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Piotr Budniak Essential Group, Heart, Mind & Spirit

You would not necessarily know on a blindfold listening that Heart, Mind & Spirit is by a …

Published: 30 Nov 2020. Updated: 11 hours ago.

Bokani Dyer track 'Ke Nako' streams heralding an upcoming Brownswood South African compilation for early-2021

Drawn from South African compilation Indaba Is to be issued in late-January, 'Ke Nako,' performed …

Published: 30 Nov 2020. Updated: 16 hours ago.

Soul Train: stunning Moses Sumney performance

Start the day with 'Bless Me' from the Soul Train awards performed by Moses Sumney. Back in May …

Published: 30 Nov 2020. Updated: 21 hours ago.

Mike Lovatt pays tribute to Allan Botschinsky who has died at the age of 80

Danish jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player Allan Botschinsky has died at the age of 80. In a …

Published: 30 Nov 2020. Updated: 22 hours ago.

Mário Laginha, Julian Argüelles, Helge Andreas Norbakken, Atlântico

Pianist Mário Laginha, who was on Julian Argüelles' 1997 Babel album Skull View, is here in trio …

Published: 29 Nov 2020. Updated: 13 hours ago.

Streaming tonight Orrin Evans trio

Direct from Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia the Orrin Evans trio stream tonight. The Bad Plus …

Published: 28 Nov 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

most read 10 during November

1/ Metheny all Modern 2/ Jazz charts R us? 3/ Influencers 4/ Lost Ships 5/ Breakfast with Simon …

Published: 28 Nov 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Brandi Disterheft trio with George Coleman, Surfboard, Justin Time

No newcomer double bassist and jazz singer Brandi Disterheft has long since got into her stride. …

Published: 28 Nov 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Cecilia Stalin, I. Am

There's a lot of soul here filtered through jazz heading to the late night dance floor if dancing …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

KB Music

KB Music provides musical instruments and accessories such as guitars, pianos, keyboards, …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Top in 20 single instrumental grooving: Harlem to Haarlem, Gary Bartz and Maisha, Night Dreamer

Best and top single instrumental track of 2020, grooving: the head bobbing 'Harlem to Haarlem' by …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Top in 20 Best from South America: Dino Saluzzi, Albores, ECM

Top and best jazz album from South America in 2020 is by Dino Saluzzi whose sublime Albores was …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Top in 20 VIBES AND PERCUSSION ALBUM: MARTIN PYNE, SPIRITS OF ABSENT DANCERS, Discus

In a year, when dance the greatest of all the performing arts became taboo, of disaster: …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

TOP IN 20 BEST PIANO-LED ALBUM: Billy Childs, Acceptance, Mack Avenue

Top and best pianist-led album of 2020 Acceptance soars for the engrossing, Weather Report-like …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Top in 20 best trumpet-led album: Ambrose Akinmusire, On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment, Blue Note

Top and best trumpet-led album in 2020: Ambrose Akinmusire, On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Top in 20 Best Standards: Kandace Springs, The Women Who Raised Me, Blue Note

Top and best in 2020 for standards: In a few brief years Kandace Springs has become the female …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Top in 20 best Indo-jazz-spiritual: JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, SHANKAR MAHADEVAN, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, IS THAT SO? ABSTRACT LOGIX

Painting a serenity and commitment to the beyond and a force greater than ourselves: English …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Top in 20 best solo guitar album: LIONEL LOUEKE, HH, Edition

Best and top jazz guitar album of 2020. And also best album by a single individual artist playing …

Published: 27 Nov 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Top in 20 live album: Gerald Clayton, Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard, Blue Note

Top and best live album of 2020 by a mile. One of marlbank's most revered areas of focus is the …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Top in 20 quintet album: WOJTEK MAZOLEWSKI QUINTET, WHEN ANGELS FALL, WHIRLWIND

Be moved. Best and top quintet album of 2020 is by the Wojtek Mazolewski quintet and their …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Top in 20 quartet album: James Copus, Dusk, Ubuntu

We've had quite a few compelling trumpet-led jazz albums in 2020 from the likes of Byron Wallen, …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Top in 20 overall band album: Gilfema, Three, Sounderscore

Best and top band album in 2020 it was patently obvious that the Massimo Biolcati-produced Three by …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Top in 20 Big Band: Django Bates, Tenacity, Lost Marble

Best and top for big band in 2020 is Tenacity by Django Bates. A big band studio album recorded in …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Top in 20 Avant: Ingrid Laubrock, Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt, Intakt

Best and top for avant releases and for composition Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt has chamber …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Top in 20 bass-led album: Ellen Andrea Wang, Closeness, Ropeadope

Best and top bass-led jazz album of 2020 'Erasmus' for instance was a bit special from the …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Top in 20: Jazz from South Africa NDUDUZO MAKHATINI, MODES OF COMMUNICATION: LETTERS FROM THE UNDERWORLDS, Blue Note

Best and top release from South Africa. It's so long ago but hearing this I thought back …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

TOP IN 20 Solo piano: Dominik Wania, Lonely Shadows, ECM

Best and top solo piano jazz album of 2020 is Lonely Shadows by Dominik Wania. Also the album is …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

TOP in 20: VOCALS ALBUM KURT ELLING FT. DANILO PÉREZ, SECRETS ARE THE BEST STORIES, Edition

It's been a long time since Kurt Elling or for that matter Danilo Pérez have made an album as …

Published: 26 Nov 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

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