Latest Whirlwind News

17th January 2018: Jeff Williams to release ‘Lifelike’ ft Gonçalo Marquez, John O’Gallagher, Josh Arcoleo and Kit Downes 20th April 2018

  Dividing his time between Brooklyn and London, veteran drummer Jeff Williams is in the midst of an exceptional run on the Whirlwind Recordings label. Outlier, in 2016, showcased his working UK quintet in a set hailed by All About Jazz for its “imaginative compositions and excellent musicianship.” Lifelike, the

16th January 2018: ★★★★ from All About Jazz for Jure Pukl & Matija Dedić’s Hybrid + latest reviews from UK, Germany, France & Norway

​ Hybrid – an energized and impassioned studio session from New York-based Slovenian saxophonist Jure Pukl, Croatian pianist Matija Dedić, bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Johnathan Blake with guest Melissa Aldana. Here is a selection of the latest glowing reviews in for Hybrid. Click the links for full reviews or to learn more

15th January 2018: “Bain is always a vital driver behind the kit, ever engaged and urging his fellow players on.​.. and as a composer brings a strong melodic sense to his tunes.​” London Jazz on Andrew Bain’s ‘Embodied Hope’ in latest review round up.

Embodied Hope by Andrew Bain New routes in musical exploration are at the heart of drummer Andrew Bain’s episodic suite, Embodied Hope – a project with pianist George Colligan, saxophonist Jon Irabagon and bassist Michael Janisch. An influential percussionist and educator based in Birmingham, England (and a first-call sideman both

12th January 2018: Zhenya Strigalev to release fourth Whirlwind album ‘Blues For Maggie’ ft Federico Dannemann, Linley Marthe and Eric Harland March 9th 2018

  Pre-Order Blues For Maggie: HERE   Alto saxophonist and composer Zhenya Strigalev’s fourth album for Whirlwind Recordings – Blues for Maggie – brings together in-demand drummer Eric Harland (Dave Holland, Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman), Mauritian bass virtuoso Linley Marthe (Joe Zawinul, Mino Cinelu, Richard Galliano) and award-winning Argentinian guitarist Federico Dannemann

5th January 2018: Cloudmakers Five begin ‘Traveling Pulse’ Euro Tour next week. Album available for Pre-Order now

  Debut release from Cloudmakers Five – Traveling Pulse available for Pre-Order: here     Traveling Pulse by Cloudmakers Five Vibraphonist, drummer and composer Jim Hart’s ascension, especially over the past decade, has been nothing short of remarkable. Much sought-after across Europe, he has worked alongside an illustrious roster of musicians

20th December 2017: “Brilliantly contemporary, modern, down to earth, high-level musical collaboration, with dense ensemble performance as well as outstanding individual solo performances.” Musik an Sich review Samuel Eagles ‘Ask, Seek, Knock’ amongst latest press highlights

Increasingly incandescent across the London jazz, funk and world music scenes, alto saxophonist and composer Samuel Eagles’ SPIRIT (saxophonist Duncan Eagles, pianist Sam Leak, vibraphonist Ralph Wyld, double bassist Max Luthert and drummer Dave Hamblett) with recent Whirlwind release  Ask, Seek, Knock.         Here are the latest press highlights

20th December 2017: Walter Smith III Euro Tour 2018 for ‘Twio’ – dates & guests confirmed

Here are the confirmed dates for the Walter Smith Twio Euro tour coming in FEB 2018 – plus a list of all the special guests joining on selected shows.  Twio drops FEB 9 and you can pre-order now.                        

19th December 2017: “A genre-bending work of uncommon originality.” ★★★★ Jazz Journal – world-wide review round up for Rez Abbasi’s ‘Unfiltered Universe’ ft Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller, Dan Weiss and guest Elizabeth Mikhael

Completing a trilogy of albums whose compositions are infused with the various, colorful strands of traditional music from his Pakistani/Indian homeland, New York guitarist Rez Abbasi’s Unfiltered Universe presents the line-up of pianist Vijay Iyer, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, bassist Johannes Weidenmueller and drummer Dan Weiss, plus guest appearances from renowned

12th December 2017: Walter Smith III ‘Twio’ now availble for pre-order (Out Feb 9) + two instant gratification tracks + correct pronunciation help…

  PRE ORDER ‘TWIO’ NOW (CLICK HERE) AND RECEIVE 2 INSTANT GRAT TRACKS LEARN HOW TO PRONOUNCE THE ALBUM BELOW  A few days back we announced the release Twio from tenor saxophonist and composer Walter Smith III for February 9 2018 (vinyl release date tbc, check back for more

11th December 2017: “Polished, inventive stuff.” ★★★★ The Evening Standard – Latest press highlights for Oli Rockberger’s Sovereign

Pianist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Oli Rockberger’s fourth studio release, Sovereign takes its title from the viewpoints of transition, growth and independence. These ten, intelligently-crafted songs are grounded in a love of soul, jazz, gospel and R&B. Working closely as a trio with drummer Jordan Perlson and bassist Jordan Scannella, the