Jazz

Songs from the Floating World - Sarah Moule

On 'Songs From The Floating World', acclaimed jazz singer Sarah Moule has recorded seven new songs by composer and pianist Simon Wallace and lyricist Fran Landesman, alongside a new lyric by Julie Burchill, two blues numbers and imaginative reworkings of

Manu Katche: Live in Concert - Manu Katche

After a four album stint with ECM, French/Ivorian percussionist Manu Katché releases his ACT debut, recorded on an electrifying evening (in June 2014) in the famed Parisian club New Morning. Katché and his quartet played some 130 concerts last year, whi

Before You Know it (Live in Portland) - Ezra Weiss Sextet

This latest album from the pianist includes the tracks 'Winter Machine' and 'Don't Need No Ticket'. It is the first live recording that Weiss has released.

Bloody Rain - Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah-Jane Morris is the British soul, jazz and r&b singer who topped the UK pop charts for a month in 1986 (with The Communards' disco version of 'Don't Leave Me This Way') and then eloquently and joyously side-stepped the mainstream ever after. Morris's

The 12 best jazz albums of 2014

CDs from Herbie Hancock and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are among the best jazz albums of 2014.

The 12 best jazz albums of 2014

CDs from Herbie Hancock and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are among the best jazz albums of 2014.

CD REVIEW: Charlie Haden & Jim Hall - Charlie Haden-Jim Hall

Charlie Haden & Jim Hall – Charlie Haden-Jim Hall (Impulse! / Renaissance. CD review by Andy Boeckstaens)Bass icon Charlie Haden and guitar legend Jim Hall were well known for working in duet format, but this previously-unissued CD from the Montreal In

Joe Sample, of The Crusaders, dies aged 75

Joe Sample, the piano player who formed The Crusaders and who co-wrote Street Life for Randy Crawford, dies.

Mulatu Astatke, Royal Festival Hall

It was Jim Jarmusch’s film Broken Flowers that first really got Mulatu Astatke major Western attention – in same way that Angelo Baladementi’s music for Twin Peaks gave a rich and strange dimension to David Lynch’s TV epic, there was an even great

Another Sky - John Surman, Bergen Big Band

The British composer and jazz saxophonist John Surman has been regarded as one of the foremost European jazz musicians since the beginning of his career in the early 1960s. On 'Another Sky' he performs six of his own compositions, plus one Thelonious Monk