Latest Whirlwind News

15th November 2017: Boston declares Michael Gibbs Day + tour review round up

  Congratulations to Mike Gibbs who last month received an honorary doctor of music degrees from Berklee College of Music during a concert celebrating his 80th birthday. The City of Boston declared October 19th 2017 as Michael Gibbs Day (See below). In September Mike and his Big Band performed a series

10th November 2017: “First rate playing and shimmering moments of sheer brilliance.​”​ ★★★★ All About Jazz. Andrew Bain’s ‘Embodied Hope’ ft George Colligan, Jon Irabagon and Michael Janisch released today

  “Bain’s skilled and memorable compositions on Embodied Hope are expertly executed with first rate playing and shimmering moments of sheer brilliance.” ★★​★★ All About Jazz​   CDs, Downloads & More:  Embodied Hope   Embodied Hope by Andrew Bain New routes in musical exploration are at the heart of drummer Andrew

8th November 2017: Preston Glasgow Lowe announce three shows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London 27th/28th/29th November + live videos from Billboard Live, Tokyo and forthcoming album news

David Preston, Kevin Glasgow & Laurie Lowe are three of London’s most creative young instrumentalists. Their music is a mash-up of relentless rhythmic energy, harmonic dystopia, and virtuosic improvisations. The follow up to debut album Preston – Glasgow – Lowe has been recorded and we’ll be sharing more news on

7th November 2017: ​★★★★​ reviews from The Guardian, Jazzwise Magazine and All About Jazz + Jazzwise Magazine feature amongst press highlights for Rez Abbasi’s Unfiltered Universe ft Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller and Dan Weiss

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

1st November 2017: Latest press highlights for Quinsin Nachoff’s Ethereal Trio from across Europe and US including DownBeat Magazine, Concerto Magazine and Culture Jazz

An album which blends through-composition and improvisation, each piece having its own plot and internal logic. Quinsin Nachoff – saxophone Mark Helias – double bass Dan Weiss  – drums Find out more:  Quinsin Nachoff’s Ethereal Trio       Latest press highlights for  Quinsin Nachoff’s Ethereal Trio: “Tightly controlled, perfectly balanced,

23rd October 2017: Dee Byrne’s Entropi continues Moment Frozen tour tonight + press round up including ★★★★ from All About Jazz and The Jazz Mann

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 Frozen – a sweeping sequence of eight original compositions again frequently

20th October 2017: Oli Rockberger’s ‘Sovereign’ released today

 Click here for CDs, digital downloads and more   Pianist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Oli Rockberger’s fourth studio release, Sovereign (his first for the Whirlwind label and following on from his self-release Old Habits), takes its title from the viewpoints of transition, growth and independence. The music for this album

17th October 2017: Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen and Ben Monder bring ‘Infinitude’ to Europe Nov 2nd – 13th

“A very personal album with ​skilful arrangements and original improvisations that ​illustrate th​e​ quality of soloists.​” Le Cri du Port (full review) With Infinitude, Ingrid and Christine Jensen have realized an ambition to write for and perform in the more intimate setting of a quintet, combining their intuitive, sibling trust

16th October 2017: Whirlwind Residency at Hull City of Culture’s Middleton Hall – November 16th

The City of Hull is currently enjoying it’s City of Culture Status with a packed 365 days of transformative cultural activity. For this Whirlwind Recordings showcase event curated by label founder Michael Janisch, Music at Hull presents three key artists from the label: Tickets: Here   Simon Purcell’s ​’​Red Circle​’​ Quintet “Purcell leads

15th October 2017: Michael Janisch’s Autumn tour dates with new band including Rez Abbasi, Jason Palmer, John O’Gallagher and Clarence Penn + EFG London Jazz Festival NOV 10

  Whirlwind founder, bassist, composer and producer Michael Janisch premiers a new band for their first European tour-date with guitarist Rez Abbasi – one of today’s major new voices on his instrument – alongside Grammy-winning alto saxophonist John O’Gallagher (Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider), trumpeter Jason Palmer (Herbie Hancock, Kurt Rosenwinkel)