Partikel continues to get reviews around the world for ‘Cohesion’: latest comes from the Italian website for All About Jazz

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Partikel released Cohesion in Jan of 2012 and it’s been a hugely popular album for us, so much so that it’s still getting great reviews in the world press. We’ve just been alerted to one here on the Italian All About Jazz website. Click here to read it.  To visit the Cohesion album page click here.  Here’s the promo video below for the album below.

 

Jeff William’s ‘The Listener’ Album Review from The Jazz Mann + Mentions in London Jazz News, The Guardian and BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line Up & Time Out

FRONT_COVER_PAGE_1-1(1)Jeff William’s will be releasing his second album with WWR next Monday 4th June, and in anticipation of the release we already have in a 4 star review from The Jazz Mann, as well as mentions from London Jazz News, The Guardian, BBC Radio 3 and Time Out.

The Listener has already received a 4 star review from Marlbank as well as a high-praising review from The Jazz Breakfast, and the album proves to be a hit with the third review in from The Jazz Mann claiming that “this is an excellent band and the musicianship is impeccable throughout” and “this is the sound of a group thoroughly enjoying themselves.” Jeff’s next release contains the same excellent line up from his previous WWR release Another Time: Duan Eubanks (trumpet), John O’Gallagher (alto saxophone) and John Herbert (double bass) with Jeff on drum kit. The Jazz Mann has also featured the album on their home page alongside other notable artists, which can be viewed here.

Look out for a preview of The Listener in The Guardian on the 1st June, as well as BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line Up who will be showing the track ‘Beer and Water’ on the 2nd June, Time Out’s listing of June 4th’s concert at The Vortex here and London Jazz News mentioning the new release this week.

To listen to samples of the new album please click here, and below we have featured the track Beer and Water. Enjoy!

Robert Mitchell’s ‘The Glimpse’ Receives 4 Stars from Echoes

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Robert Mitchell released his solo, left hand only album The Glimpse earlier this year and was well received by both by music critics and fans alike for it’s innovative concept on piano playing and composition. Robert also held a festival entitled ‘Leftitude’ just after the release at The Forge in Camden (London) for left hand only piano that featured a number of highly-acclaimed solo pianists – it was so successful that it’s planning a comeback early next year.

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A few months after the initial release and the album is still receiving glowing reviews. This one today is from Echoes, which describes the album as a”fruitful undertaking” and that “Robert Mitchell is pushing the envelope in solo piano”. The reviewer also states that “the real triumph is the sense of distillation and clarity that is achieved without any denuding” and that “this is a good time for solo innovation”.

To check out samples of the album, for more information and to purchase please click here.

Featured below is a whole track from The Glimpse entitled Lullaby No 1 (Infinite Ivy).

  

 

Another 4 Star Review For Recent WWR Release – Sam Crowe’s ‘Towards the Centre of Everything’

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Sam Crowe released his second solo album Towards the Centre of Everything on WWR just earlier this month and has already received a plethora of outstanding reviews, with another one today by UK Vibe who states that the music is “immediately infectious”, “accomplished”, and adding that “a decidedly promising future lies ahead for Sam Crowe”.  

Check out the other high-praising reviews here from The Jazz MannLondon Jazz News, and Marlbank. You can also hear samples of the latest release via the album page or store

 

Featured below is Sam’s album promo video that will help any newcomers to understand a little more of what this release is all about. 

Jeff William’s ‘The Listener’ Receives 4 star review from Marlbank + High-Praising Review from The Jazz Breakfast + Mention in Drummer Magazine

FRONT_COVER_PAGE_1-1(1)Our first set of reviews are in for the next WWR release – Jeff William’s ‘The Listener’. Jazz Breakfeast says that The Listener  ” isn’t too far from Ornette Coleman or Sonny Rollins territory” and Jeff William’s  “immensely powerful technique is deployed with restraint and polyrhythmic virtuosity”.

Marlbank have given the album a glowing 4 star review, stating that “Jeff Williams quartet finds itself in the realm of the cool school, a sound partly identified with the loadstar of Lee Konitz” (who incidentally will be appearing on WWR with a release later this year). Marlbank also go on to say that “the composing is excellent working piece by piece to build the record in to something special.” 

 The album will also be featured next month in the new releases section of Drummer Magazine. The release contains high standards of playing from fantastic musicians: Duane Eubanks – Trumpet, John O’ Gallagher – Alto Saxophone, John Hébert – Double Bass, with Jeff William’s himself on drums.

