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Dave Gelly

No Evil review Sue McCreeth's first all-standards album is an intimate affair

Until now, she has mainly recorded her own songs, but one couldn't help noticing that, whenever Sue McCreeth chose something else, it would be Herbie Hancock or maybe Wayne Shorter.

Miles at the Fillmore review Miles Davis at his most chaotic

Even the prickly Miles Davis was forced to concede that the huge success of his early-70s albums was the result of his collaboration with producer Teo Macero.

Ivan Lins: Cornucopia - review

(Moosicus) Hugely popular in his native Brazil, Ivan Lins can write charming songs of such harmonic subtlety that some have hailed him as the successor to Antonio Carlos Jobim. But he can also overdo the sentiment embarrassingly. This set with the SWR

Klaus Paier & Asja Valcic: Silk Road - review

(Act) With most contemporary European offshoots of jazz it's impossible to tell where composition leaves off and improvisation begins. That's certainly the case with this duo of an Austrian accordionist and Croatian cellist . The instruments blend so

Joe Lovano: Cross Culture - review

(Blue Note) You really have to put aside all expectation of finding familiar paths to follow when listening to Joe Lovano 's music nowadays. Like most of his recent work, these 11 pieces are open and discursive in form, with a kind of generic world musi

Enrico Tomasso: Al Dente - review

(Woodville) You've probably heard trumpeter Enrico ("Rico") Tomasso already, without knowing it. Like many top jazz musicians, he often turns up on soundtracks and albums, most recently Bryan Ferry's The Jazz Age . This is his belated solo debut, and

Nat King Cole and Quincy Jones: Live in Zurich 1960 - review

(TCB) In 1960, 27-year-old Quincy Jones and his 18-piece all-star jazz orchestra were stranded in Europe when a show they were accompanying failed. A last-minute tour with Nat King Cole rescued them. This marvellous concert, recorded by Swiss radio and

Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969 - review

(Columbia/Legacy) Four complete concerts, one on DVD, in a must-have package. Miles devotees call this quintet - with Chick Corea on keyboard, Wayne Shorter on sax, Jack DeJohnette on drums and British bassist Dave Holland - the "lost band" because it ne

Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project - review

(Nonesuch) The orchestrion is a mechanical orchestra, dating back to the early 19th century, which Metheny has reinvented for the digital age. From his guitar, he controls a vast assemblage of musical odds and ends, from pianos to rows of tuned bottl