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Stefano Bollani: Joy in Spite CD review warmly expressive jazz

(ECM)When the Italian virtuoso Stefano Bollani plays piano, the word play applies in its widest senses, and the title of this fine transatlantic session (Americans Bill Frisell and Mark Turner augment Bollanis Danish rhythm section) could hardly be a...

John Fordham | The Guardian

Fred Hersch Trio Floating

The first studio recording in four years from the Fred Hersch Trio, Floating is sequenced like the band’s live gigs.

Jazz Times | Matt R. Lohr

Lifestories review Jim Mullen's thumb-plucking continues to seduce

What is it that makes Jim Mullen's guitar playing so endlessly attractive?

Dave Gelly | The Guardian

Darius Jones/Matthew Shipp: The Darkseid Recital review affecting and occasionally scary

(AUM Fidelity)The American pianist Matthew Shipp regularly forges good relationships with players of comparably implacable robustness, despite an approach that's combative as often as it's cordial. The other half of this duo is young New York alto...

John Fordham | The Guardian

Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit: For the Blue Notes review fiery jazz tribute

(Cadillac)Septuagenarian South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo is the last survivor of the mixed-race Blue Notes group, who were exiled to Europe by apartheid in the 1960s; true to his improv instincts and openness, he continues to celebrate their...

John Fordham | The Guardian

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...