A Special Tribute for a Special Musician article @ All About Jazz

data-original-title=”” title=””>Martin Leighton on bass and data-original-title=”” title=””>Michael Olivera on drums, in the comfortable setting of Barcelona’s Milano Jazz Club. A pair of nearly identical, back-to-back concerts honored the late, renowned French pianist Michael Petrucciani piano1962 – 1999 data-original-title=”” title=””>Michael Petrucciani, who died at age 36 in 1999, just before a new millennium in which … Read more

Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory At Milton Court Concert Hall article @ All About Jazz

Live Review Courtesy Mark Allan/Barbican By Chris May November 23, 2022 Sign in to view read count An elegant yet gritty exposition of Kavuma’s lyrical modern-day hard bop, tonight’s performance, which was sold out, must surely have been one of the 2022 London Jazz Festival’s most enthusiastically received events. Mark KavumaMilton Court Concert HallLondonNovember 18, … Read more

Mick Goodrick (1945-2022). A Tribute by Mark Small. – London Jazz News

Mark Smallpays tribute to the massively influential guitarist and educator Mick Goodrick . Mick Goodrick (+) On November 16, 2022, American jazz guitaristMick Goodrick , a sought-after performer and educator who deeply impacted three generations of guitarists around the world, departed this life. He passed away peacefully at his home in Boston, Massachusetts, surrounded by … Read more

The Big Swing featuring Emma Smith, Georgina Jackson & Vula Malinga at Cadogan Hall (2022 EFG LJF) – London Jazz News

The Big Swing featuring Emma Smith, Georgina Jackson & Vula Malinga (Cadogan Hall, London SW3, 18 November 2022. Review by Len Weinreich) Emma Smith. Photo copyright Monika S. Jakubowska The evening started with a bundle of promises as the singer Emma Smithvibrant in shocking pink and singer/trumpeter Georgina Jackson in electric blue, bounded onto a … Read more

Artonov 2022 article @ All About Jazz

Artonov Brussels, Belgium October 12-15, 2022 Artonov is a Belgian festival that’s committed to the commingling of creative strategies. Performances will always display at least two artistic forms, picking from a treasure trove that includes music, dance, film, poetry, painting, storytelling, video and even olfactory and culinary creations. Its other key predilection is a love … Read more

Sun Ra and the Cornucopia House Band

There are certain works of art with which I wish I could have a conversation, so that I might express my gratitude for them. I would say, “Thank you for existing, and doing what you do. You’ve enriched my life.” I wouldn’t downplay the venerated “usual suspects”—A Love Supreme, Sgt. Pepper, Citizen Kane—but I’d give … Read more

‘Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band In Concert’ (rec. 1960) – London Jazz News

‘Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band In Concert’(SteepleChase SCCD 36502. Album review by Len Weinreich) Sometime during the late 1940s, jazz hipsters first clocked in Gerry Mulligan as a fledgling composer and arranger slyly inserting bebop flavoring into charts for the Elliot Lawrence, Claude Thornhill and Gene Krupa big bands. In 1949, his reputation increased through … Read more

Nardis Jazz Club – London Pop-Up by Turquazz (2022 EFG LJF) – London Jazz News

Nardis Jazz Club pop-up (24, Exmouth Market, 19 November, Reviewed by Rachel Coombes) Ozan Musluoğlu Quartet. Photo by Rachel Coombes As LJF celebrated its thirtieth birthday with a sold-out show of electronic jazz (or ‘jazz-dance’) at the 6000-capacity venue Printworks on Saturday (REVIEWED HERE), another jazz milestone was being celebrated in more intimate fashion in … Read more

The Ostara Project (celebrating Canadian women in jazz – new album) – London Jazz News

Named after Ostara, the Germanic goddess of the spring equinox, “The Ostara Project” showcases the strength and creativity of Canadian women in jazz. The “supergroup” is spearheaded by award-winning jazz musicians, bassist Jodi Proznick and pianist Amanda Tosoff. While the ensemble’s membership is fluid – with vocalists Laila Biali and Shruti Ramani, and clarinettist Virginia … Read more

Three contrasting Insub releases article @ All About Jazz

Insub dates back to 2006 when it began in Geneva, Switzerland, as a netlabel called Insubordinations and a non-profit association, initially called Association Insubordinations, both soon shortened to Insub, for obvious reasons. The Insub Meta Orchestra was founded in 2010 by the duo of percussionist Cyril Bondi and electronicist Laurent Peter, aka ‘d’incise.’ Ever since, … Read more