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The Nels Cline Singers: Macroscope

A magnificently diverse yet coherent set of tracks incorporating countrified psychedelia, punk-rock shredding and probing jazz.

Ludovic Hunter-Tilney | The FT

Charles Tolliver review 'A lithe and youthful figure in a rakish beret'

The gig lacked the punch of Tolliver's 2007 big-band outing, but the canny twists of the 72-year-old trumpeter's themes are always his own

John Fordham | The Guardian

CD: Phronesis - Life to Everything

Another transporting live album captures the trio at its most joyously direct.

Peter Quinn | The Arts Desk

The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra: Strength in Numbers (2014)

For the second album as leader of his jazz orchestra, New York-based Pete McGuinness says he has "returned to [his] roots," fashioning a series of dapper themes that embody his forward-looking point of view while swinging in the grand tradition of such...

All About Jazz | Jack Bowers

Phronesis: Life to Everything review powerful live album from unusual jazz trio

Phronesis are a jazz trio built around Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby's sinewy phrasing and huge tone, and encircled by fluent British pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger's eerie, birds'-wings sound.

John Fordham | The Guardian

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: American Adventure

Sometimes an idea seems great on paper, but in execution doesn't exactly work out as planned.

All About Jazz | John Kelman

Nels Cline Singers: Macroscope review glossy pileup of jazz-rock styles

Nels Cline, the LA-born musician and Wilco sideman who was memorably dubbed the 82nd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone, has a parallel life as a fearless improv and free-jazz investigator – notably with the Nels Cline Singers, the largely...

John Fordham | The Guardian

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: The L.A. Treasures Project:Live at Alvas Showroom (2014)

The "L.A. Treasures" heralded herein are singers Ernie Andrews (eighty-six years young when the album was recorded in September 2013) and Barbara Morrison (a relative novice at sixty-one

All About Jazz | Jack Bowers

Belle epoque review 'subtle backward glances to the French jazz tradition'

Accordionist Vincent Peirani and saxophonist Émile Parisien seem to have been winning all France's jazz prizes lately.

Dave Gelly | The Guardian

Gregory Porter interview: 'You must experience life before you sing it'

Could Gregory Porter be that rare thing, a jazz singer with the power to break out of the jazz world?

Ivan Hewett | Telegraph