“To some, the term “Ethiopian jazz” might seem impossible; after all, it’s a very American form. But what’s truly surprising isn’t the fact that these musicians play jazz so well, but the range of jazz [More]
Leopolis Jazz Fest – Ukraine, Lviv (June,2019). “Chick Corea – a world-famous pianist and composer, and 22-time Grammy Award winner – will perform with his project The Spanish Heart Band. The name itself brings us [More]
Four years after the critically lauded Eight Winds the Athens-based Sokratis Sinopolous Quartet returns with the aptly-named Metamodal. A unique band, the quartet subtly sifts a vast pool of influence, its music informed by the [More]
“When listening to Out of Sight!, you can’t help but be impressed with how Sanchez manages to seamlessly mesh R&B and Latin jazz. With this release the conguero can add another to his list of [More]
“Manteca” (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter Fuller, Luciano Gonzales) from an album “Spellbound” (Original Release Date: March 8, 2019). “With Spellbound, Gurtu has delivered one of his best records to date, a compelling marriage of his own [More]
Buena Vista Social Club is the debut album by the eponymous ensemble of Cuban musicians directed by Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder. It was recorded at Havana’s EGREM studios in March [More]
Yet another quality performance from the High Priestess of Soul. This effort was recorded live in Africa and it is fortunately not over- orchestrated. There are only two back-up musicians and they are both just [More]
Akalé Wubé is a Parisian band devoted totally to the grooves of 60s and 70s Ethiopian music. Since their beginnings in 2009, Akalé Wubé have been exploring passionately and meticulously the musical goldmine of Swingin’ [More]
Di•a•lects is an album by Austrian jazz keyboardist and composer Joe Zawinul, released in 1986. On the original liner it appears: “The Compositions on this CD are my impressions of the many peoples and places [More]
Thе Elеmеntѕ іѕ an аlbum bу American saxophonist Joe Henderson, released in 1973 оn Mіlеѕtоnе. 1970 bеgаn a dесаdе оf dіѕсоvеrу fоr Jое Henderson, a tіmе tо ѕеt аѕіdе the post-bop іnѕtrumеntаtіоn аnd rереrtоіrе he [More]