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Don Cherry Live In Stockholm

It would be a few more years before Don Cherry would start playing his version of world music wholeheartedly, but elements of the trumpeter’s all-encompassing vision can be heard on these live recordings, most of them from 1968.

Jazz Times | Mike Shanley

Ian Carey And Ben Stolorow: Duocracy (2014)

Trumpeter Ian Carey and pianist Ben Stolorow shed all inhibitions and strip down to the bare essentials with their provocative new release, Duocracy.

All About Jazz | Jeffrey Uhrich

Polar Bear - In Each And Every One

Polar Bear's fifth full studio album comes after what seems like quite a gap – it's been four years since Peepers – but it's not as if the individuals who make up London's most acclaimed jazz outfit have been taking it easy; last year members of this...

Nick Southall | The Quietus

Polar Bear: In Each and Every One

The UK quintet’s fifth album plays up the extremes of their saxophonists’ contrasting voices.

Mike Hobart | The FT

CD: Polar Bear - In Each and Every One

Mature and sophisticated layers of electronic and acoustic sound from Seb Rochford's iconic post-jazz outfit.

Matthew Wright | The Arts Desk

Regina Carter Southern Comfort

Whether or not Regina Carter intended to create a trilogy, Southern Comfort is the third piece in a series that began with 2006’s I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey and continued with 2010’s Reverse Thread.

Jazz Times | Jeff Tamarkin

Catch My Drift review - 'understated virtuosity' from Jim Mullen Organ Trio

This fascinating collection of favourite covers by guitarist Jim Mullen and friends is full of surprises.

Dave Gelly | The Guardian

Rachael Cohen: Halftime review - 'Unhurriedly intricate, slinkily free jazz'

(Whirlwind) Rachael Cohen is a saxophonist from Shetland via Edinburgh's ambitious youth-jazz scene and Birmingham Conservatoire, and from this clever set she sounds like she has a clear sense of where she's headed, with a technique to match. Cohen...

John Fordham | The Guardian

Tom Rainey: Obbligato review - 'A no-prisoners approach to deconstructed standards'

(Intakt) Switzerland's Intakt label has a reputation for spiky music but though this set led by New York drummer Tom Rainey (featuring trumpeter Ralph Alessi, saxist Ingrid Laubrock, bassist Drew Gress and Canadian pianist Kris Davis) has a cutting-...

John Fordham | The Guardian