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31st August 2014: Paul Jackson Trio ‘Groove Or Die’ promo video + photos from recent recording by Carl Hyde

Paul ‘The Headhunter” Jackson is releasing his new trio’s debut album Groove Or Die on NOV 3 this year and the response to his new release has been fantastic so far.  Big thanks to everyone who has shown the new video for ‘Midnight is a Lonely Heart‘ a few weeks

27th August 2014: Press Update: Joel Harrison and Anupam Shobhakar’s ‘Leave the Door Open’: Praising Reviews from London Jazz News, Jazz Weekly, Premier Guitar, Jazzwise, Jazz Times, Concerto Magazine, Drumhead Magazine, Folker, HiFi and Records, Jazziz, Saarbrücker Zeitung and SOL plus Radio Features by Deutschlandradio, SWR2 and WDR 3 Jazz

Leave the Door Open is the debut album from Multiplicity, a multicultural, genre-defying collaboration between Guggenheim Fellow and world-renowned American guitarist Joel Harrison and North Indian-native, virtuoso classical sarodist and composer Anupam Shobhakar. The album beams with an amalgamation of styles influenced from the worlds of Indian classical, jazz, blues and

26th August 2014: BIG NEWS: Jochen Reuckert to release ‘We Make The Rules’ Oct 14th worldwide ft. Mark Turner, Lage Lund, Matt Penman + Euro Launch Tour

  We Make The Rules is the debut WWR release from the multifaceted drummer & composer Jochen Rueckert, a German native who’s been based in NYC since 1995, where he’s become one of the preeminent artists of his generation known for his work with Marc Copland, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nils Wogram’s

25th August 2014: Bobby Avey’s ‘Authority Melts From Me’ Press Update: Worldwide Acclaim from Magnet Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Downbeat Magazine, JazzTimes Magazine, Jazz Thing Germany, Sound und Musik, Jazz Magazine (France), and more + DEC Euro Tour

Authority Melts from Me is the fascinating new album from Bobby Avey, praised by the New Yorker magazine as “A young pianist of invention and refinement.” Winner of the 2011 Thelonious Monk Competition for composition, Avey also received the 2011 “New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development Grant” from Chamber

24th August 2014: End of summer sale: 20% off site wide, use ‘WWRSUMMER’ at checkout! + newsletter

End of summer 2014 Sale: 20% off Site Wide Michael Janisch & Whirlwind Recordings news: to read our recent email newsletter click here. Greetings everyone. We hope you’ve been having a fantastic summer. Thank you for your continued support of our artists and their music. For those of you on

23rd August 2014: CITY OF POETS tour + Live recording at Pizza Express Sept 22: ft. Cedric Hanriot, Jason Palmer, Donny MaCaslin, Michael Janisch & Clarence Penn

We’ve recently agreed to release a fascinating new project led by Jason Palmer and Cedric Hanriot, also featuring WWR’s own Michael Janisch, sax-king Donny MaCaslin & Clarence Penn on drums called City of Poets. The band will be touring the US/UK and France and highlight dates include The Jazz Gallery

22nd August 2014: Partisans Press Update: Jazzwise Magazine Feature + 4 Star review, All About Jazz 4 Star Review, Drummer Magazine, loads of Radio play + new full-length track from the album now streaming

Swamp is the fifth studio album from Partisans to be released Sept 22, who since their formation in 1996 have been thrilling audiences the world over with their ferociously energetic performances of tightly knit themes and the great freedom coming from their years of playing together, featuring Phil Robson, Julian

22nd August 2014: New track from Paul Jackson Trio’s ‘Groove or Die’ ‘Everything’ + previews now up for entire album

We’ve had a great response to the signing of Paul ‘The Headhunter’ Jackson and his new trio and now we’re happy to share that preview tracks from the entire album are now available on the album page.  And, here’s a full track ‘Everything’ from the album from our Bandcamp page. 

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