Here's a glimpse:
John Scofield with Jon Cowherd, Vicente Archer and Josh Dion Domicil Dortmund tonight
Eli Degibri Clamores Madrid tomorrow
- Eyolf Dale trio Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene Oslo tomorrow
A piano trio more bespoke than off the peg, the pianist and composer Eyolf Dale is more painterly than ever dynamically aided by drummer Audun Kleive in opening passages of new album The Wayfarers (Edition). There is a vibrancy here that complements the darkness often in the writing that double bassist Per Zanussi does so much to draw out by accentuating its melancholia.
Two years on from the release of Being the title Wayfarers itself is a somewhat anachronistic choice of word and one that matches the tendency the album sometimes stylistically adheres to by delving into a time often broodingly or elegiacally long gone.
The rattling intensity where the 37-year-old Telemark born Norwegian Dale is so jangling and metallic on 'The Sky at Sunset' is memorable and yet the most significant track of all is the moving 'Fields of Kyiv'. Its highly evocative mood music somehow sounds as if it belongs in the time of the First World War and not the dark days of today when war again casts a shadow over eastern Europe. Overall preferable and a far more engrossing album than Being, this latest album by the trio rewards quality time listening with the provision of much needed food for thought and quiet reflection.
Lina Allemano 4 Arthur's Dublin tomorrow
Mary Halvorson Amaryllis Sextet Bimhuis Amsterdam 10 March
Danny Grissett Trio Unterfahrt Munich 10 March
Chris Potter quartet Porgy & Bess Vienna 12 March
Dave Holland trio Zig Zag Berlin 13 March
Pablo Held trio feat. Nelson Veras A-Trane Berlin 14 March
Scott Henderson Blue Note Milan 15 March
Big Chief Donald Harrison Le Duc des Lombards Paris 15 March
Richard Bona trio Fasching Stockholm 16 March
Big Chief Donald Harrison Bix Stuttgart 16 March
Ben LaMar Gay Ensemble Moods Zurich 20 March
The Lina Allemano 4 play Dublin tomorrow night. Photo: press