Reviews

Review of Ballister: Znachki Stilyag

Ballister: Znachki Stilyag

Dave Rempis

Aerophonic

Rating: ★★★

This hardworking trio – celebrating its 10th year as an active entity – teams the Norwegian powerhouse drummer Nilssen-Love with...

Reviewed by Daniel Spicer in issue: November/2020

Review of Graham South Quartet: By And By

Graham South Quartet: By And By

Graham South

Efpi Records

Rating: ★★★

Trumpeter Graham South is best known as a soloist with Manchester's Beats & Pieces Big Band, but he's also an...

Reviewed by Thomas Rees in issue: November/2020

Review of John Daversa Quintet: Cuarantena: With Family At Home

John Daversa Quintet: Cuarantena: With Family At Home

John Daversa

Tiger Turn

Rating: ★★★

John Daversa is a hornsman to be reckoned with. Among a zillion other accolades, the longtime Angeleno's 2019 big-band album...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: November/2020

Review of Azymuth: As Curvas Da Estrada De Santos/Zé E Paraná (Demos)

Azymuth: As Curvas Da Estrada De Santos/Zé E Paraná (Demos)

José Roberto Bertrami

Far Out Recordings

Rating: ★★★★

The esteemed Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth were founded back in 1973 and continue to this day, maintaining global renown with...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: November/2020

Review of Gary Smulyan: Our Contrafacts

Gary Smulyan: Our Contrafacts

Gary Smulyan

SteepleChase

Rating: ★★★★

Smulyan must be the number one US jazz baritone man these days. As such, he's in ready demand among his...

Reviewed by Peter Vacher in issue: November/2020

Review of The Generations Quartet: Invitation

The Generations Quartet: Invitation

Dave Liebman

Self-release

Rating: ★★★★

The generations Quartet is a well-integrated band since it comprises Liebman with three generations of jazz musicians he has mentored...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: November/2020

Review of Doug Carn Featuring the Voice of Jean Carn: Spirit of the New Land

Doug Carn Featuring the Voice of Jean Carn: Spirit of the New Land

Doug Carn

Black Jazz

Rating: ★★★★

You can search without much luck for the achievements of keyboardist and composer Doug Carn in some formidably scholarly jazz...

Reviewed by John Fordham in issue: November/2020

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 Bright Dog Red: Somethin’ Comes Along

Bright Dog Red: Somethin’ Comes Along

Ropeadope

Rating: ★★

Founded by drummer Joe Pignato, five-piece Bright Dog Red's mash-up of Maceo-style funk, old-school rap and jazz-rock riffage is an...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: November/2020

Review of BaBaZuLa: Hayvan Gibi

BaBaZuLa: Hayvan Gibi

Osman Mura Ertel

Night Dreamer

Rating: ★★★

In the time of Covid-19, this might be as close as you'll get to a genuine, flesh-and-blood show – a...

Reviewed by Daniel Spicer in issue: November/2020

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