September 2022 article @ All About Jazz

Multiple Reviews By Geno Thackara September 29, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Teemu Kekkonen indeed does cross a lot of both “heres” and “theres” during the course of Here/There. His debut has one foot in his native Finland’s folk roots and one in the most urbane of metropolitan clubs. It could … Read more

Discover Camille Émaille ~ The Free Jazz Collective

Camille Émaille. Photo by Peter Rabenda By Martin Schray The story has already been told a few times: when Peter Brötzmann belatedly celebrated his 80th birthday with a concert weekend at Café Ada in his hometown of Wuppertal, he invited many of the usual suspects who have accompanied him throughout his musical life – Hamid … Read more

Bulgarian Showcases at the Europe Jazz Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria – London Jazz News

Bulgarian Showcases at Europe Jazz Conference (National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-25 September 2022. Report by Tony Dudley-Evans) “The Hajigrudev/Beleva Duo caught the interest of many promoters.” Hristina Beleva (gadulka) and Vasil Hajigrudev. Photo by Francesco Martinelli This year’s Europe Jazz Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria presented a showcase programme, giving Bulgaria as host country … Read more

Jon Poses article @ All About Jazz

Chats with Cats Courtesy Columbia Missourian By BD Lenz September 28, 2022 Sign in to view read count Having people come up to us and say after a concert, ‘Now I get it,’ meaning the music made sense to them; that’s a way to define success. —Jon Poses You know you’re doing something right when … Read more

Barney Kessel and Hampton Hawes on vinyl article @ All About Jazz

Multiple Reviews By C. Andrew Hovan September 27, 2022 Sign in to view read count Almost a century ago, times were different and folks with the gumption to forge their own paths were more likely to make a mark on history. When you think of the documentation of jazz, names like John Hammond, Francis Wolff, … Read more

The Music Of Gentiane MG article @ All About Jazz

Interview Courtesy Benoit Rousseau By Kerilie McDowall September 27, 2022 Sign in to view read count ‘Walls Made of Glass’ imagines the listener in a quiet space, flooded by daylight as it streams in through transparent walls. —Gentiane MG My first impression upon hearing Gentiane MG’s work for the first time was that her writing … Read more

Espen Eriksen Trio (UK tour dates in October and November) – London Jazz News

The Espen Eriksen Trio – pianist Eriksen, bassist Lars Tormod Jenset and drummer Andreas Bye – have been together for fifteen years and recently released their first live album, “In the Mountains”. Ahead of upcoming UK dates, Espen Eriksen spoke from his home in Oslo about the trio, their music and their collaboration with saxophonist … Read more

Pharoah Sanders (1941 – 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

Pharoah Sanders. Photo from his website By Martin Schray At the tender age of 25, Pharoah Sanders experienced the greatest honor that jazz had to offer in the 1960s: The great John Coltrane took him into his band and shaped him forever with his concept of a spiritual free jazz. In interviews, however, Sanders honestly … Read more

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley article @ All About Jazz

Live Review Courtesy Jack Gold-Molina By Jack Gold-Molina September 24, 2022 Sign in to view read count Sanchez was ardently faithful to his influences and they were clearly evident in his own musical voice. Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley Seattle, WA August 12, 2022 Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band performed … Read more