★★★★ (Whirlwind Recordings – WR4748) Rebecca Nash (p, ky), Sara Colman (v), Nicholas Malcolm (t), Thomas Seminar Ford (g, elec), Chris Mapp (b, elec), Matt Fisher (d) and Nick Walters (elec). Rec. October 2017 and November 2018
TogetherMAMA MAA1056 Randy Brecker (t, flhn) and Mats Holmquist (arr, comp), with the Umo Jazz Orchestra featuring Max Zenger (ts), Ville Vannemaa (ss), Mikko Pettinen (t), Heikki Thuhanene (tb), Seppo Kantonen (p) and Mikel Ullberg (g).
Rowman and Littlefield $38In a series of nearly two dozen books on Experiencing different kinds of music, whether Beethoven or Bowie, this volume clearly has the right author for the job.
Essential Jazz Classics EJC55704 2CDSonny Rollins (ts), with (collective personnel) Ray Brown, Oscar Pettiford, Henry Grimes, Paul Chambers, Bob Cranshaw (bs), Shelly Manne, Max Roach, Specs Wright, Roy Haynes (d) and Candido Camero (cga, bgo).
Mack Avenue Herlin Riley (d, v), Bruce Harris (t), Goodwin Louis (as, ss), Emmett Cohen (p), Mark Whitfield (g), Russell Hall (b) and Pedrito Martinez (congas).
East Green Records Sam Eastmond (t), Ben Greenslade-Stanton (tb, ky, g, perc), Jon Gillies (ts), Matt Mcnaughton (bs), Tom Williams (g), Holley Gray (b), Dave Longman (d), Mark Claydon (perc), Sven Benton (org) Shawn Lee (g, melodica) and Jettricks,...
All these albums are reviewed in the March 2016 issue of Jazzwise which is out now – to read them all click here to subscribe and get a FANTASTIC FREE CD NEW RELEASES Cyrille Aimée Let’s Get Lost Mack Avenue Magnus Bakken Quartet featuring George...