I've been talking to some of those busy people who run jazz labels. And what are they currently excited about??
For Babel, Partisans have recorded their fourth album, and their third for the label. It was recorded in December. It was done in December over two days , it has an "as-live" feel and will be released in July.
For Basho, Gwilym Simcock and the trio with Yuri Goloubev and James Maddren spent most of last week in the studio recording an album which will be released in November. The first launch gigs will be in Europe, followed by a launch residency at the Pizza Express in late November and early December
And at Jazzizit, they're very excited about the debut of new signing Louise Clare Marshall , younger sister of organist Wayne and singer/actress Melanie, which will be released later in the year.
Photo of Abbey Road Studios : Arnold Matthews