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CD Review: Diana Torti and Sabino de Bari, It’s All We Have

Never before has an album’s deep lyrics contrasted so markedly with the lightness and sheer beauty of its sound. The seriousness of many, although not all, of the lyrics is...

CD Review: Fiona Ross, Thoughts, Conversations and To Do Lists

  Overview: Named among the 100 Alternative Power Music List for 2020, multi-award winning jazz artist, editor-in-chief, journalist and founder of the award-winning Women in...

CD Review: Roberto Pistolesi, Open Lands and Moving People

Recently the latest album from drummer Roberto Pistolesi, titled “Open Lands and Moving People”, landed on my desk for review. Recently I’ve reviewed a number of...

CD Review: Herve Samb, Jolof

Jolof is the sixth album by guitarist and singer Hervé Samb. Jolof refers to the kingdom of Jolof, founded by the Wolof in the 12th century and now part of Senegal. The jazz...

CD Review: Nora Kamm, One

Closing off the March series of my review round-up, is the debut album as a leader from the Paris based saxophonist, Nora Kamm. Both stylistically and instrumentally, this album...

CD Review: Chris Potter, Got the Keys to the Kingdom.

Chris Potter’s “Got the Keys to the Kingdom: Live at the Village Vanguard” (released 17th of February 2023) on Edition Records, opens with a sly and surprisingly epic...

CD Review: Dan Costa, Beams

Using nature as a guide to artistic expression, multicultural pianist and composer Dan Costa releases his new album “Beams”, paying homage to different forms of light....

CD Review: Julie Campiche, You Matter

Julie Campiche and her quartet have returned to the experimental jazz scene with the release of their sophomore album You Matter, which came out 4th November 2022 after several...

CD Review: Billy Drummond, Valse Sinistre

Earlier this summer, New York based drummer Billy Drummond released his latest album as a leader on Cellar Music, it’s the first since this 1996 “Cult Hit” Dubai...

CD Review: Oldřich Janota, Vzpomínáš, Méďo?

Oldřich Janota is a Czech folk-rock songwriter, singer and guitarist who has been a vital presence for the experimental rock and alternative folk scene for over four decades, so...

CD Review: Gilles Peterson & Lionel Loueke, HH Reimagined

New York City-based, West African guitarist Lionel Loueke is a Blue Note artist, which certainly helped to get the legendary pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Wayne Shorter...