First for Jazz


Ted ahead

On Impulse, a label even more, to some, revered than Blue Note from You Already Know to be released at the end of February: here's Ted Poor, a drummer hardly...

Published: 18 Jan 2020. Updated: 14 hours ago.

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Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy, Jamie Safir, What's New, Silent Wish

“To be able to sing these songs with one of Ronnie Scott’s favourite horn players, Iain Ballamy – whose song choices on this collection were inspiring and meaningful – and...

Published: 18 Jan 2020. Updated: 18 hours ago.

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Kenosha Kid, Wood River, Dinosaur, Dime Notes: for Brilliant Corners

We brought you some of the names coming to Brilliant Corners 2020 back in December. The official line-up is out today. In addition to Evan Parker, Binker Golding, Hejira, Fuzzy...

Published: 17 Jan 2020. Updated: 32 hours ago.

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Latest pre-orders... Big names surprisingly disappoint while a lesser known drummer scores big time

You cannot always guarantee the big names to deliver. Gregory Porter's first track 'Revival' from the upcoming album ''All Rise'' is far too bland and slickly over-produced, the real joy...

Published: 17 Jan 2020. Updated: 32 hours ago.

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Snakeoil shift label

Departing long-time recording home ECM for the Intakt label, a coup for the consistently excellent Swiss indie, kicking off their tenure with ''The Fantastic Mrs.10'' – here's the cover of...

Published: 17 Jan 2020. Updated: 38 hours ago.

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Amsterdam to host Jazz Now!

Jazz Now is a four-day multi-disciplinary conference in Amsterdam that the organisers say brings together ''leading researchers across the arts and humanities. The event will feature academic papers, panels, roundtables,...

Published: 17 Jan 2020. Updated: 39 hours ago.

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Last Dream of the Morning

Slightly unfortunate in the rendering here when you check out the release on Bandcamp (perhaps it will be fixed by the time you read this) ''Atonomy'' or ''Anatomy''? We have...

Published: 17 Jan 2020. Updated: 40 hours ago.

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Stimulating Liverpool jazz festival line-up for 2020 features Tony Kofi, Tin Men and the Telephone and Moonmot

Cykada (Thursday 27 February), Tin Men and the Telephone (Fri 28 Feb), Blow 3.0 (Sat 29 Feb), Martin Archer's Anthropology Band + Moonmot (Sunday 1 March) and Tony Kofi also...

Published: 16 Jan 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

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Jazz Scene

New book – out now

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