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Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband – es:sensual

Posted March 06, 2018

This is the second album the Cuban pianist Omar Sosa has made with the splendid NDR Hamburg radio band – its predecessor was called Ceremony and came out in 2010 – and as before, the arranger is the Brazilian Jacques Morelenbaum. Sosa’s solos are as propulsive and melodic as one would expect, whether at the grand or going electric, but the real ... more

Music is my hope - Raphaël Imbert

Posted February 19, 2018

The new recording by the French jazz composer, artist and writer Raphaël Imbert is called “Music is my Hope” follows his previous CD “Music is my Home” and is released by Jazz Village/PIAS here in France since the end of January, The release was followed by several concerts, including festivals, with more to come in the near future. With his mus... more

Loïs Le Van - Rendez-vous à l'Ovyne

Posted November 21, 2017

Loïs Le Van, a young artist based in France, presents his music with a voice that is not typical in the jazz context, at all; delicate and strong at the same time. He is a talented composer who is very much present in the current French jazz actualities. His third album, just released, was recorded with a big band and gives the impression of bei... more

Zied Zouari Trio - Les routes du Maqâm

Posted October 16, 2017

With his violin and his alto, the artist Zied Zouari creates the reminiscence of an ancestral chant, accompanied by contemporary rhythms. For this audacious creation, the artist has been accompanied by Julien Tekayan on drums and percussion and by Aburrahman Tarikci on bass, on saz and as a singer. “Maqâm Roads” is an invitation for a musical j... more

Denis Frajerman - Rivières de la Nuit

Posted September 29, 2017

Rivières de la Nuit (Rivers by Night) is the first album released by the new label « Douzième Lune » (12th Moon), a record company that is dedicated to experimental and contemporary music. The recording is the testimony of a new development in the context of the music of Denis Frajerman, the composer and producer with a great musical past and wi... more

Sylvain Rifflet - Refocus

Posted September 15, 2017

Sylvain Rifflet, a French jazz artist and composer who was awarded a first price in the French « Victoires de la Musique » for his previous release is certainly one of the most interesting and talented saxophone players of the current generation. It is such a privilege for Rifflet to have been able to inspire himself by a mythical creation of St... more

Volker Goetze Bridge

Posted May 22, 2017

The international trumpet player and composer Volker Goetze is back with new album “Bridges”. For his new quintet, Volker Goetze unites musicians from three continents who have toured with the best jazz musicians on the planet including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin and many more. Together, they explore new gr... more

Watermelon Slim

Posted March 24, 2017

The new album “Golden Boy” by Watemelon Slim, which expresses the thousand and one lives of the American Bill Homans will be released in Europe on April 28 by the French label Dixiefrog. The weathered face of this outlaw blues artist is telling the story of his life: Vietnam veteran, blue-collar worker, 18-wheel trucker, socialist ac... more

Julian et Roman Wassefuhr

Posted March 14, 2017

It doesn’t happen too often that a purely instrumental jazz album reaches the German Pop Album charts. However, this has just happened for “Landed in Brooklyn” (ACT Music), the new album by the German trumpet player Julian and his brother, the pianist Roman Wassefuhr, two of the most successful German jazz musicians of their g... more

Larry Coryell

Posted March 08, 2017

Sad news: As all engaged jazz fans will have heard meanwhile, the legendary guitarist Larry Coryell died on Sunday, February 19, after having performed two shows on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, at the Iridium in New York City. Coryell is known to many as the Godfather of Fusion, one of the pioneers of jazz rock. He brought what amoun... more