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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 in issue October/2022

Review of Enrico Rava/Fred Hersch: The Song Is You

Enrico Rava/Fred Hersch: The Song Is You

Enrico Rava | Fred Hersch

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

Enrico Rava has a particular affinity for working in duo with pianists, his notable previous collaborators including Stefano Bollani and...

Reviewed in issue October/2022

Review of Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert

Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert

Keith Jarrett

ECM

Rating: ★★★

From the man who probably singlehandedly put the totally improvised solo piano recital on the map in the 1970s and...

Reviewed in issue October/2022

Review of Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: Elastic Wave

Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: Elastic Wave

Petter Eldh | Gard Nilssen | Andre Rollgheten

ECM

Rating: ★★★

After three albums on the Clean Feed and Odin labels, Nilssen’s debut on ECM is his fourth as a leader...

Reviewed in issue September/2022

Review of Steve Tibbetts: Hellbound Train: An Anthology

Steve Tibbetts: Hellbound Train: An Anthology

Marc Anderson | Bob Hughes | Michelle Kinney | Rhea Valentine | Steve Tibbetts | Eric Anderson | Claudia Schmidt, | Mike Olson | Marcus Wise | Jim Anton

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

This double album retrospective of Steve Tibbetts’s work for ECM is not so much a ‘Best Of’ as a ‘Best...

Reviewed in issue August/2022

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

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