‘The Guardian’ Review for Dave Hamblett’s ‘Light at Night’ + Feature on BBC Radio 3

lanThis week has seen the launch of young drummer and composer Dave Hamblett’s debut-solo release ‘Light at Night’ and we’ve had the exciting news that the album has been featured with a review in The Guardian as well as a track from Dave’s album (Zoom Out: part 2) being aired on BBC Radio 3. You’ll be able to hear the track this Sunday (March 3rd).

Below is the new ‘Light at Night’ promo video, and to check out samples and purchase the album please visit our store.

Announcing the Whirlwind Sessions at Pizza Express Jazz Club. The new place to be in London’s Soho every Friday night till late!

Hey all you Londoners and anyone visiting Europe’s capital! As of March 8th, Whirlwind Recordings is taking over Soho every Friday night and going strong into the early morning hours for our brand new live music series at the Pizza Express Jazz Club. We’re elated to announce:

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The Whirlwind Sessions

London’s Premier Jam Session and Late Night Friday Hang

Every Friday from 11:00 pm – 3 am at the Pizza Express Jazz Club


10 Dean St, London W1D 3RW Phone: 020 7437 9595


“Whirlwind are quickly making a name for themselves in uncovering some of the hippest new talent” UK Vibe

“American bassist Michael Janisch’s Whirlwind label is fast becoming a major player” The Guardian

“Whirlwind has established itself, in a remarkably short time, as a natural home for music of power and quality” London Jazz

“Prolific label” Jazzwise

Whirlwind Recordings is a label committed to signing world class artists who tour the globe throughout the year and therefore we thought it completely appropriate to start a dedicated live-music night where we can feature our artists leading bands when they’re not on tour in a fun and creative way in London, England where we’re based.

The Whirlwind Sessions  launches on Friday 8, 2013 March at the Pizza Express Jazz Club and continue weekly on Fridays throughout the year. Michael Janisch of Whirlwind Recordings has teamed up with WWR Artist Zhenya Strigalev and Maggie Black Productions to create opportunities for high quality performances in a jam session setting.

Each friday night a Whirlwind Recordings Artist will lead a quartet or quintet of musicians for the first set; invited guests – local and visiting musicians from around the world – will join them in the second. The music will include original compositions as well as tunes from the jazz canon.

One of the goals of the project is to gather together high quality musicians no matter where they come from or which label they are signed to so occasionally musicians not part of Whirlwind Recordings will lead the sessions. With the world-class roster of WWR Artists leading each night, this will no doubt become the place to be on a late Friday night in Soho. And entrance is FREE. Come on down whether you’re a fan of the music, a musician or just want to experience some new sounds by leading artists.

At all sessions we will have our entire catalog of albums on display so if you like what you hear you can pick up any of them right there on the night.

Publicity: Emma Perry tel: 020 8670 1390 / 07818 424 750 / emmasarahperry@gmail.co.uk



Below is the date list for the first season of The Whirlwind Sessions and the WWR Artists who will be leading the house band (either a quartet or quintet of their choice) each Friday.  Please note this schedule may change from time to time.

All Dates in 2013

MARCH 15  Jeff Williams
MARCH 22  Michael Janisch
MARCH 29 Phil Robson
APRIL 5  Andre Canniere
APRIL 26 Rachael Cohen
MAY 3  Gareth Lockrane
MAY 10 George Crowley
MAY 17 Partikel
MAY 24 Sam Crowe
MAY 31 Dave Hamblett
JUNE 7 Phil Robson
JUNE 14 Andre Canniere
JUNE 21 Rachael Cohen
JUNE 28 Gareth Lockrane
JULY 5  Partikel
JULY 12 George Crowley
JULY 19 Sam Crowe
JULY 26 Dave Hamblett
AUGUST 2 Phil Robson
AUGUST 9 Andre Canniere
AUGUST 16 Rachael Cohen39743_logo
AUGUST 23 Gareth Lockrane
AUGUST 30 George Crowley
SEPTEMBER 6  Partikel
SEPTEMBER 13 Dave Hamblett
SEPTEMBER 20 Andre Canniere
SEPTEMBER 27 Jeff Wiliams
OCTOBER 4 Phil Robson
OCTOBER 11 Rachael Cohen
OCTOBER 18 Gareth Lockrane
OCTOBER 25 George Crowley
NOVEMBER 1  Partikel
NOVEMBER 8 Sam Crowe

Official Promo Video for Dave Hamblett’s Light at Night now available!

Not only did we release Dave Hamblett’s debut album to the world today, we’ve just uploaded the brand new Promo Video for ‘Light at Night.’  Check it out and listen to Dave explain the background for the music on the album as well as some great live footage of his working band.  Enjoy!

