(Stunt) Since long before the present flowering of native talent, Scandinavia has been a very jazz-friendly place. Miles Davis borrowed a Swedish folk song and called it Dear Old Stockholm . Quincy Jones wrote one of his first compositions, Stockholm S
Begun as a tribute to Ray Charles, The Blue Room expanded to include more modern songs by Leonard Cohen and Warren Zevon, among others, all treated in Madeleine Peyroux's distinctive languid jazz style. Her covers of Charles's Modern Sounds material are e
(Trio) On the face of it, this is an unassuming concert (captured at Herts Jazz's Welwyn HQ in 2011) mostly dedicated to respectful, straight-swinging accounts of tunes by Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk. But the front line of Chris Bisco
(ACT) After spending 2006-2008 in worldwide demand for their exciting string-quartet-meets-jazz-fusion take on the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, radio.string.quartet.vienna have put aside the covers for a while. But if any composer's work might be
(e17) As a softly polished duet between vocalist Brigitte Beraha and pianist John Turville (plus the inimitable saxist Bobby Wellins on two tracks), Red Skies isn't quite as varied in atmosphere and repertoire as Beraha's much-admired Babelfish a
European jazz trio Phronesis's charismatic live performances have prompted Jon Newey (Editor of 'Jazzwise' magazine) to describe them as 'the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST'.
Led by Danish bass player Jasper Høiby, with British pia
Five years ago, Philadelphia songstress Melody Gardot arrived on to a jazz-pop marketplace already crowded with Norahs , Dianas and Madeleines . That she has recorded three ever-more-successful albums is a tribute to her Hoagy Carmichael-ish songcra
He left us one decade ago. If only he could see how his band has continued to keep the faith over the last ten years.
Now, for one night only, the Jazz Cafe and the Edwin Starr band – aka The Team – with Edwin’s brother Angelo, offer a tenth ann