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5th February 2016: Further reviews for ‘Tetra’ by Julian Argüelles include ★★★★½ from The Jazz Mann.

Esteemed British saxophonist Julian Argüelles brings his working quartet, Tetra, to Whirlwind in an immersive, hour-long sequence of material written specifically with his colleagues in mind: Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) and James Maddren (drums). In this new release, his respect for, and collaboration with, today’s eclectic strain of

1st February 2016: Phil Donkin starts ‘The Gate’ European tour this week with Ben Wendel, Jochen Rueckert and Glenn Zaleski.

  “Phil Donkin is a British double bassist with a thundering sound and impeccable time, who has built a transatlantic reputation as a player, and then turned out to be a gifted composer too.” 4 Stars, The Guardian   This week Phil Donkin starts a series of dates across Germany

29th January 2016: Release day for Sam Crockatt’s ‘Mells Bells’ ft: Kit Downes, Oli Hayhurst and James Maddren plus ★★★★ review from All About Jazz.

  Click here for a CD or digital albums (ALAC, FLAC MP3s and more)   “Hooky punches and imaginative harmonies​… Mells Bells further burnishes Crockatt’s substantial reputation.”​ The Guardian “An exceptionally gifted group of musicians gelling together remarkably well… this is yet another excellent example of evidence that British jazz is not

29th January 2016: Michael Janisch’s Paradigm Shift launch concert video + Concerto Magazine, Jazzthetik, Jazz Views, Jazz Weekly and more weigh in on the album with rave reviews

WWR founder, composer and bassist Michael Janisch has shared a new highlight video (left) shot last October at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club during the concert for the launch of his new band and recent release double disc album  Paradigm Shift. Both the album and band have received high critical acclaim over

28th January 2016: April 1st release date for Zhenya Strigalev and ‘Never Group’ feat: Eric Harland, Tim Lefebvre and Bruno Liberda plus Euro tour dates.

  Click here to hear excerpts from the album   2016 Releases Sampler by Zhenya Strigalev Russian-born, London-based alto saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev follows up his 2015 Whirlwind sextet release Robin Goodie with his new trio project Never Group. Recorded over two days in Berlin with the rhythm section of electric bassist Tim

19th January 2016: Patrick Cornelius Octet Euro tour to release ‘While We’re Still Young’ — Launch party @ 606 Club 8th February

NY-based alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius has announced a string of tour dates to support the release of his new album ‘While We’re Still Young’ Starting in Southport, England on 6th February, the tour will include the official CD launch party at The 606 Club in London on 8th February. This

19th January 2016: Big News: Jeff Williams to release ‘Outlier’ ft: Josh Arcoleo, Phil Robson, Kit Downes and Sam Lasserson on March 11th 2016.

  Across a career spanning four decades, it would seem easiest to consider the musicians with whom Jeff Williams hasn’t worked. A respected stalwart of the international jazz circuit, the American drummer has notably rubbed shoulders with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, John Abercrombie and

18th January 2016: 30% off everything from our store till 28th January + Free 15 track sampler with every purchase.

We’d like to extend a massive thank you for your continued support of our music and artists in 2015 – our biggest year yet with 20 releases featuring a truly eclectic mix of contemporary improvised-focused music. As a musician-owned and operated indie we simply could not continue to do what

12th January 2016: Big News: Matt Ridley to release ‘Mettã’ feat: Jason Yarde, John Turville and George Hart on 26th February 2016 followed by Spring tour.

    As a leader, British double bassist and composer Matt Ridley is a specifically investigative musician whose artistry is derived from a desire to create a strong, meaningful and structural purpose out of each initial glint of inspiration. Following up his debut release on Whirlwind (Thymos, 2013), his new

1st January 2016: Happy new year from Whirlwind Recordings

. On behalf of everyone at Whirlwind — we’d like to wish you all a happy new year for 2016 and thank you all for your support in 2015… here’s to a great year.