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22nd September 2017: Tori Freestone & Alcyona Mick to release duo album 2018 + tour dates + Freestone nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award

We’re pleased to announce the early 2018 release from the duo of saxophonist Tori Freestone and pianist Alcyona Mick. After working together in various ensembles in and out of the UK in recent years, Mick and Freestone decided to fuse their unique writing styles and improvisational approaches to record a

20th September 2017: ‘Embodied Hope’ by Andrew Bain releases November 10 – featuring George Colligan, Jon Irabagon and Michael Janisch + available for pre-order

  Pre-order Embodied Hope   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

18th September 2017: Mike Gibbs starts 80th Birthday Tour this weekend and receives BASCA Gold Badge Award

We’re pleased tohear that revered composer, conductor, producer and arranger Mike Gibbs has been awarded a Gold Badge for his contribution to the world of music. The Gold Badge Awards celebrate the unique contribution of individuals, who have supported or inspired the UK songwriting and composing community. During his career spanning more

15th September 2017: ‘Moment Frozen’ by Dee Byrne’s Entropi released today + full tour dates announced

  Moment Frozen – CDs, FLACS, ALACS, Digital Downloads and more   With an invigorating spirit embodying the sequential, macrocosmic concept of ‘order, unpredictability, then descent into disorder’ (originally launched and explored in the debut album New Era), London-based alto saxophonist Dee Byrne’s five-piece Entropi continue their extra-terrestrial flight with Moment

29th August 2017: Rez Abbasi’s ‘Unfiltered Universe’ feat Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller, Dan Weiss and Elizabeth Mikhael now available for pre order

Pre-order Unfiltered Universe and receive ‘Thin-King’ as instant download (click the player below to listen)   Unfiltered Universe by Rez Abbasi 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

25th August 2017: September 22 release for Jure Pukl and Matija Dedić ‘Hybrid’ ft. Matt Brewer, Johnathan Blake with guest Melissa Aldana

  Click to pre 0rder Hybrid and receive an instant gratification track   An energized and impassioned studio session from New York-based Slovenian saxophonist Jure Pukl, Croatian pianist Matija Dedić and their quartet with bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Johnathan Blake brings new release, Hybrid, to the Whirlwind label.Pukl’s prolific ascendancy

25th August 2017: Gareth Lockrane’s ‘Fistfight at the Barndance’ released today. Official launch event September 11 at London’s Kings Place

  Fistfight at the Barndance : CDs, FLACS, ALACS, Digital Downloads and more Album Launch – September 11th – Kings Place, London – 7.30pm (Tickets)   In his most ambitious artistic undertaking yet, respected British flautist, composer and educator Gareth Lockrane brings his debut big band project to Whirlwind to

24th August 2017: ‘A work that pulses with meaning.” ★★★★ from the The Evening Standard for Samuel Eagles’ Spirit and ‘Ask, Seek, Knock’

“Eagles delivers eight prismatic originals… A work that pulses with meaning, taking the active listener deeper and higher.” ★★★★ The Evening Standard 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

19th August 2017: Premier of new video from Joel Harrison’s ‘The Other River’ + ★★★★ review in DownBeat Magazine

“Pensive, dreamy Americana/indie-folk record The Other River—dips its bucket at every turn into the deep well of American music.” Grateful Web (website) See the full premier of the new ‘So Long Chelsea Hotel’ video here “Varied, intimate emotions course through The Other River… The arrangements are unique to each song giving colour

19th August 2017: Gareth Lockrane Fistfight at the Barndance official album trailer, Jazzwise Magazine feature and official launch event details

“Infectious, well-crafted pieces draw from latin, funk, New Orleans second line and blues rock idioms… Lockrane’s sinuous flute solos are the pick of the bunch.” Jazzwise Magazine (scroll down for full feature) PRE-ORDER Fistfight at the Barndance and receive an instant downloadable track: here The official album launch event will