Jazz Stories

Charles Tolliver, Connect, Gearbox

You can find this album on at least three streaming services at the moment in its entirety. But …

Published: 2 Aug 2020. Updated: 30 hours ago.

Venues are suffering more than most

COMMENT How cruel a blow the postponement of the reopening of UK venues this weekend has been. Talk …

Published: 2 Aug 2020. Updated: 31 hours ago.

Black Art Jazz Collective, Ascension, High Note

The chance of hearing in the flesh top class US hard bop such as produced on Ascension from the …

Published: 1 Aug 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Jay Phelps to release his first live album

Live at The Cockpit is to be trumpeter Jay Phelps first live album. It's to be released on the …

Published: 1 Aug 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Dominik Wania: solo run

Interesting news for anyone into solo jazz piano because ECM (the label for solo piano recordings) …

Published: 1 Aug 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Blow to recovery as government orders indoor venues to stay shut

Tomorrow was supposed to see the reopening of Ronnie Scott's. But the return of indoor live music …

Published: 31 Jul 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

First track from new Terje Rypdal quartet album Conspiracy streams

There's a serene elegiac stillness about the beautiful 'As If the Ghost Was Me,' the lead-off track …

Published: 31 Jul 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Siggi Loch to celebrate his 80th birthday with the release of a new compilation

Siggi Loch, the founder and influential guiding light of German indie label ACT records, turns 80 …

Published: 29 Jul 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Kris Bowers is Emmy nominated for Mrs America

Kris Bowers' extraordinary career continues with a second Emmy nomination this week. He is fast …

Published: 29 Jul 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

NYJO to begin Woolwich Works residency and gain their first permanent home

NYJO (the National Youth Jazz Orchestra) have announced that they are the latest resident artistic …

Published: 28 Jul 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Wagner tribute streams

Babel have a fascinating new album Dick Wag: a Tribute to Richard Wagner to be released in …

Published: 28 Jul 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Ant Law, The Sleeper Wakes, Edition

A jazz album like The Sleeper Wakes could not have been made in the 1960s or 70s because the …

Published: 28 Jul 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Lead-off track of new JD Allen trio album streams

Toys / Die Dreaming is new from the great JD Allen at the end of August. Here's 'The G Thing' from …

Published: 27 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Skeltr to release Dorje

Going on YouTube footage of their earlier work the beefy grooves of Skeltr are a new band to keep …

Published: 27 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Thumbscrew, The Anthony Braxton Project, Cuneiform

Thumbscrew have managed, a little like the codebreakers in the second world war, to crack the …

Published: 27 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Tony Davis, Golden Year, Posi-Tone

The rewarding thing about this record by US guitarist Tony Davis, making his debut, is the amount …

Published: 27 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Track of the day: Angels and Demons at Play

From the new Sun Ra Arkestra studio album Swirling to be released this autumn and recorded at …

Published: 27 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Bacharach flavour to 'Two Breaking into One' as Mary Coughlan returns

One of Ireland's greatest jazz and blues influenced singers Mary Coughlan has released new single …

Published: 25 Jul 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Track of the day: Midnight Sun from Allison Neale's new album

As reported back in May alto saxophonist Allison Neale has signed to the Ubuntu label and for her …

Published: 25 Jul 2020. Updated: 9 days ago.

Track of the day: Grace and Mercy from Immanuel Wilkins

Shaping up to be one of the releases of the year here's the mature and compelling ballad 'Grace and …

Published: 24 Jul 2020. Updated: 9 days ago.

Ronnie's to reopen on 1 August

At last! Ronnie Scott’s is to reopen on 1 August albeit with a reduced capacity of 50 per cent and …

Published: 24 Jul 2020. Updated: 10 days ago.

Zara McFarlane, Songs Of An Unknown Tongue, Brownswood

There's a great album kicking and screaming to get out here. But the production never lets that …

Published: 23 Jul 2020. Updated: 10 days ago.

Moses Boyd nominated for the Hyundai Mercury Prize

Just announced on the Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music show are the nominations for the Hyundai Mercury …

Published: 23 Jul 2020. Updated: 11 days ago.

August release for Billy Childs' Acceptance

Here's the engrossing, Weather Report-like atmosphere of 'Leimert Park' from pianist Billy Childs'

Published: 23 Jul 2020. Updated: 11 days ago.

Artemis stream Goddess of the Hunt

The Blue Note Records-signed Artemis, an all female jazz supergroup featuring pianist and musical …

Published: 22 Jul 2020. Updated: 11 days ago.

Heads up on EYOT: big record coming this autumn

A tricky time to release records with no prospect of touring. Will the autumn be any better? Let's …

Published: 22 Jul 2020. Updated: 11 days ago.

Annie Ross has died

Vocalese pioneer Annie Ross has died in New York at the age of 89. The singer and actress had been …

Published: 22 Jul 2020. Updated: 12 days ago.

New Matthew Shipp trio album on the way this autumn

A tantalising new track here, the title track of The Unidentifiable a trio record from free-jazz …

Published: 21 Jul 2020. Updated: 13 days ago.

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