Endemic Ensemble: Tangled

Notwithstanding a name that sounds like it could be contagious, the Endemic Ensemble is actually a commendable Seattle-based post-bop quintet whose second recording, Tangled, is packed to the brim with luminous melodies, splendid charts and engaging solos by all hands. While nominally a co-op group… Source: Album …

: Is It Me…?

British songstress Polly Gibbons made her U.S. debut back in 2015 with the well received and seriously-acclaimed Many Faces of Love (Resonance, 2015), and now presents the highly-anticipated and swinging Is It Me…? . Touching on some R&B, pop-styled songs as well as including music from The Great… …

Brass Mask: Live

London’s LOOP Collective has many talented members, including saxophonist and composer m: Tom Challenger and his band, Brass Mask. The nine-piece band–the octet which appeared on debut album Spy Boy (Babel Label, 2013) plus percussionist m: Jon Scott–mixes New Orleans, coun… Source: Album Reviews

Otomo / Yamazaki / Parker: 14.11.2016

Cafe Oto is one of the most important venues for free improvisation and avant-garde jazz in Europe, with an intelligent programming that often focuses on ad-hoc pairings and special projects. The London venue also has a record label, Otoroku, with a small but already impressive catalogue on LP …

Jorn Swart: Malnoia

The debut from Dutch pianist Jorn Swart–A Day In The Life Of Boriz (Mainland Records, 2013)–presented music with an eccentric tilt crafted by a fairly conventional quartet. This sophomore date continues along an offbeat path, delivering an incredibly absorbing collection of curious curios, but it… Source: Album …