Review of Barney Wilen: 1954-1961

Barney Wilen: 1954-1961

Fremeaux

Rating: ★★★

A towering talent in French jazz, if you don't know Wilen's work, then this is the place to start, anthologising...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: October/2015

Review of Joel Harrison/Lorenzo Feliciati: Holy Abyss

Joel Harrison/Lorenzo Feliciati: Holy Abyss

Cuong Vu | Dan Weiss | Joel Harrison | Lorenzo Feliciati | Roy Powell

Cunieform Records Rune

Rating: ★★★

Genre-defying New York based guitarist Joel Harrison has been a prolific yet unpredictable leader of recording projects of late. He...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: June/2012

Review of Larry Coryell: The Lift

Larry Coryell: The Lift

Chester Thompson | Larry Coryell | Lumpy | Matt Montgomery

Wide Hive Records

Rating: ★★

For his third Wide Hive release Coryell continues to plough his much visited power rock furrow. While his last outing...

Reviewed by Andy Robson in issue: August/2013

Review of Chris McNulty: The Song That Sings You Here

Chris McNulty: The Song That Sings You Here

Andrei Kondakov | Chris McNulty | Igor Butman | Marcus Gilmore | Paul Bollenback | Ugonna Okegwo

Challenge

Rating: ★★★

On this, her sixth album, New York-based vocalist Chris McNulty invests every bar with real jazz phrasing and a moving...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: March/2013

Review of Mike Stern: Upside Downside

Mike Stern: Upside Downside

Bob Berg | Dave Weckl | Don Alias | Don Grolnick | Jaco Pastorious | Jeff Andrew | Jim Beard | Mark Egan | Michael Brecker | Mike Stern

Warners/Atlantic

Rating: ★★★

Here's Stern roaring out of the traps, hot from Miles and given a full-on rock hero studio sound. If this...

Reviewed by Andy Robson in issue: March/2015

Review of Outside Line: Introducing Outside Line

Outside Line: Introducing Outside Line

Dave Walsh | Garry Jackson | Jamie Taylor | Matt Anderson

GLP Records

Rating: ★★★

Highly praised for his contributions as guitarist with the Jamil Sheriff Big Band, Jamie Taylor also happens to lecture at...

Reviewed by Robert Shore in issue: July/2014

Review of Tony Scott: Three Classic Albums Plus: 52nd Street Scene/The Touch Of Tony Scott/Tony Scott In Hi-Fi/Newport 1958

Tony Scott: Three Classic Albums Plus: 52nd Street Scene/The Touch Of Tony Scott/Tony Scott In Hi-Fi/Newport 1958

Tony Scott

Avid

Rating: ★★★

Once upon a time, in The Kingdom Of Swing, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Artie Shaw were the undisputed clarinet...

Reviewed by Roy Carr in issue: Dec/Jan/2013/2014

Review of Anders and Christian Jormin: Provenance

Anders and Christian Jormin: Provenance

ECM

Rating: ★★★

A Swedish duo of long-time Bobo Stenson bass man Anders and his pianist/percussionist brother Christian perform patient, quiet yet tenderly...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: October/2017

Review of WorldService Project: Hiding in Plain Sight

WorldService Project: Hiding in Plain Sight

Dave Morecroft

RareNoiseRecords

Rating: ★★★

WorldService Project's personnel have changed markedly since their first embattled Brexit response, Serve (2018), but the assaultive, defiant intent remains....

Reviewed by Nick Hasted in issue: November/2020

Review of Jü: Summa

Jü: Summa

Ádám Mészáros | András Halmos | Bálint Bolcsó | Erno Hock | Kjetil Møster

RareNoiseRecords

Rating: ★★★

Like many RareNoise bands, Jü defy definition, but there's no denying the energy and freedom that underwrites the great swathes...

Reviewed by Andy Robson in issue: May/2017

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