Saturday, November 28, 2009

December 2009 - Focus On Chris Potter

One of the most imaginative sax players active on the current scene; equally inventive on tenor, alto or soprano instruments.

Here is a listing of our reviews that feature Chris Potter:

Chris Potter - Underground

Chris Potter Underground - Follow The Red Line - Live At The Village Vanguard

The Monterey Quartet - Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

Dave Holland Quintet - Critical

Jazz New Releases - December 2009

New releases and re-releases for December 2009

With Blue Note concentrating on Norah and most of the majors producing no new releases or re-releases of any note, it's a good time to be a small independent or an importer of great but no longer available jazz. Here we feature ten of the best.......

Tuesday December 1st 2009

Vinson Valega "Biophilia" (Consilience)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jeb Patton - New Strides

album review


Release date: November 17th 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

'New Strides' is Jeb Patton's debut as a leader on the MaxJazz Piano Series. Yet his depth of experience and understanding of the music immediately comes through.

After studying at Duke University and then at the Aaron Copland School of Music (where he studied with pianist Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stefano Bollani - Stone In The Water

album review


Release date: October 26th 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

In the crowded genre of the jazz piano trio, signposted by so many great musicians – Bill Evans, Hank Jones, Ahmad Jamal, Cedar Walton, McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett, Mulgrew Miller, Brad Mehldau, Gonzalo Rubalcaba – it is extraordinarily difficult and near to impossible for a European to stand out. But this is

Friday, November 6, 2009

Gary Burton and Chick Corea - Crystal Silence - The ECM Recordings 1972-79


Recording Dates: 1972 - 1979

Re-release date: September 15th, 2009

Availabilty: CD, MP3 download

Chick Corea and Gary Burton's piano and vibes duet playing has been one of the most productive and longlasting partnerships in jazz. Early on, in 1973, it produced the emblematic 'Crystal Silence', one of ECM's signature albums. They have performed together in just about each year since,

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Miles Davis - The Complete Columbia Album Collection

album review

Columbia / Sony

Release date: November 24th 2009

Availability: CD Box Set

Just when you thought that your Miles Davis collection was complete, along comes this massive box set, exclusive to

'Miles Davis: The Complete Columbia Album Collection' is a limited edition retrospective of the music that Miles Davis created during his 30 years with Columbia Records.