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Review of John Stein: Lifeline

John Stein: Lifeline

Rebecca Kleinman | Phil Grenadier | Evan Harlan | Keala Kaumeheiwa | Mike Connors | Koichi Sato | Larry Goldings | Pedro Ito | Daniel Grajew | Jake Sherman

Editor's Choice

Whaling City Sound

Rating: ★★★★

We reviewed Kansas City guitarist Stein's Whaling City Serendipity CD favourably in our October 2021 issue, while admitting that his...

Reviewed by Peter Vacher in issue: October/2022

Review of Julia Hülsmann Quartet: The Next Door

Julia Hülsmann Quartet: The Next Door

Marc Muellbauer | Heinrich Köbberling | Julia Hülsmann | Uli Kempendorff

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

This is the second album by the Julia Hülsmann Quartet. Their first together, Not Far From Here from 2019, suggested...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: October/2022

Review of Howard McGhee: Dusty Blue

Howard McGhee: Dusty Blue

Walter Bolden | Howard McGhee | Tommy Flanagan | Ron Carter | Roland Alexander | Bennie Green | Pepper Adams

New Land

Rating: ★★★★

Last year the New Land reissue label made a lot of friends with its very first release, a superb version...

Reviewed by Kevin Whitlock in issue: October/2022

Review of Spinningwork

Spinningwork

Johnny Hunter | Cath Roberts | Olie Brice | Tom Ward

New Jazz and Improvised Music

Rating: ★★★

To quote Hannibal from the A-Team, “I love it when a plan comes together.” All this music was composed during...

Reviewed by Daniel Spicer in issue: October/2022

Review of Sheila Jordan: Live At Mezzrow

Sheila Jordan: Live At Mezzrow

Harvie S | Alan Broadbent | Sheila Jordan

Cellar Music

Rating: ★★★

You wait ages for a new record from the great Sheila Jordan, and along come two at once. Obviously, the...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: October/2022

Review of I Work In Communications: Kiss My Emoji Ring

I Work In Communications: Kiss My Emoji Ring

Marius Mathiszik | Dave De Rose | George Crowley

tier.debut records

Rating: ★★★

Thanks to the pandemic, the notion of remote musical collaboration has become almost a commonplace, even for improvisatory musicians. Athens-based...

Reviewed by Tony Benjamin in issue: October/2022

Review of Samara Joy: Linger Awhile

Samara Joy: Linger Awhile

Kenny Washington | David Wong | Pasquale Grasso | Samara Joy McLendon | Ben Paterson

Editor's Choice

Verve Records

Rating: ★★★★

Released last year on Whirlwind, Samara Joy McLendon's debut album announced the arrival of a remarkable new talent, a vocalist...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: October/2022

Review of Cecil Alexander: Introducing Cecil Alexander

Cecil Alexander: Introducing Cecil Alexander

Will Gorman | Cecil Alexander | Steven Crammer

Heartcore

Rating: ★★★

The press release for this album, out on Kurt Rosenwinkel's own imprint, starts by lauding Mr Alexander's Instagram profile and...

Reviewed by Eddie Myer in issue: October/2022

Review of Steve Gadd/Eddie Gomez/Ronnie Cuber/The WDR Big Band: Center Stage

Steve Gadd/Eddie Gomez/Ronnie Cuber/The WDR Big Band: Center Stage

Eddie Gomez | Steve Gadd | Karolina Strassmayer | Andy Hunter | Bobby Sparks II | Ludwig Nuss | Paul Heller | Simon Oslender | Ronnie Cuber | Bruno Muller

Leopard

Rating: ★★★

As big band leader and rising star Olivia Murphy has lamented, the UK lacks standing bands like the Danish Radio...

Reviewed by Andy Robson in issue: October/2022

Review of Tyshawn Sorey Trio: Mesmerism

Tyshawn Sorey Trio: Mesmerism

Aaron Diehl | Matt Brewer | Tyshawn Sorey

www.tyshawnsorey.com

Rating: ★★★★

Known for his work with American prime movers Vijay Iyer and Steve Lehman as well as his own bands, drummer...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: October/2022

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