REPORT: Fiona Monbet Quartet and Stéphane Kerecki Quartet at Jazz Sur Seine Showcase Night in Paris
Fiona Monbet with Damien Varaillon (left) and Laurent Derache (right) iPhone snap by Sebastian Scotney Fiona Monbet Quartet and Stéph...
CD REVIEW: Echoes of Ellington Jazz Orchestra –
Echoes of Ellington Jazz Orchestra – Jazz Planets: A Tribute To Gustav Holst and Duke Ellington, arranged by Peter Long (Right Track Rec...
NEWS: 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Award winners
Jazz Ensemble of the Year: ARQ (from left): Diane McLoughlin, Buster Birch, Alison Rayner, Steve Lodder and Deirdre Cartwright Publicit...
INTERVIEW: Jason Moran (James Reese Europe and
The Absence of Ruin
, UK dates plus JazzFest Berlin)
James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters Photo credit: Underwood Archives/Getty Images (specifically cleared for our use by promot...
NEWS: George Crowley to run new Wednesday evening gigs at Empire Bar, Mare St., Hackney
George Crowley Photo: Whirlwind Recordings Sebastian writes: Saxophonist George Crowley , who runs Friday night jazz at the Con Ce...
REPORT: Jazzèbre Festival in Perpignan, France
Jazzèbre's mascot Photo: Tony Dudley-Evans Jazzèbre Festival (Perpignan, France, 12-14 October 2018. Report and pictures by Tony...
INTERVIEW: Charlie Wood (New Album
, Release Date 12 November)
Charlie Wood Photo credit: John Need "10% head, 45% heart and 45% gut" is how singer-pianist CHARLIE WOOD describes his ne...
REVIEW: Tina May at the 606 Club
Tina May with Steve Brown Photo: Peter Jones Tina May (606 Club, 14 October 2018. Review and picture by Peter Jones) “Everything is ...
CD REVIEW: Metamorphic –
The Two Fridas
Metamorphic – The Two Fridas (DISCUS 65CD. CD review by AJ Dehany) When she was six, the painter Frida Kahlo contracted polio. Confine...
INTERVIEW: Abraham Brody (new album
and EFG LJF concert 18 Nov)
Abraham Brody Publicity picture US-Lithuanian singer/composer ABRAHAM BRODY’s second album, Crossings, comes out on 16 November wit...
CD REVIEW: Trygve Seim –
Trygve Seim – Helsinki Songs (ECM 675 1580. CD review by Peter Bacon) The singular title track of this album, Helsinki Song , has a fo...
CD REVIEW: Gabrielle Ducomble –
Across the Bridge
Gabrielle Ducomble – Across the Bridge (MGP CD020. CD Review by Peter Jones) Blessed with a light, accurate, affectless voice rathe...
INTERVIEW: Cellist Shirley Smart (new album
Long Story Short
, launch party at Vortex, 24 Oct)
Shirley Smart Photo credit: Monika S. Jakubowska Last time we published an interview with SHIRLEY SMART (link below), comments came in...
CD REVIEW: Flying Machines –
Flying Machines – New Life (Ubuntu Music UBU0017. CD review by Adrian Pallant) Flying Machines ’ maiden voyage – their eponymous d...
REVIEW: Tim Berne and Matt Mitchell at Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham
Matt Mitchell and Tim Berne in action at Eastside Jazz Club Photo: © John Watson/ jazzcamera.co.uk Tim Berne and Matt Mitchell (Eas...
NEWS: Full Programme for fourth Cambridge International Jazz Festival announced (13-27 Nov)
Madeleine Peyroux Publicity Photo Sebastian writes: Festival Director Ros Russell' s introduction to this fourth Cambridge Inte...
REVIEW: Georgia Mancio's 2018 Hang opening night at Pizza Express
L-R Nikki Iles, Georgia Mancio, Tom Cawley and Alina Bzhezhinska Phone photo by Sebastian Scotney Georgia Mancio's 2018 Hang Seri...
CD REVIEW: Yellowjackets –
Raising Our Voice
Yellowjackets – Raising Our Voice (Mack Avenue MAC1137. CD Review by Peter Bacon) It’s clear from the first minute or so of the openi...
CD REVIEW: Cuong Vu 4tet
Change In The Air
Cuong Vu 4tet Change In The Air (RareNoiseRecords RNR091. CD Review by Jon Turney) Here’s intriguing small group jazz worthy of a s...
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