Marc Cary – For the Love of Abbey

There is a story that may well not be apocryphal in the history of jazz. When Billie Holiday passed away, the pianist Mal Waldron...

Fabrizio Mocata Trio – Puccini Moods

Fabrizio Mocata is a pianist and a composer based in Italy, he recently performed in Canada at the Brampton Jazz & Blues Festival. I...

Hamilton De Holanda & André Mehmari – Gismontipascoal: A Musica de Egberto e Hermeto

Gismontipascoal: A Musica de Egberto e Hermeto, by two of the most precociously talented musicians from and in Brasil does not so much document...

Steve Turre – The Bones of Art

This may not be the first time that Steve Turre has used multiple trombones on a recording date nor will it be the last....
Ralph Peterson, Zaccai Curtis, Luques Curtis - Triangular III

Ralph Peterson, Zaccai Curtis, Luques Curtis: Triangular III

When the Curtis Brothers take a break from business to make music together something magical always happens. On Triangular III they complete a trio...

Carmen Souza – Kachupada

Carmen Souza is the extraordinarily talented vocalist who was born in Lisbon, Portugal, within a Christian family of Cape Verdeans. She has melded her...

Fabián Almazán: Master of All He Plays

In most musicians, just like nice ordinary people, molecules are made up of DNA just like the unique people that each is. But in...

Ian Dogole – Outside the Box

Ian Dogole whose name is pronounced like this: “Eye-in Dough-gul” is one of the most fascinating percussion colorist and musician to come out of...

Brigitte Zarie: L’amour

Beautiful strings arrangements give way to the sensual voice of Brigitte Zarie on “Where there is love”, the first track of her new release...

Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones: Stomp!

Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones’ recital is a gloriously deceptive one. For here is no familiar programme of New Orleans music but an enterprising...

Chico Freeman & Heiri Känzig: The Arrival

It is difficult to speak of Chico Freeman in the same terms as you would another saxophonist playing today. He has a heritage that...

Tom Szczesniak – Waltz For Bill

Toronto based pianist, composer, arranger and producer Tom Szczesniak has released his debut recording as leader; Waltz For Bill, an eleven track, straight ahead...

Alexis Cuadrado – A Lorca Soundscape

The mighty task of transposing the great Federico García Lorca from the landscape of poetry to the soundscape of music—despite the inherent musicality of his work—is a daunting one.
Joey Alexander - Countdown

Joey Alexander Presents: Countdown

Once more, Joey Alexander puts all of his debonair virtuosity on display, on Countdown, only his second album. The quality of his playing is...

Steve Turre – Woody`s Delight

Few trombone players in Steve Turre’s generation have pushed the boundaries of their instrument further than he has. Born of the blue, hard bopping...

Jeff Ballard Trio: Time’s Tales

Jeff Ballard has spent the equivalent of a month of Sundays casting his shadow along with bassist Larry Grenadier’s in the Brad Mehldau Trio....
Berta Moreno: Little Steps

Berta Moreno: Little Steps

Berta Moreno’s dream of coming to America, which she mentions in her impassioned notes that accompany the disc entitled Little Steps, have come true...

Theo Croker: Afro-Physicist

Theo Croker is the epitome of the sound of surprise. He comes suddenly from behind and sideways - never from the front - seizing...

Etienne Charles: Creole Soul

“In the world that we live in today, it’s impossible not to be a creole, it’s impossible not to have a blend of ideas, a blend of traditions and a blend of sound or shape that determines who we are. There is a little bit of a creole...

Phil Bowler: Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle

While no one was watching the bass chair Phil Bowler slipped back in and fired up his old ensemble back to life. After some...

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