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20th October 2014: 18 WWR Artists to be featured next month at EFG London Jazz Festival 2014

  Greetings everyone: We’re happy to announce 18 artists who have released albums on Whirlwind will be featured acts at next month’s EFG London Jazz Festival produced by Serious, with many other label artists performing as either a sideman/woman across the capital. Below is a snapshot of what’s in store

15th October 2014: Alice Zawadzki is ‘something of a phenomenom’ says MOJO Magazine in 4 Star review + headline performance at the Royal Albert Hall Nov 19 at EFG London Jazz Festival

“With her glacial, folksy vocals and puckish fiddle, Alice Zawadzki would be notable enough. Add her compositional range and whimsical hyper-creativity and she becomes something of a phenomenon.” 4 Stars MOJO Magazine Alice Zawadzki is having a fantastic year since the release of her debut album China Lane, and this

14th October 2014: RELEASE DAY: Jochen Rueckert’s ‘We Make The Rules’ out today, worldwide! ft. Mark Turner, Lage Lund, Matt Penman + reviews from The Guardian, AP Reviews, The Jazz Mann, Bebop Spoken here

We’re proud to announce today is the worldwide release of We Make The Rules by Jochen Rueckert. Click here for your copy, or digital download in FLAC, ALAC, MP3 and more. We’ve also had some great press come in, here are the highlights: . “With each new piece, a world

13th October 2014: BIG NEWS: Euan Burton to release follow up album ‘Too Much Love’ November 17 ft Tom Gibbs, Alyn Cosker and Adam Jackson + Royal Festival Hall release show Nov 14

Too Much Love is the eagerly awaited follow up release from the award winning Scottish double bassist, composer & producer Euan Burton, whose first WWR album Occurrences (May, 2012) was met with high international acclaim. On his new release Burton continues to grow as a musician and composer, blending composition

13th October 2014: Max Luthert with 4 Star review of debut ‘Orbital’ + Pizza Express Album Launch show 20th Oct

Orbital is the debut album from double bassist and composer Max Luthert, one of the UK’s most in-demand young musicians currently known for his work as a sideman in the bands of Zara McFarlane, WWR signed Partikel and Benet McLean.  The album has been reviewed by Marlbank here and Max

10th October 2014: BIG NEWS: Simon Purcell to release debut album ‘Red Circle’ November 10th ft. Julian Siegel, Chris Batchelor, Steve Watts, Gene Calderazzo + guest Liane Carroll + EFG LJF Launch show

Red Circle is the debut release from international acclaimed pianist and educator Simon Purcell, currently the Head of Jazz at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music in London. Purcell originally came to prominence during the UK jazz boom of the 1980s through his band “Jazz Train” (with Martin

9th October 2014: Jochen Rueckert’s ‘We Make The Rules’ with reviews in Marlbank, Nextbop, Jazz Podium + Touring now, London Show tonight

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 Root

6th October 2014: Reviews in from The Financial Times and The Jazz Breakfast plus airplay on Jazz FM for Andy Milne & Dapp Theory’s ‘Forward in All Directions’

We have exciting reviews from the Financial Times, The Jazz Breakfast and airplay on Jazz FM for our recent WWR release – Forward In All Directions, the new album from Andy Milne & Dapp Theory, his first for Whirlwind Recordings. Produced by Grammy Award winner Jimmy Haslip and featuring guest performances from Ben Monder, Jean

29th September 2014: RELEASE DAY: Cloudmakers Trio ‘Abstract Forces’ out worldwide

We’re proud to announce the official release date for Abstract Forces by Cloudmakers Trio.  Check the events page to see where the band will be playing this fall in support of the release. . Abstract Forces is the second release from Cloudmakers Trio, the brainchild of vibraphonist Jim Hart which

28th September 2014: Cloudmakers Trio ‘Abstract Forces’ in the Guardian, Marlbank, Northern Echo, Jazz Mann, AP Reviews and more ahead of tomorrow’s worldwide release.

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 launches tomorrow worldwide. In the run up to the release we’ve had some great press hit for the album,