Tim Garland Songs to the North Sky

Revisiting the approach he took on 2009’s Libra, saxophonist Tim...

REVIEW: Philip Clouts Quartet

East Africa, west Africa, and particularly South Africa; south...

Hugh Masekela and Somi review: an old master in fine fettle

Shades of Fela Kuti in Masekelas ageless funk and fury, and in...

CD REVIEW: Ernie Watts Quartet - A Simple Truth

Ernie Watts Quartet - A Simple Truth (Flying Dolphin Records, FD...

Paragon: Cerca review thoughtful inventiveness, park-on-a-dime precision

Jellymould JazzYoung Anglo-German quartet Paragon launch this...

Stefano Bollani Joy in Spite of Everything

Joy in Spite of Everything, the new album from pianist Stefano...

EyeShuTight: Resonance review a young jazz trio thats blossoming

Leeds trio Eyes Shut Tight have mysteriously condensed their name...

Brian Lemon obituary

Jazz pianist who accompanied the stars and was an arranger,...

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland] (2014)

Recorded over two nights in Portland's Ivories Jazz Lounge during...

Jeremy Pelt Quartet, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London – review

A terrific, intense performance from the US trumpeter and his...

LP REVIEW: Sun Ra and his Arkestra – In the Orbit of Ra

Sun Ra and his Arkestra – In the Orbit of Ra (Strut/Art Yard...

Sonic Halo: Review

This collaboration between two highly talented saxophonists has a...

John Coltrane: Offering: Live at Temple University review a fearsome live inferno from 1966

(Impulse)Coltrane was nine months away from death at 40 when this...

Before you know it (Live in Portland) – Ezra Weiss Sextet: Review

This live album recording is the first that the pianist has...

Tina May: My Kinda Love review sheer mastery of the jazz idiom

(Hep)Real jazz singers flourish in the company of good jazz...

Flying Lotus: Youre Dead! review concept album jazzes up the afterlife

(Warp)Youre Dead! is a radical concept album in which Flying Lotus...

BOOK/ CD REVIEW: Chilly Gonzales: Re-Introduction Etudes

Chilly Gonzales: Re-Introduction Etudes( Éditions Bourgès R EBR...

The 12 best jazz albums of 2014

CDs from Herbie Hancock and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are...

GoGo Penguin – v2.0

For all of its faults – and there are many – one of the main...

Chris Byars: The Music of Duke Jordan review exactly the full, mellow sound required

(SteepleChase)Classic bebop was never strong on formal composition...

Gregory Porter: 'Jazz got me out of the pain of losing my mother'

There is a secret sadness behind every word Gregory Porter sings....

PREVIEW / INTERVIEW: Elliot Galvin Trio with Harald Lassen (Match&Fuse, Vortex, 2nd October)

Norwegian saxphonist Harald Lassen (from Haraldlassen.com)European...

Bobby Wellins/Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Culloden Moor Suite review inspiring

(Spartacus)Scotlands Spartacus label was naturally going to choose...

BOOK REVIEW: Evan Guilford-Blake - American Blues

Evan Guilford-Blake - American Blues (Holland House, 220pp., £14....

Claire Martin: Time and Place review subtle expertise

(Linn)Anyone with half an ear open to the elusive art of song...

Gregory Porter Issues of Life: Features and Remixes review an absorbing chronicle

(Membran)Gregory Porter is an international singing star now, a...

Settle – Ken Thomson &Slow/Fast: Review

Filled with contrasting styles, this album reveals a lot of...

Wadada Leo Smith The Great Lakes Suites

Wadada Leo Smith continues to surprise after winning 2013's...

Dino Saluzzi Group El Valle de la Infancia

On the occasions when Dino Saluzzi convenes his family group, as...