Articles by: Sammy Stein

Delfeayo Marsalis – Kalamazoo (2017)

Delfeayo Marsalis – Kalamazoo (2017)

Delfeayo Marsalis’s first-ever live album, ‘Kalamazoo,’ proves he’s both an alchemist and entertainer.

Cath Roberts and Favourite Animals – Favourite Animals (2017)

Cath Roberts and Favourite Animals – Favourite Animals (2017)

Initially, Cath Roberts only intended to expand Sloth Racket to 10 members for a jazz festival appearance, then Favourite Animals became a new band.

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Fiona Ross – Black, White and a Little Bit of Grey (2017)

Fiona Ross’ new album builds on her previous material, while demonstrating the maturation of talent this musical hand grenade has let loose.

On Jazz: Long Live Live Music

On Jazz: Long Live Live Music

Recorded jazz music has its place. At live performances, however, you will never repeat the exact moment again. They can alter your perceptions, too.

Dead Neanderthals – The Depths (2017)

Dead Neanderthals – The Depths (2017)

Dead Neanderthals often play with collaborators, but ‘The Depths’ features just two musicians – and it is lovely.

Gareth Lockrane – Fistfight at the Barndance (2017)

Gareth Lockrane – Fistfight at the Barndance (2017)

There’s a sense of more development and intrigue to come as Gareth Lockrane’s ‘Fistfight at the Barndance’ mixes musical atmospheres and essences.

Jason Lyon, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

Jason Lyon, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

The fun, dexterous jazz pianist Jason Lyon has just ended his well-received six-year residency at Toulouse Lautrec in London. Now what?

Maciek Pysz and Gianluca Corona – London Stories (2017)

Maciek Pysz and Gianluca Corona – London Stories (2017)

Maciek Pysz and Gianluca Corona’s ‘London Stories’ features only two guitars, yet there are so many textures, changes and different emphasis.

Mike Caratti, Rachel Musson + Steve Beresford – Hesitantly Pleasant (2017)

Mike Caratti, Rachel Musson + Steve Beresford – Hesitantly Pleasant (2017)

‘Hesitantly Pleasant’ is a ridiculously endearing album which takes the listener on a corkscrew journey through mindsets, concepts and ideologies.

Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory (2017)

Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory (2017)

Colin Stetson’s ‘All This I Do For Glory’ is an album which, like all the good ones, gives more with each listen.

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