Check out samples of ‘The Listener’ before it’s release date next month on June 4th, and to visit out store click here.  

 

WWR to release Grammy-Winning Alto Saxophonist John O’ Gallagher’s ‘The Anton Webern Project’ on June 18th

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We’re proud to make the official announcement about a body of work that will surely be regarded as one of the truly groundbreaking releases of 2013 in jazz and contemporary improvised music: The Anton Webern Project, the debut WWR album from Grammy-Award winning saxophonist & composer John O’ Gallagher, launching worldwide in just over a month on June 18, 2013.

Featuring an all star cast of elite musicians:

John O’ Gallagher – Alto Saxophone
Matt Moran – Vibraphone
Pete McCann – Guitar
Russ Lossing – Hammond Organ, Rhodes, Piano
Johannes Weidenmuller – Double Bass
Tyshawn Sorey – Drums
Margret Grebowicz – Voice

The Anton Webern Project is the debut WWR release from John O’ Gallagher, a grammy-award John O'Gallagherwinning alto saxophonist who is known as one of the most compelling improvisers, composers and music conceptualists at work today on the avant-jazz scene.

The California native has released many critically acclaimed albums to date but it’s this new, completely-unique and ambitious project which shows his diverse talents pushed to new and exciting limits. This recording features groundbreaking reworks and adaptations of the music of Anton Webern (the Austrian composer known for his innovations in twelve-tone technique and the musical movement known as ‘Serialism’) for his seven-piece contemporary jazz ensemble, showcasing many of the most respected creative jazz musicians on the global music scene.

(Listen to a track from the album below)

With one hearing of the album the listener is transported into a sound-world unlike anything they’ve heard before as a result of O’ Gallagher’s masterfully conceived vision which morphs the improvising jazz musician with the music pioneered by the Second Viennese School. The Anton Webern Project is a true testament to seemingly limitless spirit of the ever-searching and evolving improvising musician, and will surely be regarded as a vital addition to the advancement and appreciation of Webern and twelve-tone music.

We defer to John’s own words on the music (this excerpt taken from the liner notes of the album):

“I remember the first time I heard the music of Anton Webern. It was in a music history class at Berklee in the late 1980s. His music seemed other worldly and shrouded in a mysterious process that no explanation by the teacher could unravel. This seed, planted early on in my musical development, grew into a love and fascination for twentieth century classical music. Often cited as the father of serialism (which took hold in the 1950s), it seems that there are still many preconceptions that even educated listeners have about Webern’s music. With this project one of my goals was to present his music as clearly melodic and beautiful in ways that most listeners may not be aware of. Each of the 8 Webern pieces I selected to arrange for this recording spoke to my imagination as having an unusual kinship and translatable essence to modern jazz and this ensemble in particular. I chose to stay as close as possible to the source material’s themes and counterpoint with only minor changes in places that required it. Additional material was composed to provide solo sections for improvising, as well as introductions and codas where needed. All the solo sections are either based on harmonies/trichord structures extracted from the twelve-tone rows each piece uses, the rhythmic structures of the compositions, or the harmonies that result from the counterpoint. Each piece demanded its own solutions to create a sense of a unified whole. One question that would help guide me as I conceived this project was “what would Webern’s music sound like if he were a jazz musician living in New York City today?” This recording is one possible answer to that question.”

John O’ Gallagher, NYC January, 2013

VISIT THE NEW ALBUM PAGE FOR THE ANTON WEBERN PROJECT

BY CLICKING HERE TO HEAR & LEARN MORE

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Andre Canniere Group @ The Forge, Camden – First London Show of 2013

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News has just reached us here at WWR that Andre Canniere will be performing on Friday 31st May with his group at The Forge, Camden. The concert will contain music from Andre’s debut solo album Forward Space, released on WWR in 2012 that received high praise from reviewers, as well as music from his next solo recording that will be coming out later this year. High class musicians will be featured on the concert that include John Turville – piano, Hannes Riepler – guitar, Ryan Trebilcock – bass, Jon Scott – drums, as well as Andre Canniere himself on trumpet. 

The Forge is a fantastic space with a beautifully presented, acoustically designed concert room – a great place to hear live music. The ticket cost for the event is £11/9 online, £12/10 on the door.

