...

New Jazz chapters from the German capital and its prestigious JazzFest Berlin 2018 – Part 1

Editors’s note: JazzFest Berlin is a globally renowned jazz festival, held annually since 1964, features 4 days of performances by prominent international musicians at the...

Review: The Orient House Ensemble and Sigamos Quartet at Ronnie Scott’s, 12/13 Nov 2018

Gilad Atzmon’s sell-out residency at Ronnie Scott’s was a game of two halves, two gigs and two quartets. The first half was devoted to playing numbers which Charlie Parker...

Robert Mitchell’s ‘Epiphany’ EP Review

Pianist, composer, innovator, festival creator, and curator, Robert Mitchell is THE artist par excellence. With his latest EP, “Epiphany” released on the Depth of Field label...

Marc Ribot Ceramic Dog – Hear Them Growl Euro Tour Nov/Dec 2018

Marc Ribot’s trio Ceramic Dog initially called itself a free jazz meets punk-funk, experimental-psychedelic, post-electronica collective. Beyond that, Ribot is a legendary...

Dexter Gordon & Herman Schoonderwalt – The Dutch Jazz Archive releases.

It was 1963 when tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon played first played in the Netherlands. Jazz Club Persepolis in Utrecht had booked the American, who at that time lived in...

Book Review – The History of European Jazz – (Equinox, 2018)

 The History of European Jazz: the Music, Musicians and Audience in Context, edited by Francesco Martinelli (Equinox, 2018) On a recent visit to Istanbul, in Europe’s most...

CD Review | Gasy Jazz Projects | Gabrielle Koehlhoeffer

Gasy Jazz Projects blends Jazz and Malagasy music. Malagasy music has long served a variety of secular and sacred purposes in Madagascar. Songs may accompany daily tasks, provide...

CD Review | ENJOY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 | Nikolas Anadolis Trio

Greek pianist Nikolas Anadolis, who studied with Fred Hersch at Berklee, definitely has his own style. His approach is more varied and exciting; he takes more risks and pulls them...

CD Review | Bob James, Espresso

Last Month Bob James released his new album titled “Espresso.” The album is Bob James’s first solo release since his 2006 album “Urban Flamingo” and sees him...