Reviews

Review of Diana Krall: This Dream Of You

Diana Krall: This Dream Of You

Diana Krall

Verve

Rating: ★★★★

Fans of Diana Krall's most recent solo album, her 2017 release Turn Up the Quiet, will be delighted to hear...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: October/2020

Review of Coleman Hawkins/Ben Webster: Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster

Coleman Hawkins/Ben Webster: Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster

Herb Ellis | Oscar Peterson | Coleman Hawkins | Alvin Stoller | Ray Brown | Ben Webster

Verve

Rating: ★★★★

It's a somewhat rare phenomenon these days for a classic jazz album to be reissued by its copyright ‘owners’. The...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: June/2020

Review of Stan Getz: Getz At The Gate

Stan Getz: Getz At The Gate

Steve Kuhn | Stan Getz | Roy Haynes | John Neves

Verve

Rating: ★★★★

The discovery of an unissued live set, recorded 58 years ago by Verve at a venue it was using sporadically,...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: September/2019

Review of Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band: Antidote

Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band: Antidote

Steve Davis | Marcus Gilmore | Carlitos Del Puerto | Nino de los Reys | Chick Corea | Gayle Moran Corea | Michael Rodriguez | Maria Bianca | Rubén Blades | Jorge Prado

Verve

Rating: ★★★

There's no shortage of compositions – not least ‘Spain’ – or albums by Chick Corea that reflect his love of...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: September/2019

Review of Philip Bailey: Love Will Find a Way

Philip Bailey: Love Will Find a Way

Verve

Rating: ★★

Earth, Wind & Fire's original vocalist pays warm tribute to soul music heroes Curtis and Marvin with the gloss of...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: August/2019

Review of Tony Bennett and Diana Krall: Love Is Here To Stay

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall: Love Is Here To Stay

Kenny Washington | Diana Krall | Peter Washington | Tony Bennett | Bill Charlap

Verve

Rating: ★★★

While Bennett and Krall have recorded together before, on Bennett's albums Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues (2001)...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: November/2018

Review of John Scofield: Combo 66

John Scofield: Combo 66

John Scofield | Vicente Archer | Gerald Clayton | Bill Stewart

Verve

Rating: ★★★★

This set of all-new John Scofield originals celebrates the Grammygathering guitarist's 66th birthday – but if his senior citizenship inclines...

Reviewed by John Fordham in issue: November/2018

Review of Banda Magda: Tigre

Banda Magda: Tigre

Chris Bullock | Andres Rotmistrovsky | Keita Ogawa | Mika Mimura | James Shipp | Magda Giannikou | Justin Stanton | Maeve Gilchrist | Ricardo Vogt | Bob Lanzetti

Verve

Rating: ★★★★

Magda Giannikou is a Greek-born multi-instrumentalist with a vast imagination and a synaesthetic approach to composition, with ideas and sound...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: October/2017

Review of Miles Mosley: Uprising

Miles Mosley: Uprising

Tony Austin | Brandon Coleman | Leah Zeger | Nia Andrews | Sonnet Simmons | Peter Jacobson | Ryan Porter | Erin Athey | Zane Musa | Chris Votek

Verve

Rating: ★★★★

The impact of Kamasi Washington's The Epic, and his presence on Kendrick Lamar's jazz-infused hip hop classic To Pimp A...

Reviewed by Nick Hasted in issue: August/2017

Review of Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes

Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes

Luis Miranda | Hank Jones | Curley Russell | Tommy Potter | Benny Harris | Max Roach | Jimmy Carroll | Thelonious Monk | Kenny Dorham | Roy Haynes

Verve

Rating: ★★★★

Charlie Parker didn't invent the idea of releasing the alternate takes that occur, for musical or technical reasons, during studio...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: September/2016

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