Duke Ellington – ‘Live At The Berlin Jazz Festival 1969-1973’ – London Jazz News

Duke Ellington – Live At The Berlin Jazz Festival 1969 -1973 (The Lost Recordings TLR2204041. Album review by Len Weinreich) By their own admission, record companies are a clumsy, scatty and careless bunch. And the evidence lies with released album titles informing us that, at some time or other, recorded performances by jazz musicians as … Read more

The Irving Berlin Songbook’ – London Jazz News

Ella Fitzgerald at The Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook (Verve. Album review by Len Weinreich)For most of her career, the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald was managed by the incomparable impresario Norman Granz, founder of ‘Jazz At The Philharmonic’ and the prolific Norgran and Clef jazz record labels. Granz always felt that Decca, Ms F’s label … Read more

John Butcher – 5 LPs from Berlin (and Leipzig) on NI VU NI CONNU ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro British saxophonist John Butcher is no stranger to Berlin. Linked to the Echtzeit scene that emerged during the heady days of post re-unification Germany in the abundant derelict spaces that served as breeding grounds for creativity. Butcher, on the occasion of this 65th birthday, held a short residency in November 2019 at … Read more

XJAZZ! Festival 2022, Berlin – (4 to 8 May) – London Jazz News

(XJAZZ! Berlin. 4-8 March 2022. Preview by Izzy Blankfield) Berlin is a city constantly in flux, and its jazz scene is no different. This year’s XJAZZ! Festival – taking place from 4 to 8 May in the city’s vibrant Kreuzberg neighborhood – will showcase the musical depth and variety that the German capital has to … Read more