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27th May 2016: Julian Argüelles and ‘Tetra’ – Summer tour dates announced.

Julian Argüelles’ Tetra is an immersive, hour-long sequence of material featuring” Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) and James Maddren (drums). Known widely as an original member of seminal big band Loose Tubes, as well as for his outstanding involvement with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, smaller creative ensembles have always been close to

20th May 2016: Release day: Jason Palmer and Cédric Hanriot ‘City of Poets’ featuring Donny McCaslin, Michael Janisch and Clarence Penn.

  Click here for a CD or digital albums ALAC, FLAC MP3s and more    Airplay for City Of Poets   Jazz FM ‘The Performance Series’ (here) Jazz FM The Blueprint    2016 Releases Sampler by Cédric Hanriot & Jason Palmer The very essence of American trumpeter Jason Palmer and French pianist/composer Cédric

19th May 2016: ★★★★ from The Scotsman, The Evening Standard and UK Vibe among latest reviews for Preston Glasgow Lowe debut album.

Preston Glasgow Lowe is the eponymous debut album from London-based trio David Preston (guitar), Kevin Glasgow (six-string electric bass) and Laurie Lowe (drums). The sheer, virtuosic rapidity of the playing found within these 65 minutes is striking – from the tumultuous, firecracker synchronicity of ‘C:\>PU’ and ‘Colour Possesses’ to the melodic

16th May 2016: Michael Janisch feature in iBass Magazine + reviews from Downbeat, Soul Train, Hörspiegel and more

WWR founder, composer and bassist Michael Janisch has been recently featured in iBass Magazine (website) with a video (left) shot last October on his band’s autumn tour which took in just over 40 concerts promoting the new band and recent release double disc album  Paradigm Shift. (scroll down to see the

13th May 2016: Review round up and radio features for Jeff Williams and recent release Outlier including Jazzwise, Radio Cardiff, The Jazz Breakfast.

Drummer Jeff Williams has graced innumerable New York and London stages over the years, making frequent Atlantic crossings between the two cities. With Outlier, his latest solo project, the accomplished band leader and composer collaborates with both seasoned and up-and-coming colleagues from the UK: Josh Arcoleo (tenor saxophone), Phil Robson (guitar),

12th May 2016: ★★★★ from The Jazz Mann for Matt Ridley’s Mettã + photos from launch tour.

Matt Ridley describes his latest release  Mettã as “considered, composed/improvised music which might transport and entertain both listeners and players, creating and involving all in an awareness of the present.” The follow up to debut release on Whirlwind (Thymos, 2013), this album from the British double bassist and composer Matt Ridley  references themes

6th May 2016: More reviews for The National Youth Jazz Orchestra’s NYJO FIFTY inc Hi-Fi News & Record’s ‘album choice’.

Since The National Youth Jazz Orchestra released its celebratory fiftieth anniversary double album NYJO FIFTY, the album has continued to receive great press. Here are the highlights from the latest: “A fine celebration of an institution that has done so much for jazz education in this country.” The Jazz Mann (full review)

5th May 2016: ★★★★ reviews from Jazzwise Magazine and The Telegraph for Zhenya Strigalev’s Never Group.

Recent critical acclaim for Zhenya Strigalev’s latest release Never Group: “A surreal, impressive brew.” ★★★★ Jazzwise Magazine (website) “A maverick at the heart of modern jazz.” ★★★★ The Telegraph (live review) “An abstracted theatre of sound and experiment… ranging from 21st century bop to spooked jazz improv via deep-funk.” Sandy Brown Jazz (full review)

29th April 2016: Release Day: Preston – Glasgow – Lowe eponymous debut album + 4 night residency at Ronnie Scotts for launch shows

  Click here for a CD or digital albums (ALAC, FLAC MP3s and more)   “A brilliant debut album showcasing the respective talents of three exceptional British musicians… An excellent start… They are the business.” ★★★★1/2 All About Jazz   British trio Preston – Glasgow – Lowe release their eponymous debut

29th April 2016: ★★★★ review from Jazzwise Magazine amongst latest reviews for Sam Crockatt’s Mells Bells

British tenorist Sam Crockatt brings the energy and immediacy of his quartet to Whirlwind on Mells Bells, an album of peppy live-feel studio performances which illuminate and elaborate on the leader’s eight original compositions. Crockatt (a member of London-based Loop Collective) collaborates with many of today’s increasingly successful contemporary jazz