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Latest jazz releases

David Sanchez: Cultural Survival

David Sanchez: Cultural Survival

The language that evolves is highly articulate and Sanchez has clear points to make.

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, Two Men With The Blues

On paper it probably shouldn’t have worked. But on disc it does – and how!

Released: 7th July 2008

Taylor Eigsti, Let It Come To You

This is not yet the classic that Eigsti promises to deliver soon.

Released: 7th July 2008

David Sanchez, Cultural Survival

The language that evolves is highly articulate and Sanchez has clear points to make.

Released: 30th June 2008

Hiromi, Beyond Standard

Too much on display here is merely clever without really giving the listener space or time to savour what's occurring.

Released: 30th June 2008

John McLaughlin, Floating Point

This new arrival is a somewhat disappointing fare.

Released: 24th June 2008

Django Bates, Spring Is Here Shall We Dance

The essence of the spring season has been bottled in all of its barely containable vigour.

Released: 23rd June 2008

Alison Burns & Martin Taylor, 1am

Taylor and Burns elegantly rummage through a songbook that includes many of the usual sepulchral suspects singled out by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and Julie London.

Released: 16th June 2008

Cassandra Wilson, Loverly

It’s impressive to hear the class and character Cassandra has injected into these 20th century songs.

Released: 9th June 2008

The-Quartet, Shattering

The-Quartet are perpetuating the Canterbury scene in fine style.

Released: 2nd June 2008

Scott Hamilton & Friends, Across The Tracks

Nothing untoward happens, but the playing is pristine throughout, very slightly dirtied around the edges, but mostly seeping with sophistication.

Released: 26th May 2008

Offonoff, Clash

Whichever way they turn, Offonoff are a group in touch with their inner ur.

Released: 26th May 2008

Schlippenbach Trio, Gold Is Where You Find It

It's a terrific ride from start to finish.

Released: 26th May 2008

Empirical, Empirical

Produced by Courtney Pine for his Destin-E label, the respected saxophonist is clearly unequivocally championing the Empirical sound.

Released: 25th May 2008

Scorch Trio, Brolt

It's both ever-changing and somehow still at its very centre.

Released: 19th May 2008

Bill Frisell, History, Mystery

The whole album stands as yet another testament to the man's place at the very epicentre of modern American music.

Released: 12th May 2008

Tom Richards Orchestra, Smoke And Mirrors

It's the details as much as the rich melodies or sense of generosity running throughout Smoke and Mirrors that are likely to win you over.

Released: 5th May 2008

Nicholas Payton, Into The Blue

Just by the law of averages Payton must have made better records than this.

Released: 21st April 2008

Gato Libre, Nomad

A difficult record, initially perhaps, for those who like their jazz fast, furious and readily-categorisable.

Released: 21st April 2008

Ian Shaw, Lifejacket

With Lifejacket he's moved from Canada to Camden and he's laying his own life bare.

Released: 14th April 2008

Neil Cowley Trio, Loud...Louder...Stop!

Cowley's very usage of the term 'trio' when naming his band suggests that he's quite happy to be viewed as a jazzman.

Released: 31st March 2008

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