A modern British jazz original: an emotive rush counterpointed by balladry of simple pure stillness… Voted top singer in Melody Maker's 1971 Jazz Poll, Norma Winstone subsequently recorded this, her first album, to be released the following year on Decc
For popular Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen, the title of his sixth album for ECM has a programmatic significance. Extended Circle refers, he says, to the completion of a "double circle" of trilogies: the first with the trio heard on Changing Places, The
Featuring a wide range of tracks this latest album from the Matt Wilson Quartet also features keyboard player John Medeski.
Throughout this album the music is light and flows easily from track to track.
All of the songs are delicate and a joy to l
This playful album from saxophonist Pete Mills has plenty of treats for listeners to enjoy, while showing how imaginative jazz can be.
Yet at times, while his enthusiasm is clear, it can come across as slightly over the top particularly on ‘Close to
(Dusk Fire) A product of the late-60s creative jazz explosion in Britain, this album has acquired near-mythic status, with copies of the 1972 original changing hands at outrageous prices. It's also the debut album of the still very much active singer No
(Motema/Membran) This is Washington-raised jazz and world-musician Marc Cary 's second studio album, with regular partner Sameer Gupta on percussion and two bassists. Like Robert Glasper - and Herbie Hancock before them - Cary is a jazz-steeped artist
(ECM) Vocalist Norma Winstone is good at small musical families who converse with quiet uninhibitedness and last for years - like the trio Azimuth from 1977 into the 1990s, and in this ensemble with Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German reeds player K
(ECM) Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen 's quartet sounded discreetly funkier than formerly on their 2012 album, The Well , and another veil of that discretion is peeled off with Extended Circles - a delicious collage of hypnotic grooving, softly stroke