Ronnie Foster Releases First Album as a Leader in 35 Years

Ronnie Foster (photo: Jen Rosenstein) If Ronnie Foster had never recorded anything but the spaced-out, frank and funky soul of 1972’s Two Headed Frap (recently re-released) and 1973’s Sweet Revival, his place in the history of organ jazz would be a given. His dreamy ambience and diggable groove made him essential listening throughout the 1970s—and … Read more

The Canadian Jazz Collective at Ronnie Scott’s – London Jazz News

Kirk MacDonald, Derrick Gardner, Lorne Lofsky, Brian Dickinson, Neil Swainson, Bernd Reiter & Virginia MacDonald (Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 11 May 2022. Live review by Charles Rees) The Canadian Jazz Collective (LR: Brian Dickinson, Virginia MacDonald, Lorne Lofsky, Derrick Gardner, Neil Swainson, Kirk MacDonald & Bernd Reiter). Photo credit: Robert Crowley The modern jazz audience … Read more

Tim Garland – Vigil Songbook (Band on the Wall, 29 May / Ronnie Scott’s, 1 June) – London Jazz News

Since his emergence on the scene in the late ’80s, Tim Garland has firmly established an international reputation as one of Britain’s foremost saxophonists and composers. Some highlights of his career include winning the 2009 Grammy for his orchestras on The New Crystal Silence, which won ‘best instrumental album’, and playing in the late Chick … Read more

Charles Mingus – The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s (Resonance Records, 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein Arguably more than any other label, Resonance Records—and particularly producer and co-president Zev Feldman—understands that, despite the middling quality of recordings circulating on the bootleg market, nothing beats a properly mastered archival release. And for a recording like this one of Charles Mingus playing live at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, from August … Read more

Mingus – ‘The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s’ (rec.1972) – London Jazz News

Mingus – The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s(Resonance. 3-LP or 3-CD set . Review by Dan Bergsagel) In August 1972, the Charles Mingus Sextet had a two-week residency at Ronnie Scott’s. Now, almost 50 years after the residency and 100 years after Mingus was born, Resonance Records are releasing The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s … Read more

Ronnie Scott’s April-June programme includes Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry, Donny McCaslin, Fergus McCreadie… – London Jazz News

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club recently announced their concert season from April to June. Among the performers are Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin and Fergus McCreadie. Charles Rees writes… Joe Lovano. Photo credit: Craig Lovell. Joe Lovano one of the titans of the saxophone, will be back in London in May. Lovano’s emergence as an international soloist … Read more