Partikel tour dates announced

The new jazz sax trio all the UK press is buzzing about,  ‘Partikel’  has announced their fall tour in support of their next release titled ‘Cohesion,’ (to be released here on WWR!) check the ‘events’ page for more info.  Later on……

Alex Garnett receives great review of ‘Serpent’ on ‘Bebop spoken Here’ Site

Here’s a link to a hot off the press review for ‘Serpent’ by Alex Garnett by the blog site ‘Bebop Spoken Here’  Click HERE

Mark McKnight/Andre Canniere tour dates announced in Events Section

Irish Guitarist Mark McKnight’s SEPT/OCT tour dates are now listed in the Events section.  This will be in support of his next release for WWR titled ‘Do or Die’, and the touring band featured on the album will include the one and only Seamus Blake, over from NYC on saxophones, and Londoners Ross Stanley on organ and James Maddren on drums.    Andre Canniere’s also confirmed a cd release party for ‘Forward Space’ at the Forge in Camden, and will be moving on to Liverpool, with more dates TBC.  Check the Events section for more info.

Phil Robson new album release date confirmed for NOV 7

UK Guitar Ace Phil Robson, and his new WWR album is confirmed for release on NOV 7 2011.  Titled ‘The Immeasurable Code’, it features US saxophone star Mark Turner.  Phil will be doing a CD release show at the prestigious Purcell Room of the Royal Festival Hall  with the band from the album, as a headlining act of the London Jazz Festival on the 14th of NOV.  More of Phil’s dates are in the Events Section.

New dates for WWR Artists listed in Events Section

A plethora of dates are currently being added in the ‘events’ section of the website, with the summer season festivals showcasing Whirlwind artists all over Europe, etc.  Check to see who’s playing near you.  Look out for a pre-launch gig at Small’s in NYC by Jeff Williams in July as well. He’ll have advance copies of ‘Another Time’ set to be released on the 10th of OCT.  More dates to be added soon so check back often.  Take care.

Phil Robson set to release next album on WWR, featuring the iconic Mark Turner!

First call European Guitarist Phil Robson is a house hold name to UK Jazz fans and beyond– he’s worked with the who’s who of both UK and US jazz musicians, and we are very pleased to announce that he will be releasing his next album ‘The Immeasurable Code’ right here on Whirlwind Recordings.  Phil is equally respected as a strikingly original composer, who draws from an enormous palette of influences as the result of a varied career working across the musical spectrum.  The music for his next album was commissioned earlier in ’11 by ‘Derby Jazz’ and a 2 week tour ensued in January of the UK, featuring an all star band with Downbeat Critic Poll Flautist Gareth Lockrane, Cuban/NYC/London drummer and world renown percussionist Ernesto Simpson, first call US bassist Michael Janisch holding the low notes, and the pre-eminent saxophonist of his generation, the one and only Mark Turner.  The tour in itself was a huge success and very well received, but luckily the final 3 performances were all recorded live, and the best of these gigs will be put down on record for a late ’11 release.  Stay tuned for this very exciting release, which already has been hinted at being one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year in the UK. More information on Phil Robson can be found by clicking HERE.

Alex Garnett on the cover of Jazz UK for June/ July

Snake Eyes!!! Saxophone Colossus Alex Garnett is on the cover of Jazz UK with a feature article for the month of June/July.  In typical Garnett fashion, the interview is ful of comical anecdotes from his life and the road that lead him to releasing his debut album (Serpent) which is launching officially on SEPT 5 of this year digitally worldwide and in UK stores.  Advance copies are now available on this site. More information on Jazz UK, the largest distributed jazz periodical in the UK, click HERE