Reviews

Review of Jorge Rossy Trio: Puerta

Jorge Rossy Trio: Puerta

Robert Landfermann | Jorge Rossy | Jeff Ballard

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

The band leader Jorge Rossy made a name for himself as a drummer with Brad Mehldau’s original trio after having...

Reviewed in issue December/January/2021/2022

Review of Enrico Rava: Edizione Speciale in Concert

Enrico Rava: Edizione Speciale in Concert

Giovana Guidi | Francesco Deodati | Enrico Morello | Enrico Rava | Francesco Bearzatti | Gabriele Evangelista

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

Now 82 years of age, Enrico Rava has rightly been dubbed the Godfather of Italian jazz (‘Il Padrino’) and can...

Reviewed in issue December/January/2021/2022

Review of Ayumi Tanaka Trio: Subaqueous Silence

Ayumi Tanaka Trio: Subaqueous Silence

Christian Meaas Svendsen | Ayumi Tanaka | Per Odvaar Johansen

ECM

Rating: ★★

The 35-year-old Japanese pianist moved to Norway 10 years ago, and has recorded one previous album with this trio and...

Reviewed in issue December/January/2021/2022

Review of Craig Taborn: Shadow Plays

Craig Taborn: Shadow Plays

Craig Taborn

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

Despite the excellence of his trio work solo piano is a format in which Craig Taborn has thrived in what...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Andrew Cyrille Quartet: The News

Andrew Cyrille Quartet: The News

Andrew Cyrille | Bill Frisell | Ben Street | David Virelles

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

This album challenges perceptions and assumptions in many ways. Drummer-composer Andrew Cyrille may be seen first and foremost as an...

Reviewed in issue October/2021

Review of Marc Johnson: Overpass

Marc Johnson: Overpass

Marc Johnson

ECM

Rating: ★★★

Over a period of nearly half a century, Johnson has been a high-level player including as a creative bandleader with...

Reviewed in issue October/2021

Review of Marcin Wasilewski Trio: En Attendant

Marcin Wasilewski Trio: En Attendant

Michal Miskiewicz | Marcin Wasilewski | Slawomir Kurkiewicz

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is as close to an inseparable collective force as you can get in jazz with its...

Reviewed in issue October/2021

Review of Thomas Strønen/Ayumi Tanaka/Marthe Lea: Bayou

Thomas Strønen/Ayumi Tanaka/Marthe Lea: Bayou

Ayumi Tanaka | Marthe Lea | Thomas Strønen

ECM

Rating: ★★★

The drummer-composer Thomas Strønen has been a vital presence on the Nordic contemporary jazz scene since the new millenium. He's...

Reviewed in issue September/2021

Review of Michael Mantler: Coda – Orchestra Suites

Michael Mantler: Coda – Orchestra Suites

Bjarne Roupe | Michael Mantler

ECM

Rating: ★★★

Austrian trumpeter-composer Mantler makes music that can move from shadow to light in a moment. The mercurial moods of this...

Reviewed in issue September/2021

Review of Vijay Iyer Trio: Uneasy

Vijay Iyer Trio: Uneasy

Vijay Iyer | Tyshawn Sorey | Linda May Han Oh

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

New York pianist-composer Vijay Iyer has led many kinds of bands in an eventful career but the trio has been...

Reviewed in issue May/2021

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