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Tingvall Trio: Beat review lively but formulaic pop-jazz

(Skip Records)With their 2012 album Vagen, this internationally popular piano trio led by Swedish composer Martin Tingvall suggested that a genuinely interesting spin on the legacy of fellow-Swede Esbjörn Svensson was on the cards. But Beat feels like...

John Fordham | The Guardian

Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Last Dance

So maybe this project should officially be known as the Standards Duo.

Jazz Times | Philip Booth

Ralph Towner/Wolfgang Muthspiel/Slava Grigoryan Travel Guide

On a percentage basis, the ECM catalog does not contain that many guitar players.

Jazz Times | Thomas Conrad

Joshua Redman: Trios Live review sax fan's dream of a live set

Joshua Redman, one of the most technically accomplished saxists in jazz today, parades his powers on this live set of three originals and four covers, recorded in New York and Washington DC.

John Fordham | The Guardian

Joshua Redman Trios Live

Not surprisingly, Sonny Rollins is an immediate presence on tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman’s Trios Live.

Jazz Times | Michael J. West

Joshua Redman: Trios Live (2014)

Upholding the legacy of his namesake, saxophonist Joshua Redman—son of the great Dewey Redman—has continued to develop as a leader in jazz since the 1990's.

All About Jazz | Mark F. Turner

I Like Men review surprises and subtle perfection from Rebecca Kilgore

Still little known in Britain, but with a solid following in the US, Rebecca Kilgore stands out among the current generation of "standards" singers, not only for her considerable vocal talents but also as a seeker-out of neglected songs.

Dave Gelly | The Guardian

CD: Benjamin Taubkin - Al Qantara - The Bridge

Geoff Dyer’s book on jazz But Beautiful predicted the future of jazz would come from places like North Africa and this is a perfect example. Southern Morocco has become a hothouse of cultural fusion partly due the number of foreign musicians playing...

Peter Culshaw | The Artsdesk

Nigel Price Organ Trio: Hit the Road review tribute to a smooth tradition

Nigel Price, the British jazz guitarist devoted to such late guitar heroes as Wes Montgomery and Grant Green, cruises through some classic themes and compatible originals with the fine pairing of Pete Whittaker on Hammond organ and Matt Home on drums...

John Fordham | The Guardian

CD REVIEW: Mark Nightingale and Alastair White- The Sound of Jay and Kai

The two -trombone with three rhythm format, in which trombonists JJ Johnson (Jay) and Kai Winding made several albums in the period 1954-1969, is one that is not often heard these days, so all credit to trombonists Mark Nightingale and Alastair White...

Frank Griffith | LondonJazz