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CD Review: Tobias Hoffmann Jazz Orchestra, Conspiracy

What happens when your ambitious musical plans outstrip the line-up of the band that you put together for the first album? Recruit a new selection of musicians and create a Big...

CD Review: Allison Wheeler, Winterspring

Can a debut album still make or break an artist? This question has come to mind when listening to “Winterspring,” a new release and the debut of the jazz vocalist Allison...

CD Review: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Ghost Song

Every once in a while, an artist comes along who challenges the norm, be that because of their musicianship or singing ability. In the case of Cécile Mclorin Salvant, it is...

CD Review: Erik Leuthäuser, In the land of Ronny Whyte.

“In the land of Ronny Whyte” is the latest offering from German based vocalist Erik Leuthäuser along with his long time collaborator, pianist Wolfgang Köhler. Continuing on...

CD Review: Spiral Trio, Broken Blue.

As a true fan of the piano trio format, when this album by the Greek based Spiral Trio landed in my in box, my interest was immediately peaked. Consisting of Spyros Manesis piano,...

Something New: Golden Days with Tokunbo

Welcome to the third interview in our Women in Jazz Media series ‘Something New with Esther Bennett’. Exploring new albums through conversation directly with the artist to...

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: 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...

CD Review: KunaTones, Between Past and Future

The Hungarian jazz fusion band KunaTones have been taking the Hungarian music scene by storm for quite some time, previously under the name the Fourtissimo Jazz Orchestra. They...

CD Review: Emil de Waal, Vente

Danish drummer Emil de Waal, whose name fooled me into assuming he would be Belgian, released his sixth album as leader of this formation, Vente, on July 2. He is joined by...

CD Review: Rudiger Bauldaf, Strawberry Fields

‘Strawberry Fields’ is the latest release from German trumpeter Rudiger Bauldaf. This recording is the follow up to the 2017 release, also on Mons Records, titled...