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Espejo, Eliana Cuevas

This latest album from the Venezuelan born singer is filled to the brim with variety and style that is easy to enjoy. It is consistent throughout in terms of the quality of the songs and the vocals, from the playful opening track ‘Estrellita’ to t

NEWS: Launch of new Jamie Cullum jazz album Interlude announced today

Just a few days after his 35th birthday, a new album release by Jamie Cullum on Island Records is announced. Release date is 6 October.Interlude will be a jazz album and will featuring guests Laura Mvula and Gregory Porter. The opening track, Interlude

Forward in All Directions - Andy Milne & Dapp Theory

'Forward in All Directions' was produced by Grammy Award winner Jimmy Haslip and features guest performances from Ben Monder, Jean Baylor and Gretchen Parlato. The album is Dapp Theory's third release and marks the quintet's 15th anniversary, blending "co

Espejo - Eliana Cuevas

Showcasing both Cuevas' warm vocals and songwriting skills, 'Espejo' features nine original compositions.The 10th was written by her husband producer Jeremy Ledbetter.

CD: Andy Milne & Dapp Theory - Forward In All Directions

Andy Milne cut his teeth in the 1990s playing with the influential saxophonist and musical theorist Steve Coleman, whose structurally experimental improvised music was so strongly opposed to any kind of commercial influence he became virtually an undergro

Let's review sheer eloquence from Adam Schroeder's baritone sax

One of the most beautiful baritone saxophone sounds to be heard today.

Herbie Hancock: The Warner Bros Years review undistracted creativity

(Warner Bros)This three-CD set brings together all the music Herbie Hancock recorded for Warners between leaving Miles Davis in 1969 and the beginning of his hitmaking Headhunters period in 1972. When the Mwandishi sextet (which recorded the second of the

Ahmad Jamal/Yusef Lateef: Live at the Olympia review spirited and funky

The ways the former chart-topping pianist Ahmad Jamal develops variations on a song stick closely to a trusted and popular script: start with a catchy unrelated hook, slip the tune in stealthily, jam on it, swap licks with the drummers, come back to the h

Fire! Orchestra: Enter review overheated but powerful

(Rune Grammofon)Sweden's 28-piece Fire! Orchestra comprise jazz, improv and avant-rock players. They often sound like an exciting throwback to two cult manifestations of this kind of giant crossover lineup from earlier times: UK pianist Keith Tippett's 19

Brunel de Jour - Kalle Kalima & K-12

This album focuses on key works by the Spanish director Luis Brunel. Talking about the record Kalima said: "The role of music in Buñuel's films also changed during his career, which lasted half a century. Where music often served as a counterpoint to the