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Blue Lab Beats' Blow You Away (Delilah) featuring Ghetto Boy streams

Blue Lab Beats duo producer NK-OK (Namali Kwaten) and Mr DM (David Mrakpor) have 'Blow You Away …

Published: 8 Mar 2021. Updated: 2 hours ago.

Trish Clowes Women in Jazz show streams tonight from Ronnie Scott's

Acclaimed saxophonist, composer and bandleader Trish Clowes leading her My Iris band familiar from …

Published: 8 Mar 2021. Updated: 5 hours ago.

Playing the Ornette Coleman alphabet

“As I listen to the music it almost feels like a different time. A time when we weren’t afraid …

Published: 8 Mar 2021. Updated: 5 hours ago.

Conjuring A Rose for Emily

Ghost Light by Luca Boscagin and Jason Rebello is quite a prospect particularly for the cover of …

Published: 7 Mar 2021. Updated: 11 hours ago.

Chemurgy from James Brandon Lewis and the Red Lily Quintet's Jesup Wagon is now streaming

The rousing 'Chemurgy' from James Brandon Lewis and the Red Lily Quintet's Jesup Wagon to be …

Published: 6 Mar 2021. Updated: 2 days ago.

The Steve Gadd band at Blue Note Tokyo: impressions on 1st listens

To be released by BFM Jazz, Steve Gadd has old muckers Jimmy Johnson on bass guitar and Walt Fowler …

Published: 6 Mar 2021. Updated: 2 days ago.

German radio stations present 80th birthday Brötzmann tributes

Tune in to Full Blast themed around the artistry of Peter Brötzmann on his 80th birthday today. …

Published: 6 Mar 2021. Updated: 2 days ago.

Pick of the tracks on Gretchen Parlato album Flor just released

There are lots of jumping-off points on the excellent Flor by Gretchen Parlato, just out. Leaping …

Published: 5 Mar 2021. Updated: 3 days ago.

Sarah Moule, Stormy Emotions

As literary a jazz album as any around this year words matter and singer Sarah Moule knows this …

Published: 5 Mar 2021. Updated: 2 days ago.

Déjà-vu, Vienna streams

Drawn from Entendre 'Déjà-vu, Vienna' is streaming. Read a review of the whole album here

Published: 5 Mar 2021. Updated: 3 days ago.

Opener from the upcoming María Grand album Reciprocity streams

Out of the blue 'Creation: The Joy Of Being' the opener of Reciprocity drops. The habitually …

Published: 5 Mar 2021. Updated: 3 days ago.

Jazz, lovers rock and gospel come together at Cadogan Hall in June

The great Carroll Thompson is to appear at Jazz on a Summer’s Evening in London's Cadogan Hall …

Published: 4 Mar 2021. Updated: 4 days ago.

Paul Towndrow

An achievement. The trumpet section within the sound is one of the best that I have heard in many …

Published: 4 Mar 2021. Updated: 4 days ago.

Beautiful sax line within the Blessings trio from 'Dino' Dinesen on 'Free Eddie'

Magnify that emotion and find the best quality bit of audio kit in your place to hear all the …

Published: 3 Mar 2021. Updated: 4 days ago.

Whole lotta Lon and Don as Iggy Pop does Sunshine Superman on Breathe

Capital cover here of Donovan's 'Sunshine Superman' by none other than Iggy Pop, the latest promo …

Published: 3 Mar 2021. Updated: 5 days ago.

Title track of newly announced Van Morrison double album Latest Record Project Vol. 1 streams

New for 7 May from Van Morrison is double CD Latest Record Project Vol 1 (out via BMG) the very …

Published: 3 Mar 2021. Updated: 5 days ago.

BRICE, GOLDING, KAISER, MOORE, PRÉVOST, The Secret Handshake with Danger, Vol. One

577 Records · Olie Brice, Binker Golding, Henry Kaiser, N.O. Moore, Eddie Prévost: Excerpt I …

Published: 3 Mar 2021. Updated: 5 days ago.

Chris Barber RIP

Chris Barber has died aged 90. RIP. See Norman Lebrecht's classical music blog Slipped Disc. A …

Published: 2 Mar 2021. Updated: 5 days ago.

Lux in

What can you learn in a half an hour call on Zoom to Luxembourg taking notes? Quite a lot as it …

Published: 2 Mar 2021. Updated: 5 days ago.

Ralph Peterson RIP

Drummer and bandleader Ralph Peterson Jr has died at the age of 58. Cause of death was as a result …

Published: 1 Mar 2021. Updated: 6 days ago.

Joe Chambers, Samba de Maracatu

As you'd probably expect and certainly won't be disappointed to realise after a few listens that …

Published: 1 Mar 2021. Updated: 7 days ago.

Michael and Peter Formanek, Dyads

Bassist Michael Formanek, a significant presence within Thumbscrew, here with his saxophone and …

Published: 1 Mar 2021. Updated: 7 days ago.

Adrian Younge, The American Negro

Review: An extraordinary achievement by pianist/multi-instrumentalist/auteur Adrian Younge. I …

Published: 1 Mar 2021. Updated: 7 days ago.

Stream to catch up on: Matthew Bourne and Riaan Vosloo with Run Logan Run

Pianist Matthew Bourne and double bassist Riaan Vosloo collaborated with the sax-drums duo Run …

Published: 1 Mar 2021. Updated: 7 days ago.

Wins for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Soul and The United States vs. Billie Holiday at the Golden Globes

The late Chadwick Boseman as Levee in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom won for best actor in the Golden …

Published: 1 Mar 2021. Updated: 7 days ago.

Thumbscrew, Never is Enough

The notion such and such has a signature sound is regularly trotted out. I tear my hair out. Just …

Published: 27 Feb 2021. Updated: 9 days ago.

Paul Dunmall/Percy Pursglove/Olie Brice/Jeff Williams, Palindromes

Refer. Radar: Inspired by listening to Olie Brice earlier (see post on The Secret Handshake with …

Published: 27 Feb 2021. Updated: 9 days ago.

Brice, Golding, Kaiser, Moore, Prévost

Not much to go on so far but enough to realise the need to wake up and smell the coffee and prick …

Published: 27 Feb 2021. Updated: 9 days ago.