Jazz Stories

Track of the day: I'll Tell You What It Is Later

Catnip for bassists this infectious groove drawn from Romantic Funk: The Unfamiliar new from …

Published: 6 Jul 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Greg Foat, Symphonie Pacifique

Greg Foat, who he? Well he's been around a while, DJs tend to warm to him more than hardcore …

Published: 5 Jul 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Tim Garland turns to classic Stan Getz album Focus for new inspiration

A beautiful, lush, lead-off track, 'Maternal,' from Tim Garland, heralds the new album Refocus to …

Published: 3 Jul 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Track of the day: 'Rise and Shine' by Miles Okazaki

A creative solution to a pressing problem presents itself here, the lack of the ability to play …

Published: 3 Jul 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Julian Shore, Where We Started

Beginning with a lulling quasi-classical feel and a title in 'Preludio' to match, pianist Julian …

Published: 3 Jul 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Mino Cinelu and Nils Petter Molvær collaborate on SulaMadiana

BMG's new imprint Modern Recordings are to release atmospheric new album SulaMadiana by Mino Cinelu …

Published: 2 Jul 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Ahmad Jamal turns 90

Still a big influence on jazz pianists the world over Ahmad Jamal, who celebrates his 90th birthday …

Published: 2 Jul 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Krononaut to debut this autumn

Looking ahead to the autumn, and alas nothing to share as yet but a word on something I heard …

Published: 2 Jul 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Boisdale take a gamble and plans to re-open with live music firmly on the menu

A lot of venues I guess will be following with interest the example of Boisdale, the London chain …

Published: 1 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

JAF Trio make their debut

Friday sees release day for JAF Trio's astonishingly accomplished self-titled debut. A free …

Published: 1 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Huw Warren, Live at Ucheldre Vol 2

This follows on from the first volume, which was a Brazilian themed affair, released earlier in …

Published: 1 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Azat Bayazitov, The Doors Are Open

The leader is the least familiar name of all the players here apart from the drummer. But don't let …

Published: 30 Jun 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

'Emily' and 'The Shadow of Your Smile' composer Johnny Mandel has died

Johnny Mandel, who wrote such much covered songs as 'Emily' and the 'Theme from MASH' has died at …

Published: 30 Jun 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Free improvising bassist and composer Simon H. Fell has died

Free improvising bassist Simon H. Fell has died. He was 61. The bassist, who in the 1980s also set …

Published: 29 Jun 2020. Updated: 9 days ago.

Andrew McCormack, Solo

There is a certain monastic quality about a solo piano record. You have to be in the right mood to …

Published: 28 Jun 2020. Updated: 10 days ago.

Freddy Cole has died

Sad to hear of the death of Freddy Cole at the age of 88. There are few details so far but the …

Published: 28 Jun 2020. Updated: 10 days ago.

Best jazz albums of 2020 at the year's half way point

20/ JONATHAN BARBER and VISION AHEAD, LEGACY HOLDER 19/ DAYNA STEPHENS TRIO, LIBERTY 18/ GARY …

Published: 28 Jun 2020. Updated: 10 days ago.

Daniel Herskedal, Call For Winter

A familiar presence on his label's roster these last few years, tuba player and bass trumpeter …

Published: 27 Jun 2020. Updated: 11 days ago.

Marlbank weekend playlist

Published: 27 Jun 2020. Updated: 11 days ago.

Track of the day: Blue Soul

'Blue Soul' is from hard bop-into-the-spiritual trumpeter Charles Tolliver who has recorded a new …

Published: 27 Jun 2020. Updated: 11 days ago.

Track of the day: New Prayer

Sampling Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous rallying cry ''the only thing we have to fear is…fear …

Published: 26 Jun 2020. Updated: 12 days ago.

Immanuel Wilkins signs to Blue Note

Keeping up their long track record of signing new names to the label, 22-year-old alto saxophonist …

Published: 26 Jun 2020. Updated: 12 days ago.

Marcin Wasilewski trio and Joe Lovano, Arctic Riff

A first collaboration between the Marcin Wasilewski trio, one of the greatest European piano trios …

Published: 26 Jun 2020. Updated: 12 days ago.

Track of the day: 'Composition 61'

Bit of a thrill this punky thrash around the more obscure work of Anthony Braxton with 'Composition …

Published: 25 Jun 2020. Updated: 13 days ago.

Eva Kruse to release New Legend

Bassist Eva Kruse, best known for her work with Michael Wollny, and joined by among others Wollny …

Published: 25 Jun 2020. Updated: 13 days ago.

BADBADNOTGOOD: Bridging Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Everything in Between

It's been a pretty good time for music. We've entered an age wherein varying genres of all kinds …

Published: 24 Jun 2020. Updated: 14 days ago.

Track of the day: Les Oignons

Daniel Humair, Samuel Blaser, Heiri Känzig in a drums-trombone-bass configuration tackle Sidney …

Published: 24 Jun 2020. Updated: 14 days ago.

Track of the day: The Windmills of Your Mind

Here's the lead off track from Te Lo Dije, the latest album by the Havana-based pianist and …

Published: 23 Jun 2020. Updated: 15 days ago.

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