Check out Andre’s preview and interview of the concert for London Jazz News here and the campaign here

To purchase Foward Space and check out samples of the music please click here.

Quotes from previous reviews: 

“Beautifully balanced… exhilarating”
THE GUARDIAN *****

“One of the best debut recordings in a long time… a real gem”
JAZZWISE

‘Best Albums of 2012′ (Critics’ List)
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“An impressive debut from a technically assured, highly individual soloist and a gifted composer.”
LONDON JAZZ

The Forge address:

The Forge
3-7 Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL

More Reviews in for latest WWR Release & Album Launch – Sam Crowe’s ‘Towards the Centre of Everything’

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“Crowe is a maturing compositional force.” The Guardian

Sam Crowe released his second album Towards the Centre of Everything WWR on Monday 29th April and has already been extremely well received by critics and music lovers alike. Check out these two previous 4 star reviews from The Jazz Mann and Marlbank.

Today sees yet another two reviews for the new release by both The Guardian and London Jazz News. The Guardian announces Sam as being a “maturing compositional force” as well as both reviews talking highly of the album’s sound and the the live Album Launch performances. London Jazz News also states that “Crowe’s influences are manifold – jazz, classical, folk, triphop, rock. His visionary writing and powerful melodies fused them into a new whole, an urban urgency mixed with the pastoral gentleness” and that at the album launch “there was a sense of something special happening.” 

The album features musicians Sam Crowe (piano/rhodes/keyboards), Will Vinson (alto saxophone), Adam Waldmann (soprano), Will Davies (guitar), Alan Hampton (double & electric bass), Mark Guiliana (drums), Emilia Martensson (vocals).

Check out Sam’s video below, as well his album page here

To purchase the album please vist our store

 

BIG NEWS: WWR Artist Jeff Williams to release his second album ‘The Listener’ worldwide on June 4th

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The Listener from Jeff Williams, out on June 4th worldwide. FRONT_COVER_PAGE_1-1(1)Featuring Jeff Williams – Drums, Duane Eubanks – Trumpet,
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Whirlwind Recordings is elated to announce the second release from legendary drummer Jeff Williams, whose career has spanned over four decades performing at the vanguard of jazz music. As a result of the worldwide critical acclaim (from fans, musicians and critics alike) from his debut WWR release Another Time (which received ‘Album of the Year for 2011’ by UK Jazz Radio, ‘Top 10 CDs Critics’ List from All About Jazz and was among Downbeat Magazines’ Best Albums of 2012), it was only natural to follow up with a live recording to document the ensuing development of his working group which features three of NYC’s greatest improvisers in Duane Eubanks on Trumpet, John O’Gallagher on Alto Saxophone and John Hébert on Double Bass.

The opportunity for this special live recording arose during a tour of the United Kingdom in May of 2012. Following a performance at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Jeff’s quartet next appeared at the Vortex Jazz Club in London (appropriately known as ‘London’s Listening Jazz Club’), recording equipment at the ready to intimately capture the evening. The Listener, with its unusual cover photo taken by Jeff, is dedicated with gratitude to those who were present, those who will hear the album, as well as to the premise that meaningful improvisation requires deep listening among the musicians. The selections include material new to the group, live versions of compositions from Another Time and, as an encore, the standard, ‘Dedicated To You’.

Over the last five years the quartet has appeared in various New York venues, most often at Smalls Jazz Club, where the group’s performances are archived as bootlegs. It is therefore very fitting to be able to present Jeff’s group properly recorded and documented in their comfortable surroundings of the live concert, which is where this band thrives. The Jeff Williams Quartet continues to build upon past achievements with The Listener being a prime example of what lies ahead.

Visit The Listener album page by clicking here to listen to preview tracks from the album and learn more. 

Sam Crowe Announcments via London Jazz News / Time Out / UK Jazz Radio

SAM-CROW-FINAL4More announcements in today for Sam Crowe in preparation of his launch tonight at The Vortex Jazz club, Dalston for his second solo album Towards the Centre of Everything. London Jazz News has mentioned the album in their new concert listings update. The new album will also be featured on UK Jazz Radio, broadcast tonight (Wed. May 1st at 9pm and midnight) as well as the album launch mentioned being mentioned in the new Time Out magazine, out today Wed. 1st May.

Tickets for tonight’s album launch are still available from the Vortex website. To purchase the album please visit our store.