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Black Treasure streams

Working towards the completion of her fourth studio album for the Brownswood label due later in the …

Published: 27 May 2020. Updated: 2 hours ago.

Parliamentary jazz award nominations for 2020 announced

The nominees for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards have just been announced. Organised by the All Party …

Published: 27 May 2020. Updated: 3 hours ago.

Rava, Herbert, Guidi, For Mario (Live)

This feels very private music and has a deeply raw edge to it in terms of emotional impact. Each …

Published: 26 May 2020. Updated: 27 hours ago.

Latest playlist 26/5/20

Latest playlist. Hendrika Entzian, top. Photo Bandcamp

Published: 26 May 2020. Updated: 12 hours ago.

Kind of Blue drummer Jimmy Cobb has died

The Kind of Blue drummer Jimmy Cobb has died. He was 91. Born Wilbur James Cobb in Washington DC, …

Published: 25 May 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Various artists, I Still Play

A feast of solo piano music spanning several genres and forming a formidable statement by issuing …

Published: 25 May 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Martin Speake and Liam Noble in The Chapel

The fact a student came along and recorded this duo performance by alto saxophonist Martin Speake …

Published: 24 May 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

'Gravel Baron' from the Dave Storey trio streams

We'll have to wait another week for the rest of Jouska, new from drummer Dave Storey's trio. If …

Published: 23 May 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Laidback lead-off track from Derrick Hodge's Color of Noize streams

Here's the lead off track 'Not Right Now' new from bass guitarist Derrick Hodge, drawn from Color …

Published: 22 May 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Classical and jazz mix combine on upcoming Chick Corea double album

New solo piano double CD Chick Corea Plays to be released at the end of the summer has a wide …

Published: 21 May 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Track of the day: Taste of Honey

A beautifully measured introduction, and the opening track, to a new Beatles tribute album from the …

Published: 21 May 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

After Lockdown we need to support jazz more than ever otherwise it's curtains

It's more imperative than ever post-Lockdown for us all to get out and hear live jazz wherever that …

Published: 20 May 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

20/05/20 playlist

Today's top tracks. Benny Green above. Photo, Bandcamp

Published: 20 May 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Buzzing Barber cuts

Last month I was wondering if the upcoming Jonathan Barber album Legacy Holder will be a game …

Published: 20 May 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

On the Jazz Scene is now available on Kindle

Marlbank's new book On the Jazz Scene is now available in a Kindle edition. Click here to order. …

Published: 20 May 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

19/05/20 marlbank playlist

Published: 19 May 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

John Cumming has died

A giant of UK jazz promotion John Cumming has died. Live promotion company Serious, of which he was …

Published: 18 May 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Lucky Peterson has died

The great bluesman Lucky Peterson died yesterday. He was only 55. A statement on his official …

Published: 18 May 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Christian McBride Don Was tribute track whets the appetite with its feelgood vibe

A little slice of perfection heralding the release in a few months from the Christian McBride Big …

Published: 18 May 2020. Updated: 9 days ago.

Ode to the Road and the jazz we are miss

Thin pickings so far this year in terms of top jazz vocals albums and now thankfully this. I …

Published: 17 May 2020. Updated: 9 days ago.

Review: Jon Balke, Discourses

One of the pianists his label has most kept faith with, their relationship together spanning a few …

Published: 17 May 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Groove all the way from Rymden as first track from Spacesailors streams

Rymden, they're back with Spacesailors to be released by Jazzland this September and it's chunky …

Published: 16 May 2020. Updated: 10 days ago.

RATED! Kick off your Saturday

Latest reviews in brief: Tracks. Hania Rani, Home, Gondwana Still bewitching in its ingénue …

Published: 16 May 2020. Updated: 11 days ago.

Extraordinary version of EST's ‘From Gagarin’s Point of View’ by Moses Sumney

Super cool and very jazz soaked, relatable, græ from US singer Moses Sumney is picking up a lot of …

Published: 15 May 2020. Updated: 11 days ago.

Mehldau majestic on L.A. Pastorale

Sublime pianism, an engrossing darkness in the Mehldau composition that revels in an introspective …

Published: 15 May 2020. Updated: 12 days ago.

‘My thoughts considered the possible slipping away of consciousness into another dimension, spiritual or otherwise’

Promoter Paul Pace, the driving force behind Spice Jazz at the Spice of Life pub in Soho and also a …

Published: 15 May 2020. Updated: 12 days ago.

Countdown to Iron Starlet

Just a reminder ahead of release in a month's time reposting from back in April: there's a sense of …

Published: 14 May 2020. Updated: 12 days ago.

Weather forecasting

One of the factors that inhibits understanding of jazz is the actual recognition and perception of …

Published: 14 May 2020. Updated: 12 days ago.

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