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26th July 2017: “Freestone’s improvisations are a real treat.” Read press highlight from Europe for ‘El Barranco’

El Barranco by Tori Freestone Trio Reaching into the heart of improvised music has become second nature to British tenor saxophonist Tori Freestone and perennial colleagues Dave Manington (double bass) and Tim Giles (drums) on their latest Whirlwind release El Barranco. Latest press highlights from the European music press: “Freestone’s

26th July 2017: “A powerful set of immaculate performances.” Latest press highlights for Kenny Warren’s ‘Thank You For Coming To Life’

Thank You for Coming to Life Kenny Warren – trumpet, compositions  JP Schlegelmilch – piano Noah Garabedian – bass Satoshi Takeishi – drums       Latest press highlights: “Every thing about this music is real, honest, and enjoyable.​” Step Tempest (full review) “​This is a powerful set of immaculate performances displaying

21st July 2017: Mike Gibbs Big Band – 80th Birthday Celebration English Tour – Sept 24 – 29

We’re happy to share the news that revered composer, conductor, producer and arranger Mike Gibbs is set to celebrate his 80th birthday with a number of celebrations in Europe, UK and the USA and we’re producing his 6-date English tour with full big band and  live video recording planned for

20th July 2017: ★★★★★ from In Musik amongst the latest reviews for Henry’ Spencer’s ‘The Reasons Don’t Change’ follow up

The Reasons Don’t Change  the debut album from up-and-coming trumpet player and composer Henry Spencer. Henry Spencer – trumpet Nick Costley-White – guitar Matt Robinson – piano, keyboards Andrew Robb – double bass David Ingamells – drums   “His [Spencer’s] great talent lies in his emotive, fluid and poetic sonority.” ★★★★★ In Musik (DE) “Dense

17th July 2017: Review round up for Partikel’s Counteraction includes ★★★★★ from Jazzthetik, ★★★★1/2 from The Jazz Mann and ★★★★ from The Guardian, All About Jazz and Kind of Jazz

Partikel Duncan Eagles – saxophones Max Luthert – double bass Eric Ford – drums and percussion More info on Counteraction Previous releases: String Theory Cohesion   Latest press highlights for Counteraction: “A continuous flow of musical narrative… Incorporating elements of jazz, prog rock and chamber music… Constantly refreshing and extremely

14th July 2017: Joel Harrison’s striking collection of original songs ‘The Other River’ released today

  Click here to buy CDs, FLACS, ALACS & more   “Mature, expressively executed songs blend together blues, jazz and country.” Jazzwise Magazine “A magnificent album… A fusion of jazz, folk and blues influences and an intense and emotional vocal delivery.” Radio REC (FR)   The Other River **PRE ORDER**

13th July 2017: Release announcement: Gareth Lockrane Big Band ‘Fistfight at the Barndance’ 25th August + First listen to ‘Do It’ from the album, pre-order and kings Place album launch details

  PRE-ORDER Fistfight at the Barndance and receive an instant downloadable track: HERE Album Launch – September 11th – Kings Place, London – 7.30pm (Tickets)   Fistfight at the Barndance by Gareth Lockrane In his most ambitious artistic undertaking yet, respected British flautist, composer and educator Gareth Lockrane brings his

7th July 2017: Released today: Samuel Eagles ‘Ask, Seek, Knock’ + Jazzwise ‘Taking Off’ feature and ★★★★ All About Jazz review

  Click here to purchase CDs, FLACS, ALACS and more   “The saxes vie with one another in fluid joint solos… adding to the richness of the harmony” Jazzwise Magazine “Richly textured and contrapuntal arrangements enhanced by the imaginative choice of instrumentation.” ★★★★ All About Jazz​ (full review) “Innovative and original

5th July 2017: NYSQ Japan tour dates, brand new album trailer + WBGO Feature & ★★★★​ review from All About Jazz

The new release from NYSQ Sleight of Hand builds on their catalog of five previous album recordings (most recently, The New Straight Ahead and Power of 10, on Whirlwind) as saxophonist Tim Armacost, pianist David Berkman and drummer Gene Jackson welcome double bassist Daiki Yasukagawa back into the fold. Check

30th June 2017: ‘More Powerful’ by George Colligan and ft. Linda May Han Oh, Rudy Royston and Nicole Glover gets ★★★★ review in The Guardian on release day.

  Click here for CDs and Digital Downloads of More Powerful “Captivating and unpredictable.” ★★★★ The Guardian (full review) “More Powerful” may be one of the hardest-hitting contemporary jazz records you’ll hear this year.​” Step Tempest (full review) “Boundless creativity without ever forgetting the importance of a beautiful melody.” Radio REC