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Hard Rain - Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr returns to the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen for her latest album. All About Jazz said: "The readings of these Dylan songs reaffirm Jungr's standing as a Dylan interpreter".

Billy Hart Quartet: One Is the Other review - 'Beautifully crafted references all over the jazz tradition'

For anyone open to spontaneous musical conversation, regardless of genre, this beautifully crafted album is likely to appeal – but aficionados will probably get more from it, since veteran drum star and former Herbie Hancock sideman Hart and his superb

Elliot Galvin Trio: Dreamland review - 'Hops all over the musical landscape'

The buzz about recently graduated Trinity Laban pianist and composer Elliot Galvin (a regular sidekick of Laura Jurd) has been abundant for a year.

Seamus Blake/Chris Cheek: Reeds Ramble review - 'Quirky and mesmerising'

(Criss Cross) Thanks to the presence of the Bad Plus's Ethan Iverson on piano, this session keeps taking unpredictable turns Blake is the robust tenor-sax swinger from the Mingus Big Band, and Cheek is his gracefully gliding, somewhat Stan Getzesque, fro

Robert Glasper Experiment review - 'Still an awesome band at full stretch'

Robert Glasper has called jazz his "jealous ex-girlfriend", but her reproaches didn't seem to be bothering him on his biggest British gig to date.

Strength in Numbers - Pete McGuiness

This is the second release from the Pete McGuiness Jazz Orchestra and Pete's fourth album as leader. Talking about the album McGuiness said: ""I think of Strength In Numbers as both a next step as well as a return to my roots".

Circularity - Julian Arguelles

Another star in the British jazz world has joined CAM JAZZ. After his contributions to John Taylor's and Kenny Wheeler's recordings, Circularity is Julian Argüelles s debut album with this label. Eight original pieces, all bearing the leader s signature

A Thousand Kisses Deep - Christine Tobin

'A Thousand Kisses Deep' is a beautiful re-working of eleven Leonard Cohen songs and is the acclaimed vocalist Christine Tobin's salute to the legendary singer, songwriter and poet in the year of his 80th birthday. The songs chosen are from Cohen's 196

Ray Mantilla The Connection

Jazz and Afro-Caribbean rhythms are a natural connection, one attractively celebrated in the work of Latin percussionist Ray Mantilla, who was born in the South Bronx in 1934.

Connection - Ray Mantilla

One would be hard-pressed to name a working jazz musician who has played with a longer list of great artists than Ray Mantilla. Beginning his career in the 1950s with Latin music greats such as Xavier Cugat and Monguito Conjunto, Ray has played with such