The debut album from Dave Hamblett, ‘Light at Night’ officially launched worldwide today + big feature in Jazzwise Magazine!

lanA big congratulations to WWR Artist Dave Hamblett who officially releases his debut album to the world today! Now you can purchase ‘Light at Night’ at over 70 online retailers (such as Itunes, Amazon and many more), in stores across the world or right here on our own site as Physical CDs, Digital Albums or Individual Tracks.

The Dave Hamblett ‘Light at Night’ Store Page is now live!




 Dave’s debut has been getting a windstorm of great press so far in the coming months up to the release,  check out his album page (click the photo to the left) and hear sound samples of all the tracks.

 BIG FEATURE: And another great piece of news for Dave is that he is featured in Jazzwise Magazine for the month of March. Check out the feature below.


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“This is a good time for solo innovation” Says Jazzwise in 4 Star review for Robert Mitchell’s ‘The Glimpse’


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We just released Robert Mitchell’s ‘The Glimpse’ to the world this last week and the response so far has been tremendous.  The latest acclaim comes from Jazzwise magazine’s 4 star review which we reprint to the right. Check out more on this groundbreaking album on the dedicated album page, where you can view the promo video, preview all the tracks on the album, and purchase as a Physical CD, Digital Album or Individual Tracks.  As always, thanks for supporting creative music.


Dave Hamblett’s ‘Light at Night’ Featured on UK Jazz Radio

url ‘Light at Night’, Dave Hamblett’s solo-debut recording (to be released next Monday on WWR), has just been featured on Uk Jazz Radio. It can be heard again on the UK Jazz Radio site from tomorrow, Friday 22nd February. 

Although not available to purchase just yet (four days and counting) you can preview the tracks before the release on the ‘Light at Night’ album page. 



4 Star Review For Gareth Lockrane’s ‘The Strut’ from UK Vibe

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A 4 star review of our November 2012 release ‘The Strut’ by renowned, London based flautist Gareth Lockrane has reached us here today at WWR HQ. Described in the review by UK Vibe as “brimming with beautiful soul-jazz flavours” and that in the album “the musicians really stretch out over infectous jazz-dance rhythms and this marks the band as one to watch out for in the near future”.

We think the album is a must hear, as do Mojo Magazine as they rated it ‘Album of the Year’ in 2012! If you haven’t heard it just yet you can always head on over to our store to check out samples of every track, or hear a full-length sample of Gareth’s composition ‘One For Bheki’ featured below.

Dave Hamblett’s debut album ‘Light at Night’ with glowing review from All About Jazz

url“Anyone wishing to explore the wealth of talent to be found among the UK jazz scene’s up-and-coming musicians can cheerfully begin here. Light At Night, the debut from drummer Dave Hamblett, features six of the finest of these young players. The album is impressively consistent, with Hamblett’s thoughtful compositions drawing some fine performances from the drummer and his band mates.” All About Jazz

This is how the recent All About Jazz review starts for young drummer and composer Dave Hamblett’s debut album ‘Light at Night‘ which we release onto the world on the 25th of this month.  Hamblett is currently one of the most in demand musicians on the UK creative music scene and we’re all going to be hearing a lot more from him with the release of this album.  We were knocked out by the depth of maturity of both the writing and playing on the album, so much in fact that we just had to sign him and release this very special debut.  We hope you agree, and on 25th of Feb, you can hear for yourself.  Thanks for stopping by.

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WWR Artists Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson make the cover of Jazzwise + feature Article, 4 Star Review for February Issue

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Following on an update we did a little over a week ago, we’ve got some imagery for you of WWR Artists Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson who have made the front cover of Jazzwise Magazines‘ FEB. issue with 4 Star review and feature on their debut release ‘New Focus,’ which shows there’s no end to the head of steam they have been making in the press since its release in NOV.  The album boasts a pristine sound quality that captures jazz & string quartet + harp performing original music like nothing you’ve heard before: a real sincere mix of jazz, world, classical, and Scottish Folk.  And what company to be featured alongside– it’s a real honor to be next to the master himself, Wayne Shorter who also has a great interview for his new record.  Check out the imagery below from this great feature. 

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LAUNCH DAY: Robert Mitchell’s ‘The Glimpse’ released worldwide today


Whirlwind Recordings is proud to announce the official worldwide release of ‘The Glimpse’ by Robert Mitchell is today.

Now you can purchase the album in all good record stores around the world, as well as online at over 70 digital retailers. As exciting as that is, the best way to support Robert directly is to purchase right from our site. As we are a musician-owned and operated record label and have enabled the capability to purchase physical cds, digital downloads and individual tracks right here on our site, when you make a purchase here your support goes directly to the artists themselves and no money goes to any third party large corporation(s).  We’ve worked hard to by-pass all of that so that you have a direct link to supporting our great world-class artists.  The result is more support back to the artist which then means more great music can be created by those artists.  And we appreciate all of this support so much, because without fans like you, we wouldn’t have anyone to share our music with.  To purchase Robert’s album from our site, click here. And a big congratulations to Robert on his release day.