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

Jakob Bro Trio with Anders Christensen and Brian Blade at Flagey, Brussels – London Jazz News

Jakob Bro Trio with Anders Christensen and Brian Blade (Flagey Studio 1, Brussels. Sunday 4 September 2022. Fourth night of four. Live review by Dick Hovenga Jakob Bro at Flagey, 2022. Photo credit: Olivier Lestoquoit Dick Hovenga, who runs the Dutch site written in Music was at Studio 1 at Flagey in Brussels for all … Read more

Marcus Roberts Trio + Wycliffe Gordon / Bournemouth SO at The Grange (Hampshire) – London Jazz News

Marcus Roberts Trio plus Wycliffe Gordon and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (The Grange, Northington, Hampshire, 2 July. Review by Alison Bentley) Marcus Roberts Trio and Wycliffe Gordon with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Gavin Sutherland at The Grange Festival. Photo credit: Maryana Bodnar “It really is a true collaborative environment between jazz and classical music, and … Read more

Marc Copland /Adrian Vedady /Jim Doxas trio at Dièse Onze – London Jazz News

Marc Copland /Adrian Vedady /Jim Doxas Trio (Dièse Onze, Saint Denis Street, Montreal. MIJF. 2 July 2022. Review by Sebastian Scotney) Marc Copland, Adrian Vedady, Jim Doxas. Phone snap. There are some facts that need saying. Often. And maybe what they really need is for someone who comes from the outside to recognise the truth … Read more

A Trio Of Heart article @ All About Jazz

Renowned for his—by all accounts—wondrous musicianship, expressed predominantly on guitar, Buttery is admired not only for virtuosic technique, but a subtle and highly emotive melodic sensibility, which often evokes an air of spirituality. Following his multi-award winning seventh album, aptly entitled Guy Buttery—as, at the time, it felt like his most personal to date (see … Read more

Chet Baker Trio – ‘Live in Paris’ (rec. 1983/4) – London Jazz News

Chet Baker Trio – Live in Paris (Elemental 5990541. 3 LPs. Review by Andrew Cartmel) On the labels of this handsome triple vinyl set, the font makes the artist credit look rather like “Chet Baker Brio”. Which is appropriate because these are spirited and enriching sessions by the trumpeter from the autumn of his career, … Read more

Pepper Adams with The Tommy Banks Trio – ‘Live at Room at the Top’ (rec. 1972) – London Jazz News

Pepper Adams with The Tommy Banks Trio – Live at Room at the Top (Cellar Music Group/Reel to Real Recordings. Album review by Sebastian Scotney) Did the great baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams succeed in transforming the small jazz gig into an art form all his own? Listening to this painstakingly restored and meticulously annotated issue … Read more

Tom Smith (new album ‘Drifter Days’, with Daniel Bulatkin Trio – Czech Republic) – London Jazz News

London-based saxophonist Tom Smith has a new double album ‘Drifter Days’ with a trio led by Czech pianist Daniel Bulatkin. The launch will be at Pizza Express Dean Street on Monday 23 May. ‘drifter days’ was recorded after a nineteen-date tour of venues and festivals both large and small in the Czech Republic in 2019, … Read more

Jazzfest Bonn, Opening Night With Niels Klein / EOS Chamber Orchestra And The Michael Wollny Trio article @ All About Jazz

By Josef Woodard May 5, 2022 Sign in to view read count The May 1 kickoff concert of JazzFest Bonn’s 12th annual edition opened at the Oper, a large theater venue nestled along the Rhine River, in overdue gala fashion. In the spotlight was a Germanic double-header featuring saxophonist-composer Niels Klein’s enticing music for jazz … Read more

The Art of the (Guitar) Trio article @ All About Jazz

By Geno Thackara April 26, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Orion Tango was adventurous and loud in the Before Times (and they were), their first Covid-era outing makes its predecessors sound like a couple of easy Sunday strolls. This time the “power” in “power trio” is almost off the measurable charts. … Read more