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Jimmy Cobb / Pee Wee Ellis / Grant Green Jr / Ike Stubblefield: Jazz Heads, Ronnie Scott’s, London

From 2013. Everyone knew they were in the presence of jazz royalty. With Jimmy Cobb, the only surviving member of the Miles Davis band that created the most acclaimed and...

Published: 14 Nov 2019. Updated: 9 hours.

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Andrew Cyrille / Wadada Leo Smith / Bill Frisell Lebroba ECM

From 2018. Albums such as Lebroba a studio affair recorded in July last year in a New York studio do not correspond to trends. If they did they would be...

Published: 14 Nov 2019. Updated: 9 hours.

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2019 Highlight: Rob Cope, Gods of Apollo, Ubuntu

Murmuring to a tech equivalent of a cicada behind him, saxophonist Rob Cope paints all over the minimal background as a Gods of Apollo scene setter on ‘Sputnik’ the first...

Published: 14 Nov 2019. Updated: 9 hours.

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2019 Highlight: Joel Ross

Back in March came news that a new name gets a big break on Blue Note with the singing of Chicago-born New York-based vibraphonist Joel Ross. With playing credits already...

Published: 14 Nov 2019. Updated: 9 hours.

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2019 Highlight: Janek Gwizdala

Maybe it is John Patitucci producing, maybe it is a new much more mature sound but for whatever reason there is a lot less bombast, a lot more expressiveness and...

Published: 14 Nov 2019. Updated: 10 hours.

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Metheny: From This Place

It's been a while since he had a record, three years since The Unity Sessions and Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny, but here look Pat Metheny is back and...

Published: 14 Nov 2019. Updated: 9 hours.

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Jazz gets a look-in as BMG launches the Modern Recordings label with Christian Kellersmann at the helm

Multinational record company BMG are launching Modern Recordings billed in a press release as ''a label for new classical, jazz and electronic music, mostly instrumental but also extending to singer-songwriters.''...

Published: 14 Nov 2019. Updated: 9 hours.

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Lee Konitz/Dan Tepfer/Michael Janisch/Jeff Williams, First Meeting: Live in London: Volume 1, Whirlwind Recordings

From 2014. The ultimate in being too cool for school is, to some extent, a contradiction, and that’s becoming the school. The acme of cool is cutting it live, at...

Published: 14 Nov 2019. Updated: 12 hours.

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