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19th August 2014: BIG NEWS: Cloudmakers Trio to release ‘Abstract Forces’ Sept 29 + full length track preview from the album

 check out ‘Snaggletooth’ from the album below! 2014 Release Sampler by Cloudmakers Trio Abstract Forces is the second release from Cloudmakers Trio, the brainchild of vibraphonist Jim Hart which features WWR founder Michael Janisch on double bass and Dave Smith on drums. The album is a powerful mix of strong

18th August 2014: NYSQ Press Update for ‘The New Straight Ahead’: 4 Star review + Taking Off Feature from Jazzwise, 4 Star Review from The Guardian & Praising Reviews from Bebop Spoken Here, London Jazz News, Midwest Record, The Jazz Breakfast, AP Reviews and Jazz Life + new promo video

We’re delighted to share some great news about our recent release The New Straight Ahead by the NYSQ.  We have a 4 star review from both The Guardian and Jazzwise, with Jazzwise including a Taking Off Feature PLUS glowing reviews from Bebop Spoken Here, Jazz Life (via Japan), London Jazz News, 4 Stars in

8th August 2014: Paul Jackson’s ‘Groove Or Die’ set for NOV 3, 2014 release + new video for ‘Midnight is a Lonely Heart’

  We’ve had a lot of emails from Paul’s fans asking when this album is going to drop and our official release date for Paul Jackson Trio’s debut Groove Or Die has been set for NOV 3, 2014 worldwide.  The band has worldwide touring in the lead up to the

8th August 2014: BIG NEWS: Andy Milne & Dapp Theory release ‘Forward In All Directions’ Sept 9 2014

  It gives us great pleasure to announce the worldwide release of Andy Milne & Dappy Theory’s Forward in All Directions on Sept 9, 2014.   Forward In All Directions is the new album from Andy Milne & Dapp Theory and his first for Whirlwind Recordings. Produced by Grammy Award

28th July 2014: Featured article in Listen Music Magazine for John O’Gallagher and his latest ‘The Anton Webern Project’

We’ve recently received an insightful and praising review from Listen Music Magazine for John O’Gallagher’s The Anton Webern Project. The album has already received multiple glowing reviews including 5 stars from Nordwestschweiz and 4 stars from The Guardian, The JazzMann, The Financial Times, Marlbank and O’s Place Magazine, with JazzWax announcing it as “courageous stuff and easily

22nd July 2014: RELEASE DAY for NYSQ ‘The New Straight Ahead’ + New Website & Japanese Launch tour

It’s release day for The New Straight Ahead by NYSQ. Also check out NYSQ’s new website And if you’re in Japan, NYSQ is currently on a big release tour, dates below: Dates in July 2014: 18 Lifetime Shizuoka, Japan 19 Bird & Diz Toki City, Japan 20 Doji House  Suzuka

14th July 2014: More ecstatic reviews for Alice Zawadzki’s ‘China Lane’ from The Guardian, Independent Radar, Jazzwise Magazine, The Jazz Mann + London Jazz interview & sold out launch concerts this week

Alice Zawadzki continues to receive rave reviews for her debut album China Lane in the press ahead of her launch shows at the Pizza Express — see the poster left (a few tickets will be made available on the door the night of the 16th but the 15th is sold

10th July 2014: Review from The Jazz Breakfast for Bobby Avey’s ‘Authority Melts from Me’

In today we have a review from The Jazz Breakfast for Bobby Avey’s recent release Authority Melts from Me. The album has already gained 4.5 stars from Downbeat and 4 stars from the Irish Times and has received rave reviews including one from Something Else Reviews who say that “you can’t help but wonder where the last hour went. As you restart the recording,

7th July 2014: RELEASE DAY for Marko Churnchetz’s ‘Devotion’ featuring Mark Shim, Chris Tordini and Justin Brown

Announcing the release day for Slovenian pianist Marko Churnchetz’s ‘Devotion’ Check the Devotion page to hear sound samples and pick up your copy! Devotion is the debut WWR release from pianist and composer Marko Churnchetz (Črnčec), one of Slovenia’s brightest young stars who currently spends time living between his home

6th July 2014: ‘Points of View’ from Nia Lynn’s Bannau Trio reviewed by The Jazz Mann

Welsh singer-songwriter Nia Lynn’s latest release Points of View has received a glowing review from The Jazz Mann.  Check out the promo video below to learn more.