Articles by: Sammy Stein

Uri Gurvich – Kinship (2018)

Uri Gurvich – Kinship (2018)

Uri Gurvich’s ‘Kinship’ is a celebration of differences, both cultural and musical, and yet it retains a sense of the great warmth of harmony.

John Surman – Invisible Threads (2018)

John Surman – Invisible Threads (2018)

‘Invisible Threads’ offered me the first chance to listen to saxophonist and clarinet player John Surman in a long time – and all I can say is, “wow.”

Clement Regert’s Wild Card – Life Stories (2018)

Clement Regert’s Wild Card – Life Stories (2018)

Like Wild Card itself, Clement Regert’s ‘Life Stories’ encompasses an exciting range of styles – from hard-bop and Afro-Latin, to New Orleans and raw funk grooves.

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?

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