Review of Jazz ExTempore Orchestra: East & West

Jazz ExTempore Orchestra: East & West

Andrea Vicari | Elvis Stanic | Hristo Yotsov | Medina Mektiva | Rico De Jeer

33 Records

Rating: ★★★

The international make up and musical direction of this band, initiated by the Croatian Liburnia Jazz Association in 2008, is...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: February/2014

Review of Satoko Fuji: Gen Himmel

Satoko Fuji: Gen Himmel

Libra

Rating: ★★★

The Japanese Berlin-based pianist performs an elegantly meditative yet probing solo set that’s her first in nearly a decade....

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: November/2013

Review of Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson: Winter In America

Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson: Winter In America

Biran Jackson | Bob Adams | Danny Bowens | Gil Scott-Heron

Charly/Strata East

Rating: ★★★★

Although the recent CD, I'm New Here has been generally lauded as a return to form after years in the...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: June/2010

Review of Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian: Further Explorations

Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian: Further Explorations

Chick Corea | Eddie Gomez | Paul Motian

Concord Jazz

Rating: ★★★

Inspired by the Bill Evans album Explorations from 1961, Corea revisits material associated with the late pianist together with originals...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: April/2012

Review of Various Artists: Miles Davis On Film

Various Artists: Miles Davis On Film

Miles Davis

Essential Jazz Classics

Rating: ★

An almost identical release to last year’s The Cinema of Miles Davis on él Records and equally as pointless. So...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: Feb/2019

Review of Miles Davis: Workin'/The Musings Of Miles

Miles Davis: Workin'/The Musings Of Miles

Bill Evans | Cannonball Adderley | Garland | Jimmy Cobb | John Coltrane | John Lewis | Jones | Max Roach | Miles Davis | Oscar Pettiford

MasterJazz Records

Rating: ★★★★

Christmas came early for me, thanks to the arrival of these public-domain reissues, all of them except Kind Of Blue...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: February/2013

Review of Kenny Warren Quartet: Thank You For Coming To Life

Kenny Warren Quartet: Thank You For Coming To Life

JP Schlegelmilch | Kenny Warren | Noah Garabedian | Satoshi Takeishi

Whirlwind Recordings

Rating: ★★★

Colorado-born, New York-based Warren clearly has a lot more going for him than his distinguished initials. As well as indulging...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: June/2017

Review of Caecilie Norby: Silent Ways

Caecilie Norby: Silent Ways

Cæcilie Norby | Lars Danielsson | Leszek Mozdzer | Marius Neset | Nguyên Lê | Robert Mehmet Ikiz

ACT

Rating: ★★★★

This is Norby’s second ACT album, and between them she has neatly encapsulated her formative influences. Daughter of a classical...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: July/2013

Review of Harold Land: Westward Bound!

Harold Land: Westward Bound!

Harold Land

Editor's Choice

Reel to Real

Rating: ★★★★

Make sure you don’t underestimate tenor saxophonist Harold Land. The perspicacious re-issue duo of Zev Feldman and Cory Weeds, who...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: July/2021

Review of John Coltrane: Standard Coltrane/Stardust

John Coltrane: Standard Coltrane/Stardust

Art Taylor | Freddie Hubbard | Jimmy Cobb | John Coltrane | Paul Chambers | Red Garland | Wilbur Harden

Poll Winners Records

Rating: ★★★

This CD contains two Coltrane Prestige albums, Standard Coltrane (formerly Prestige PRLP 7243) and Stardust (formerly Prestige PRLP 7268) plus...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: August/2015

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