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23rd June 2016: Julian Argüelles’ ‘Tetra’ and Ivo Neame’s ‘Strata’ featured as best of new British albums by German radio show ‘Jazz Time’.

Two Whirlwind releases have been featured on German radio show Jazz Times as representing the best of the current crop of albums coming out of the UK. Here’s a reminder of both albums and a recent highlight from a recent press review for each:   Known widely for his linchpin roles

22nd June 2016: Jazzwise features Jeff Williams and recent release ‘Outlier’ receives ★★★★ from The Jazz Mann and Concerto Magazine + more album and live show reviews.

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),

21st June 2016: Simon Purcell Quintet ft. Chris Batchelor, Julian Siegal, Steve Watts and Gene Calderazzo at The Vortex, 25th June 2016.

Pianist, composer and educator Simon Purcell, currently the Head of Jazz at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music in London, will present his new Quintet project at The Vortex on Saturday June 25th 2016 (more info and tickets). With a line-up comprising Simon Purcell – piano, Chris Batchelor – trumpet, Julian Siegel –

21st June 2016: Dee Byrne’s ‘Entropi’ ft. Andre Canniere, Rebecca Nash, Olie Brice and Matt Fisher to release new album supported by PRSF ‘Women Make Music’ programme + show dates and London Jazz podcast.

“Pushing the boundaries of recognisable elements from across modern jazz history yet always retaining strong, lively tunes and exhilarating band interplay.” Manchester Jazz Festival     Whirlwind Recordings is pleased to announce that Dee Byrne’s Entropi will release a new album in 2017. Entropi is a vehicle for Dee Byrne’s ‘space-jazz’ compositions, exploring

17th June 2016: UK release today: Donna Lewis and ‘Brand New Day’ ft: Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson, Dave King and produced by David Torn.

. Click here for a CD (digital albums ALAC, FLAC MP3s and more coming soon)    “The mood is hushed and intensely personal… This is an intriguingly successful collaboration between an unusual team.” – Jazz Views “Lewis shows impeccable taste… electrifying.” – The Irish Times   ‘I Love You Always Forever’

17th June 2016: “A powerful demonstration of accessible, creative music making.” Euan Stevenson and Konrad Wizsniewski to release ‘New Focus On Song’ ft. The Glasgow String Quartet, August 19th 2016.

  2016 Releases Sampler by Euan Stevenson & Konrad Wiszniewski Scottish pianist/composer Euan Stevenson and saxophonist/composer Konrad Wiszniewski continue their musical collaboration New Focus with a second album New Focus On Song for Whirlwind Recordings. After the critical success of their first release which featured a unique blend of classical,

16th June 2016: Phil Robson features in Guitarist Magazine + live dates.

The ever-searching, eclectic guitarist Phil Robson has released four contrasting solo records to date and is known throughout the world for his contribution to the long-running quartet Partisans (their release Swamp won Album Of The Year in the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards). As a sideman he’s performed with Kenny Wheeler,

6th June 2016: Donna Lewis ‘Brand New Day’ UK tour to begin this Sunday with live stream from The Convent + new video for ‘Brand New Day’ + tour dates

“The mood is hushed and intensely personal… This is an intriguingly successful collaboration between an unusual team.”  Check out a great review of Brand New Day  from Jazz Views (full review) Watch the new video from the title track of Brand New Day below (album drops June 17th) Donna Lewis and her

6th June 2016: Tori Freestone to release El Barranco feat. Tim Giles and Dave Manington July 15th 2016 + launch tour dates

  2016 Releases Sampler by Tori Freestone Reaching into the heart of improvised music has become second nature to British tenor saxophonist Tori Freestone and perennial colleagues Dave Manington (double bass) and Tim Giles (drums) on their latest Whirlwind release El Barranco. Following their warmly-received 2014 release In the Chop

6th June 2016: Patrick Cornelius and ‘While We’re Still Young’ reviewed by Classicalite, New York City Jazz Record and more.

2016 Releases Sampler by Whirlwind Recordings While We’re Still Young is the sixth and latest album by the critically acclaimed, award-winning saxophonist and composer Patrick Cornelius and alongside Patrick is  Jason Palmer – trumpet, John Ellis – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, Nick Vayenas – trombone, Miles Okazaki – guitar, Gerald Clayton – piano, Peter Slavov – bass