Polar Bear are a perfect fit for a modern London, where influences constantly collide to create new and exciting hybrids. Their take on jazz is never limited by constricting notions of what a genre ‘ought’ to sound like. Led by drummer/bandleader Seba
An ear for poetry, a jazz sensibility that invests casually strewn phrases with ambiguities, a balladeer's patience partly inspired by Billie Holiday – these qualities and plenty more make the Dublin-born singer-songwriter Christine Tobin ideal as a Leo
(Intakt) Switzerland's Intakt label has a reputation for spiky music but though this set led by New York drummer Tom Rainey (featuring trumpeter Ralph Alessi, saxist Ingrid Laubrock, bassist Drew Gress and Canadian pianist Kris Davis) has a cutting-edge
(Whirlwind) Rachael Cohen is a saxophonist from Shetland via Edinburgh's ambitious youth-jazz scene and Birmingham Conservatoire, and from this clever set she sounds like she has a clear sense of where she's headed, with a technique to match. Cohen tak
Robbie Williams really knows how to swing. He demonstrated so in 2007 with the Rat Pack-scented Swing When You’re Winning, and he proves himself even hipper across this collection of 13 covers and originals.