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Review of Charged Particles with Tod Dickow: Live at the Baked Potato! Charged Particles with Tod Dickow Play the Music of Michael

Charged Particles with Tod Dickow: Live at the Baked Potato! Charged Particles with Tod Dickow Play the Music of Michael

Tod Dickow | Jon Krosnick | Omar Ledezma | Murray Low | Aaron Germain

Editor's Choice

Summit Records 789

Rating: ★★★★

This is a really dynamic and ambitious live tribute to the legendary saxophonist Michael Brecker, who sadly passed away at...

Reviewed by Robert Shore in issue: February/2022

Review of Satoko Fujii & Taiko Saito: Underground

Satoko Fujii & Taiko Saito: Underground

Satoko Fujii | Taiko Saito

Libra 202-069

Rating: ★★★★

Throughout the 21st century so far, the brilliant Japanese piano one-off Satoko Fujii has been prolific, creatively consistent, and fearless...

Reviewed by John Fordham in issue: February/2022

Review of Ivo Neame: Glimpses Of Truth

Ivo Neame: Glimpses Of Truth

James Maddren | Tom Farmer | Ingrid Jensen | Jon Scott | Jim Hart | Gilad Hekselman | George Crowley | Trevor Mires | Noel Langley | Jason Yarde

Whirlwind

Rating: ★★★★

During the 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival, supertrio Phronesis teamed up with the formidable Frankfurt Radio Big Band to play...

Reviewed by John Fordham in issue: February/2022

Review of New Cool Collective: Yunikõn

New Cool Collective: Yunikõn

Dox Records

Rating: ★★★

The Netherlands' number one burning alto sax bebopper Benjamin Herman’s large ensemble were a big hit on the ‘live’ Euro...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: February/2022

Review of Shorter Moments: Exploring the World of Wayne

Shorter Moments: Exploring the World of Wayne

Walt Weiskopf | Farnell Newton | Ed Cherry | Wayne Esoffrey | Orrin Evans | Sam Yahel | Out to Dinner | Alexa Tarantino | Jared Gold | Jordan Young

Posi-tone PR8224

Rating: ★★★

Since the lockdowns of 2020-21, there has been a rise in the number of solo albums ‘inspired by the opportunity...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: February/2022

Review of Chet Baker: Albert’s House

Chet Baker: Albert’s House

Chet Baker | Barney Kessel | Frank Capp | Paul Smith | Jim Hughart

Liberation Hall LIB5072

Rating: ★

When Chet Baker had his teeth punched out in 1968, it initially appeared that his trumpeting career might be over.Fitted...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: February/2022

Review of Bob James: Feel Like Making LIVE!

Bob James: Feel Like Making LIVE!

Michael Palazollo | Bob James | Billy Kilson

Evosound EVSA834M

Rating: ★★

Back in 2000, James’ reputation covered so many bases that he was the headliner at Jazz FM's 10th birthday party,...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: February/2022

Review of Louise Dodds: The Story Needs an Ending

Louise Dodds: The Story Needs an Ending

Alyn Cosker | Andrew Robb | Tom Gibbs | Louise Dodds

Pink Hill Records

Rating: ★★★

This is Scottish vocalist Louise Dodds’ first album in nine years, and her first to consist solely of her own...

Reviewed by Robert Shore in issue: February/2022

Review of Rob Koral: Wild Hearts

Rob Koral: Wild Hearts

RKUK Records

Rating: ★★★

An instrumental trio featuring Koral on guitar, with accompaniment from Hammond and drums, performing and stretching out live in the...

Reviewed by Jon Clay in issue: February/2022

Review of Vazesh: The Sacred Key

Vazesh: The Sacred Key

Hamed Sadeghi | Jeremy Rose | Lloyd Swanton

Earshift Music Ear 052

Rating: ★★★★

Jeremy Rose impressed with the Vampires and with his conceptual album Iron in the Blood from 2015, he emerged as...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: February/2022

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