Reviews

Review of Sebastian Rochford: A Short Diary

Sebastian Rochford: A Short Diary

Kit Downes | Sebastian Rochford

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

Track titles seem to be merely an afterthought for a lot of jazz musicians. It's not so often within the...

Reviewed in issue February/2023

Review of Wolfert Brederode/Matangi Quartet/Joost Lijbaart: Ruins and Remains

Wolfert Brederode/Matangi Quartet/Joost Lijbaart: Ruins and Remains

Wolfert Brederode | Maria-Paula Majoor | Joost Lijbaart | Karsten Kleijer | Arno Van der Vuurst | Daniel Torrico Menacho

ECM

Rating: ★★★

The young Dutch pianist Wolfert Brederode wrote his Ruins and Remains suite in 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the...

Reviewed in issue Dec/Jan/2022/2023

Review of The Arild Anderson Group: Affirmation

The Arild Anderson Group: Affirmation

Helge Lien | Arild Andersen | Håkon Mjåset Johansen | Marius Neset

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

First, congratulations to Arild Andersen for his prestigious award on 26 September 2022 as Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order...

Reviewed in issue November/2022

Review of Jakob Bro/Joe Lovano: Once Around The Room: A Tribute To Paul Motian

Jakob Bro/Joe Lovano: Once Around The Room: A Tribute To Paul Motian

Jorge Rossy | Joey Baron | Anders Christensen | Larry Grenadier | Jakob Bro | Thomas Morgan | Joe Lovano

Editor's Choice

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

Apart from being one of the greatest drummers in improvised music, Paul Motian was also a composer who achieved the...

Reviewed in issue November/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 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

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