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26th January 2015: RELEASE DAY: Alex Garnett’s Bunch of Five release ‘Andromeda’ today, worldwide

  Andromeda (click here for CD, digital albums) is the second solo release from London-based saxophonist and composer Alex Garnett and is the debut recording of ‘Bunch of Five‘ his new two tenor saxophone project. This quintet brings the classic dueling saxophone format into a contemporary context, giving it a

26th January 2015: Simon Purcell’s Red Circle makes MOJO Magazine’s Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2014 plus 4* Review and show details.

  Red Circle is the debut release from pianist, composer and educator Simon Purcell, currently the Head of Jazz at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music in London. The intention behind the material (all by Purcell) is less about complex themes, instead providing attractive contexts for improvisation where

19th January 2015: 4 star review from Marlbank for Ant Law’s upcoming ‘Zero Sum World’ plus tour dates.

Zero Sum World is the second solo release from guitarist and composer Ant Law and launches in February of this year. The music was recorded immediately after an extensive 29 date UK tour and a brief sojourn to Brazil where Law finished the writing in two parts. His band features

19th January 2015: Two great reviews in for Alex Garnett’s Bunch of 5’s upcoming release ‘Andromeda’ including 4 stars from Marlbank plus track from the album.

    Alex Garnett will be releasing his second album as a leader, Andromeda, with his new band ‘Bunch of Five’ on January 26 2015.  The group features long time musical associate and fellow tenor saxophonist Tim Armacost, pianist Liam Noble, bassist Michael Janisch and drummer James Maddren.    

17th January 2015: Marlbank reviews Zhenya Strigalev’s Smiling Organizm’s ‘Robin Goodie’

Russian alto saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev returns with his acclaimed fusion-edged six-piece Smiling Organizm and their second album, Robin Goodie (click here), his second release for Whirlwind Recordings to be released next month on Feb 2. Following their much-praised debut – described as having “all the knife-edge momentum and skilled improvisatory

16th January 2015: Jochen Rueckert’s ‘We Make The Rules’ featured in November issue of Jazzthetik

We Make The Rules is the debut Whirlwind release from the multifaceted drummer & composer Jochen Rueckert, a German native who’s been based in NYC since 1995, where he’s become one of the preeminent artists of his generation known for his work with Marc Copland, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nils Wogram’s Root

15th January 2015: Zhenya Strigalev ‘Robin Goodie’ Album trailer video, ft Ambrose Akinmusire, Taylor Eigsti, Tim Lefebvre, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland

      Here’s the new album trailer for our upcoming Feb 2 release from Zhenya Strigalev, Robin Goodie ….  

15th January 2015: More reviews for Andy Milne & Dapp Theory – ‘Forward In All Directions’ from Jazz Thing, Westzeit, Jazz Podium and more…

  Forward In All Directions is the new album from Andy Milne & Dapp Theory. The title and the music reflect Milne’s diverse artistic vision. The album chronicles the journey Dapp Theory has taken in its 15 years. “It’s a milestone, a celebration, and a reflection of the changing times for

14th January 2015: Partisans make ‘Top 10 Albums of the Year list’ in both MOJO and Jazzwise Magazine plus ‘Swamp’ played by Jamie Cullum on his Radio 2 show.

Partisans have, since their formation in 1996, been thrilling audiences the world over with their ferociously energetic performances of tightly knit themes and the great freedom coming from their years of playing together. They’ve been credited with bridging the gap between New York swing, European improv and UK jam, where the combination

14th January 2015: Paul Jackson Trio with features for ‘Groove or Die’ from Jazzwise Magazine, Jazz Podium, Soul Train, Jazzthetik and more…

  Bassist, vocalist, composer-arranger, producer and educator Paul Jackson is known as a “Musician’s Musician.” A founding member of Herbie Hancock’s The Headhunters, Paul’s creative output has shaped a new direction in contemporary music. He is one of the world’s most important and influential electric bassists – certainly one of