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Bill Laurance Trio, Live at Ronnie Scott's, Flint

A heads up here for this Valentine's day release to prioritise your listening… with live versions of tracks drawn from Flint, Swift and Aftersun fans of Snarky Puppy pianist Bill...

Published: 24 Jan 2020. Updated: 10 hours ago.

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Skalpel simmer into play

Skalpel, aka Wrocław DJ-producers Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudlo, have done great things in resurrecting old Polish jazz and putting dance beats around it. Their latest, 'Quicksilver', has just been...

Published: 24 Jan 2020. Updated: 16 hours ago.

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Snekkestad/Guy/FernÁndez, The Swiftest Traveler, Trost

FREE IMPROV CHOICE A cascade from piano tips out into a buzzy circling tetchy mood to this seething wave of wail and ache as reedist Torben Snekkestad follows an Evan...

Published: 23 Jan 2020. Updated: 33 hours ago.

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James Taylor 'Teach Me Tonight'

Drawn from American Standard to be released at the end of February… well what to say on this so far? Of course it is easy listening. Pretty superior easy listening...

Published: 23 Jan 2020. Updated: 35 hours ago.

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Paul Bryan steps out of the shadows to gleam on Cri$el Gems

There is something utterly compelling, while appealingly elusive, about Cri$el Gems from Paul Bryan, the bass guitarist and Aimee Mann producer who has produced the album with guitarist Jeff Parker...

Published: 22 Jan 2020. Updated: 2 days 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: 6 days ago.

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