Reviews

Review of Alex Western-King: Sideslip

Alex Western-King: Sideslip

Jonny Wickham | Alex Western-King | Sam Leak | James Copus | Jay Davis

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

The impressively surnamed Western-King is a Guildhall music graduate, a classical clarinettist, a jazz saxophonist and author of Jazz Phrases...

Reviewed in issue August/2021

Review of Nigel Price Organ Trio: Wes Reimagined

Nigel Price Organ Trio: Wes Reimagined

Nigel Price

Editor's Choice

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

This is Price's most impressive recording to date. He thinks so, too. He told Jazzwise (in our December 2020 issue):...

Reviewed in issue July/2021

Review of Richard X Bennett: rbx3

Richard X Bennett: rbx3

Richard X Bennett

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Check out Richard X Bennett's website and his eclectic dress sense: it immediately tells you this is an exuberant personality....

Reviewed in issue July/2021

Review of Jacky Naylor: The Industrial Suite

Jacky Naylor: The Industrial Suite

Jacky Naylor

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Last summer's Meraki release demonstrated Yorkshire-born pianist Jacky Naylor's compositional flair, on an album influenced more than a smidge by...

Reviewed in issue June/2021

Review of Roy Mor: After The Real Thing

Roy Mor: After The Real Thing

Roy Mor

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

An intriguing bandleader debut from Israeli pianist, composer and arranger Mor, whose background stints as a military paratrooper and a...

Reviewed in issue June/2021

Review of Shez Raja: Tales from the Punjab

Shez Raja: Tales from the Punjab

Ahsan Papu | Shez Raja | Fiza Haider | Qamar Abbas | Kashif Ali Dani | Zohaib Hassan

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

The British Asian electric bass player Shez Raja has been lauded for an Indofunk sound that blends East and West...

Reviewed in issue April/2021

Review of Yoko Miwa Trio: Songs of Joy

Yoko Miwa Trio: Songs of Joy

Yoko Miwa | Scott Goulding | Will Slater | Brad Barrett

Editor's Choice

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

The new release from Japanese pianist Yoko Miwa has an appealing lockdown title. Who couldn't do with a little joy...

Reviewed in issue April/2021

Review of QOW Trio

QOW Trio

Riley Stone-Lonergan | Spike Wells | Eddie Myer

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

This post-bop, pre-lockdown recording is comforting and vivid, capturing three players in a resonant room loving their work. Combining three...

Reviewed in issue March/2021

Review of Will Glaser: Climbing in Circles

Will Glaser: Climbing in Circles

Will Glaser | Matthew Herd | Liam Noble

Editor's Choice

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

This completes an unusual trilogy of releases, following Glaser's duo albums with saxophonist Matthew Herd, then pianist Liam Noble on...

Reviewed in issue March/2021

Review of Solstice: Food for Thought

Solstice: Food for Thought

Dave Manington | Tori Freestone | Will Glaser | Jez Franks | Brigitte Beraha | John Turville

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

Solstice lay before you such a tasting menu of musical treats, it's hard to know where to begin: Jez Franks'...

Reviewed in issue February/2021

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