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Jazz, made in Italy – Anna Harwell Celenza’s superb new book!

Anna Harwell Celenza’s book “Jazz Italian Style” published by CUP (Cambridge University Press) was published earlier this year and I was hooked.  I need to clarify: this is...

Art Pepper West Coast Sessions Volumes 2 & 3

In 2016 Omnivore recordings launched it’s series of Art Pepper recordings titled “West Coast Sessions”. Volume 1 & 2 included guest performances with Sonny Stitt...

THE NJE ~ AFLOAT ~ CD review by Sammy Stein

The NJE (Near Jazz Experience) are Terry Edwards, on brass/woodwind, Mark Bedford on bass and Simon Charterton on drums.  Terry plays trumpet, flugelhorn, saxes, guitar and keys...

Mark Latimer ~ White Sun ~ CD review by Sammy Stein

Mark Latimer is amazing – not something I would say lightly but this 2 CD set has completely surprised and delighted from start to finish. The first is produced from live...

Woody Allen ~ a legend in cinematographic plays Jazz @ The Royal Albert Hall

The portentous Royal Albert Hall hosted an early evening of jazz, Dixieland jazz, early jazz with someone who is a little bit of a legend in cinematographic terms, Woody Allen....

Robert Mitchell | A Vigil For Justice, A Vigil For Peace

Jazz has always been political in challenging issues of freedom and equality. The music in itself resonates this through the freedom of improvisation and collaboration often...

Alan Broadbent releases his Developing Story…

Tomorrow sees the official release of Alan Broadbent’s latest album “Developing Story” (Eden River Records). The album features music for jazz piano trio and symphony...

Fiona Ross ~ CD Review: Just Me (and sometimes someone else)

London jazz vocalist Fiona Ross, is at last putting herself in the limelight. As head of the British Academy of New Music for nine years she helped train the likes of Ed Sheeran,...

Mijke Loeven New Director of the Bimhuis

Mijke Loeven has been appointed new director of Amsterdam’s leading jazz venue the BIMHUIS. Mijke will assume her new role on 1 September, current artistic director, Huub...