Julieta Eugenio, 'Efes,' Greenleaf ****

From March release Jump here's a track that has the x factor so often sought, rarely found especially given that the material is so pared back. There is no pianist or guitarist so the Argentinian tenor saxophonist has her work cut out but stamps …

Published: 5 Jan 2022. Updated: 23 days.

From March release Jump here's a track that has the x factor so often sought, rarely found especially given that the material is so pared back. There is no pianist or guitarist so the Argentinian tenor saxophonist has her work cut out but stamps her personality on proceedings very dynamically. Reminiscent of Melissa Aldana although dreamier and edgier and for that latter factor if you're into Mark Turner you will probably like this too certainly given how laconic the playing style is. With bassist Matt Dwonszyk springy and convincing on the track and a drummer who we have been pushing on this site for a while in Jonathan Barber and making an intelligently understated but vibrant contribution as he spars with the accented feel and swaying sense of motion, there is a lot going on during this rendition of a Eugenio composition that introduces a new sound you'll need – post-haste – to immerse yourselves in.

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Tony Kofi, Emilia Mårtensson and Mark Lockheart's Dreamers feature in upcoming Sheffield season of gigs

Using the Crookes Scocial club, Crucible studio and Firth Hall the Sheffield scene fires up for another season this week with the appearance of saxophonist Tony Kofi and his Kind of Blue sextet on Saturday night in the Crucible. And following on …

Published: 5 Jan 2022. Updated: 23 days.

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Using the Crookes Scocial club, Crucible studio and Firth Hall the Sheffield scene fires up for another season this week with the appearance of saxophonist Tony Kofi and his Kind of Blue sextet on Saturday night in the Crucible. And following on this month are Rachael Cohen on 21 January and the Adam Glasser Quintet on the 28th.

February and March see an array of well-known UK jazz names including Julian Siegel's quartet (4 Feb), Mark Lockheart's Dreamers (25 Feb) Martin Speake's International Quartet (who include cult Danish bassist Anders ''AC'' Christensen) on 4 March, the Emilia Mårtensson Quintet on the 11th, ex Jeff Beck keyboardist Jason Rebello on the 24th and further on the progressive progressive-freebop trio Partikel on 1 April. Full details of all these and more into the spring can be found here