Reviews

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...

Arik Strauss Trio | “Mostly Ballads” Review

Something resonated with me when I listened to this album. I recalled a TV interview that the legendary drummer Buddy Rich gave to Larry King back in the 1980’s. The...

Buddy Bolden | The First Man Of Jazz by Don Marquis

No recordings of Buddy Bolden exist. Only one photograph of him has ever been authenticated (even this stirred a debate as to whether it was back to front or not). He never played...

Sidney Bechet | The Wizard Of Jazz by John Chilton

Sidney Bechet is a legendary figure in the history of jazz. A larger than life character, he was perhaps the only man who could hold a candle to the extraordinary talents of Louis...

Ezra Weiss & The Rob Scheps Band | Our Path To This Moment

This album sees the Rob Scheps Big Band tackle the works of composer Ezra Weiss, with Weiss himself providing piano on some of the tracks. It creates an old school big band sound...

Teus Nobel, Liquid Music Quintet | Flow

Teus Nobel (*1982) started playing the trumpet when he was nine. Now aged thirty one he has already won several awards in the Netherlands and is a member of the Dutch Royal Air...