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Andy Biskin's Ibid: Act Necessary (2014)

A working jazz musician in New York City and environs since 1991, clarinetist, composer, and filmmaker Andy Biskin is a modern-day Renaissance Man.

All About Jazz | Dave Wayne

Rigmor Gustafsson: When You Make Me Smile (2014)

Rigmor Gustaffson's extensive discography, stretching back to 1997, has seen the Swedish vocalist working with major jazz musicians such as Jacky Terrasson and Eric Harland.

All About Jazz | Bruce Lindsay

Ira B. Liss: It's About Time

So are there any first-rate big bands worth hearing in California outside of the Los Angeles area?

All About Jazz | Jack Bowers

Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions (2014)

Think you know every aspect of Tierney Sutton's artistic persona? Think again.

All About Jazz | Dan Bilawsky

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...


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’...

Artswrap | Emma Clarendon

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

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

Dave Gelly | The Guardian

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...

Matthew Wright | The Artsdesk

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...

John Fordham | The Guardian

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...

John Fordham | The Guardian