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Review of Taku Sugimoto and Takashi Masubuchi: Live At OTOOTO & Permian

Taku Sugimoto and Takashi Masubuchi: Live At OTOOTO & Permian

Taku Sugimoto

Confront

Rating: ★★★

Renowned Japanese electric guitar master Sugimoto (best known for 1990s improv albums like Opposite as well as recordings on his...

Reviewed by Kevin Whitlock in issue: April/2021

Review of New Faces: New Sounds

New Faces: New Sounds

Posi-Tone Records

Rating: ★★

Young Generation jazz with old generation vibes; a New York sextet formed as a showcase for young talent with a...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: April/2021

Review of The Dave Gisler Trio with Jaimie Branch: Zurich Concert

The Dave Gisler Trio with Jaimie Branch: Zurich Concert

Dave Gisler

Intakt

Rating: ★★★

For the follow-up to their 2018 debut, Rabbit On The Run, Zurich-based guitarist Dave Gisler's trio present the entirety of...

Reviewed by Daniel Spicer in issue: April/2021

Review of Maynard Ferguson: Live and Well In London

Maynard Ferguson: Live and Well In London

Maynard Ferguson

Sleepy Night Records

Rating: ★★★

I think this is what they call a near miss. A limited edition with a run of just 500 copies,...

Reviewed by Simon Spillett in issue: April/2021

Review of Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent: Quiet Is The Star

Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent: Quiet Is The Star

Georgia Mancio

Editor's Choice

Roomspin Records

Rating: ★★★★

A follow-up to their outstanding Songbook album released in 2017, Quiet Is The Star presents a further nine beautifully crafted...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: April/2021

Review of Stefano Di Battista: Morricone Stories

Stefano Di Battista: Morricone Stories

Stefano Di Battista

Warner Music International

Rating: ★★★

How do you pay fitting tribute to Ennio Morricone, the great Italian composer who died in July last year? For...

Reviewed by Robert Shore in issue: April/2021

Review of Tina Brooks: The Waiting Game

Tina Brooks: The Waiting Game

Tina Brooks

Blue Note Tone Poet

Rating: ★★★★

Quite why Alfred Lion chose to hold back three out of four albums he recorded with tenor saxophonist Harold Floyd...

Reviewed by Jon Newey in issue: April/2021

Review of Isfar Sarabski: Planet

Isfar Sarabski: Planet

Isfar Sarabski

Warner Music

Rating: ★★

It could be argued that major labels, with few exceptions, have always had the tendency to follow, rather than take,...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: April/2021

Review of Menagerie: Many Worlds

Menagerie: Many Worlds

Lance Ferguson

Editor's Choice

Freestyle

Rating: ★★★★

This Melbourne-based ensemble, whose last album, 2017's Arrow of Time, picked up plenty of plaudits over here (Gilles Peterson, Jamie...

Reviewed by Kevin Whitlock in issue: April/2021

Review of Rawfrücht

Rawfrücht

Hugues Warin

Editor's Choice

Sub Rosa

Rating: ★★★★

This overlooked debut from 1990s Belgian guitars -and-drum trio Rawfrücht turns out to be a hidden gem. Climb aboard the...

Reviewed by Edwin Pouncey in issue: April/2021

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