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23rd March 2015: RELEASE DAY: George Crowley releases ‘Can Of Worms’ (feat. Tom Challenger, Jon Scott, Dan Nicholls, Sam Lasserson) + 4 Stars from Music OMH

  Can of Worms releases today:  Click here for CDs and digital albums.    Can of Worms explores that happy and unpredictable space where written and improvised worlds collide, diving deep into group improvisations and compositions featuring taut, tense grooves, wailing sax-confessionals and all-out glorious free-jazz. Formed on a whim

21st March 2015: Partisans look to a busy future after winning Album of the Year at the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards with appearances at Love Supreme, Brecon, Norwich, EFG London Jazz Festivals and more.

  Congratulations to Partisans on their ‘Album of the Year’ win at the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. They also received nominations for ‘Jazz Ensemble Of The Year’ and  ‘Jazz Instrumentalist Of The Year’ (Phil Robson). Partisans will be making appearances at a series of UK festivals  over the summer starting off

19th March 2015: Matthew Stevens sound previews up for ‘Woodwork’ + Life and Times Interview, mentions from Bird Is The Worm, Revive Music, Greg Bryant iTunes podcast interview, out exclusively on iTunes until May 26

Woodwork, the debut album from guitarist and composer Matthew Stevens is out now exclusively from iTunes ahead of it’s first street date of May 26, and is currently featured as ‘Editor’s Choice’.   We’ve now added sound previews for the record click the link above to hear more. No matter your

19th March 2015: 4 stars from The Guardian, Telegraph & Arts Desk for Zhenya Strigalev’s ‘Robin Goodie’ + Ronnie Scott’s launch & album reviews from Jazzwise Magazine, London Jazz, Jazz Journal and iBass magazine.

  Russian alto saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev returns with his acclaimed fusion-edged six-piece Smiling Organizm and his second release for Whirlwind Recordings, Robin Goodie. Robin Goodie finds the band stepping up a gear, increasingly comfortable as a unit, growing to become more than the sum of its considerably talented parts. Matching quirky humor

18th March 2015: Reviews for Cloudmakers Trio ‘Abstract Forces’ including 4 stars from Jazz Journal, Jazz Thing and more

  Abstract Forces is the second release from Cloudmakers Trio, the brainchild of vibraphonist Jim Hart which features Whirlwind founder Michael Janisch on double bass and Dave Smith on drums. The album is a mix of strong grooves, catchy hooks and, as the title suggests, very open improvising. Hart’s writing explores

17th March 2015: Photos from George Crowley’s ‘Can of Worms’ sell out launch at The Vortex + live review from Jazzwise and album review from London Jazz.

Can of Worms explores that happy and unpredictable space where written and improvised worlds collide, diving deep into group improvisations and compositions featuring taut, tense grooves, wailing sax-confessionals and all-out glorious free-jazz. Formed on a whim for a pick-up gig in early 2013, the strong sense of fun, interaction and

17th March 2015: Jochen Rueckert Quartet ‘We Make The Rules’ Euro March tour featuring Mark Turner, Lage Lund and Chris Smith + Step Tempest Review

We Make The Rules is the debut Whirlwind release from the multifaceted drummer & composer Jochen Rueckert. The album features Rueckert’s quartet; Mark Turner on tenor saxophone, Lage Lund on guitar and Matt Penman on double bass.  The album features all original music written by Rueckert around 2011 and subsequently

16th March 2015: Gareth Lockrane Big Band at Ronnie Scott’s Sunday March 22nd. Stellar line-up plus London Jazz Interview.

2012 Releases Sampler by Gareth Lockrane The Gareth Lockrane Big Band is appearing at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club Sunday March 22nd. LINE UP: Gareth Lockrane (flutes/ compositions), Sam Mayne, James Gardiner-Bateman, Julian Siegel, Graeme Blevins, Richard Shepherd (saxes/woodwinds) Mark Nightingale, Barnaby Dickinson, Trevor Mires, Lewis Edney (trombones/tuba) Andy Greenwood, Tom Walsh,

16th March 2015: RELEASE DAY for Tam de Villiers ‘Panacea’ + European tour continues…

. Announcing the release day for Panacea (click here for CDs and digital albums). . For the the best part of a decade, the quartet of British-born guitarist Tam de Villiers (now firmly established in France) has been striving for musical authenticity, compositional originality and honest group interplay. Avoiding pastiche

10th March 2015: Tam de Villiers ‘Panacea’ UK tour starts March 11th featuring David Prez, Frédéric Chiffoleau and Karl Jannuska + Promo Video and review from Jazz Breakfast.

  For the the best part of a decade, the quartet of British-born guitarist Tam de Villiers has been striving for musical authenticity, compositional originality and honest group interplay. Panacea is a collection of varying pieces, instrumental and vocal, that takes the listener on both a cerebral and visceral voyage, where the